Merry Christmas and a New Albion New Year!
December has arrived, and with it all the holiday parties and festivities and fun with family and friends…not to mention food and spirits! This is a busy time of year, and I hope you’ll keep the stress at bay along the way–I try not to worry about keeping up with anyone else, and just do what I can do. Somehow it all manages to come together by December 25th–decorating, gifts under the tree, cookies baked, cards mailed out. The things I most look forward to are having my girl home for a fairly long stretch (Thanksgiving’s visit was too short!), snuggling up with Paul by the light of the tree, sipping eggnog next to a roaring fire, and watching Harley (my old yellow lab) tear into his present–a gigantic bone that he gets every year.
This month I’m also busy working to get the new New Albion Ale off the ground in 2014–it has taken all year to put together the pieces of this project since January’s Boston Beer release: legal stuff, graphic design, investor relationships, the right contract brewer and distributor(s), media and PR–and there is still much to be done. Also, I’m looking at launching a crowd funding website with Crowd Brewed in the new year, to ensure that we have enough resources to keep the beer on the shelves once we get brewing!
And to that end, if you’re looking for great gifts for the craft beer lover in your life, don’t forget that New Albion swag is available at our Cafe Press website: http://www.cafepress.com/newalbionbrewingcompanyswagstore. Your support is needed and appreciated!
Cheers to you and yours this festive season! May all your holiday wishes come true!