New Realm Brewing & Fat Heads Brewery Collaborate on Steel and Coal IPL

NewRealmFatHeadsNew Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Steel and Coal India Pale Lager, a special collaboration with Fat Head’s Brewery (Middleburg Heights, Ohio), on March 24.

A beer that brought together two renowned brewmasters – New Realm’s Mitch Steele (Steel) and Fat Head’s Matt Cole (Coal) – for a hop-filled collaboration that pretty much named itself, Steel and Coal is an India Pale Lager “dry hopped . . . with heaps of Simcoe and Strata hops to make it unique.”  Weighing in at 7% ABV and 60 IBUs, Steel and Coal comes together to offer “a crisp finish and a mouthfeel of citrusy, resinous, peachy and berry like flavors you don’t want to miss.”

“Matt Cole and I are longtime friends and have brewed several great beers together over the years. I love how Matt brews his beers, and I’m thrilled to brew this India Pale Lager with him that showcases two of our favorite hop varieties,” said Mitch Steele, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing.


“I feel deeply honored to have been invited to brew with my buddy Mitch and get to check out New Realm Brewing. We both have a passion for IPA’s so creating Steel and Coal India Pale Lager is pretty exciting,” said Matt Cole, Master Brewer and Co-Founder of Fat Heads Brewery.

Steel and Coal India Pale Lager will officially release on March 24 and will only be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at New Realm’s taproom in Atlanta and at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Steel and Coal from New Realm Brewing Company & Fat Head’s Brewery

Release – Limited; March 24, 2020
Style – India Pale Lager
ABV – 7%
IBUs – 60
Featured Hops – Simcoe & Strata
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Georgia only

Fat Head’s Brewery to Cease Distribution in Florida

fatheadscapsFat Head’s Brewery (Middleburg Heights, Ohio) has officially announced that it will completely withdraw its business from Florida at the start of 2017.

In an effort to concentrate on short and long term growth opportunities within the brewery’s home markets of Ohio and Pennsylvania, the folks at Fat Head’s Brewery have made the tough but necessary decision to end distribution in Florida.  The brewery is currently working with the Florida branch of Cavalier Distributing “to ensure the withdrawal is as minimally disruptive as possible to their retail partners.”

“While this wasn’t an easy decision, based on current capacity constraints, we think it is in the best long-term interest of consumers to focus our available resources and supply within our core footprint of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Excitedly, this will allow us to grow more substantially in our heartland in the coming year than we would otherwise have been able to do,” said Bill Wetmore, Fat Head’s new Head of Sales & Marketing.

“With plans for our expanded production facility well underway, capacity restrictions aren’t something we will need to deal with much longer, but they are our reality today and for the near-term.”

Florida will receive its final shipment from Fat Head’s Brewery in early January.  The brewery expects that the Florida “market will be exhausted of Fat Head’s beer by early February.”

This is a tough loss for the Florida craft beer community, but the actions of Fat Head’s Brewery are more than respectable when you consider that they are focusing their attention on their local fans.  If you are in Florida, be sure to fill up on your favorite Fat Head’s Brewery offerings over the next couple of months before they disappear from shelves and taps indefinitely.  Prost!