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.
Renée is married to Paul DeLuca, a partner in the business; has a daughter in college and a stepson who is a high school junior; she owns a 100 lb. yellow lab named Harley; a crazy cat named Zuzu; and has a refrigerator full of beer. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter @brewersdaughter, or you can email her at [email protected]
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.
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