Cleveland International Film Fest Appearance (And Some BIG News)

by Renee on March 23, 2018

With spring comes the annual Cleveland International Film Festival, in its 42nd year. A great event, this year’s fest represents 72 countries, brings 216 feature films, 253 short films, 14 virtual reality films, and offers six interactive media projects. Taking place at Tower City, it runs from April 4 through the 15th.

On Friday, April 6th at 4 p.m., the movie “Brewmaster” will be screened, followed by a panel discussion. I will be part of this panel, along with Jeremy Langham of Ironborne Brew Works,  local brewing legend Pat Conway of Great Lakes Brewing Company, as well as Douglas Tirola, director of the documentary. We’ll discuss building a community around craft beer. 

This will be a sort of last Cleveland hurrah for me, as I pack up and move to Raleigh, NC the next day. Yes, it’s time to head south of the Mason-Dixon Line once again for this girl. I grew up in Maryland, and had spent a lot of vacation time in beautiful North Carolina over the years, it has always called to me. While I have loved my 30+ years in Ohio, and the memories I’ve made and the people I’ve met, recent changes in my life prompted me to finally say “it’s time.” My best friend took off for the City of Oaks a couple of years ago, and I’ve been to visit more than a few times. I love the vibe there, the beer scene, the people and yes, the more temperate weather, not to mention the easy access to beach and mountains. I’m planning a trip to Beer City, Asheville, NC soon after I arrive. (Look for a future post about that!)

I still plan on brewing New Albion beers with Platform Beer in Cleveland. With their recent expansion of distribution out of state, perhaps you’ll see our beer head South as well. Stay tuned…and cheers to changes!

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Dennis Kay April 7, 2018 at 10:21 am

Thoroughly enjoyed Brewmaster and the panel discussion at CIFF42. Will definitely be looking for the Platform release of New Albion.
Sorry to hear you are leaving Cleveland. Safe travels !


Renee May 28, 2018 at 8:42 am

Cheers, and thank you, Dennis!


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