Awards

January Beer News

Posted on Jan 1, 2019 in Awards, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Retail

January Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW We will be closing at 6pm on Tuesday January 22nd, for a staff meeting.  2018 was an incredible year for us at Lawson’s Finest Liquids and we have all of our wonderful fans to thank for being a part of it! We are so excited to offer the ultimate Lawson’s Finest experience and finally have a destination to visit. We look forward to seeing both new and old faces enjoying our brewery, taproom and retail store throughout 2019! December was a great month for beer! We officially released our new brew, Scrag Mountain Pils which was inspired by the traditional Czech Pilsner style and has been a major hit! Our house lager is a tribute to the source of Waitsfield’s town water and the aquifer deep beneath Scrag Mountain. In addition, our Belgian style ale, App Gap Saison made its debut in cans! This ale was...

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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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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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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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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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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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Maple Tripple – 2012 World Beer Cup – Silver Medal!

Posted on May 11, 2012 in Awards, Our Beer

Maple Tripple – 2012 World Beer Cup – Silver Medal!

Whew! I am just back from a whirlwind trip to California for the Craft Brewers Conference, the World Beer Cup awards, a visit to far away family, of course – a ton of great beer! Lawson’s has great news to share with you all. Lawson’s Finest Maple Tripple 2012 World Beer Cup ® Silver Medal Specialty Beer Lawson’s Finest is honored to be recognized among the world’s best beers and breweries! The Maple Tripple is a unique strong ale (11% abv) brewed only once per year in the spring with 100% concentrated maple sap, then aged for a full year before bottling, lending a rich, complex and distinctly Vermont character to this beer.   Congratulations as well to our friends and second Vermont winner – The Alchemist, with a Silver Medal in the British Style Imperial Stout with “Luscious” an amazing beer that survived the flooding of Irene. The...

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Maple Tripple awarded Speciality Silver at World Beer Cup 2012

Posted on May 5, 2012 in Awards, Our Beer

Maple Tripple awarded Speciality Silver at World Beer Cup 2012

Lawson’s Finest is honored to be recognized among the world’s best beers and breweries! The World Beer Cup is recognized as “The Olympics of Beer!” The ninth bi-annual competition boasted the strongest field of entrants on record, with 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states entering 3,921 beers in 95 beer style categories, making this the largest and most prestigious commercial beer competition in existence. The Maple Tripple is a unique strong ale (11% abv) brewed only once per year in the spring with 100% concentrated maple sap, then aged for  a full year before bottling, lending a rich, complex and distinctly Vermont character to this...

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Lawson’s Finest – National IPA Champion!

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 in Awards

On March 5th, Lawson’s Finest Triple Play IPA was honored as the National IPA Champion by Brewing News! This annual tournament is held in a March Madness style single elimination head to head competition in seven rounds. You can click here to see the brackets and all the competitors. The field of 128 different India Pale Ales includes well known breweries such as Sierra Nevada, Harpoon, and Sam Adams, as well as some of the most highly awarded IPA’s from west-coast breweries such as Ballast Point, Firestone Walker, Port Brewing, and more! I am thrilled and honored that our little brewery took the crown! The Triple Play IPA is one of our new recipes, and is based on my Double Sunshine IPA (8%), only with additional hop varieties, and a lower alchol content (6.5%). The beer is brewed with Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial hops and features a tantalizing floral...

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Maple Tripple – 2010 World Beer Cup Winner!

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 in Awards, Our Beer

Yes, you read that right. Our tiny 1bbl brewery, competing against breweries from around the globe scored a medal! Maple Tripple – Specialty Beer category – 2010 World Beer Cup® – Bronze Medal!!!! The World Beer Cup® is now the largest and perhaps most prestigious commercial beer competition in the world! Here’s the official word from the Brewers Association: “Brewers from six continents earned awards from an elite international panel of judges this week in the 2010 Brewers Association World Beer Cup – the world’s largest-ever commercial beer competition. The eighth bi-annual competition announced awards to brewers from 19 countries ranging from Australia and Italy to Iceland and Japan. This year, 642 breweries from 44 countries and 47 U.S. states vied for awards with 3,330 beers entered in 90 beer style categories.”Lawson’s tiny Vermont brewery, in a state known for its Maple Syrup, pulled off an unlikely victory, by...

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SWEET 16!

Posted on Mar 1, 2010 in Awards

Hey Friends great news! Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Chinooker’d IPA has advanced to Round 4 and the Sweet 16 in the National IPA Championship!!!! 128 beers started this tournament and only 16 competitors are left. The grand titan of American IPA’s is up next against Lawson’s – Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker in California is the reigning champion, two years running, of the Great American Beer Fest. Cheer us on all the way! Don’t forget – this Saturday March 6 – Montpelier Farmers Market and Wed. March 17, Lawson’s 2nd Anniversary Party at Mad River...

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2010 National IPA Championship

Posted on Feb 23, 2010 in Awards

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is pleased to participate in the 3rd Annual National IPA Championship held by Brewing News! This head-to-head competition pits the best India Pale Ales from around the country in a round robin style tournament to crown the champ. 128 entries started the competition two weeks ago, and now 32 remain – including our own Chinooker’d IPA! In the first round, the Chinooker’d knocked off the esteemed Rouge Brewery’s Brutal Bitter, and in the second round we won out against a smaller brewery out of Washington – Black Raven Brewing’s Trickster IPA. You can check out all the match-ups at www.brewingnews.com/nipac, where you can also follow our progress, and even print out a hoops-style bracket for the beer world’s version of March Madness! BREWING UPDATES The President’s week holiday brought many visitors, skiers, riders, and beer lovers to the Mad River Valley! As a result, Lawson’s supply...

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