Merry Craft Beer Christmas & Happy New Year!

by Renee on December 18, 2014

tanksWe’re getting ready to fill our stockings with beer, and say goodbye to 2014, but what a good year it has been for New Albion Brewing Company! We finally found the right partner in Platform Beer, and Cleveland Beer Week in October saw the relaunch of the Ale in Northeast Ohio. I couldn’t be prouder to be affiliated with these guys, and 2015 is looking brighter than ever.

This week Platform added a new 10 bbl brewhouse and more equipment is on its way. This includes a tank that’s brewhousededicated to our beer–and we are so looking forward to keeping New Albion Ale in your glass. We also have plans for distribution to a number of easily accessible outlets around NE Ohio–stay tuned for that news–and yes, canning could be in our near future as well!

So raise a glass to the return of the original craft beer! The Cleveland craft beer community is rocking, and I hope you’ll join us in Ohio City in 2015 to celebrate.

Merry happy! Cheers~


Giving Thanks

by Renee on November 18, 2014

The Fam A little over a week out until Thanksgiving, and there is much to be grateful for in 2014. Of course there’s my immediate family: my wonderful husband Paul, who makes me laugh every day, and my in-laws; my smart and beautiful (inside & out) daughter Ali; and funny, endearing stepson Matt. My amazing stepdaughter Elizabeth and her growing family. Plus my dear Mom, Mary Ann; and naturally Jack, my wry and wise dad; not to mention his sister, my Aunt Cathy, who is a great friend and correspondent as well. Jack & meThen there’s my BFF Cami; my great group of girlfriends; their spouses, and all the good people in my life. My four-legged best friend Harley, the old yellow lab, is a constant companion and the only one who still lets me tuck him in every night.

I’m also really, really thankful for those who have helped me to bring New Albion Ale back into being again: Paul Benner, Justin Carson and Shaun Yasaki at Platform Beer Company; Sam McNulty, the unofficial mayor of Ohio City; not to mention my investors (you know who you are!) and my fabulous business barrister, Terry Vincent; and my webmaster and friend Scott Groth. And to everyone who came out to celebrate cami & meour revival, and continues to support our efforts–from old friends from Maryland to newer friends in the Cleveland craft beer contingent, I thank you, heartily. You are all the BEST.

I’m one lucky woman. Cheers to more good beer and good times in 2015.



by Renee on October 20, 2014

release It was quite a week. Cleveland Beer Week 2014 brought New Albion Ale back to the masses, and Jack and I couldn’t be prouder. Northeast Ohio has embraced us, and we thank every one of you who came out to raise a glass, talk brew and offer well-wishes and support. Jack is extremely happy with our partnership with Platform Beer Company–Paul,nabco Justin, Shaun and crew did a fabulous job brewing the beer and hosting everyone for the relaunch. Of course it’s just the beginning–we plan on continuing our partnership. Stay tuned here and on our social media pages for more details on when and where you’ll be able to buy New Albion Ale going forward, and plans for other beers along the way.

I appreciate the warm welcome you gave to Jack no matter where we showed up this week: WBCWilloughby Brewing Company; Red, Wine & Brews; Chardon BrewWorks; Chuck’s Beverage; Market Garden Brewing; even my local dive bar, The Patio.

We started a hashtag to keep track of all the posts and comments about the beer: #NewAlbionLives. I’m happy to say, it does. Cheers~


CLE Beer Week–Bigger & Beerier Than Ever!

October 3, 2014

Just six years ago Cleveland Beer Week began on the North Coast, and this year, organizers have really outdone themselves with over 350 brew-related activities on the calendar, at over 125 venues–adding an extra day to accomodate even more flagship beer events! That’s a lot of fun and suds! Of course, I’m most excited about [...]

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