Brewing A Revolution at the Smithsonian

by Renee on September 14, 2019

So now that it’s public I can tell you about the “Brewing A Revolution” exhibit that will be opening in November at the National Museum of American History! Jack and New Albion will be recognized along with other craft beer pioneers as part of the fifth annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend.

The Last Call: Brewing History After-Hours
Friday, November 8, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of conversation with several of the most transformational figures in the beer industry and brews spanning the spectrum of the craft beer revolution. Also enjoy after-hours access to the FOOD exhibit and brewing history objects out of storage, including recent acquisitions.

Tickets$45 — Purchase before October 1 to receive $10 off!

Brewing a Revolution

A conversation with the founders of craft beer: Fritz Maytag, former owner of Anchor Brewing Company; Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company; Charlie Papazian, founder and past president of the Brewers Association; and Michael Lewis, professor emeritus at University of California, Davis.

Craft beer tastings with:

  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware)
  • Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, California)
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Chico, California, and Mills River, North Carolina)
  • Raleigh Brewing Company (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Raleigh Brewing is bringing New Albion Ale for the tasting as part of our partnership!

Cheers to beer pioneers and craft beer history!



New Albion Brewing Partners with Raleigh Brewing

by Renee on September 2, 2019

As you may have heard, our contract to brew New Albion with Platform Beer in Cleveland, Ohio, has now ended. When I moved to North Carolina in 2018, I began looking for a brewing partner in my new town of Raleigh. I was introduced to Kristie and Patrik Nystedt, who founded Raleigh Brewing in 2013. I admire Kristie as another woman in craft brewing, and was thrilled to learn that Patrik, like Jack, is also a pilot–those commonalities along with the wonderful beers I tasted in their taproom, forged a new partnership. I’m excited to announce they will be brewing New Albion Pale Ale very soon! Stay tuned for further details on the release date and some exciting news about a special event around that release!

While life has brought me back to Ohio in 2019, I am once again looking for a new brewing partner in my hometown of Cleveland. I enjoy the stewardship of keeping the history of my father’s original craft beer alive, and finding ways to make it available for others to taste and enjoy and appreciate. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Raleigh Brewing

Meanwhile, craft beer continues to grow, as the latest numbers from the Brewers Association show. The retail dollar sales of craft increased in 2018, from 7%, up to $27.6 billion, and now accounts for more than 24% of the $114.2 billion of the U.S. beer market.

Cheers to craft beer history, and its future!


Home is Where the Heart Is…

by Renee on June 21, 2019

And friends, my heart is in Ohio. Living in Raleigh has been a year-long adventure. I am so glad I met the people I met, and got to experience the fun and food and craft brew scene in North Carolina. My BFF Cami calls Raleigh home, so you know I’ll be back–I know our adventures aren’t over, by far.

There is something about NE Ohio that gets under your skin… the people, the places, the grit and determination of a region that is almost always considered the underdog. I’ve missed it, snow and all.

I’m looking forward to finally getting to one of my daughter’s improv shows, having more Sunday dinners with my Mom, and checking out the new breweries that have popped up in Cleveland and Akron since I’ve been away.

On a recent trip home to Ohio, I returned with a case of Great Lakes beers…which quickly disappeared from my fridge in Raleigh. Time to restock and start packing up. My move date is in mid-July. Looking forward to breaking out my Browns gear for fall…cheers!

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Jack Officially Makes History…

March 15, 2019

Growing up in suburban Washington, D.C., every field trip of my life it seemed was at one of the Smithsonian museums–and sometime this fall, my father’s New Albion Brewing Company will be among the exhibits! I couldn’t have imagined it back in the day, when I didn’t even know who my birthfather was, let alone […]

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