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. Then 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 our 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.