Cheers to 40 Years!

October 8, 2016

It was 40 years ago today that New Albion Brewing Company became officially established as the first post-Prohibition microbrewery in the U.S. It came from the mind and hands of my father, Jack McAuliffe. After a stint in the Navy overseas, drinking wonderful brews in Europe, he returned home to find that the delicious ales […]

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Searching for McAuliffe Family Roots

July 29, 2016

It has been an exciting journey, getting to know my birthfather Jack, and many of my McAuliffe relatives. I’ve loved learning about my Irish heritage–St. Patrick’s Day is definitely a high holiday to me! If you’ve been following along here on my blog, you may remember that I am a reunited adoptee, and did not […]

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Honoring Jack in New Albion’s Birthplace

July 21, 2016

Sacramento, California–It was more than my pleasure to see my father recognized recently by the Northern California Brewers Guild at the California State Fair for his contributions to the craft beer movement with the founding of New Albion Brewing Company in Sonoma in 1976. He was the recipient of a Founders Award, along with Anchor […]

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CBC 2016 in The City of Beery Love

May 8, 2016

Philadelphia was awash in suds and beards this past week, as 12-thousand brewers and beer industry folks spent the week in town for the Craft Brewers Conference. The adage “it’s always sunny in Philadelphia” turned out to be untrue (it was overcast and rainy the whole week), but it didn’t matter much as everyone was […]

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