Burlington Beer Co. is a family and friend owned brewery in Williston, Vermont. Our mission is to brew farmer’s market inspired beers that celebrate the culture and agriculture of Vermont.
Joe, Founder & Head Brewer
Joe Lemnah is the founder of Burlington Beer Company and was born in Burlington and grew up in Essex Junction, Vermont. Growing up in Vermont Joe has been shaped by the food, spirit and culture emanating from within and around Northern Vermont. After Joe brewed his first batch of home-brew in September of 2006, he found his calling. Between 2006 and 2012, Joe brewed professionally at Olde Saratoga Brewing Co., Dogfish Head Craft Brewing Co., and Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Joe is now going into his leading role at Burlington Beer Co. with more than 10,000 hours of brewing experience. He has been settled back in Vermont for over a year with his wife and they are expecting their first child in January 2014.
Beth, Co-founder & Manager
Beth Boyd Lemnah is Joe’s wife who has played a key role in making Joe’s vision a reality. By day, she is an elementary school teacher in Chittenden county. By night, she help keeps Burlington Beer Co.’s back office going, plans one of a kind BBC events, and generally helps keeps the crew motivated and focused.
Jake, Operations & Legal
Jake Durell, Esq. joined Joe’s start-up efforts in early 2013 to provide business and legal counseling. He has played a key role in helping Burlington Beer Company get into its first production facility and get off the ground. Jake graduated from the school of business student from UVM and earned his Law Degree at Vermont Law School. He has worked in all types of for profit, nonprofit, and government organizations. He also helped develop information systems for sensory testing and quality control in the beverage industry. He is excited to explore new ways to use technology to help Burlington Beer Company accomplish its mission.
Steve, Marketing & Design
Steve McDonald, native of Essex, Vermont, is a brand building graphic designer who has been working professionally in the design industry for the last 10 years. During that time he has provided solutions for production, print, web design and development, all the way to interactive content management systems and strategy solutions on a global scale. Over the years Steve has worked with larger and smaller design agencies for a number of clients such as Atomic Skis, IKEA, Telia, Jones Soda, WESC, Disney, Electrolux, McDonald’s and many more. Although he enjoyed seeing positive returns through advertising and marketing efforts, his true passion lies in supporting and maintaining growth in businesses, services and products that he believes make our world turn more efficiently and creatively.