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February Beer News

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in featured, our beer, our events | Comments Off on February Beer News

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 Champion! Hopcelot IPA and Triple Play IPA can be found in bottles in Vermont at The Warren Store, Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, Hunger Mountain Co-op and Beverage Warehouse. During the month, you’ll find Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 around the states of Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Isn’t that grand?! Friday February 10, 2017 – Lawson’s Finest Beer Lover’s Dinner and Full Moon Snowshoe Join brewer and naturalist Sean Lawson for a 1-hour full moon snowshoe followed by a buffet local-vore dinner paired with a cash bar of Lawson’s Finest brew. $50 includes snowshoe, dinner and one beer. Advanced registration required –Buy Tickets Now! On February 23rd at 6pm join Sean at Sugarbush’s Lawson’s Finest Beer Dinner. Tickets will sell out so get yours today! This is one epic adventure via Cabin Cat or skin to the lodge and enjoy a fresh meal coupled with Lawson’s Finest...

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Our Ship is about to Blast Off!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in featured, mad river valley, our beer, press | Comments Off on Our Ship is about to Blast Off!

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 and co-owner of Lawson’s Finest says, “Atlantic has shown us their commitment to keeping our beers cold and getting them to our fans as fresh as possible with their new distribution facility in Holliston and a talented staff.” Vermont Within Vermont, Lawson’s Finest will grow our footprint in the northern part of the state as well as the Upper Valley. “We are stoked to add the legendary ski town of Stowe, and excited by the reception we’ve received from restaurants and retailers” Sean Lawson remarked. Lawson’s Finest will also begin regular deliveries to the White River Junction area soon. Fans of hop forward beers will find Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 regularly, as well as special releases of our small batch specialty creations at select locations. Lawson’s Finest Operations Director TJ Greenwood says, “Look for Lawson’s Finest in new locations thanks to the addition of a third truck at the Mad River Food Hub, home to our wholesale distribution company The Beer Guy, LLC.” While the small fleet can’t currently cover the entire state, we are really excited to reach additional towns around Vermont. Furthermore, Lawson’s Finest is poised to break ground this spring on a new Waitsfield, VT location where we will open a 30bbl brewery along with a taproom, retail store, and offices providing a new destination for Lawson’s lovers. Connecticut Starting in February 2017, an expanded supply of cans and kegs of Sip of Sunshine IPA & Super Session #2 will begin rolling out to our wonderful fans in Connecticut. Thanks to our relationship with Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT, we brew Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 locally and deliver it cold and fresh throughout the state with Hartford Distributors Inc. and Star Distributing. Company Story Lawson’s Finest was founded in 2008 and is an award winning, small batch artisanal brewery located in Warren, Vermont. In 2014, we added an alternating proprietorship at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT where our flagship canned IPA’s are brewed by Lawson’s Finest. Our goal is to provide beers of the highest quality and outstanding freshness, featuring world-class IPA’s and unique maple brews, while emulating the best of widely appreciated styles. Our small batch specialty beers are custom crafted in a 7bbl brewery tucked in the woods, on the east flank of Lincoln Mountain in Vermont. Lawson’s Finest beer can be found on draft, in bottles, and in cans throughout north-central VT, and in cans and kegs across the states of Connecticut and...

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Lawson’s Finest – a new home for the future

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in featured, mad river valley, our beer, press | Comments Off on Lawson’s Finest – a new home for the future

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 spring 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 more beer as well as adding employees and new equipment. They plan to keep the 7bbl brewery in Warren operational as a pilot location, with the opportunity for more creativity and experimentation. The Lawson’s also plan to continue brewing their Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session beers at Two Roads Brewing in CT now and in the future. Sean elaborates, “We’ve hoped from the beginning that our Sip of Sunshine IPA brewed at Two Roads could get to the big Northeast beer markets that are nearby, but people in Vermont and Connecticut are drinking it faster than we can make it!” Create a destination for Lawson’s Finest consumers “One of the things that’s been missing from our business is that due to our residential location, people can’t get to or see the brewery, and taste the beer or meet the brewer; people really want that,” Sean said. The tasting room plans to include a family-friendly space where people can sample a variety of locally produced artisan foods and beverages. The Lawson’s desire to align their project with both the scale and the character of Waitsfield and the surrounding areas of the Mad River Valley. “While this is an exciting first step,” Lawson said,“our plans are contingent upon the completion of the Winter Park Community waste water system, as well as obtaining all of the necessary permits from the Town of Waitsfield and State of Vermont.” If the permitting phase is successful and they complete the purchase, the Lawson’s anticipate renovations and equipment installation will take an additional 6-12 months, with a potential opening in 2018. “We’ve given ourselves two years to get to an opening date. We want to be completely transparent with our community as we go through this process,” Sean said. Since its inception, his beers have captured the fancy of beer lovers near and far, creating a cult-like following. Lawson’s Finest has also captured awards in recent years at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, and the National IPA Championship, creating heightened interest in their brand. Several factors over the past few years have made them more willing to take the next step in terms of growing the business. They partner with Mad River Food Hub in Waitsfield for local Vermont distribution. “Having warehouse space with both dry and refrigerated storage, trucking capacity, and the distribution facility at the Food Hub have been critical” Sean said. Lawson’s Finest also brews beer under contract at Two Roads Brewery in Stratford, Connecticut, where they produce Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2. This experience has given them the confidence that they can take on a larger operation and have the ability to move forward with this...

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Shop our Store

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in clothing, featured, glassware, our beer, Retail | Comments Off on Shop our Store

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!

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