Posts by Sean Lawson

December Beer News

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Featured, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Press, Retail

December Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW Holiday Hours: Closing at 6pm Monday, December 10th for our Staff Holiday Party. Closing at 6pm Friday, December 14th for a private function. Closed Tuesday, December 25th for Christmas. Closed Tuesday, January 1st for New Years Day. NEW WEEKEND HOURS! Saturday and Sunday we are now open 11am – 7pm! It’s been just over a month since we officially opened our new taproom, brewery and retail store in Waitsfield, VT! For the first time in our 10 years of business we are excited to be able to offer twelve beer varieties of packaged beer at our retail store and fourteen beer varieties on draft in our taproom! Check out draft and retail availability here – updated daily! Thank you to all who have filled our establishment with laughter and good times; we are looking forward to so many more. We are so honored to announce that we are...

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Waitsfield Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 in Featured, Our Beer, Press, Retail

Waitsfield Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store

We are excited to offer guests the ultimate Lawson’s Finest experience at our new Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store. Check back frequently to find out what you can expect for availability at our Waitsfield location!  ...

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November Beer News

Posted on Oct 25, 2018 in Awards, Our Beer, Our Events, Press, Retail

November Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW The most exciting news we have to share in 2018 is the official opening of our new brewery, taproom and retail store located in Waitsfield, Vermont! After two and half years of planning, permitting, construction, and interior design, we have officially opened our doors to the public with a highly skilled team of employees ready to serve fresh beer and fantastic food. It’s an exciting time for us to be able to offer the ultimate Lawson’s Finest experience and finally have a destination for all our fans to visit. We are open seven days a week, 12-7pm Monday through Friday and 11am-7pm Saturday and Sunday! We will be closed for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal operating hours on Friday; 12-7pm! If you’re curious of what to expect at the taproom and retail store when you visit, check here. Our taproom offers a warm, inviting experience with a...

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We’re Open!

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Featured, Our Beer, Our Events, Press

We’re Open!

WE’RE OPEN! The day you have all been waiting for is finally here! We are thrilled to announce we are officially open! Come share in the excitement and enjoy our carefully crafted selection of beers with local light fare. Our retail store is packed full with vibrant, new merchandise and freshly canned beer. Stock your fridge full! Enjoy our beautiful, inviting and comfortable taproom and retail store 7 days a week! We are open 12-7pm Monday through Friday and 11am-7pm Saturday and Sunday. You can find us at 155 Carroll Road in Waitsfield, Vermont. Check here to find what we have available in our Taproom and Retail Store. We look forward to seeing you, cheers! Here is a preview of what you’re in store...

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October Beer News

Posted on Sep 30, 2018 in Awards, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Press

October Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW Lawson’s Finest Liquids has been named the Small Business of the Year by the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation! This is quite an honor that we are really proud of! We are accepting applications for the Taproom & Retail Beertender positions who will provide our guests with memorable experiences! Check out Sean Lawson’s interview in the September/October edition of The New Brewer! Thank you Vermont Congressman Peter Welch for requesting a visit to our Waitsfield Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store. It was fantastic showing off our new space! Autumn is here and we’ve finished our construction and commissioning of the brewery systems. Our brewery team is working around the clock! We are now open to the public seven days a week! Below is a photo of the new beer packaging that will soon be filled with delicious Finest Liquids! SPECIAL EVENTS On Saturday 10/13 we’ll see...

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September Beer News

Posted on Sep 3, 2018 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, SIPtemberfest

September Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW WE ARE HIRING! Lawson’s Finest is looking to fill the following positions: BREWERY POSITIONS – to help ensure delivery of the best products and customer experiences possible. Packaging Operator Warehouse Manager TAPROOM & RETAIL POSITIONS – to develop and execute an exemplary service culture. Food Curator Taproom and Retail Beertender Marketing and Events Coordinator Over the upcoming weeks, we will be looking for more Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store staff to complete our team prior to our autumn Waitsfield opening so keep your eye on our application portal! Later this month we’ll be commissioning the brewhouse and firing up our first test batch at the new Waitsfield location! We’ll be brewing your favorite recipes including Knockout Blonde, Maple Nipple, Sugarhouse IPA, Triple Sunshine IPA, The Space in Between, Fayston Maple Imperial Stout, Chinooker’d IPA, Hopzilla IPA, and Double Sunshine IPA – wowza!!! BEER DELIVERIES During this month, you can Find...

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August Beer News

Posted on Aug 5, 2018 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer

August Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW WE ARE HIRING! Lawson’s Finest is currently looking to fill the following positions: BREWERY POSITIONS – to help ensure delivery of the best products and customer experiences possible. Shift Brewer Cellar Operator Packaging Manager Packaging Operator Warehouse Manager TAPROOM & RETAIL POSITIONS – to develop and execute an exemplary service culture. Taproom and Retail Manager Taproom and Retail Assistant Manager Taproom and Retail Beertender Food Curator Office Administrator Over the upcoming weeks, we will be looking for more Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store staff to complete our team prior to our autumn Waitsfield opening so keep your eye on our application portal! Construction Update – Work is progressing and the results are beautiful! Lawson’s Finest was recently featured on Fox44 TV and their “What’s on Tap” segment. See the full video here which gives you a sneak peak tour into the brewery, taproom and retail store! The photos below illustrate progression...

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July Beer News

Posted on Jul 1, 2018 in Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer

July Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES Super Session #7 is freshly packaged and ready to be enjoyed! It’s the Super Session recipe that you’ve come to know and love, and this variety features Idaho 7 hops. Each beer in our Super Session series is brewed with the same malt base and specialty malts but features a different single-hop variety. It is incredibly smooth with notes of citrus, pine and is oh so quaffable! What is your favorite Super Session number? Warren VT beer release! Hopzilla Double IPA (bottles and draft) will be distributed starting July 19th. This monster of an India Pale Ale will make you pucker up! Loaded with high-alpha US grown Summit, Amarillo, Centennial and Cascadian hops. Our brawny, dry hopped ale is wicked strong and will terrorize your taste buds, but has enough malt backbone to balance the intense bitterness. July also features Typecast IPA, a limited edition New England Farmhouse IPA...

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We’re Hiring!

Posted on Jun 2, 2018 in Mad River Valley

We’re Hiring!

Lawson’s Finest is currently looking to fill the following positions: TAPROOM & RETAIL POSITION – to develop and execute an exemplary service culture. Beertender We look forward to seeing you at our opening of the Waitsfield brewery, taproom and retail...

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June Beer News

Posted on Jun 2, 2018 in Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer

June Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES The week of June 5th (and all month long!) features Typecast IPA, a New England Farmhouse IPA collaboration beer from Lawson’s Finest and Two Roads Brewing! Brewed with white cedar boughs and spruce tips. Dry hopped with Vermont and Connecticut grown hops! Cans and draft will be distributed throughout the states of VT, NY, MA, RI, ME, NH, CT, NJ, PA, DE, VA, MD, DC, CO. During this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York. Delicious, fresh and quenching beers for your sunshine adventures! SPECIAL EVENTS June 1-2 Lawson’s Finest will represent Vermont at the Washington DC Savor Craft Beer and Food Experience. Visitors will delight in the tastes of barrel-aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout and Sip of Sunshine IPA, poured by Sean Lawson himself! June 1st Meridian Pint in DC hosts a Savor Pre-Party!...

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May Beer News

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer

May Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES The week of May 11th we will release Jade IPA (bottles and draft), a special beer named after our youngest daughter using Pacific Jade hops! Bottles will be available 5/11 at Beverage Warehouse, 5/14 at Mehuron’s Supermarket, 5/15 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, and 5/17 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op. The week of May 14th is “American Craft Beer Week” in Denver Colorado! To help celebrate, Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing will be delivering Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) to a limited number of accounts to serve our western friends! The week of May 29th will debut Typecast IPA, a New England Farmhouse IPA collaboration beer from Lawson’s Finest and Two Roads Brewing! Brewed with white cedar boughs and spruce tips. Dry hopped with Vermont and Connecticut grown hops! Cans and draft will be distributed throughout VT and CT. During this month, you...

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April Beer News

Posted on Mar 21, 2018 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

April Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES The week of April 9th we will distribute limited bottles of Spring Fever and Triple Sunshine IPA! Quantities are extremely limited, therefore retailers may not receive both beer varieties. Bottles will be available 4/10 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury and Mehuron’s Supermarket, 4/12 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, and 4/13 at Beverage Warehouse. During this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York. Delicious, fresh and quenching beers for your springtime adventures! SPECIAL EVENTS We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 7th! Wow, how quickly a decade has passed. Tickets are sold out, and we truly appreciate the dedication of our loyal fans throughout the years! Friday the 13th is lucky this month! We will be doing a special beer tasting at Middlebury Co-op from 2-5pm; and at...

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We’re celebrating a decade!

Posted on Mar 19, 2018 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

We’re celebrating a decade!

UPDATE 4/12/18 We are pleased to announce that our 10th Anniversary celebration raised $10,884 for two local non-profits! Beer fans from Vermont and throughout the Northeast congregated in Waitsfield Saturday, April 7th at the Valley Players Theater for another successful and fun-filled day and evening of music, great food from Canteen Creemee and unique specialty brews! Every year, this event benefits a different set of charitable causes. This year’s beneficiaries are Mad River Valley Television and the Mad River Path Association. Each will receive a check for $5,442 to support their efforts in our local community. If you missed out on the event, you are not alone – tickets sold out in only an hour! Sean and Karen Lawson look forward to welcoming the entire community to their new taproom location on Carroll Road in Waitsfield this fall. Once open, the Lawson’s will be continuing their 10th Anniversary celebration...

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Lawson’s Finest videos!

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Press, Retail

Lawson’s Finest videos!

Sit back and relax with your favorite Lawson’s Finest beer and watch these fun videos of our Waitsfield brewery, taproom, and retail store coming to life! Learn more about our vision for the brewery, taproom, and retail store to get you excited for our autumn 2018 grand opening!...

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March Beer News

Posted on Feb 25, 2018 in Collaborations, Our Beer

March Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES Thanks to those of you who made it to the Lawson’s Finest Liquids tap takeover at Trillium Brewery in MA on February 21st. It was a night to remember! We hope you enjoy the latest collaboration batch of Pow Pow IPA. Limited quantities of cans and draft will be distributed in select VT locations beginning February 26th. Have you been enjoying Sip of Sunshine IPA as much as we have?! Recent batches have begun using our 2017 crop lots of Citra hops. We are really excited by this year’s crop and the resulting sensory is especially juicy, fruit forward and delectable! We’d love to hear your thoughts so connect with us on Facebook! During this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) around Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York. Drink it up!   SPECIAL EVENTS On Friday March 2nd,...

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February Beer News

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Our Beer, Our Events

February Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES Beginning Thursday February 8th, you will enjoy Chinooker’d IPA. Our award-winning IPA recipe is chockfull of Chinook hops and bursting with pine and citrus aromas and flavors. Careful, more than one of these will getcha schnocker’d! UPDATE 2.9.18- CHINOOKER’D IPA BOTTLES WILL BE DELAYED A WEEK. Bottles will now be available 2/13 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, 2/15 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, and 2/16 at Beverage Warehouse. Draft will be available beginning February 8th. During this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) around Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York. Drink it up! SPECIAL EVENTS Saturday February 10th, Lawson’s Finest is proud to take part in the Central New York brewfest! It’s the longest running brewfest in Central New York, and is back again for year 22 with over 120 breweries under one roof! We plan to pour Chinooker’d IPA, Super...

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Join Our Team!

Posted on Dec 28, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer

Join Our Team!

WE’RE HIRING! Lawson’s Finest is looking for highly qualified people to join our team! We’re currently hiring for a Brewery Operations Director, Finance & Administration Director, and Sales & Distribution Manager. The Lawson’s Finest job portal allows you to browse current and future openings. If you are honest, hard working and extremely skilled – we want to hear from you! All positions are based in Waitsfield Vermont, and will be instrumental in expanding our leadership team and helping us kick off our next chapter of the new Lawson’s Finest Brewery, Taproom, and Retail...

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January Beer News

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Our Beer

January Beer News

WE’RE HIRING! Lawson’s Finest is looking for highly qualified people to join our team! We’re currently hiring for a Brewery Operations Director, Finance & Administration Director, and Sales & Distribution Manager. The Lawson’s Finest job portal allows you to browse current and future openings. If you are honest, hard working and extremely skilled – we want to hear from you! All positions are based in Waitsfield Vermont, and will be instrumental in expanding our leadership team and helping us kick off our next chapter of the new Lawson’s Finest Brewery, Taproom, and Retail Store. BEER DELIVERIES Beginning Thursday January 4th, you will enjoy Peril Imperial IPA (bottles and draft) which has a menacing hop character and dangerously smooth flavor, achieved by copious dry hopping and cold conditioning. Please enjoy responsibly… at your own Peril! Bottles will be available 1/4 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, 1/5 at Beverage Warehouse, and 1/9 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury....

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December Beer News

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in Collaborations, Our Beer

December Beer News

We have been all-consumed with building the new Lawson’s Finest Brewery, Taproom & Retail Store! As you can see in the attached photo (and time lapse video!), the Taproom timber frame was erected on site. Mad River Post & Beam has created a truly stunning work of art! BEER DELIVERIES UPDATE 12/13/17 – All good things take time! Peril IPA is still bubbling away and it can’t be rushed due to its copious dry hopping and cold conditioning. We are planning for the Peril IPA release in January – make sure to read the January Beer News for distribution information! Due to our jam packed schedules devoted to the progress of our new Waitsfield location, Sean’s brew schedule is slimmer than usual. Sean did, however, brew a beer he knew you’d go wild over just in time for the holidays! Peril Imperial IPA has a menacing hop character and dangerously...

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November Beer News

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer

November Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES Back by popular demand – Double Sunshine IPA! This American Double India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hops. Bottles and draft will be released beginning November 20th, just in time to enjoy with your family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. Bottles will be available 11/21 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, 11/22 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, and 11/24 at Beverage Warehouse. We’ll be hosting a special bottle sale of Double Sunshine IPA and Fayston Maple Imperial Stout on Saturday November 25th! See below for details! During this month, you’ll find fresh batches of Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) around Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, select Maine counties (Cumberland, York, Penobscot, Hancock), and New York City. Also, we are rolling out new areas in New York to cover the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region and...

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October Beer News

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Our Beer

October Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES Hopcelot IPA will be available starting October 12th (bottles and draft). Inspired by a dreamy combination of music, hops and beer. Celebrate with us as we revel in the glory of eight varieties of hops from around the world, brewed to create intricate layers of flavor and to delight your senses! Bottles will be available 10/12 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, 10/13 at Beverage Warehouse, and 10/17 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. Beginning 10/26, fan favorite Fayston Maple Imperial Stout will be available in bottles and draft. This seasonal specialty is brewed with organic pale malt and almost two gallons of VT maple syrup per barrel. This brew is a huge, rich, and strong stout with a maple twist and is deceivingly drinkable. Designed to keep you warm on cool nights and for sipping with a fine meal or dessert. Bottles will be available 10/26...

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September Beer News

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Press, SIPtemberfest, Special Events

September Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES As a special thank you to our loyal fans, we are releasing a limited amount of our award winning Maple Tripple! Enticing, rich and complex, this creation defies easy description. Our ‘once-a-year beer’ is brewed only during sugaring season with 100% maple sap from our local friends in VT. No water added! Just barley, hops, and ale yeast. Bottles will be available 8/31 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, 9/1 at Beverage Warehouse, and 9/5 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, Mehuron’s Supermarket and Village Grocery. Mosaic IPA will be available starting September 21 (bottles and draft). Brewed with Mosaic hops including lupulin powder and lupulin pellets, this single-hop American IPA features juicy flavors of mango and grapefruit combined with herbal and earthy pine character. Bottles will be available 9/21 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, 9/22 at Beverage Warehouse, and 9/26 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. Beginning...

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Breaking Ground & Maple Tripple!

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Breaking Ground & Maple Tripple!

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is excited to announce the construction kickoff of our new brewery, retail store and taproom in Waitsfield, Vermont! A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the warehouse building located at 155 Carroll Road on Friday August 25 at 3pm, followed by a celebration until 7pm. Vermont Governor Phil Scott, along with other officials and local leaders, will be in attendance to commemorate our eagerly anticipated addition to the economic vitality of the Mad River Valley. The groundbreaking party will feature an assortment of Lawson’s Finest draft beers for sampling and purchase including our new Super Session #8, Bit of Balsam IPA, Maple Nipple, Hopzilla Double IPA, and Sip of Sunshine IPA. Festivities will include music by The Phineas Gage Project and food from Good to Go Catering. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase bottles of our award-winning 2016 Maple Tripple, which is brewed only once a...

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August Beer News

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 in Our Beer

August Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES We hope you are relishing the amazing days of summer! Knockout Blonde will be available beginning August 24 (bottles and draft). This bitter blonde packs a hoppy punch with a flavorful blend of North American malts and copious amounts of Cascade and Centennial hops. Bottles will be available 8/24 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, and 8/25 at Beverage Warehouse, and 8/29 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. UPDATE 8/18/17 – DUE TO CHANGES IN OUR BREWING SCHEDULE, MOSAIC IPA WILL NOT BE RELEASED IN AUGUST. THE SEPTEMBER BEER NEWS WILL HAVE AN UPDATED RELEASE SCHEDULE. Mosaic IPA will be available starting August 31 (bottles and draft). Brewed with Mosaic hops including lupulin powder and lupulin pellets, this single-hop American IPA features juicy flavors of mango and grapefruit combined with herbal and earthy pine character. Bottles will be available 8/31 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op,...

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July Beer News

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 in Beer Fests, Our Beer, Our Events

July Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES Starting July 1, a batch of Rhubarb Basil Saison will be released in bottles and draft in Vermont. This springtime brew uses Pilsner, Munich, and Wheat malts, with 40 pounds of fresh local rhubarb and a hearty dose of fresh local basil then fermented with a French Saison yeast for a dry finish. Bottles will be available 7/1 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, 7/6 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, and 7/7 at Beverage Warehouse. Beginning July 11, Maple Nipple will be released in bottles and draft. It’s a big and rich maple ale loaded with Vermont’s finest maple syrup from start to finish. Our hearty Vermont Maple ale is a unique and tasty brew that is smooth and strong so watch out! Bottles will be available 7/11 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, 7/13 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, and 7/14 at Beverage Warehouse. Hopzilla Double IPA quenches your thirst beginning July...

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Join Our Team

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Press

Join Our Team

Lawson’s Finest started in 2008 (with a one barrel brewery!) by owners Sean & Karen Lawson. In 2011 they increased the brewery capacity to a seven barrel system. It was truly a “Mom & Pop” operation until 2016 when TJ Greenwood was hired as the first employee. Find more background information here! It is now time for Lawson’s Finest to welcome two more staff to our team! Job openings include an Office Administrator and a Brand Ambassador. Please click the link below for application information. http://lawsonsfinestliquidsllc.appone.com...

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June Beer News

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in Beer Fests, Our Beer, Our Events

June Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES Starting June 15, you will find draft and bottles of Bit o’ Balsam American IPA (6.5% abv), a brand new beer featuring wild crafted Balsam Fir tips harvested at high elevations in the Green Mountains, with citrus & piney hops including Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe. Lawson’s Finest will donate a portion of all proceeds from Bit o’ Balsam IPA to Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) to benefit research and conservation efforts of the endangered Bicknell’s Thrush, one of the region’s highest conservation priority migratory songbirds. Bottles will be available 6/15 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, 6/16 at Beverage Warehouse and 6/20 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. Starting June 22, the latest batch of Space in Between will be released in bottles and draft in Vermont. Bottles will be available 6/22 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, 6/23 at Beverage Warehouse and 6/27 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. During this month,...

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Shop Our Store

Posted on May 16, 2017 in Featured, Our Beer, Retail

Shop Our Store

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere with Lawson’s Finest Merchandise! Hats, shirts, glassware and more – we have great gifts for the beer geek in your life, or maybe a little something for yourself! Please visit our Shop page to find everything your looking...

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May Beer News

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer

May Beer News

First, a thank you. Our 9th anniversary benefit event on 4/8/17 was such a great celebration, and full of gratitude as well. Karen and Sean Lawson were pleased to donate $8,000 to Lily Stilwell to help retrofit her home for accessibility, and $3,000 to the Mad River Path Association to enhance pedestrian connectivity through Irasville and to extend the boardwalk located off Carroll Road towards the Mad River Green. Lawson’s Finest appreciates all of your continued support over the years, and looks ahead to our bright future! BEER DELIVERIES The week of May 1st we are thrilled to distribute a very special Western beer to Vermont! Lawson’s Finest has a refrigerated shipment coming from Yakima WA with a fresh load of hops, and we decided to make a detour and pick up cases of Melvin…a tasty IPA from our friends at Melvin Brewing in Jackson Hole Wyoming. They are two time...

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April Beer News

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

April Beer News

We are thrilled to inform you that the Waitsfield Development Review Board has granted our local permits for the new brewery and taproom on Carroll Road. The picture associated with this post is our vision for the new Lawson’s Finest Taproom! Lawson’s Finest honors nine years of brewing by hosting an anniversary celebration on April 8th! All of the details can be found here, and we look forward to sharing amazing beers and having a great time with you while raising money for two great causes! There will be special beer tappenings around the area, including unique casks of Fayston Maple Imperial Stout with tart cherry at The Mad Taco Waitsfield and Sugarbush Castlerock Pub (expected tappings 4/8 11am). The week of April 10th is frothy at the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC. Special events featuring Lawson’s Finest include the 4/10 Brewers Association Hill climb where guild reps from all...

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9th Anniversary Celebration details

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events

9th Anniversary Celebration details

Lawson’s Finest 9th Anniversary Celebration will take place at the Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, VT on April 8th, 2017.  Click here for a Google map of Valley Players Theater. We are thrilled to celebrate nine years of brewing with tasty beer, Lawson’s merchandise, food and a great time as we raise funds for several worthy causes:  Lily Stilwell (to help retrofit her home for accessibility) and the Mad River Path Association. Advanced tickets are required for entry to the Beer Lover’s Market from 2-5pm (2 sessions). Separate tickets are required for the Beer Lover’s Ball from 7-11pm.   Buy your tickets on Eventbrite here beginning March 9th at 12 noon EST! Beer Lover’s Market – 2 Sessions (2-3:30pm; 3:30-5pm) – $20/ticket plus Eventbrite fees. LIMIT 2 TICKETS AND 1 MARKET SESSION PER PERSON. Each ticket includes entry to one session of the bottle & can sale plus one draft pour in a Lawson’s Finest tulip glass to keep.  You may only attend one market session and will have the...

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9th Anniversary Celebration!

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Our Events, Special Events

9th Anniversary Celebration!

Save the Date for our 9th Anniversary Celebration!  April 8th Tickets go on sale Thursday March 9th at 12 noon EST. Detailed information can be found...

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March Beer News

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Our Beer, Our Events

March Beer News

On Saturday March 4th, Mad River Glen ski area will celebrate their annual Telemark Festival with special tappings of Lawson’s Finest brews and beer specials! Beginning March 9th, there will be bottles and draft of Coffee Fayston Maple Imperial Stout. This seasonal specialty is brewed with loads of roasted and black patent malts, and over two gallons of VT maple syrup per barrel. It is then infused with freshly roasted coffee for a rich, creamy, and decadent experience. Beginning March 16th, there will be bottles and draft of Equinox IPA. Brewed with copious additions of Equinox, this single-hop American IPA features pronounced floral aromas and fruit-laden flavors with notes of lemon, lime, papaya and apple. Bottles of Coffee Fayston Maple Imperial Stout and Equinox IPA can be found in Vermont at The Warren Store, Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, Hunger Mountain Co-op and Beverage Warehouse. We are excited to announce...

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February Beer News

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Our Beer, Our Events

February Beer News

February started off with a bang thanks to our distribution expansion announcement! Please check out all of the details of the story here. Our hope is to make many New Englanders elated with the news of adding Stowe to our Vermont territory, distributing in the Massachusetts area and increasing quantity in Connecticut! Beginning February 9th, you’ll find bottles and draft of Hopcelot IPA. Inspired by a dreamy combination of music, hops and beer. Celebrate with us as we revel in the glory of 8 varieties of hops from around the world, brewed to create intricate layers of flavor and to delight your senses! Beginning February 16, Triple Play IPA will be available in bottles and draft. A trifecta of hop varieties deliver a symphony of juicy tropical hop flavors and a wonderful bouquet of aromas. Brewed and dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Centennial. Triple Play IPA was the 2011 Brewing News National IPA...

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Find Our Beer

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in Our Beer

Find Our Beer

It’s always a perfect time to enjoy a Lawson’s Finest brew! Please visit the Find Our Beer page on our website to see where you can score a Lawson’s Finest at a retail store or a restaurant....

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Our Ship is about to Blast Off!

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Press

Our Ship is about to Blast Off!

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is pleased to announce that we are growing our presence in the Northeast with new territory in Vermont, additional brewing capacity for Connecticut, and by adding the state of Massachusetts to our delivery footprint! Massachusetts Lawson’s Finest is extremely excited to announce that we have chosen Atlantic Beverage Distributors as the proud and capable handlers of our brands. Fans of the highly recognizable bright yellow 16oz Sip of Sunshine cans will be able to get their hands on Lawson’s Finest lupulin-laden liquids every month, with regular deliveries of cans and draft beer beginning January 31st. In future months, Bay State hop lovers will also find Lawson’s Finest Super Session #2, winner of the 2016 National Session IPA Challenge held by Brewing News. This quaffable brew is designed to be light and refreshing with low alcohol, yet the full hop character of an IPA. Sean Lawson, brewer...

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January Beer News

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Our Beer

January Beer News

Lawson’s Finest is very excited to see what 2017 brings! We’re so grateful that you’re with us on our adventure! Most exciting is the potential purchase of land and buildings that will become our new public brewery and taproom! We still have a ways to go before our anticipated grand opening in 2018, but we’re happy to report that progress is being made. Check out the full original news story here! Due to a break in brewing over the holidays, there will be no specialty bottle releases the week of Jan. 2nd. Beginning Jan 12th, we will have our first special beer of the new year, The Space In Between. From our label, “An ale without definition, blurry and green, with a depth and form unclear, this beer resides in the space in between”. Let your imagination do the rest. Expect this beer to return throughout 2017, each time with...

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December Beer News

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 in Collaborations, Our Beer, Retail

December Beer News

Happy holidays! Lawson’s Finest has a plethora of gifts to put a smile on your recipients face! Our newest addition is the Sunshine Tin Tacker, perfect for your home beer cave! Please place your orders early to ensure timely holiday delivery. Beginning December 1st Vermont will enjoy the release of Equinox IPA (bottles and draft). Brewed with copious additions of Equinox, this single-hop American IPA features pronounced floral aromas and fruit-laden flavors with notes of lemon, lime, papaya, and apple. On December 6th join Sean Lawson at Mikro in Hamden CT for a beer dinner including Maple Nipple Ale, Big Hoppy Black Ale, Equinox IPA, Peril IPA, Super Session #2 and Sip of Sunshine IPA. Destined to be a great night! The week of December 12th, we will be releasing a new collaboration beer. Stay tuned for the detailed announcement! UPDATED 12/13/16 – We are proud to announce the...

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November Beer News

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer

November Beer News

The first week of November highlights Mosaic IPA (bottles and draft). Brewed with copious additions of Mosaic, this single-hop American IPA features juicy tropical flavors of mango and grapefruit combined with herbal and earthy pine character. The week of 11/21 will feature a unique batch of Apple Brandy barrel aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (375ml bottles only). Make sure to try this rare and rich creation! Due to the Thursday holiday, all deliveries will occur one day earlier with the exception of Monday & Friday (which will occur those same days). This allows for our drivers to have Thanksgiving day off to enjoy time with family and friends, and still get the beer to your hands! The above special Vermont bottle releases will be available at the Warren Store, Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury and Beverage Warehouse. Friday November 4th, Lawson’s Finest is presenting at the Brew Your Own Boot Camp. Sean...

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October Beer News

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 in Collaborations, Our Beer

October Beer News

October is a month of changing seasons, traveling adventures and new releases! As of 10/1, Chinooker’d IPA will be available in draft and bottles. This award-winning IPA recipe is chock full of Chinook hops and bursting with pine and citrus aromas and flavors. Careful, more than one of these will getcha schnocker’d! Beginning 10/13, in celebration of our favorite baseball team the Boston Red Sox and the iconic David Ortiz “Big Papi”, you will find Big Hoppy (draft and bottles), a dark and devious brew that reflects a resinous and sticky fusion of intense bitterness, big roasted barley flavors, and powerful dank aromas. Made with HUGE additions of five hop varieties and seven malts to create a bold flavor profile. Starting 10/20 you will find draft and bottles of Maple Nipple Ale which is a big and rich maple ale loaded with Vermont’s finest maple syrup from start to finish. Our hearty Vermont maple ale...

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September Beer News

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 in Collaborations, Our Beer, Retail, SIPtemberfest

September Beer News

Beginning September 1 you’ll find limited bottles of Peril IPA at the Warren Store, Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury and Beverage Warehouse. These are bound to fly off the shelves! At the same locations the week of 9/6 you will have the opportunity to purchase Maple Tripple bottles in limited quantities. Be sure to get your hands on this award winning beer! Maple Tripple will age gracefully if kept in a cool dark place, so let it rest and you can enjoy it on a crisp winters night! Lawson’s Finest wants to show Connecticut some love by hosting “Meet the Brewer” nights! On Sept 13 you will greet Sean & TJ at Brewport in Bridgeport CT from 7pm-9pm and on Sept 14 they’ll be at The Main Pub in Manchester CT from 7-9pm. Beginning 9/29 (UPDATED), Chinooker’d IPA will be available in draft and bottles at the Warren Store, Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury...

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Aug 27th Bottle Sale! – Sold Out

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Aug 27th Bottle Sale! – Sold Out

Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets for our event on Aug. 27th! Tickets are sold out. We will be sending additional event details to ticket holders via email the week of Aug. 22nd. Join us in celebrating the release of the 2015 Maple Tripple with a Lawson’s Finest bottle and can sale from 2-4 PM. Ticket price includes two bottles of Maple Tripple, the ability to purchase up to the bottle limits of each beer (listed below), and live music by Steady Betty from 3-6 PM. LIMIT ONE TICKET PER PERSON (you may purchase up to two tickets for yourself and a second person), age 21+. Bottle and can sale will be held from 2-4pm in the Mad River Glen (MRG) parking lot, limits are as follows: Double Sunshine IPA ($9 ea, limit 3) Peril Imperial IPA ($12 ea, limit 3) Maple Tripple ($25 ea, limit 2, in addition to...

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August Beer News

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in Our Beer, Our Events

August Beer News

In commemoration of our dear friends Steve & Regina’s nuptials, we bring back Steve’s Backyard Red (draft and bottles). It will be available for deliveries starting the week of 8/15. Please consider joining Lawson’s Finest at the High Fives golf fundraising event on Fri. 8/12 at the Stowe Country Club! Lawson’s Finest will be at Hop Jam Saturday 8/20. Sean will be present for part of the afternoon to enjoy beers and music with you! Look for the anticipated return (due to the overwhelming response) of our Peril Imperial IPA (8th Anniversary edition) in draft and bottles. It will be packaged Thurs. 8/25 and will be available for deliveries starting Monday 8/29. Bottles will be limited in anticipation of our special Maple Tripple Ale event (see below). Specialty bottles of Steve’s Backyard Red and Peril IPA will be sold at the Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Co-op and Beverage Warehouse. VT and...

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July Beer News

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 in Our Beer

July Beer News

Happy Summer! The change of seasons also brings a great new addition to the Lawson’s Finest team! We welcome TJ Greenwood as our Operations Director. TJ has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry as well as being a skilled photographer (as seen on the Lawson’s Finest website!). TJ loves to ski, see live music, enjoy outdoor adventures with his beautiful family, and of course drink craft beer! Below is a photo of Sean and TJ living it up at the Dead 50 show.   The week of July 11th we’ll have a limited bottle and draft release of Kiwi IPA, brewed with a massive charge of New Zealand grown Nelson Sauvin & Pacific Jade hops. The week of July 18th we’ll have a limited bottle and draft release of our new Idaho 7 IPA, brewed with an experimental single hop variety featuring pungent tropical fruit and citrus, big...

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June Beer News

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Our Beer

June Beer News

The week of June 6th you’ll find bottles and draft of Spring Fever Session IPA. Spring Fever delivers the flavor impact of an American IPA, with the session-ability and lower alcohol of a light beer. On June 11th we’ll see you at Sugarbush’s Brew-Grass Festival. The event is sold out but they’ve added additional beer related activities over the weekend for you to check out! The week of June 13th you will be delighted to see the return of Double Sunshine IPA in bottles and draft! On June 18th Lawson’s Finest will be in Boston at the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America event. Tickets are still available! We are so excited to see the Beer Camp bottles of Pat-Rye-Ot for sale, make sure to try some! The week of June 20th we’ll be bottling the 2015 Maple Tripple Ale. Release date TBD. Did you see that Lawson’s Finest recently won...

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Lawson’s Finest wins a Silver medal!

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Awards, Our Beer

Lawson’s Finest wins a Silver medal!

On May 6, 2016 Lawson’s Finest Liquids won a Silver medal in the Specialty Beer category at the World Beer Cup in Philadelphia, PA for their renowned “Maple Tripple Ale.” Brewer Sean Lawson remarked, “This beer is truly a labor of love! It is brewed with concentrated Vermont maple sap replacing water in the brewing process, then it spends a year in oak barrels that previously held Saxton’s River Distillery “Sapling” maple liquor. We package the beer in specialty bottles with a cork and cage finish done completely by hand.” This marks the fourth time Lawson’s Finest has placed Vermont maple on the map for beer lovers with wins at the World Beer Cup in 2010, 2012, and the Great American Beer Fest in 2015. The World Beer Cup is the largest and most prestigious international beer competition in existence. The event is held every two years and is hosted...

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May Beer News

Posted on May 3, 2016 in Beer Fests, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events

May Beer News

The first week of May brings the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia PA. Lawson’s Finest will be making a splash with cans and draft of Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 throughout the week at area retail and draft establishments! There will be a special Lawson’s tapping and meet the Brewer on Wednesday May 4th from 6-8pm at Fountain Porter, and they’ll also be selling to-go cans of Sip of Sunshine IPA & Super Session #2! Inquire with your favorite Philly retailer to see if they’ll be selling Lawson’s Finest. (Sorry but we don’t have exact Philly draft & retail locations). In Vermont the week of May 2nd, you’ll find bottles of Chinooker’d IPA at Beverage Warehouse of Vermont, Warren Store, and Hunger Mountain Coop. There is also limited draft at select locations including Prohibition Pig, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Blackback Pub, Three Penny Taproom and The Mad Taco. In...

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Lawson’s Finest – a new home for the future

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Press

Lawson’s Finest – a new home for the future

Here’s news that will thrill beer lovers near and far! Sean and Karen Lawson, proprietors of the award-winning microbrewery Lawson’s Finest Liquids, are in the process of purchasing the warehouse buildings and property located at 155 Carroll Road in Waitsfield, VT with a goal of closing in the summer of 2017. Sean says, “It is our hope that this will become the expanded home of Lawson’s Finest in the Mad River Valley.” The craft beer company plans to open a new larger brewery, a tasting room and offer retail sales. Currently, Lawson’s Finest is based in Warren VT with a 7 barrel brewery (1 U.S. barrel (bbl) = 31 gallons). In the new space in Waitsfield, they anticipate having a 30 bbl brewery. They plan to move their craft beer-making operation from a tiny 280 square-foot building at their home in Warren to the 7,500-square-foot warehouse in Waitsfield, which means...

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April Beer News

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Our Beer

April Beer News

Early April means that we’re busily preparing for our 8th Anniversary Celebration on 4/9. This event is completely sold out! For those of you attending the daytime Beer Lovers Market or the evening Beer Lovers Ball, please make sure to shop at the local Bridge Street and surrounding Waitsfield village stores (including Village Grocery, Sweet Spot, Reign Vermont, Waitsfield Wine (and beer!) Shop, Artisan’s Gallery, etc) to support local! All of the Warren-brewed beer will be sold at our Anniversary celebration, so there will not be bottled beers appearing on any Vermont retail shelves in early April. If any bottled beer remains after our event on 4/9 these will go to select VT retail outlets the week of April 11th. Stay tuned for an update on any potential upcoming bottle releases by mid-month. UPDATE 4/12/16 – a limited number of cases of Knockout Blonde and Maple Nipple will be arriving at the Warren Store and...

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March Beer News

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 in Our Beer

March Beer News

Due to recent travels and our upcoming 8th Anniversary event preparations, there is a limited supply of Warren-brewed specialty beer this month. The week of March 3rd you will find Carrier Coffee Maple Imperial Stout (limited bottles for sale at The Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Co-op and Beverage Warehouse). As usual, there will be fresh batches of Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 all month long in Vermont and...

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8th Anniversary Celebration Details

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

8th Anniversary Celebration Details

Thank you for your support! All of the daytime & evening tickets for our 8th Anniversary Celebration are SOLD OUT! Lawson’s Finest 8th Anniversary Celebration will take place at the Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, VT on April 9th, 2016.  Click here for a Google map of Valley Players Theater. We are thrilled to celebrate eight years of brewing with tasty beer, food, Lawson’s merchandise & a great time as we raise funds for several worthy causes: the Warren School PTO, the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and Hannah’s House. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY CASH ACCEPTED AT BOTH THE DAYTIME MARKET AND EVENING BALL! (No credit or debit cards or out of state checks will be accepted!) Advanced tickets are required for entry to the Beer Lover’s Market from 12:30-5pm (3 sessions). Separate tickets are required Beer Lover’s Ball from 7-11pm.  Non-transferrable tickets will be available for both events at Eventbrite.com starting Thursday, March 3rd at...

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February Beer News

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Our Beer, Retail

February Beer News

For the weeks of February 11 and 18, all 22 oz bottle releases will be sold at The Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Co-op, and the Beverage Warehouse. The week of 2/11 you will find Mosaic IPA (bottles and draft) – Brewed with copious additions of Mosaic, this single-hop American IPA features juicy tropical flavors of mango and grapefruit combined with herbal and earthy pine character. The week of 2/18 you will find Jade IPA (bottles and draft) – Brewed with Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand and named after our youngest daughter, Jade. We hope you enjoy the unique aromatics and flavor profile of this new hop variety. In Vermont and Connecticut the week of 2/2 you will be able to get your hands on a fresh batch of Super Session #2 (cans and draft). Sip of Sunshine IPA will be freshly released the weeks of 2/9 and 2/23. We allocate these...

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January Beer News

Posted on Jan 1, 2016 in Our Beer

January Beer News

Due to a break over the holidays, there will be no special 22 oz bottles or draft the week of 1/4. Happy 2016! For the entire month of January, all 22 oz bottle releases will be sold at The Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Co-op, and the Beverage Warehouse. Week of 1/11 – Red Spruce Bitter (bottles and draft) – Lawson’s winter holiday ale is a special bitter brewed with real sprigs of Red Spruce picked from trees at the brewery, a dash of cinnamon & fermented with an English-style yeast. This winter seasonal breaks from traditionally heavy holiday brews with a light body and refreshing zest. Week of 1/18 – Triple Sunshine IPA (bottles only) – This lupulin-laden triple India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical character, floral aromas and exceptional layers of flavor. Week of 1/25 – (tentatively) Fayston Maple Imperial Stout Rum Barrel aged (bottles only) – Brewed with loads...

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December Beer News

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 in Collaborations, Our Beer

December Beer News

Updated 12/18/15: December is a spectacular Lawson’s Finest Liquids beer blitz at Vermont establishments! The first week of December brings you Reverse Migration IPA (bottles (SOLD OUT) and limited draft), a collaboration with our Florida friends from Cigar City Brewing. This American IPA is infused with real mango and passion fruit and a blend of hops from around the world including El Dorado, Equinox, Pacific Jade, Citra and Simcoe. The week of 12/7 will feature the latest batch of our collaboration brew made with Carrier Roasting Company called Carrier Dark Mild (cold brewed with coffee) in bottles (Warren Store, Beverage Warehouse, and Hunger Mountain Co-op) and draft. This beer has become a favorite amongst the locals! The week of 12/14 you’ll find Fayston Maple Imperial Stout in bottles (Warren Store, Beverage Warehouse, and Hunger Mountain Co-op) and limited draft. The week of 12/21 FMIS will be in very limited quantities...

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Waitsfield Bridge Street, Small Business Saturday beer sale 11/28

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer

Waitsfield Bridge Street, Small Business Saturday beer sale 11/28

Lawson’s Finest will be holding a special event pop-up beer release this Saturday, November 28th in Waitsfield, VT from 12-3pm or until the beer is gone. Here are the details: Where: Near 40 Bridge Street, Waitsfield, VT What: Lawson’s special bottle and can release When: Numbered beer tickets available 11AM on Bridge Street; Beer on Sale 12 Noon Why: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! With this event we hope to support businesses that were affected by many months of closure on Bridge Street while the Waitsfield covered bridge was rebuilt. Please consider making a purchase from our friends and neighbors who own a business in Waitsfield! BEER LIST: (cash only) Double Sunshine IPA (8.0%/22oz bottle) – Limit 1/pp – $9 ea Lawson’s/Cigar City Reverse Migration IPA w/mango & passionfruit! (6.9%/22oz bottle) – Limit 2/pp – $9 ea Lawson’s/Otter Creek – Double or Nothing Maple Barleywine (10.5%/12oz bottles) – Limit 1 case...

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November Beer News

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Collaborations, Our Beer

November Beer News

For the first two weeks of November,  you can find limited amounts of bottles and draft of our collaboration brew made with Carrier Roasting Company called Carrier Dark Mild (cold brewed with coffee). This batch won’t last long so try this delicious beer now! On November 3rd, Lawson’s Finest Liquids is honored to host our Florida friends from Cigar City Brewing to create a pilot batch of an IPA brewed with mango & passion fruit! Distribution of this exquisite beer will be in Vermont later this month. It may be cold and rainy outside your window, but the Lawson’s Finest Liquids weather man is calling for SUNSHINE in select areas of Vermont! You spoke, we listened! We’re delighted to announce the limited release of Double Sunshine IPA in 22 ounce bottles only! Thursday & Friday (11/12 & 13) you’ll have the opportunity to score some coveted bottles at the Warren...

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October beer news

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 in Collaborations, Our Beer

October beer news

Autumn brings you our two latest collaborations with Otter Creek Brewing, including Double Dose IPA in bottles and draft. You can find it around New England thanks to Otter Creek’s wide distribution. In the upcoming month, we will also release our new collaboration called Double or Nothing, a sweet Barley Wine aged on maple wood and brewed with maple syrup. Yum! The recent late summer season has meant a lot of traveling for Sean Lawson, which in turn results in the absence of 22 ounce bottles of beer brewed in Warren VT you’ve learned to seek out on the shelves. While we acknowledge that many of you are craving the Finest local brews, we are so thrilled to be a part of some really amazing projects including the 2016 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. Check out this post for more information on our exciting venture! Revelers in VT and CT alike will enjoy...

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We’re never too old for (Beer) camp!

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in Collaborations, Our Beer, Special Events

We’re never too old for (Beer) camp!

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is honored to have been chosen as one of the lucky brewers to join the 2016 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp! Check out that link and the Sierra Nevada Facebook page frequently for all kinds of important, updated information. Inspired by rock ‘n’ roll Super Groups, Sierra Nevada is teaming up with 30 talented breweries (including Lawson’s!) to make six Super Groups of their own by region. The attached picture shows the Northeast Region band featuring Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Sierra Nevada, along with the bands of brewers, will create an all-new mixed pack of beers that showcases the art, spirit and attitude of American craft beer. And in summer 2016, they’ll hit the road for a six-city traveling beer festival. Can’t...

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September beer news

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 in Collaborations, Our Beer

September beer news

Starting the week of 9/1, residents of upstate New York will be treated to special tappings of Lawson’s! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for draft locations to score some of the Finest Liquids! This is a rare opportunity, so don’t miss it before it’s gone! All month long you’ll find the fresh & quaffable Super Session #2 and Sip of Sunshine IPA – in both draft and cans. Special thanks to our dear friend TJ Greenwood for the amazing photo on this post (and most of our website photos!) The week of 9/8 will bring back the ever popular Fayston Maple Imperial Stout, available in limited quantities of both bottles and draft for you to enjoy on the September nights that remind us that autumn is only around the corner. September 19th is the official third annual release of Double Dose IPA – our collaboration beer with Otter Creek Brewing, which will...

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Lawson’s Finest at the Phish Magnaball!

Posted on Aug 7, 2015 in Our Beer

Lawson’s Finest at the Phish Magnaball!

Lawson’s Finest is thrilled and honored to be part of Phish’s 2015 Magnaball from August 21-23! Karen & Sean Lawson have been Phish phans for decades, grooving on their jams at small and large venues alike. We are so proud to partner with our fellow Phish Vermonters at this epic music fest! High on a hill in Warren, Vermont, celebrated brewer and longtime Phishhead Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids crafts unique beers of the highest quality and freshness in carefully tended small batches at his 7bbl artisanal brewery. Focusing on hop-forward IPA’s and signature specialty beers, including the World Beer Cup winning Maple Tripple, Sean and wife Karen produce just a few hundred barrels a year at their Sugarhouse Brewery. Lovers of delectable beer flock to the heart of the Green Mountains to sip his brew and score a bottle or two. Lawson’s own journey as ‘The Beer Guy’ dates...

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August delivery info

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 in Collaborations, Our Beer

August delivery info

Summer is fleeting, and we hope you are living it to the fullest. Our mission is to quench your insatiable thirst! For the week of August 3rd, in VT you’ll find Sip of Sunshine IPA in cans and draft. There will be a limited amount of Super Session #2 in cans and draft. The week of August 10th will bring fresh batches of Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 in cans and draft to both VT & CT. In VT, you’ll also enjoy the limited release of Hopzilla IPA (bottles at The Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Coop and Beverage Warehouse; draft at Prohibition Pig, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Three Penny Taproom, Worthy Burger and Worthy Kitchen). The weeks of August 17th and 24th will keep your summer going in full tilt with Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 in cans and draft. At Hop Jam on August 22nd,...

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September beer events!

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, SIPtemberfest

September beer events!

September in Vermont is the perfect time to enjoy cold beers, cool nights and good friends. Please check out the listing of the upcoming beer events that feature Lawson’s Finest Liquids! Also, on September 19th from 3-7 pm, check out the Otter Creek HarvestFest which will feature the official release of our collaboration beer Double Dose IPA! And for those of you lucky folks who are attending the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado September 24-26, you should seek out the Lawson’s Finest Liquids booth to find 5 beer varieties that will be poured for your...

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July beer deliveries

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Our Beer, Our Events

July beer deliveries

In CT the week of July 13th you’ll find a fresh delivery of Sip of Sunshine IPA (cans & draft) and Super Session #2 (cans debut & draft). We are so excited to put more Lawson’s Finest in your hands in a lightweight and convenient 12 ounce can format! In VT the week of July 13th you’ll find a fresh delivery of Sip of Sunshine IPA (cans & draft) and Super Session #2 (cans debut & draft). For our special Summer Celebration on 7/11, ticket holders will receive a case of special limited edition Sip of Sunshine IPA in 22oz bottles! The Sip bottles will also be available in limited amounts in various retail stores in Vermont. We will also celebrate the Vermont Brewers Fest by offering limited draft of Equinox IPA and draft of Spruce Tip IPA (Collaboration with Vermont Pub & Brewery). There will also be a limited release...

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Lawson’s Finest Summer Celebration – July 11th!

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 in Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Lawson’s Finest Summer Celebration – July 11th!

Join Lawson’s Finest on Saturday, July 11th at Mad River Glen ski area. In the parking lot we’ll have bottles/cans and merchandise sales from 12-2 pm for ticket holders only. CASH ONLY for Lawson’s sales! Bottles/cans purchased at the beer sale shall not be opened while at Mad River Glen.  Soule Monde will provide music for your grooving pleasure at Stark’s Pub from 1-4pm. The Pub will be open for ticket holders starting at 12pm, serving food and beverages including special Lawson’s Finest Liquids drafts and food pairings (see below). Food served in the Pub is not included in the ticket price. Food and beverages purchased at the Pub are cash or credit card. Tickets are required for this event. There is a purchase limit of 2 tickets per person who are at least 21 years of age (you may enter a different name for each ticket). Ticket registration opens on Wednesday,...

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Beer deliveries thru the end of June

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 in Our Beer

Beer deliveries thru the end of June

Fresh batches of Sip of Sunshine IPA (draft & cans) and Super Session #2 (draft) are awaiting your taste buds in both VT and CT! In addition, during the week of June 15th (at select locations) Vermonter’s will find our new Peppercorn Saison on draft. And during the week of June 22nd (at select locations) Vermonter’s will find our latest batch of Hopcelot IPA on draft. We’d like to give our CT friends a special shout out to let you know that fresh shipments of Sip of Sunshine IPA headed out to venues as of June 9th. You can expect fresh brews of Sip cans and draft to drop approximately every 3 weeks.  Due to the overwhelming response and demand for Lawson’s Finest beer in CT, we are unable to provide an accurate and timely list of locations that have our beer in stock. Please inquire with your local retailer about...

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News for end of May & early June

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Collaborations, Our Beer

News for end of May & early June

To close out the month of May, in VT you’ll find Sip of Sunshine IPA on draft and cans, as well as Super Session #2 on draft. At the American Craft Beer Fest in Boston May 29-30 you will be treated to the second collaboration with our dear friends at Tree House Brewing  called Shhhhhhh…! IPA (you’ll get the reference if you were party to the mayhem of Yarghhhhhhh!!! last year). Shhhhhhh IPA…! is an 8%abv Double IPA brimming with tropical fruit and resinous hop character, yielding an exceptionally delicious and dangerously smooth brew. If you don’t have tickets to the ACBF in Boston, don’t fret because you’ll have an opportunity to try Shhhhhhh…! IPA the first week of June at select VT draft and bottle establishments, along with the ever quenching Sip of Sunshine IPA on draft and cans, as well as Super Session #2 on...

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Deliveries week of May 18th

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Our Beer

Deliveries week of May 18th

Lawson’s Finest will quench your thirst with drafts of Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 Ale. You’ll also find fresh cans of Sip of Sunshine IPA! Select locations will have bottles and draft of our latest creation – Rhubarb Basil Saison – which is a farmhouse style ale brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Wheat malts, with 40 pounds of added fresh rhubarb and a hearty dose of local fresh basil, then fermented with a French Saison yeast for a dry finish. Check with your local watering hole or trading post for...

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Deliveries week of May 11th

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Deliveries week of May 11th

Lawson’s Finest welcomes springtime with fresh deliveries of Sip of Sunshine IPA (cans & draft) and Super Session #2 IPA (draft only). Join us May 16th at a special beer dinner at the Inn at the Round Barn. Please check here for info and tickets!...

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Super Session #2 in CANS!

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Our Beer

Super Session #2 in CANS!

We are so thrilled to announce the newest addition to our canned beers! Super Session #2 will make its debut this July in both VT and CT in 12 oz cans, available in 6-packs. Super Session #2 features full malt flavor and assertive hop character with copious additions of Amarillo hops late in the kettle and dry hopping. Our Session IPA is so tasty and quaffable that it will leave you craving...

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Happy 7th Birthday – Lawson’s Finest!

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 in Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Happy 7th Birthday – Lawson’s Finest!

This Saturday, April 18th join us in celebrating Lawson’s Finest Liquids 7th Anniversary with special draft lists and delicious food offerings at The Worthy Burger in S. Royalton, The Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, and The Mad Taco in Waitsfield. If you are not able to join us at the Beer Lover’s Market or evening Ball, you may enjoy many of the same beers on tap – Permagrin Rye Pale Ale, Maple Nipple Ale, Super Session #2, Sip of Sunshine IPA, Fayston Maple Imperial Stout – at all three restaurants. In addition, each location will tap a keg of Triple Sunshine IPA! Look for a special “Lawson’s Burger” on the menu at the Worthy Burger, the debut of our Prohibition Pig/Lawson’s Finest Reverse Whirlpool IPA at the Pig, and the tapping of a one-of-kind cask at the Mad Taco! We appreciate all of your support over the last 7...

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Beer deliveries week of April 6th

Posted on Apr 6, 2015 in Our Beer

Beer deliveries week of April 6th

On draft you’ll find Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 Ale. And you’ll find Sip of Sunshine IPA cans as well, cheers! Please go to the Find our Beer page or Beers page for more information on the beers or delivery...

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Lawson’s Finest sponsors the MRG Backcountry Challenge 3/21

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Lawson’s Finest sponsors the MRG Backcountry Challenge 3/21

Sean wears many hats – two of his favorites are being a Brewer and the Naturalist Director at Mad River Glen. When you combine the two it is sure to be lots of fun! This challenge pits you against the backcountry! This is not a race. There are no winners and no losers – only those who finish the course and those who don’t. Choose your gear – telemark, snowshoe, or randonee – as you adventure through the rugged terrain of the Green Mountain spine. Entry fee is $20 which includes a raffle of awesome prizes and a post-party follows the challenge sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids including 1 pint of Three Pin Grin IPA in a souvenir glass. Register here for this unique challenge! and all proceeds benefit the Naturalist Program. REGISTER...

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Upcoming beers for late March and early April in VT

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 in Our Beer

Upcoming beers for late March and early April in VT

For the week of March 17th there will be limited draft deliveries of Fayston Maple Imperial Stout, as well as a bounty of Sip of Sunshine IPA to retail and bar/restaurant accounts. Super Session #2 will be available on draft at limited accounts. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On March 19 & 20, Chinooker’d IPA will be delivered in bottles to the Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Coop and Beverage Warehouse, as well as limited draft accounts. Sip of Sunshine IPA will be delivered to retail and bar/restaurant accounts that week. Super Session #2 will be available on draft at limited accounts. On March 26, 27 and April 2, 3 Kiwi IPA will make it’s returning debut in bottles to the Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Coop and Beverage Warehouse, as well as limited draft accounts. Sip of Sunshine IPA will be delivered to retail as well as bar/restaurant accounts. Super Session #2 will be available on...

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UPDATE – 7th Anniversary Party!

Posted on Mar 14, 2015 in Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

UPDATE – 7th Anniversary Party!

April 18, Lawson’s Finest 7th Anniversary Celebration will take place at the Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, VT.  Click here for a Google map of Valley Players Theater. We are thrilled to celebrate seven years of brewing and to raise funds for several worthy causes: a local family in the Valley affected by cancer and the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service. We’ll have tasty beer, food, Lawson’s merchandise & a great time as we celebrate our 7th Birthday! See below for beer list. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY CASH ACCEPTED FOR BOTH THE DAYTIME MARKET AND EVENING BALL! (No credit or debit cards or out of state checks will be accepted!) Several local restaurants will be joining us in the celebration, each serving multiple Lawson’s Finest drafts and a special offering! At the Mad Taco in Waitsfield, we are tapping a cask of the Permagrin Rye Pale Ale; at the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury we...

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7th anniversary party ticket info!

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

7th anniversary party ticket info!

Thank you to everyone who made herculean efforts to secure Beer Lovers Ball evening tickets for the 7th anniversary of Lawson’s Finest Liquids! Tickets sold faster than you can chug a Triple Sunshine. Don’t forget that the Beer Lovers Ball on 4/18/15 is held from 1-5pm and features Lawson’s Finest bottles, draft, merchandise and products from local vendors. It is free admission and we’ll have our usual number system for bottle purchases. Stay tuned here for more info on the afternoon market. Cheers! The Beer Lovers Ball (ages 21 and over only) is a limited capacity event featuring live music from The Grift and a cash bar with a variety of Lawson’s Finest on tap. Admission is $95 per person and includes one draft pour in a souvenir Lawson’s tulip glass; a buffet dinner from the Mad Taco; and a tote bag with 4 specialty bottles of Lawson’s Finest not available in...

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Beers galore for the next 2 weeks!

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Beers galore for the next 2 weeks!

Fayston Maple Imperial Stout has arrived! Freshly bottled and on the way in limited quantities to the Warren Store on Thursday 3/5, Hunger Mountain Co-op and Beverage Warehouse on Friday 3/6. Next week, we will have our Chinooker’d IPA in bottles at the same locations on 3/12 and 3/13. Both weeks you’ll also find our Sip of Sunshine IPA as usual at all locations, as well as our Super Session #2 ale at select draft locations. This weekend you’ll find a special draft-only beer – Three Pin Grin IPA – brewed for the 40th NATO telemark festival at Mad River Glen, with additional locations TBD next week. Join us at the tele-dance party with the legenday Free Heelers from 4-6pm (note: requires a tele-fest ticket to...

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Chinooker’d IPA is bubbling away in our brew house!

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer

Chinooker’d IPA is bubbling away in our brew house!

Chinooker’d IPA is bubbling away in our brew house! Draft and bottles will be available in select Vermont locations during the second week of March. And don’t forget that the Fayston Maple Imperial Stout will be in 750ml bottles and on draft at select VT locations in early March. Stay tuned for locations! Thank you all who showed your support for Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA and voted on this link for the Brewing News National IPA Championship! (Voting is now closed.) We advanced to the next bracket so Sip of Sunshine IPA remains in the competition! Lawson’s Finest Triple Play IPA was the 2011 National IPA Champion, and we’d LOVE to do it again this year with the Sip of Sunshine IPA as the National Imperial IPA...

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VOTE now for Sip of Sunshine IPA!

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Awards, Our Beer

VOTE now for Sip of Sunshine IPA!

Show your support for Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA and VOTE on this link for the Brewing News National IPA Championship! Sign up for the Beer Bracket email so that you are able to vote on each round! You must place your vote by noon on February 15th! Lawson’s Finest Triple Play IPA was the 2011 National IPA Champion, and we’d LOVE to do it again this year with the Sip of Sunshine IPA as the National Imperial IPA...

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New VT & CT Sip of Sunshine IPA accounts!

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Our Beer

New VT & CT Sip of Sunshine IPA accounts!

In Connecticut, Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA will be available again soon! Stay tuned for details. Join Brewer Sean Lawson to celebrate the launch of Lawson’s Finest in CT on December 27th and 29th. Lawson’s Finest is pleased to announce that over the holidays, brewer Sean Lawson will attend several events to celebrate the launch of our brand in Connecticut. On Saturday, December 27th from 12-3pm, Two Roads Brewing will host a “Meet the Brewer” event at their brewery tasting room in Stratford, CT, with both Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 on draft. Look for Sean at two events on Monday evening, December 29th, starting at 5pm at Eli Cannon’s in Middletown, CT and at 7pm at McLadden’s in West Hartford. Lawson’s Finest Liquids is pleased to announce that we have appointed Star Distributing of West Haven, CT to distribute our Sip of Sunshine IPA...

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Lawson’s Finest distribution in CT and more locations in VT with new cans!

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Our Beer

Lawson’s Finest distribution in CT and more locations in VT with new cans!

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is pleased to announce that our new 16 oz. can format of the Sip of Sunshine IPA is available in Connecticut and additional retail stores in Vermont thanks to an increase in our brewing capacity at Two Roads Brewing Co. and a new distribution agreement with Hartford Distributors, Inc. (HDI) in Manchester, CT and Star Distributors in West Haven, CT. Brewer Sean Lawson says, “The journey to cans has been a long one, and I am thrilled to finally offer some of our beer in a lightweight, ultra portable package. More importantly, I can finally say ‘Yes, we can!’ to our fans in Connecticut where Sip of Sunshine IPA is brewed and also offer more of our beer to additional stores in Vermont.” Sip of Sunshine IPA is available exclusively in cans and on draft. Brett Hollander of HDI states, “We are incredibly proud at HDI to introduce the Lawson’s...

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Announcing Sip of Sunshine IPA in cans!

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Our Beer

Announcing Sip of Sunshine IPA in cans!

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is proud to announce the new 16 ounce can format of the Sip of Sunshine IPA! Thank you Ball cans and artist Kerrin Parkinson for helping to make this vision a reality.  The current 22 ounce bottle format will be phased out so that the Sip of Sunshine IPA will soon be exclusively available in cans and on draft! Look for them later in December – we are thrilled to offer you an early holiday present! Please stay tuned for more information on distribution of the Sip of Sunshine IPA cans… And speaking of holidays, don’t forget to shop at the on-line Lawson’s Finest merchandise store for glassware, t-shirts and hats for the beer lover in your...

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Thanksgiving week deliveries

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Our Beer

Thanksgiving week deliveries

Sip of Sunshine IPA bottle deliveries next week (Thanksgiving week) will occur Tuesday to the Beverage Warehouse and Wednesday to The Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Coop. All draft accounts are well stocked and will have Sip of Sunshine IPA on tap for the holiday week....

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A Look Ahead for Lawson’s Finest

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Our Beer

A Look Ahead for Lawson’s Finest

What an incredibly full and exciting summer and fall season it has been! Between creating several new Sunshine beers, Lawson’s Finest has attended successful festivals from Boston to Brattleboro, Burlington and Fayston, launched a new website, and scored a Silver Medal with our Maple Tripple at the Great American Beer Festival! With the end of 2014 on the horizon, it’s time to take a look ahead at what’s on tap for Lawson’s Finest Liquids. There are lots of exciting things brewing and new brews to be served up soon. YES WE CAN! First is the introduction of our Sip of Sunshine IPA in 16oz cans! We are super excited to have our first-ever LFL beer in a totally transportable, lightweight and beautiful can package. A big thanks to our artist who designed the eye-catching Sip of Sunshine IPA label – Kerrin Parkinson. You can view her work at kerrinparkinson.com....

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Deliveries week of 10/14

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in Our Beer

Deliveries week of 10/14

Bottle and draft deliveries this week are Sip of Sunshine IPA. Friday nite 10/17 is “One from the Vault” at the Worthy Burger in South Royalton – an evening of rare and aged Lawson’s Finest beers. Don’t miss it – 14 different Lawson’s Finest beers will be...

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Deliveries week of 10/8

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Our Beer

Deliveries week of 10/8

Deliveries week of 10/8 will be both bottles and draft of Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session IPA. Super Session IPA in bottles will be fairly limited due to the supply quantity. Don’t forget – your best availability of variety and quantity of Lawson’s Finest Liquids bottles will be this Saturday 10/11 at the Waitsfield Farmers...

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Maple Tripple Ale wins again!

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in Awards, Our Beer

Maple Tripple Ale wins again!

On Saturday October 4, 2014, the Great American Beer Festival awarded Lawson’s Finest Liquids Maple Tripple Ale a Silver Medal in the “Specialty Beer” category! Here’s a list of all festival winners, you will find us under Category 11, Specialty Beer. In 2012, the Maple Tripple Ale received a World Beer Cup® Silver Medal, and in 2010 the Maple Tripple received a World Beer Cup® Bronze Medal for the Specialty Beer...

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UPDATED: October 11th Waitsfield Farmers Market

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events

UPDATED: October 11th Waitsfield Farmers Market

Waitsfield Farmers Market Saturday, October 11th, 9:00am to 1:00pm Beer List Lawson’s Finest/Otter Creek Double Dose IPA (8.7%) – $15/4-pack; Limit 1 CASE (six 4-packs $90) Hopcelot IPA (7.0%) – New! – $8/22oz; Limit 2 Super Session #2 (Amarillo hop) (4.2%) – $7/22oz; Limit 3 Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (10.1%) – $15/750ml; Limit 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (Pappy van Winkle; 11%) – $15/375ml; Limit 2 Maple Tripple Ale (2013; 12%) – $25/500ml; Limit 3 How does the market work? When do I show up?…FAQ’S IMPORTANT INFO FOR FARMERS MARKET How does it work? Pick up your beer ticket/order form at one of the hand-out times. It will have a number on it that corresponds to a time range to visit us at the market to purchase your beer. We have a lighted LED sign at our booth that shows the designated number we are currently serving....

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Deliveries week of 9/30

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Our Beer

Deliveries week of 9/30

Deliveries this week: Sip of Sunshine IPA in bottles and draft to all locations. Hopcelot IPA in bottles – very limited quantities to Warren Store, Hunger Mtn. Coop, and Beverage Warehouse. Hopcelot IPA will also on draft at select...

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Deliveries week of 9/25

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Our Beer

Deliveries week of 9/25

This week you’ll find a copious quantity of Sip of Sunshine IPA in both bottles and draft. At select draft locations you’ll find Hopcelot IPA and Permagrin Rye Pale Ale. And in celebration of Saturday’s SIPtemberfest, in limited quantity of bottles in the Mad River Valley you’ll find Permagrin Rye Pale Ale, Hopcelot IPA, and Super Session #4 (galaxy hop). These bottles will be available starting Saturday morning (not on the regular delivery day of Thursday). On Thursday (delivery day in the Mad River Valley) you’ll find Sip of Sunshine IPA in bottles and draft. The Waitsfield Mad Taco also currently has up to 6 Lawson’s beers on...

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9/20 Waitsfield Farmer’s Market & The Grift party details

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

9/20 Waitsfield Farmer’s Market & The Grift party details

Waitsfield Farmer’s Market Saturday, September 20th, 9:00am to 1:00pm Beer List Lawson’s Finest/Otter Creek Double Dose IPA (8.7%) – $15/4 pack; Limit 2 four packs Hopcelot IPA (7.0%) – New! – $8/22oz; Limit 2 Permagrin Rye Pale Ale (5.5%) – $7/22oz; Limit 2 Super Session #4 (4.2%) – $7/22oz; Limit 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (Pappy van Winkle; 11%) – $15/375ml; Limit 2 Maple Tripple Ale (2013; 12%) – $25/500ml; Limit 2 How does the market work? When do I show up?…FAQ’S IMPORTANT INFO FOR FARMERS MARKET Early arrivals (before 9am) – PLEASE do not park around the perimeter of the Mad River Green where the market is held. These areas are essential to vendors unloading and setting up for the market. We have a deli-style number system in place and will begin handing out numbered tickets by 8:00am at the Mad Taco in Waitsfield. At 9am, if any...

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Week of 9/18 Deliveries and other FYI’s!

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Week of 9/18 Deliveries and other FYI’s!

This week’s deliveries will be Sip of Sunshine IPA – in both draft and bottles. This weekend there are more events to keep you entertained than you can even dream of! There will be updates throughout the week so make sure to keep checking back. In the meantime, here’s a rundown of what you need to put on your calendar: * Friday pop-up sale of Double Dose IPA (Collaboration of Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Otter Creek Brewing).  Details can be found on last week’s news post * Friday & Saturday Brew Haha at Oakledge Park in Burlington which will feature Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA. * Saturday Lawson’s Finest will be at the Waitsfield Farmers Market  from 9am-1pm. We will post the beer menu and other applicable information in the upcoming days so stay tuned. * Saturday Harvestfest  at Otter Creek Brewing in Middlebury, VT. Come celebrate the official release of Double...

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Double Dose IPA Pop-up Sale 9/19!

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Double Dose IPA Pop-up Sale 9/19!

September 19, 2014 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Mad River Glen, Fayston, Vermont We’re holding a pop-up sale on Friday, September 19, in the Mad River Glen ski area parking lot (on Rt. 17 in Fayston, VT) where we’ll be releasing the first 240 cases of Double Dose to the public! We’ll have a one case limit for the first 100 customers, with a two 4-pack limit for the remaining cases. The Stark’s Pub at Mad River will also open that day at 3pm with special limited release draft beers from both Otter Creek and Lawson’s Finest, along with their full pub menu and Friday fish fry! The goal of our pop-up sale is provide the opportunity for both breweries to release the beer together in one place with a fun and festive atmosphere, and to make it possible for our customers to purchase the Double Dose IPA at a...

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Week of 9/11 deliveries

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Our Beer

Week of 9/11 deliveries

Deliveries this week: Kegs – Super Session #4 (Galaxy hop) and Sip of Sunshine IPA; Bottles – Sip of Sunshine IPA,...

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What you want to know about Sip of Sunshine IPA!

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Our Beer

What you want to know about Sip of Sunshine IPA!

What’s the story with Sip of Sunshine IPA? This is our new “flagship” beer…something we’ve never had before! That means Sip of Sunshine is a beer that will be available every week, year round. Wow! Thanks to our partnership with Two Roads Brewing, Sean travels each month to their facility in Stratford, CT to brew this beer. It is then packaged into kegs and 16oz cans and distributed through our own wholesale company to the local Vermont market, and through HDI and Star Distributing in Connecticut. Why not anywhere else? The demand for Lawson’s Finest beer is so overwhelming, that even with the additional volume of Sip of Sunshine, we are still not able to fully meet demand in our current territories. We are working hard to secure additional hops and add to our capacity at Two Roads Brewing Co. So what’s the plan? We will continue to brew Sip of Sunshine...

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Week of August 25th beer deliveries (Double Sunshine IPA bottles!)

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Special Events

Week of August 25th beer deliveries (Double Sunshine IPA bottles!)

Hi friends, Thank you kindly for your understanding with the cancellation of last week’s Farmers Market. We already are looking forward to the next Waitsfield Farmers Market on 9/20. More info to follow on details for the September Farmers Market. Hold tight. And don’t forget that the night of 9/20 is the G15 bash at Mad River Glen. The Grift’s 15th anniversary party is sure to be unforgettable – get your tickets before they’re gone! This week’s deliveries are Double Sunshine IPA in bottles only and Sip of Sunshine IPA on draft only. Enjoy! Retail information and delivery days will give you the info you need to find Lawson’s Finest Liquids!      ...

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Farmer’s Market Aug. 23 Cancelled

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events

Farmer’s Market Aug. 23 Cancelled

Friends, we are very sorry to inform you that due to a death in the family, we will not be attending the Waitsfield Farmers Market on Saturday August 23rd in Waitsfield. The good news is that we have made special arrangements so that most of the beer destined to the Farmer’s Market will be delivered that same day, Sat. Aug. 23 to the Village Grocery in Waitsfield and the Warren Store! Furthermore, the proceeds from the day’s beer sales will still benefit the Mad River Valley Community Fund. This effort is headed up by Troy Kingsbury at the Village Grocery, where there will still be special events as well as beer tastings and free coffee from Capitol Grounds in the morning. Here’s the full run-down on the week for beer deliveries! A fresh batch of Sip of Sunshine IPA (#4) will arrive this week and will be going out to all of our...

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UPDATE to Saturday August 16th deliveries!

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Our Beer

Forecast is calling for clouds, so unfortunately Sip of Sunshine IPA will not be arriving for Saturday deliveries due to equipment issues. On Monday we’ll post an update for the timing of the fresh Sunshine delivery. We feel as gloomy as you do and offer sincere apologies for the...

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August 14-16 deliveries (yup, including Double Sunshine IPA!)

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in Our Beer

August 14-16 deliveries (yup, including Double Sunshine IPA!)

Hey friends, Lotsa info on this week’s deliveries so listen up: – Double Sunshine IPA will be in BOTTLES ONLY, delivered to all 3 retail accounts on the regular schedule (Thursday & Friday) – Knockout Blonde Ale will be on DRAFT delivered on the regular schedule (Thursday & Friday) – A fresh batch of Sip of Sunshine IPA (bottles & draft) arrives this weekend! Bottles will be delivered on Saturday 8/16 to all retail accounts and select draft accounts. Next week all draft accounts will have the fresh batch...

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Get your Sunshine on August 23rd!

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events

Waitsfield Farmers Market: August 23rd (special event!) Waitsfield is home to one of the best farmers markets around. It’s a great way to spend a day checking out all the amazing local foods and products our community has to offer. The market runs on Saturdays from 9am-1pm and the remaining dates in 2014 that Lawson’s Finest will be there are Aug. 23, Sept. 20, and Oct. 11. On August 23rd, we will be participating in a fundraiser for the Mad River Valley Community Fund (MRVCF) to commemorate the fund’s 25th Anniversary of helping those in need in the Valley. We will be using our usual ticketed system for the Farmer’s Market, however, we are asking for donations at the time of handing out tickets. For the first 240 people that make a donation of $10 or more to the MRVCF, they will receive the following: free coffee and doughnuts...

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G15 – an event you don’t want to miss!

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Mad River Valley, Special Events

The Grift is our favorite local band who rocks the house – every time. Get tickets for the 15th anniversary party, deets below. Lawson’s Finest is one VERY proud sponsor!...

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