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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Important news re: SIPtemberfest tickets on sale Aug 4th!

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Beer Fests, Mad River Valley, Our Events, SIPtemberfest

Important news re: SIPtemberfest tickets on sale Aug 4th!

For those of you hoping to attend SIPtemberfest at Mad River Glen, please check out the link below. Lots of important information regarding purchasing of tickets!...

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Lawson’s brews news!

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Our Beer, Our Events

Lawson’s brews news!

Hi All! Here is important skinny on LFL brews for the next two weeks: This week’s beer is our very special once-a-year maple sap beer –2013 Maple Tripple Ale! It takes over a year to produce, is aged in maple liquor barrels, is hand corked and caged, and clocks in at 12% ABV….a labor of love! It is available in very limited quantities at stores and this is the only beer going out for delivery this week, so take note. Suggested retail pricing is $25-$27/500ml bottle, and customers will be limited to one bottle per person.Next weekend 7/18-19 is Vermont Brewers Festival! If you have tickets and want to know more about what is pouring at the fest, visit their website. If you don’t have tickets….sorry, try again next year! In stores on 7/17-18 you will find our Super Session #2 (4.2%) – a single hop session IPA brewed with Amarillo on this batch,...

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Happy 4th!

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events

Waitsfield Farmers Market 9:00AM – 1:00PM July 5th Beer List Bottle limits listed below Double Sunshine IPA (8%) – $9/22oz – LIMIT 4/person Knockout Blonde Ale (5%) – $7/22oz – LIMIT 2/person Super Session IPA #1 (Citra; 4.2%) – $7/22oz – LIMIT 2/person 2013 Maple Tripple Ale (new release! – 12%) – $25/500ml – LIMIT 4/person 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. Please note, if more people line up than we have tickets for, we will begin handing out the tickets at that time....

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Waitsfield Farmer’s Market July 5th

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events

Waitsfield Farmer’s Market July 5th

June 25th’s bottle variety is Double Sunshine IPA! Please note that we have reduced the bottle limit on this beer to 2 bottles/person at the Warren Store. The limits remain the same as always (1 per person) at Beverage Warehouse in Winooski and Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier. At all of our draft accounts, you will find the Sip of Sunshine IPA (8%) on tap regularly. This is a beer that I brew once per month at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT (see April 4 post for more details). FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 4th: The bottle variety at the stores will be Knockout Blonde Ale! Waitsfield Farmer’s Market – July 5th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, while supplies last (Numbered ticket required!) Please see our post regarding the May 24 Waitsfield Farmer’s Market for more detailed general info on how the market number system works. On July...

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The Beauty, The Brew and The Beast

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Our Events, Special Events

The Beauty, The Brew and The Beast

Join us on Sunday, June 29th at The Hen of the Wood in Waterbury, VT for this special event featuring the culinary wizardry of the HOTW team who will roast a whole calf, the impressive vocal and soul stylings of Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, and the delectable brews of Lawson’s Finest Liquids! Tickets are still available in person at Hen of the Wood, Waterbury! Doors at 5:30pm; Music at 6:30pm PLEASE NOTE: Parking is very limited! Please...

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YARRRGGGHHH!!!

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in Collaborations, Our Beer, Special Events

YARRRGGGHHH!!!

Deliveries this week: Bottles: Chinooker’d IPA (6.9%) at all bottle locations plus a limited amount of Spring Fever IPA at Warren Store Draft: Sip of Sunshine IPA (8.0%) plus Spring Fever Session IPA (3.8%) at several locations. Special tapping! 3pm Saturday, June 7th Join us in the YARRRGGGHHH!!! heard around New England!!! Tree House Brewing and Lawson’s Finest Liquids teamed up to brew this beauty named YARRRGGGHHH!!! IPA (8.2%) together and we’ll be tapping kegs for a 3pm toast at the Farmhouse in Burlington, Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, and Prohibition Pig in Waterbury! At the same time, our comrades at Tree House Brewing will be raising a glass in Monson, MA and serving up YARRRGGGHHH!!! IPA to-go in 750ml bottles from 11AM until its gone…first come first serve….savor some WORTHY eats while you wait! Check the deets here: http://treehousebrew.com/on-tap Two crazy guys and one ninja brewer unleashed in...

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BeerAdvocate American Craft Beer Festival 2014

Posted on May 28, 2014 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Our Beer, Our Events

BeerAdvocate American Craft Beer Festival 2014

Beer deliveries this week: Draft: Sip of Sunshine IPA (8%) and at several locations, Spring Fever Session IPA (3.8%) Bottles: Spring Fever Session IPA BeerAdvocate – American Craft Beer Festival Boston, MA 5/30-31 Spring Fever Session IPA (3.8%) YARRRGGGHHH!!! IPA (8%) collaboration with Tree House Brewing Peril 6th Anniversary Imperial IPA (11.1%) Fayston Maple Imperial Stout...

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Waitsfield Farmer’s Market – Sat. 5/24/14

Posted on May 19, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events

Hard to believe the “summer” season is already here! What a good way to kick off the season with a weekend made for beer lovers! We’ll be at the Waitsfield Farmer’s Market from 9am to 1pm this Saturday, May 24 with our bottles sales. Complete info below. Our last outdoor market in October 2013! Hill Farmstead Brewery is celebrating their 4th Anniversary this weekend with tap take-over events and special beer releases in Waterbury, VT. Visit their website for more info and links. To add further incentive for an afternoon at the crossroads of VT100 and I-89….The Alchemist is having a pop-up can sale of their most recent special releases. Click here for all the deets! So…the low-down for this week: 1. Bottle deliveries to our retail locations will be Ava IPA (7%) 2. Draft deliveries to our bar and restaurant locations with be Sip of Sunshine IPA 2.0...

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Thank you Lawson’s Finest fans!

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Our Events, Special Events

Thank you Lawson’s Finest fans!

HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that turned out for the Lawson’s Finest 6th Anniversary event this weekend! WOW! From start (Mad Taco breakfast at 8am…wait, make that 5:15am for the earlier risers!) to finish (encore by the Grift at 11:10pm), you are seriously dedicated to your passion and enthusiasm for the beers you love! Drum roll please…..the final numbers are in….and we raised $10,682 for charitable causes! Yes, just fantastic! We are donating $5,341 each to the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, and a local family in real need here in Valley through the Warren United Church. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of our lead sponsor THE MAD TACO, all of our incredible friends who helped throughout the lead up and during the event, our kind vendors at the market, The Grift band, The Valley Players theater, and more! Thank you! Thank you, thank you, THANK...

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6th Anniversary Bottle list & limits

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Our Events, Special Events

Here you go! ALSO – We will be posting updates in the morning to our new Facebook page regarding the Mad Taco breakfast buffet (see below) and beer # ticket availability (to purchase bottles). The breakfast fundraiser event runs 8-10am and we will post when all 50 tickets and the special breakfast stout are gone….and/or to let you know that they are still available for a donation! If you purchase the full allotment of bottles offered, the total will be $168 including Vermont taxes. Remember this a cash-only sale! (local checks accepted) 6th Anniversary Bottle List Spring Fever Session IPA (3.8%) – $7/22oz – LIMIT 3 Permagrin Rye Pale Ale (6.0%) – $7/22oz – LIMIT 3 Double Sunshine IPA (8.0%) – $9/22oz –  LIMIT 3 6th Anniversary Peril Imperial IPA (11.1%) – $12/22oz –  LIMIT 2 Rum-barrel Aged Maple Imperial Stout (11%) – $15/375ml – LIMIT 3 Fayston Maple...

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The Mad Taco Presents…..50 for 50!

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Our Events, Special Events

The Mad Taco Presents…..50 for 50! Very exciting news my friends….join Lawson’s Finest and The Mad Taco (Waitsfield location) at 8:00am on Saturday April 19th (yes, our Anniversary!) to raise $2,500 for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation! We will be tapping a cask of a one-of-kind, never made before (or again?) beer!!! Bourbon Vanilla Espresso Fayston Maple Imperial (Breakfast) Stout! We will also be handing out the first 50 numbers to guarantee your spot in line when our Beer Lover’s Market opens at 2pm, AND serving up a Mad Taco breakfast buffet!! First-come, First-serve. The breakfast will be available from 8am until 10am, and we will post updates to our Facebook page when the beer tickets run out…or let you know they are still available for a donation to our fundraiser! What the Stout??? Here’s the deal: $50 per person (CASH ONLY) for the first 50 people gets you...

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6th Anniversary Party details

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Mad River Valley, Our Events, Special Events

6th Anniversary Party details

Why? – Raise funds for The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation and a local family in the Valley in need of our support. Plus, tasty beer, food & a great time as we celebrate our 6th Birthday! Where? – Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Route 100, Waitsfield, VT. Parking? – Waitsfield Telecom parking lot (PLEASE stay off grass), 3898 Main St, Waitsfield, VT. FREE SHUTTLE runs from 1:30 to 5:00 pm to/from venue. Limited parking available along Route 100. Bottles sales? – Lawson’s Finest Beer Lovers Market from 2-6pm while supplies last. We use a deli-style number system. Get your numbered ticket starting at 12:00 Noon in front of the theater with a schedule and beer order form.  List/prices and a schedule below. Watch our blog for updated instructions on bottle limits and exciting news! How does the number system work for bottle sales? – See schedule below. How...

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Evening Beer Lover’s Ball Sold Out!

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Our Events, Special Events

Evening Beer Lover’s Ball Sold Out!

6th Anniversary Celebration April 19th Evening Beer Lover’s Ball SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone that purchased tickets for the evening Ball. For those of you that didn’t get tickets for the evening session, fear not! We will have a Beer Lover’s Market from 2-6pm on 4/19 where you can purchase Lawson’s bottled beer, merchandise, and draft beer as well as other fantastic products from local vendors. Similar to the Farmer’s Market style, we will issue numbers starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the event for the bottle sales to maintain the lines. More detailed information is listed below on the 3/26 post....

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6th Anniversary Tickets on Sale Today!

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Mad River Valley, Our Events, Special Events

6th Anniversary Tickets on Sale Today!

UPDATE to ticket sales: The online tickets are now sold out. Thank you to everyone who jumped at the chance to be a part of our evening celebration! The Warren Store has 35 tickets left. The Mad Taco in Waitsfield has 28 tickets left. ========================================== Tickets will go on sale online via lawsonsfinest.com as well as in person at The Warren Store (Warren) and the Mad Taco (Waitsfield) today at 11am! Tickets are for the April 19th 7-11pm Beer Lovers Ball. Tickets are $35 each, limit 4 tickets per person. There are no phone or email ticket orders. Tickets are not required for the 2-6pm Beer Lovers Market session. We will post notice on the blog when online ticket sales are sold out. We will also post notice when in person ticket sales are sold out. We look forward to celebrating with...

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Lawson’s Finest 6th Anniversary

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 in Our Events, Special Events

Lawson’s Finest 6th Anniversary

Hey Friends, Our 6th Anniversary is fast approaching! April 19th at the Valley Players Theater on Route 100 in Waitsfield, with a farmers market style bottle sale in the afternoon (2-6pm) and a ticketed evening celebration featuring live music, food, a free shuttle and of course a bevy of liquid offerings on draft (7-11pm). No tickets are required for the day-time event. Tickets will go on sale soon for the Beer Lover’s Ball evening event from 7-11 PM. All the information will be posted on our website and blog. More details below. Please note: we will be launching ticket sales via TicketLeap and a button on our existing website home page. We are currently testing this platform – tickets are not for sale yet! We appreciate your patience in holding tight until we announce that tickets are on-sale. 6th Anniversary Info Join Lawson’s Finest on April 19, 2014 as we celebrate six...

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Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Sat. March 15

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Our Events

Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Sat. March 15

The next Montpelier Farmer’s Market on March 15th from 10am to 2pm will have a VERY LIMITED selection of beer. We do not recommend driving from hours away only for this event. We anticipate the following beers and limits. Please see detailed instructions below. Double Sunshine IPA (8.0%/22oz) – 2 bottle limit/person Sticky Ale (bourbon barrel-aged Maple Nipple; 9%/375ml) – 2 bottle limit/person Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (10%/750ml) – 1 bottle limit/person IMPORTANT INFO FOR FARMERS MARKET Early arrivals (before 10am) – PLEASE do not park in front of the VT College Gym or the lot adjacent to the building. These areas are essential to vendors loading/unloading for the market. We will have a deli-style number system in place and will begin handing out numbered tickets at 8:00am near the entrance to the VT College Gym. These numbers will be on an order form with the list of beers and bottle limits so that you...

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March 4 beer news

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Our Events

March 4 beer news

Hi Folks, Just a quick update to let you know a few things. 1. This week’s beer selection is Double Sunshine IPA. PLEASE NOTE: This Thursday’s (3/6) deliveries to the Mad River Valley will be not be made until end of day. The Warren Store will receive their delivery of bottles before closing at 6pm. Some draft accounts may not receive their beer until Friday 3/7. 2. The 39th Annual NATO Telemark Festival is this Saturday and Sunday March 8th-9th at Mad River Glen!!! We will be debuting a special beer brewed just for this event – Three Pin Grin IPA!!! Enjoy at the General Stark’s Pub all weekend long, or join in the fun at the Telemark party on Saturday at 4pm on third floor of the basebox with live music from Guy Burlage and the Freeheelers, plus plenty of draft beer! (Note: Telemark ticket required for party, includes one beer). 3. The next Montpelier...

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MRG Beer Lover’s Dinner sold out

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 in Our Events, Special Events

Thanks all fans for supporting the Naturalist Program at Mad River Glen with our Full Moon Snowshoe & Beer Lover’s dinner on Friday, February 14th! The event is sold-out and no tickets will be available at the door. Happy Valentines Day (Powder Day!!!...

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Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Sat. Feb. 8th 10am-2pm

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Join us after the market at the Three Penny Taproom, where we will tap a pin cask of Double Dry Hopped Steve’s Backyard Red Ale at 3pm! Beer List Please NOTE: Bottle limits listed below are per person. You can purchase up to your limit of each and all varieties Double Sunshine IPA (8.0%) $9/22oz – Limit 4 Ava IPA (7%) $8/22oz – Limit 2 Sticky Ale (Maple-bourbon barrel aged; 9%) $9/375ml – Limit 4 Maple Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (11%) $15/375ml – Limit 4 2012 Maple Tripple Ale (12%) $25/375ml – Limit 4   IMPORTANT INFO FOR FARMERS MARKET Early arrivals (before 10am) – PLEASE do not park in front of the VT College Gym or the lot adjacent to the building. These areas are essential to vendors loading/unloading for the market. We will have a deli-style number system in place and will begin handing out numbered tickets at 8:00am...

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Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! (NOTE – Post revised on 1/19) Yes, I’m a little slow out the gate to get the first post of 2014 up to our blog, nevertheless, I have lots of good tidings and a look a head to what’s new and exciting on the horizon! Scroll to bottom for the list of beers for the next few weeks and our next Farmer’s Market beer list on Feb. 8th First, what a way to start the new year: Thank you Food Republic.com! They named the Double Dose IPA the #1 beer of 2013. With that great news, I can also tell you that Otter Creek Brewing and Lawson’s Finest are planning to team up again to brew the Double Dose IPA in the fall of 2014. Most excellent! What else is ahead for 2014? Here are just a few highlights: Collaborations – yes, please! These projects are one way that our tiny brewery can...

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Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Sat. Dec. 21st

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events

Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Sat. Dec. 21st

Darkest of nights….Double Sunshine days! Yes, friends, this Saturday, December 21st marks the winter solstice and the longest night of the year. We hope to brighten that shortest day by bringing you the return of Double Sunshine IPA! We’ll be making this beer available at the Montpelier Farmer’s Marketfrom 10am to 2pm, as well as our regular draft and retail bottle location (see list of locations – here) this Thursday and Friday. We’ll also be tapping a pin cask of Double Sunshine IPA with our friends at Three Penny Taproom at 3pm Saturday. We’ll have at the market the last cases of this year’s Maple Tripple Ale and Maple barrel-aged Imperial Stout, and releasing a brand new creation – Sticky Ale! – created by aging Maple Nipple Ale in Maple Bourbon barrels for year. (see label for full description below) IMPORTANT INFO FOR FARMERS MARKET Early arrivals (before 10am) – PLEASE do...

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The Night Before The Night Before Christmas!

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas!

Once again, Lawson’s Finest Liquids will be joining this special event featuring the esteemed Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head Brewing to raise funds for Vermont Foodbank, and provide participants with a memorable experience of special ferments and delectable food prepared by the amazing folks at The Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock, VT, on Monday, December 23rd, from 6 – 10pm. Tickets are now available at the Worthy Kitchen in person or by calling (802) 457-7281 with a credit...

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What’s Next

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

What’s Next

Happy Holidays to you all! Lot’s going on…here’s the quick version. Here are the varieties of beer going out to stores and draft accounts in the next two weeks: 12/5 – Chinooker’d IPA 12/12 – Triple Play IPA This Saturday, Dec. 7th visit the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT for “Lawson’s All Day!” We’ll be featuring 8 varieties of Lawson’s on tap and a few bottled specialties as well!!! The event starts at noon and ends when they close. We will post the list of beers that will be available at our Dec. 21 Farmer’s Market about a week prior to that...

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Beer schedule & Nutty Steph’s 10th Anniversary!

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 in Our Events

Beer schedule & Nutty Steph’s 10th Anniversary!

Greetings all, Here’s what you can expect in bottles and draft for delivery the next few weeks (see our website for locations and delivery day). 10/31 – Steve’s Backyard Red Ale (5.5%) Note: Brewed and bottled with local home brewer Steve Robbins! 11/7 – Triple Play IPA (7%) and very limited quantities of Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (10%) in bottles only 11/14 – Hopzilla Double IPA (8.7%) 11/21 – Big Hoppy Black Ale (7.5%) Nutty Steph’s 10th Anniversary! Lawson’s Finest is thrilled to be a sponsor of Nutty Steph’s 10th Anniversary event! Our favorite maker of the wonderous “Magic Chunks” – the granola and chocolate wizards of Nutty Steph’s will be putting on an event to remember on November 16th at the ECHO Center in Burlington, VT. All the details can be found here. Of course, several varieties of Lawson’s Finest will be served at the event along with a...

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Updated Farmers Market bottle limits on 10/12

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events

Updated Farmers Market bottle limits on 10/12

Please note the following bottle limits and prices on this Saturday’s Farmers Market offerings in Waitsfield from 9am to 1pm. We’ll start handing out numbered tickets at 8am to secure your place in line without waiting at the booth! PLEASE – once you have your number, please don’t wait in front of our booth – visit the great array of other vendors at the market, grab a cup of coffee or breakfast, or just relax and take a walk to enjoy the beautiful foliage. We and our neighboring vendors at the market will greatly appreciate it! 2 bottle limit – Maple Barrel-Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (11%; 2013 release!) – $15/375ml 2 bottle limit – Chinooker’d IPA (6.9%) – $8/22oz 2 bottle limit – Cascade (local hop) Harvest Ale (5.5%) – $7/22oz 4 bottle limit – Double Sunshine IPA (8%) – $9/22oz (Farmer’s Market only release of bottles!) 4 bottle...

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SIPtemberfest!

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Beer Fests, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, SIPtemberfest

Yes friends, one of our top fall favorites returns to Mad River Glen this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28! Friday evening features a killer four course dinner menu at General Starks Pub paired with Lawson’s Finest and Otter Creek beers, and hosted by brewers Sean Lawson and Mike Gerhart. The menu is posted on the SIPtemberfest website. Saturday will bring 15 brewers, 2 distillers and one winery together with fantastic food from the Mad Taco and Skinny Pancake, technicolor foliage, and chairlift rides to the summit! If you didn’t plan ahead and get your tickets, sorry, but both events are completely sold out – mark your calendar for September 27, 2014 and start checking the SIP website in early July for the tickets on-sale date for next year! Here’s the Lawson’s line up for brews at the event Warren Store Maple Wheat (4.2%) Steve’s Backyard Red Ale (5.5%) LFL/VPB...

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Updated market info

Posted on Sep 21, 2013 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events

The purchase limit on the Double Dose IPA will be 2 four packs (eight 12oz bottles) per person. The price will be $13.95 plus bottle deposit and tax, which is $15/4pk. All other prices below include 5c bottle deposit and 6% VT sales tax. See you Saturday! Check out Otter Creek’s Oktoberfest and release party! Music with Waylon Speed, tasty eats from the Worthy Burger, and awesome beer from Otter Creek Brewing and Lawson’s Finest Liquids! 12-6pm at the OCB brewery, 793 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT. Entry is $20 per person (kids free). Includes one glass of Double Dose IPA for 21 and...

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Waitsfield Farmer’s Market – Sat. 9/21

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

Yes, we’ll be there…with Double Dose IPA! What an exciting day! Per usual, we’ll be at the market 9am-1pm for sales. 8am we’ll start handing out numbered tickets (order forms). These will serve to hold a place for you so that you can return to buy your beer without waiting in line. For example, we generally can serve at least one person per minute. We start with number 1 at 9:00am. So, if you get #60, come back at 10:00am and no wait! (Times are approximate). Otter Creek Brewing will be having a big throw-down and Oktoberfest party along with the official release of our beer in Middlebury. PLEASE NOTE: Purchase limits for the Double Dose IPA will be posted at the end of day Friday, when we know how many cases made it into bottles. Here’s the beer list: OCB/LFL – DOUBLE DOSE IPA!!! (8.5%) Limit: to be...

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Vermont Brew Fest Week!

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 in Beer Fests, Our Events

Wow, have we got some exciting things in store for you!!! Vermont Spruce Tip IPA collaboration! First and foremost, I’d like to announce our collaboration with the Vermont Pub and Brewery – Vermont Spruce Tip IPA! This beer was brewed in memory of Greg Noonan, who created the first VT spruce tip ale back in 1990 at VPB, of which I was an early fan and inspired me to make at least one spruce beer a year. Our friends at VPB, Steve Polewacyk, Russ Fitzpatrick, and Tommy Noonan joined in the fun to pick new spring growth spruce tips, brew the beer, and just on Monday we bottled it with a special label! You can get your hands on some starting this Friday 7/19 at 11:30am the Vermont Pub and Brewery where we will be doing the official bottle release (note: 4 bottle limit). Vermont Brewers Festival! Next up,...

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Waitsfield Farmer’s Market – Sat. June 8th

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

Greetings all!Here is the list for the Waitsfield Farmers Market tomorrow on Route 100, Mad River Green from 9 am to 1 pm (while it lasts!). Please note, the market is a rain or shine event, prepare for the weather. We will make numbered tickets available starting at 8am for the early risers to secure a place in line. This is a deli-style number system, with a lighted sign to tell you what customer number we are serving. Bottle Limit = 4 per person/per variety (NOTE: limits may change due to turnout) Jack’s Abby/Lawson’s Finest Smoked Maple Lager(5.9%) – $5/16.9oz (NO LIMIT)Spring Fever Session IPA (3.8%) – $7/22ozParadise Pale Ale (5.0%) – $7/22ozChinooker’d IPA – $8/22ozDouble Sunshine IPA (8.0%) – $9/22oz Jack’s Abby Events! We welcome our friends from Jack’s Abby brewery in Framingham, MA as they debut a number of their beers in Vermont this weekend at several...

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Lawson’s – Three Penny Beer Dinner tonight!

Posted on May 19, 2013 in Our Events, Special Events

Yes indeed…We’ve paired up with the fantastic beer curators and chef Matt Bilodeau at Three Penny Taproom to bring you a five course beer dinner! Just a few spots remain if you’d like to make a plan on the fly to attend this evening! The dinner starts at 7pm and you can secure a spot by calling TPT at 802-223-TAPS. Here’s a look at the enticing pairings: Lawson’s Finest Beer Dinner Spring Fever Session IPA spring greens and buttermilk dressing Double Sunshine IPA harissa spiced scotch egg Jack’s Abby/Lawson’s collaboration – Smoked Maple Lager fried monkfish livers   Fayston Maple Imperial Stout pork and wild leek pie 2009 Maple Tripple maple cake and wild ginger...

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Thank You!

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Mad River Valley, Special Events

Lawson’s Finest 5th Anniversary Seriously….Thanks! We worked tirelessly for weeks to put on this event for you all…and you showed up! All the way! We feel fortunate to be blessed by such a devoted and enthusiastic following…so here is the official version of “Thank You”! Lawson’s Finest Liquids is pleased to announce their 5th Anniversary Celebration held in Waitsfield, VT on Saturday, April 20th raised $7,306 for the Mad River Valley (MRV) Food Shelf and Emergency Assistance through the MRV Interfaith Council. Lawson’s Finest would like thank all the participants who donated funds, effort, and services to make the event such a success. Our partners included the Beer Lovers’ market vendors, Gracie’s Tamales, Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Green Mountain Twister Pretzels, Gaylord Farm, Nutty Steph’s, Hartshorn’s Farm, Gizmo’s Pickled Plus, Vermont Peanut Butter, and Valley Rent-all. Thanks for the amazing music provided at our evening celebration by Kat Wright and...

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5th Anniversary – Details

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Our Events, Special Events

We’re very busy preparing a spectacular event for you all! Here’s a run down of the essentials: If you purchased Beer Lovers Ball (7-11pm) tickets online – your tickets are “will-call” at the door. No hard copies will be mailed. Please bring a valid ID to pickup your tickets. Worthy Burger – Kickoff celebration!  Join our friends at the Worthy Burger in South Royalton, VT for the start of Lawson’s Finest 5th Anniversary. They will be open early at 10am with four breakfast-y specials to start your day, paired with Spring Fever Session IPA and Double Sunshine IPA. If you are driving by on I-89 from the south, this will be a great meal stop en route! Link to directions is here: Beer Lover’s Market – 2pm to 6pm Numbered beer tickets and order slips will be available at the start of the market at 2pm. Cash or local check only...

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5th Anniversary – Beer Lovers Ball (7-11pm) SOLD OUT

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 in Our Events, Special Events

Tickets for Lawson’s Finest Beer Lovers Ball on April 20th, from 7-11pm are now sold out. No additional tickets will be available at the door. If you have tickets, we will be posting additional details about transportation, our beneficiaries, and more soon! Please join us for the Beer Lover’s Market, at the Valley Players Theater at 4254 Main Street in Waitsfield, VT from 2-6pm that same day for a full selection of Lawson’s Finest bottles, a full draft bar featuring our special 5th Anniversary beers (see post below), and a wonderful array of local products from farmers, cheese-makers, artisans, and more!...

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Lawson’s 5th Anniversary

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 in Our Events, Special Events

Join Lawson’s Finest on April 20, 2013 as we celebrate five years of brewing and raise funds for local charities!  (to be announced soon) The Beer Lovers Market from 2-6 pm features free admission for all and a family-friendly atmosphere, with music, bottle sales, draft beer (cash bar), Lawson’s merchandise, and a selection of local goods and foods (vendors to be announced soon). The Beer Lovers Ball from 7-11pm (ages 21 and over only) is a limited capacity event featuring live music, bottle sales, draft beer (cash bar), and world famous tacos from the Mad Taco! Tickets are $30 each and are only available in person at two locations – The Mad Taco in Waitsfield and The Warren Store in Warren. A limited number of tickets will be made available for online sales at lawsonsfinest.com beginning April 1th. Tickets are not available by phone or email. Lawson’s Finest will...

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Farmer’s Market – Sat. Jan. 19th

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

After the huge turnout for our December market, we have some changes planned to hopefully make your experience better and the overall flow work more smoothly. We plan to have a sign outside the venue that states “beer line only” along with our Lawson’s logo. We will start handing out numbered order slips at 8:30 am outside the gym. These slips will have an approximate schedule of time (eg #1-12 = 10:00am to 10:15am etc.) along with a list of the beers that we have available and prices so that your order organized when arriving at the table. We will have a bright red “NOW SERVING” number sign at/behind the table with the number that we are serving that will be visible from a distance, so that folks can simply get a number to secure a place in line and either come back to market later or browse and...

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Wow…Thank you! and Sorry!

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 in Farmers Markets

We are humbled and amazed at yesterday’s turnout at the Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Thank you! We also want to say “sorry” to anyone who was not able to purchase the bottles you were seeking, and for having to change the bottle limit during the market. We anticipated a busy day with it being the holiday market just before Christmas, however, we also brought double the number of cases that we have ever been able to get to a market in the past. That is part of the reason we raised the limit to six bottles. At many previous markets we brought half as many cases and at four bottle limit, we were ending the day with some cases left – everyone had a chance to buy bottles and after the first hour of the market, when the big rush typically occurs, there was often little to no line...

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A Look Ahead….

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer

  This Week in Beer The seasons are a changin’ and so is our beer line-up! This week brings you my annual rendition of Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale! It is an American Pale Ale that comes in at 5.0% ABV and was brewed with a variety of local hops, including a few pounds grown right outside the brewery! The beer was dry-hopped with some of the first-ever pelletized local Cascade hops from Bill Powell’s hop farm up in Calais, VT, thanks to the efforts of UVM and the VT Dept. of Agriculture folks who have developed a small scale hop pelletizer at their Alburg hop farm. I hope you enjoy it! In the fermenters….Next week will bring you the debut of our newest Double IPA – Kiwi! It is massively charged with Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand, clocks in at 8.1% and has a...

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Farmers Market Update 10/6

Posted on Oct 6, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

In the bottle today…delivered to you tomorrow! Hopzilla Double IPA on the way! Fresh, hazy and might tasty! Hope to see you...

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Waitsfield Farmers Market FINALE! Oct. 6th

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

Well folks, SIPtemberfest was a blast and a resounding success! Thanks to all of you who came out to Mad River Glen for our inaugural “Meet the Brewer” dinner on Friday night with Otter Creek/Wolaver’s brewmaster Mike Gerheart and Lawson’s Finest brewer Sean Lawson. The food and beer pairings were nothing short of amazing! Saturdays sold-out festival event was splendid as well. To top it off, we tapped a cask of Triple Play IPA at the Hostel Tevere after-party on Saturday. Here’s a photo of our SIP brewers, partners, and master event organizer Megan Schultz having a blast at the hostel. Thanks again to all. Looking ahead to this weekend, we have our final Farmer’s Market outdoors for the season in Waitsfield. We have another wonderful array of bottled offerings, more than you will ever find on the store shelf at one time! You can look forward to the...

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Farm Market Pizza Dinner @ Hartshorns

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

Join us this Wednesday, September 19th from 4 to 7 PM at Hartshorn’s Farm Market Stand on Route 100 in Waitsfield (map) for the Grand Opening of their wood-fired pizza oven! Hartshorn’s Farm will be offering *free* pizza fresh from their wood-fired oven and Lawson’s Finest will be offering draft beer at special pricing for the event. The farm market will be open with a nice selection of organic vegetables, maple syrup, and fruit preserves. On tap for the event – Hunger Mountain 40th Anniversary Ale for $3/glass and Hopzilla Double IPA for $4/glass. We will also have a small, limited selection of bottles for sale at the event of Hopzilla DIPA, and Fayston Maple Imperial Stout will make its fall...

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SIPtemberfest!

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in Beer Fests, Mad River Valley, Our Events, SIPtemberfest

Mad River Valley’s finest beer event returns to Mad River Glen for a 5th year on September 28-29! If you didn’t purchase your tickets for Saturday’s beer tasting event, then start planning ahead for next year! SIPtemberfest is always on the last Saturday in September. Tickets go on sale in early August, and this year they sold out in just a few days. This year’s SIP will feature 19 brewers, Caledonia Spirits distillery, fantastic live music, and array of scrumptious foods, and foliage rides on MRG’s historic single chair. Fortunately, you still have a chance to participate in this fantastic event! New this year is the “Meet the Brewer” dinner on Friday evening in General Stark’s Pub at Mad River Glen. Tickets are available through the SIPtemberfest website (see below). Tickets/Info: http://siptemberfest.com/friday/ The food menu and dual beer tastings are sure to be a delectable treat. Featured brewers Mike Gerhart,...

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Waitsfield Farmers Market – Sept. 15th

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

Short on time so here’s the list. More details…hopefully, to follow.Tastings will be organized a bit differently, as always, you can try before you buy! Bottle limit: 4 bottles per variety of beer, per person. Session in the Rye (Belgian-inspired session ale; 4.5%) – $7/22ozChinooker’d IPA (6.9%) – $8/22ozHunger Mountain Coop 40th Anniversary Ale (american red/extra special ale; 6.1%) – $8/22ozHopzilla Double IPA (Back from its long hiatus! – 8.7%) – $9/22oz2011 Maple Tripple (Specialty ale; 12%) – $30/500ml2010 Farmhouse Rye (Belgian strong/farmhouse ale; 11%) – $30/750ml There are only a few cases of the Farmhouse Rye left for sale. This is the fourth and final bottle release of 2011 Maple Tripple. We anticipate having enough for the duration of this Saturday’s market, and if any remain they will be available at the 10/6 market....

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Waitsfield Farmers Market – August 11

Posted on Aug 8, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

Summer just flies by! Been so busy that the blog has fell woefully behind…here we go: UPDATED: Friday August 10th, 9 am This Saturday at the Waitsfield Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm, Lawson’s Finest will be offering sample tastings and bottle sales. We will have plenty of Double Sunshine IPA in bottles, and this weekend it will only be available at the Waitsfield Farmers Market! Any remaining bottles after the market will go to Warren Store. If you arrive at the Market before 11am, you should be able to purchase Double Sunshine IPA (we ran out at 10:30 am last market and have more bottles to sell for tomorrow).As usual, our bottle limit as the Farmers Market is 4 bottles per person, per variety of beer.This will be the third of four planned bottle releases of the 2011 Maple Tripple Ale (next up Sept. 15 farmers market), and if any...

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Upcoming Events!

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 in Our Events

This Saturday, June 16th check out the Sugarbush Brew-grass Festival! 3-8pm Lawson’s Finest and a bunch of other great breweries are pouring! Purchase tickets online in advance for the best price! Summer Waitsfield Farmers Market Schedule (9 am to 1pm each) Saturday, July 7 – 2011 Maple Tripple and 2010 Farmhouse Rye bottle release!(4 bottle limit for M.T. and 2 bottle limit for F.R.)Saturday, August 11 – Maple Tripple availableSaturday, September 15 – Maple Tripple available We’ll have sample tastings and retail bottle sales of all available beer varieties at each market, with the list and prices posted the week prior to the market. Thanks to everyone who traveled and turned for this past Saturday’s farmers market!!! It was a great success, and although I brought more beer than ever (including the initial release of both the Maple Tripple!! We sold-out of nearly every bottle that we could get...

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Waitsfield Farmers Market – Sat. June 9th

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Mad River Valley, Our Events

Its been a busy few weeks! Thanks to everyone that visited us this past weekend at the American Craft Beer Festival in Boston. What a blast and a great offering of so many varied brews. This Saturday, I’ll be at the from 9am to 1pm Waitsfield Farmers Market with bottle sales and tastings, along with the release of our 2011 Maple Tripple Ale! The response to the story on National Public Radio has been simply overwhelming. We appreciate all your interest and support of Lawson’s Finest. Bottles to be offered as follows: 2011 Maple Tripple AleDouble Sunshine IPAKnockout Blonde AleBig Hapi Black IPA As usual, the limit at our markets is 4 bottles per person per variety of beer, however, we reserve the right to lower this limit based on the turn-out at the...

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Montpelier Farmers Market – Sat. April 21

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Our Events

Here’s the quick round-up on what will be our final winter-spring farmer’s market in Montpelier for this season. SPECIAL TASTING! Lawson’s will be offer a special tasting of a true rarity. Our 3-Year Cellar Blend of our Maple Tripple Ale (~10.5% abv) features a portion of 2009, 2010, and 2011 batches blended together for a new experience. This beer will only be available for tasting (no bottles were made) at $2 each for a 2oz pour. BOTTLES FOR SALE: Permagrin Rye Pale Ale (6% abv) – $7/22oz Big Hapi Black IPA (7.5% abv) – $9/22oz Triple Play IPA – (7% abv) – $9/22oz We’ll be sampling all three of these varieties. I am working on pulling together something special in bottles for Saturday. Check back to the blog at the end of the day on Friday – if there is an update, I’ll have...

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4th Anniversary – Transportation and more

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 in Our Events, Special Events

If you are planning to use the shuttle services available for Saturday evening’s Beer Lover’s Ball, here’s more: The Mad Bus: 802-496-RIDE (7433) http://gmtaride.org/PDF/madriver/2011-2012/valleyevening.pdf Evening Valley Service – From 6:30pm to 10:30pm the Mad Bus will be making a special stop at the Valley Players Theater (our event venue) every hour on the half-hour. Visit the link to the website/map above to see the areas covered. The Bus will deviate up to 1/2 mile off the mapped route. Evening service continues for the Mad Bus until 2:00am. Call to schedule a pick-up. Alpine Limo: 802-793-3543 Mike is your friendly driver with the nicest shuttle bus around and a kick-ass sound system! If you are NOT on the route that the Mad Bus covers (see map) you can schedule a pick-up to get to the venue by texting or calling Mike. Please call before 5:30pm on Saturday to schedule a...

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4th Anniversary Evening Ball SOLD OUT

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 in Mad River Valley, Our Events, Special Events

Hey Friends, I’ve been meaning to get post up with lots of details about the upcoming event….then I got whacked the flu at the end of last week and am just barely recovering now. Soon! In the meantime, I did want to let you know that tickets for the Evening Beer Lovers Ball are sold out and none will be available at the door. Thank to everyone for supporting us and helping the VT Farm Disaster Relief Fund. If you purchased tickets on-line they are “will call” at the door so please bring your ID. Please do visit the Beer Lovers Farmers from 2-6pm that same day, same venue with live music from Last October, great food both from the farm and prepared, cheese, pickled goodies, teas, chair massage, lots of beer in bottles to choose from! – Cheers,...

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4th Anniversary Tickets on sale NOW!

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 in Mad River Valley, Our Events, Special Events

Please visit our home page at www.lawsonsfinest.com to purchase tickets. They are on sale NOW! Proceeds from our event will benefit the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund for damage and rebuilding from Tropical Storm Irene, through the Vermont Community Foundation....

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Montpelier Farmers Market – Sat. March 3rd

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Our Events

Hey all, Just a quick note to let you know what’s headed to the Montpelier Farmer’s Market this Saturday, March 3 from 10am-2pm. Click the link for more info on the market vendors, location and directions. Triple Play IPA returns! – 2011 Brewing News National IPA Champion (7% – $9/22oz) Double Sunshine IPA (8% – $9/22oz) Steve’s Backyard Red Ale (5.5% – $7/22oz) Permagrin Rye Pale Ale (6% – $7/22oz) Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (10% – $15/750ml) Oak-Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (11% – $25/750ml) – Just a few cases left of the Utopias/Buffalo Trace barrel aged version....

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Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Sat. Jan. 21

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Our Events

Visit the Montpelier Farmer’s Market website for directions and information about the great farmers, food producers and crafters at this Saturday’s market! Lawson’s will be well stocked with a large variety of brews that you won’t find all at once anywhere else! Last month, with similar quantities, we had plenty of beer available thru the first few hours of market, so you don’t need to arrrive right at 10am to get what you are looking for. Here’s the essentials: 4 bottle limit per variety of beer, per person. Seared Palate Barley Wine (Bourbon Barrel Aged) – $30/750mlOak-Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout – $25/750mlDouble Sunshine IPA – $9/22ozChinooker’d IPA – $7/22ozRed Spruce Bitter (holiday ale with spruce tips and cinnamon!) – $7/22ozSteve’s Backyard Red Ale – $7/22oz I’ll be posting more details about our newest collaboration brew – Steve’s Backyard Red Ale – brewed with local homebrewer Steve Robbins shortly...

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Montpelier Farmers Market – 12/17

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 in Farmers Markets, Our Events

Not much time; here’s the basics. This Saturday, December 17th, 10AM – 2PM; Vermont College Gym. Visit www.montpelierfarmersmarket.com for directions and more info about this awesome winter market! Happy Holidays! Limit 4 bottles per person of each variety Sugarhouse IPA (6% abv) – $6.99 ea – 48 btl Double Sunshine IPA (8% abv) – $8.99 ea – 168 btl Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (10% abv) – $15.00 ea – 132 btl And something special…..Over a year aging in oak (bourbon) – the first ever barley wine from Lawson’s Finest! Seared Palate Barley Wine (13% abv) – $30 ea/750ml; each waxed and signed. Suitable for special occasions and decades in your cellar. Bottle count for this release TBA. Approx. 260 bottles were created from three very small batches of finely aged and blended beer. Sample tastings will be available. Please visit all of the fine farmers, producers and crafters at...

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Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 in Farmers Markets

I am thankful for so much….family most importantly, and that’s what I love most about this holiday. Our T-day tradition is to cook a local Misty Knoll turkey (brined of course) and invite our loved ones. It always seems to snow right around Thanksgiving here in Warren and this year is no exception. A good foot on the ground this evening of the freshies! Wish I was out making some ski turns with friends, but alas, family and food prep call….which I love. This year’s turkey brine follows a recipe from renowned beer cuisine expert and chef Sean Paxton, aka “Homebrew Chef”. See here: http://www.homebrewchef.com/BeerBrinedTurkey.html for his brining recommendation. Mine has a light and hoppy Lawson’s Finest Gonzie session ale (the last of it!) in the mix. Can’t wait! Friday deliveries will happen as usual this week, and going out is the first of the really cold season beers...

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Mad Taco Monday!

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 in Our Events, Special Events

Drumroll please……Lawson’s Finest Liquids is pleased to announce our newest tap location: The Mad Taco in Waitsfield, VT!!!! Yes indeed, get yourself down to there immediately for set of pork belly tacos, or perhaps a chile colorado burrito, a few tamales or the specials on board and pair it a glass of Lawson’s! Can you tell I am excited? If not, just take a look at the shelf above the picture window at the Taco to get the gist of just how well Tacos at the Mad and Lawson’s go together. Right now they have two beers on tap with more to follow. Double Sunshine IPA is back! After a bit of hiatus for the summer, Double Sunshine IPA is back in the rotation. Bottles went out on Friday, 11/11 and it is now on tap at our local accounts. Along with that great news, we are also pleased...

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Vermont Brewers Festival!

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 in Beer Fests, Our Events

Vermont Brewers Festival – Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th UPDATED: Wed. July 13, 8am – ALL SESSIONS SOLD OUT! If you don’t have tickets yet and are planning to go….hurry up and grab one before they are gone! Visit www.vtbrewfest.com. Saturday is already completely sold out and tickets are dwindling for the remaining session on Friday night. As a heads up to our loyals fans: this is the place to be if you want a Lawson’s Finest this week! Due to our tiny capacity, almost all of our available beer will be going to the festival. This means Lawson’s will NOT be on tap at American Flatbread in Waitsfield and the Village Porch in Rochester, VT. There will be very limited number of bottles at the Warren Store, however, there is plenty of our collaboration beer, Acer Quercus available at the Warren Store, The Hunger Mtn. Coop,...

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ACER QUERCUS RELEASE PARTIES!

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 in Our Beer, Our Events, Special Events

How’s this for last minute notification…. Tomorrow, Monday June 27 at the Three Penny Taproom, Acer Quercus will make its Vermont debut on draught!!! We are very excited to say the least. Bottles of this beer will be hitting the Hunger Mtn. Coop in Montpelier first thing in the morning, and they will be at the Warren Store too. TPT will start serving up the AQ sometime after they open (not sure exactly, call ahead, 5pm at the latest). I’ll be dropping by later in the evening to say hi and have a glass myself! If you can’t make it tomorrow, fear not. On July 13, we will be holding another release party with a couple of kegs going the Farmhouse Taproom and Grill in Burlington as part of their Vermont brewers celebration in advance of the Vermont Brewers Festival on July 15 and 16. That same day, ample...

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Brewing Updates and March 5th Market

Posted on Feb 28, 2011 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events

Sometimes it take a while to get up-to-date on the blog, so here we go! Permagrin Rye P.A. is back! The 2010 incarnation of our Permagrin Rye Pale Ale (6%) features a new recipe that I hope you find even more delicious. The base malt is now a heartier Munich, while Crystal Rye and Toasted Rye Flakes have been added to give a richer rye character and mouthfeel. You’ll find the color is slightly darker and overall the beer a bit more balanced, yet still featuring a healthy dose of flavorful hops including Simcoe, Centennial, and Amarillo. Third Anniversary Brew! I dug deep into the archives and have re-brewed the very first receipe used in our current brewhaus! This beer was first tapped around St. Patty’s day at Mad River Glen in 2008, and hasn’t been brewed again since. Our Sugarhouse IPA is a classy lupulin-forward mouthfull of Summit...

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Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Sat. Jan. 22th

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 in Farmers Markets, Our Events

This Saturday will feature the second release in our Barrel-Aged series, an exciting long-term project this I described in detail in my last post (see below). I will be at the Montpelier Farmers Market on E. State St. from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, January 22nd, offering bottles for sale, and sample tastings. We will be offering our Bourbon Barrel-Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout in bottles for the very first time! The barrels I obtained were freshly emptied from the Maker’s Mark distillery. They are a small family run artisan distiller, much like some of our home-grown breweries here in Vermont. If you think the long name is a mouth-full, wait until you taste it! Much like last month’s Maple Barrel Aged release, this beer is bottle conditioned, carbonated and ready to drink now, however, I highly recommend saving some for a year or more to age, which will...

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Holiday Market – Beers Galore!

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 in Our Beer, Our Events

A quick note to let all our friends know about the excitement that this Saturday, December 18th holds for beer lovers in, around, or visiting Vermont! Lawson’s Finest will be making our winter farmer’s market debut for this season in Montplier, VT at the Vermont College Gym (corner of College St. and State St.) with an array of brews, including the special release of our first-ever maple barrel aged, Fayston Maple Imperial Stout! This beer was brewed last spring and rested for nearly 9 months, using an American Oak barrel from Saxton’s River Distillery (VT), maker of Sapling Maple Liquor. Oh my! While this beer may certainly be enjoyed now and over the holidays, I highly recommend restraint, as like a wine, it will continue to mature for years to come. Try waiting a year or more….if you can. We’ll offer samples for tasting ($1 each) and 120 bottles...

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