2nd Annual Paul DeLuca Winter Warmer Challenge

February 15, 2017

It’s just over a year since we held the very first Paul DeLuca Winter Warmer Challenge, and this year, it will be even bigger! Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25th at 7 p.m. and warm up with a dozen different winter ales! Once again, I am using the event to raise money to battle cancer through […]

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Six Years Gone…Blog-aversary

November 1, 2016

Somehow September 2016 escaped without my noting that I started this blog six years ago already. Quite a bit has changed in my life since I launched this virtual bar: Paul gone, kids grown, New Albion brewed, many travels. You can read my very first post here. I have written about my journey in getting […]

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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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