I just heard that Jack McAuliffe, the founder of New Albion Brewing, the country’s first microbrewery, was in a serious car accident in Las Vegas. Here’s what we know so far.
According to Tom McCormick, director of the California Small Brewers Association, “Jack’s sister, Cathy McAuliffe who had just spoken to the hospital, said Jack was “doing OK, considering…” It was also reported by Maureen Ogle that Jack is “in intensive care, on a ventilator, in a Las Vegas hospital,” but details were still vague.”
Updates, as they become available, will be posted to the Pro Brewer forum.
Jack was a pioneer in the industry, let’s send good wishes to him and his family for a speedy recovery.
UPDATE 4.2: Maureen Ogle let me know that Jack’s sister will be sending her updates as they become available, so check out her blog to learn more. As of 12:44 p.m., Cathy McAuliffe sent Maureen the following. “He is still on the ventilator, but seems to be doing OK.”