Arlo’s Craft Beer Guide had the pleasure of interviewing Renée M. DeLuca, daughter of pioneer microbrewer Jack McAuliffe founder of the New Albion Brewing Company at the Ohio Tap Takeover hosted by 101 Bottles of Beer On The Wall. Renée is a little Irish, a little Italian, beer geek, wine lover. Beer is in her blood. Thanks to Renée, New Albion is returning to production and carry on her father’s legacy.

To fulfill her dream she is raising money on CrowdBrewed. Please support anyway you can at:

Funds raised here will go directly towards contract brewing our original recipe, with an eye on brewing our New Albion Porter and New Albion Stout recipes in the near future. We need your involvement and support to continue moving forward.

Whether you want to support us with a donation, contribute to receive a great reward, or pass along our campaign to your beer-loving friends, our mission is to get New Albion beer into your glass SOON.

About New Albion

The New Albion Brewing Company was founded in Sonoma, California in 1976 by Jack McAuliffe, known as the “father of craft beer” in the United States. The first post-Prohibition microbrewery, New Albion was built from the ground-up by Jack, who longed to taste the beers he came to love while serving in Europe in the Navy in the 1960s.

Shuttered in 1982, New Albion Brewing served as an inspiration to countless other home brewers who wanted to share their beers with the world. New Albion Ale was revived in 2013 by Jim Koch and the Boston Beer Company, and Jack’s daughter Renee DeLuca is working to continue production in 2014.

New Albion Brewing Co.

Brewers Daughter


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