New Realm Brewing Claims Two Gold Medals at the Great American Beer Festival®

The Southeast-based Brewery Wins Prestigious Brewing Honors for its Blackberry Smoke American Lager and Southern Tee Sour Ale.

Atlanta, GA • October 8, 2022 — New Realm Brewing has won two gold medals at the 2022 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition – its first two medals in the competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the nation’s largest commercial beer competition and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.

New Realm was recognized in the Contemporary American Lager beer-style category for its Blackberry Smoke American Lager, a new 2022 release in partnership with the award-winning American Rock Band Blackberry Smoke in celebration of the band’s 21st birthday. The American Lager is brewed with American malts plus Hallertau, Hersbrucker and Lemondrop hops and is available year-round in New Realm’s distribution footprint and available to ship directly to select states.

Additionally, New Realm’s Southern Tee Sour Ale was recognized in the Experimental beer-style category. The half tea-half lemonade sipper is brewed with black tea and lemons and is available primarily in the company’s South Carolina coastal markets including Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

Founded in 2017, New Realm is a 30,000 barrel brewery and distillery with locations featuring on-site scratch kitchens in Atlanta, GA, Virginia Beach, VA and Charleston, SC.

Southern Tee
Blackberry Smoke

“I couldn’t be prouder of this team and all the hard work that made this happen-brewing, cellaring, packaging, and preparing our entries and shipping them. We did it!” said Mitch Steele, Co-founder and Brewmaster at New Realm.

The top three winners in the competition’s 98 beer categories covering 177 different beer styles were announced October 8 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

The 2022 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 235 expert judges from 9,904 entries, plus 94 Collaboration and 35 Pro-Am entries, received from 2,154 U.S. breweries.

“Each year the Great American Beer Festival showcases the best that American brewers have to offer,” said Chris Williams, competition director, Great American Beer Festival. “With more than 9,900 entries, this year’s competition was the most competitive to date. Congratulations to all the winners who truly demonstrated why the U.S. is the best brewing nation in the world.”

For more GABF competition information, including the 2022 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.


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