Former Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele opening new brewery on the Beltline

In June, brewmaster Mitch Steele announced that he was leaving Stone Brewing , the iconic craft beer company headquartered in Escondido, California, to open a brewery of his own.

Now comes word that Steele, who is known for his innovative brewing techniques and love of American IPA, is coming to Atlanta to develop a new craft brewery and brewpub, which will be located on the Beltline and Ralph McGill Blvd.

Steele is partnering with industry veterans Carey Falcone and Bob Powers of American Beerworks, a new company “focused on creating world-class craft breweries and brewpubs.”

According to today’s press release, the yet to be named project “will offer Atlanta a distinctive place to enjoy craft beer, great artisanal food, and an inviting atmosphere… in a state of the art facility that will feature a rooftop bar and a beer garden, with brewery tours and brewing classes for the home brewer.”

“I’ve enjoyed a wonderful career in craft brewing and I am excited for this next chapter in Atlanta,” Steele said. “I had an amazing time at Stone and I am very thankful for my experiences there. Now, I am looking forward to the opportunity to become part of the growing craft beer movement in Atlanta and the Southeast.”

>> Watch Mitch Steele's Stone departure video from June 14, 2016. 

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