July 24, 2014

Burlington Beer Company hosting grand opening

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Burlington Beer Company is set to host its grand opening May 24 and 25 at 25 Omega Drive, Suite 150 in Williston. (Observer courtesy photo)

Burlington Beer Company is set to host its grand opening May 24 and 25 at 25 Omega Drive, Suite 150 in Williston. (Observer courtesy photo)

By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff

Burlington Beer Company is opening its doors to the public with a grand opening this weekend.
Locals can get pints of two of Burlington Beer Co.’s flagship beers—pale ale Hills & Hollows and farmhouse ale C’est Bon — taste samples, buy growlers, listen to live music and partake in food from Skinny Pancake and Lazy Farmer Food Truck carts. Festivities are set for noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the brewery, located at 25 Omega Drive, Suite 150.
“It’s going to be a great time in Williston,” said founder and brewer Joseph Lemnah. “We’re getting some of that food truck culture out here. It will be a great place to bring your family on the weekend, have a pint and listen to live music throughout the day.”
Joseph Lemnah began getting the company off the ground last summer.
“It’s been going really well,” he said. “Really busy, but really well.”
Upcoming beers include the Mason Jar Mild brown ale and Summerfield golden ale. Lemnah is also set to bottle a red wine barrel fermented saison and, later in the summer, a strawberry cream ale.
From this weekend, residents can also stop by the brewery to taste and purchase beer. The brewery will be open Wednesday – Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Locals can also sign up for a bottle or growler membership, which Lemnah described as similar to a beer CSA. Members pay up front, then get a set number of bottles or growler refills throughout the year.
“Just to make good beer right now is my focus, hopefully sell it and have everything run smoothly,” Lemnah said.

For more information, visit www.burlingtonbeercompany.com.

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