Two brewers – one makes beer, the other coffee – will open a retail space Friday at the former Jericho General Store on Vermont 15.
Jericho Ale and Bean features products from two Jericho-based businesses, Lucy and Howe Brewing and Brew House Coffee Co.
The retail shop opens with Brew House Coffee Co. selling cold-brew coffee bottles from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday as well as Saturday. Lucy and Howe will sell cans of beer from 2-6 p.m. Friday and 1-6 p.m. Saturday.
“Retail only to start, kids!!” according to a Jan. 8 post on Jericho Ale and Bean’s Facebook page. “There’s still a lot of work to do (and we promise you can take a peek) but we wanted to get our doors open as soon as we could.”
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The ale part is Lucy and Howe Brewing
Jesse Cronin, a former brewer at Magic Hat Brewing in South Burlington, began Lucy and Howe at his Jericho home soon after the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. Beers listed on the brewery’s website include a Belgian-style table beer, a double India pale ale, a British brown pub ale, a milk stout and a black lager.
Cronin told the Burlington Free Press in a Facebook message this week that his plan is to eventually move brewing operations from his home to the new space.
The secret to Brew House Coffee
Jay and Dena Wimette run Brew House Coffee in Jericho.
“We have always been in search of coffee that tastes amazing and is super convenient – like pulling a bottle out of the fridge convenient,” their website says. “After playing around with french press, espresso makers, pour over and the like, we discovered the beauty of cold brew more than 5 years ago. Not only does it check the amazing and convenient boxes, but it is gentler on the stomach and versatile!”
Concoctions listed on the Brew House Coffee website include a dark roast, a “Vermont style” cold-brew coffee “with a touch of maple syrup” and a maple latte, which the website calls “the one that started it all.”
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