Craft Beer History Podcast: Brew Skies

by Renee on April 18, 2022

Check out the Brew Skies Happy Hour podcast to learn more about the New Albion story:  here!

Brew Skies

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Winking Lizard Tour of Beers ’22

by Renee on January 13, 2022

WInking LizardIf you’re a craft beer lover living in NE Ohio, you’ve been to the Winking Lizard bar/restaurant, undoubtedly! And maybe you’ve even participated in the annual World Tour of Beers–I know I have, many times. In a very exciting development–the Lizard has added New Albion Pale Ale to the list of 100 available beers that count toward your tally in ’22!

When the folks at BrewDog USA told me that our beer had been added to the list, I could not have been more excited… the Tour has been a staple at the Lizard locations since 1986, and it’s a great way to learn about and try new beers you might not have otherwise. There are prizes along the way (clocks, jackets, mugs, and other fun stuff–it varies from year to year) and of course, a big celebratory party at the end (usually–hoping COVID doesn’t dampen the fun this year). There are 16 locations, and your favorite spot will keep track of your progress.

I had the chance to stop in and enjoy my favorite Lizard dinner–the house salad and some Goldfinger wings–and the delicious Pale Ale was the perfect complement.

If you get to your local Lizard and join the Tour (it’s $20 to sign up, but you get a Loot Card for that value), be sure to give New Albion a try (along with BrewDog’s flagship favorite, Elvis Juice!) and tag me in a photo on your social media. I’ll share to my page, and we’ll raise a glass to a taste of history together!



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BrewDog CLE Opens!

by Renee on December 3, 2021

BrewDog ClevelandBrewDog Cleveland opens today, December 3rd, at noon, and get ready! It’s an amazing spaceme located at the Irishtown Bend area of the Flats, with plenty of seating throughout–from picnic tables and soft comfy chairs, to a lengthy bar with a view of the kitchen. The beers are solid, and of course be sure to ask for New Albion Ale while you’re there! They have plenty of choices of their own BrewDog beers, as well as guest beers from local favorites like Market Garden Brewing. There is a small brewing system on premise, for their own experimental beers, but most of their beer is brewed at the Columbus, Ohio area brewery. And if you prefer spirits, they have those as well.

I had the chance to visit last weekend during the media preview, and I was impressed. TheBeers service is warm and friendly, and fast too. The menu has everything from burgers to pizzas and vegetarian options–I am a wing lover for sure, but the veggie cauliflouer buffalo “wings” are a favorite of mine! There’s a kid menu as well.

While there’s not a lot of other businesses in this area of the Flats, it’s on acreage that is due to soon be developed. There is dedicated parking, and Porter says he can’t wait for the dog-friendly outdoor beer garden to open come spring. Cheers to this Scottish-born brewery coming to our neck of Northeast Ohio!beer garden

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Grateful for Great Friends & Family

November 4, 2021

What an exciting month it has been since the release of the New Albion–BrewDog collaboration Pale Ale! I poured the beer during Cleveland Beer Week at the downtown Heinen’s event, and loved every minute! My kids Matt and Ali, and Ali’s fiance Joseph, were there repping the beer, making it a family affair! I enjoyed […]

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