President, New Albion Brewing Co.
Renée M. DeLuca is the daughter of pioneer craft brewer Jack McAuliffe, and the owner of The Brewer’s Daughter Beer Co., LLC. A reunited adoptee, Renée met her birthmother and found Jack when she was in her 30s. When she discovered Jack was her father and what he was best known for, she realized that she always knew beer was in her blood!
Working in media, marketing and public relations for 25+ years in Northeast Ohio, the revival of New Albion Brewing® is a path she didn’t originally see herself on, but she’s happy to be making the journey in her father’s footsteps.
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 installed as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s “Brewing a Revolution” exhibit in 2019.
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