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It's American Blonde Ale, ABA for short.

Hi! I'm Clare and the face of the alter ego that is ABA. I'm a 26 year old New Yorker, born and raised on the south shore of Long Island. I attended college on Staten Island where I participated in Division I athletics. I was an epee fencer to an inaugural team as well as an assistant coach with an

inaugural D1 field hockey program.

I like to say I have a heart of gold and a liver of steel. I have a passion for the craft beer industry and the community around it. I love to learn about beer as well as the ideas/love behind its creation. I believe beer goes way beyond hops, barley, yeast, and water. I showcase the behind the scenes for a good beer as well as the drama that stirs up around it. 

How did I get involved? I had a little crush on a bartender of a local craft tap room. Obviously, spent a lot of time there and the rest is history. 

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