Sunshine Fund

January

Folks from Good Samaritan Haven accepted their $9,891.24 Sunshine Fund check from guest donations January 1-15. Good Samaritan Haven will use the donation for their new service-enriched emergency housing and Welcome Center in Berlin to meet their specific situation and help them transition into stable housing.

Good Samaritan Haven provides a safe and orderly environment, along with basic needs like food, clothing, toiletries, and access to laundry facilities. Good Sam also provides housing case management, street outreach, motel-based support services, COVID testing and vaccination clinics, access to health care, and many more services to people experiencing homelessness in Washington County.

We are also getting ready to present Vermont Land Trust with their Sunshine Fund check from donations in the second half of January. The final donation will go to the Hinesburg Town Forest Management Fund.

A Management Fund is important for any public space, but especially for one as large as the Hinesburg Town Forest (1,125 acres). The forest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 as a good example of a municipally managed forest in the state of Vermont. Mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts frequent the area. This dedicated Fund is used to cover costs like trail work, erosion control measures, parking lot maintenance and upgrades, and more.

 

February

This February, the Sunshine Fund will support the Volunteer Firefighters in the Mad River Valley. This includes the Waitsfield/Fayston, Warren and Granville Fire Departments.

The Volunteer Firefighters that keep each Fire Department running need updated equipment and vehicles to protect our citizens and communities. All donations to the Sunshine Fund this month will fund those purchases as well as fire safety training for kids and families. Donate on our website or at our Taproom and Retail Store.


DistroBREWtion

These brews are available throughout our nine-state distribution territory (VT, CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI).

Sip of Sunshine IPA (8% ABV)

Our Sip of Sunshine will shine all winter long, no matter the weather. It’s the perfect way to kick off your après ski, reward yourself after shoveling the driveway or bring out the sunshine on a cloudy day. You can sip Sunshine throughout our Northeast territory (VT, CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI). Pick up a four-pack at your local store and spread some Sunshine this winter.

Little Sip IPA (6.2% ABV)

Shelves throughout the Northeast are filling up with blue cans. Our juicy Little Sip IPA is a crushable thirst-quencher. It features bright flavors like grapefruit and pineapple to create a balanced beer to complement any adventure.

Scrag Mountain Pils (4.8% ABV)

Scrag Mountain Pils is our crispy Czech-style Pilsner. It’s the perfect brew to pair with the crisp winter air. Each sip dances on your taste buds with endless refreshment.

Hopzilla IPA (8.7% ABV)

Snag some Hopzilla before it’s sold out! This limited brew packs a punch with hop flavors that will leave you puckered up and a malt backbone that smooths out the bite. It has sweet undertones with a brawny finish for a perfectly balanced brew.

Super Session #4 (4.8% ABV)

Super Session #4 is a fan favorite and it’s the perfect treat after a long day of work. This rendition of our Super Session Series features Centennial hops for a juicy, crushable beer with notes of tangerine.

Vermont-Grown

Grown from Vermont ingredients, only available in Vermont.

Brave Little State Pale Ale (5% ABV)

Brave Little State is now available throughout Vermont! It’s our new Vermont-grown Pale Ale and it supports a close-to-home cause. Proceeds from each can and pour go to Vermont Public Radio’s Brave Little State podcast. Each episode unpacks a Vermont story based on questions asked by local Vermonters. It’s a 5% ABV hazy, juicy Pale Ale with a soft mouthfeel exploding with bountiful aromas of melon and berries. Stop by our Taproom or find your closest Vermont retailer.

Special Brews

These are available at our Taproom in Waitsfield, VT.

 

The Space in Between Blood Orange (5% ABV)

The Space In Between is back with a fruity twist. Space In Between Blood Orange has the same haze that makes it the undefined ale you know and love with notes of blood orange and a hint of tartness. It’s brewed with Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops.

Sugarhouse IPA (6.2% ABV)

Sugarhouse IPA was inspired by Sean’s first recipe in 2008 at the home-based nano brewery in Warren, VT. It’s a hop-forward American IPA that celebrates the Sugarhouse Brewery. The staff favorite is waiting for you in our Retail Store and Taproom.

Hopcelot IPA (7% ABV)

Hopcelot is not going anywhere! It’s a new Waitsfield staple ready to keep your thirst quenched year-round in our Taproom. The beer is inspired by a dreamy mix of music and hops. With eight different kinds of hops from all over the world, each sip is layered with intricate flavors to delight your senses.

Double Sunshine DIPA (8% ABV)

Double Sunshine is back on the shelves in our Retail Store. This Waitsfield-only beer is an American Double India Pale Ale packed with juicy, lush fruit character and dank, herbal aromas. Grab some in our Retail Store or on draft at our Taproom.


Sunshine Retail

Our Retail Store is packed with cozy items that are the perfect surprise for Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day! We have plenty of new items to keep you toasty through every winter cold snap. Try our new fleece in relaxed and slim fit or these Straight from the Green Mountain Socks that will keep your toes warm no matter the weather. For cozy nights at home with a beer in hand, check out our Can Blanket to match your favorite beer!