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Waitsfield Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store

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

Waitsfield Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store

We are excited to offer guests the ultimate Lawson’s Finest experience at our new Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store. Check back frequently to find out what you can expect for availability at our Waitsfield location! Updated daily! 11/12/18 Available In Cans: To find the descriptions of our beer varieties click here.   Find information about Sip of Sunshine and Super Session...

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November Beer News

Posted on Oct 25, 2018 in Awards, Featured, 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! 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 variety of Lawson’s Finest beers, fine wine, hard cider and non-alcoholic beverages as well as local light fare. The family-friendly atmosphere keeps both adults and kids entertained with arcade games, checkers and foosball. Our four season beer garden includes three fire bowls which are adorned with Adirondack chairs to keep you relaxed and toasty on the colder days and corn hole for some fun outdoor entertainment. The retail store is packed full with vibrant, new merchandise and plenty of beer to take home with you! Before you leave, swing through the brewery viewing area to see, smell, hear and experience what goes on inside! Our brewery staff hard at work is a beautiful sight to see. News coming straight from our Waitsfield brewery is the release of Fayston Maple Imperial Stout in cans! Fans of our stout have been waiting patiently to enjoy this rich and complex beer, and for the first time ever it will be packaged in cans. We’re also thrilled to announce our newest beer, App Gap Saison, will be available only on draft this month – cans available this December! Our Belgian style farmhouse ale has a slightly spicy character, fruity yeast-driven esters and an effervescent, dry finish. If you’re planning a visit to our new brewery, taproom and retail store don’t forget to check here to see both our draft line-up and retail offerings! Two of our local media organizations are just as excited about our opening as we are! Take a moment to read the Seven Days article as well as the Burlington Free Press article to give you an idea of what you are in store for when you visit! Lawson’s Finest Liquids was recognized by the readers of Beer & Brewing Magazine amongst the Top 25 Favorite Small Breweries! Being nominated by those who love and appreciate our beer is a high honor and we couldn’t be more thankful.   SPECIAL EVENTS On Thursday 11/1 our brew, The Space In Between, will be featured at BBD’s Vermont Beer Day in Las Vegas! The event will be celebrating Vermont brewing craftsmanship by featuring a few phenomenal beers and breweries from the Green Mountain State. In case you miss out on Thursday’s event, BBD’s is hosting a Lawson’s Finest can party on Sunday 11/4 featuring Sip of Sunshine, Super Session #7 and The Space In Between. On Wednesday 11/7  you can find us at the Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington, Vermont for their Darkness, Darkness event. Join us to celebrate the changing seasons with dark beers galore including fine treats such as Maple Nipple and two vintages of Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (including one with tart cherry!). In addition, the Farmhouse will have brews from near and far that embody dark days and long nights. Portland, Maine is in for a treat on Friday 11/9 as we’ll be spreading sunshine at the Novare Res Bier Cafe for their...

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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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Shop Our Store

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

Shop Our Store

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

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December Beer News

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

December Beer News

Happy holidays! Lawson’s Finest has a plethora of gifts to put a smile on your recipients face! Our newest addition is the Sunshine Tin Tacker, perfect for your home beer cave! Please place your orders early to ensure timely holiday delivery. Beginning December 1st Vermont will enjoy the release of Equinox IPA (bottles and draft). Brewed with copious additions of Equinox, this single-hop American IPA features pronounced floral aromas and fruit-laden flavors with notes of lemon, lime, papaya, and apple. On December 6th join Sean Lawson at Mikro in Hamden CT for a beer dinner including Maple Nipple Ale, Big Hoppy Black Ale, Equinox IPA, Peril IPA, Super Session #2 and Sip of Sunshine IPA. Destined to be a great night! The week of December 12th, we will be releasing a new collaboration beer. Stay tuned for the detailed announcement! UPDATED 12/13/16 – We are proud to announce the release of Pow Pow IPA, a collaboration with our friends at Trillium Brewing. This phenomenal double IPA is brewed with Lupulin powder which is a super concentrated hop product made by flash freezing and then shattering intact hop flowers. Trillium Brewing will distribute Pow Pow in their home region of Boston, MA. Beginning Thursday 12/15 Lawson’s Finest will have limited quantities for sale in Vermont on draft at Mad River Barn (Thurs 12/15), Three Penny Taproom (Thurs 12/15),  Mad Taco (Waitsfield) (Tues 12/20), Prohibition Pig (Weds 12/21), Farmhouse Taproom & Grill (Fri 12/23) and at the following retailers – Warren Store (Thurs 12/15), East Warren Community Market (Thurs 12/15), Hunger Mountain Co-op (Thurs 12/15), Beverage Warehouse (Fri 12/16), Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury (Tues 12/20), Village Grocery (Tues 12/20), Healthy Living (Weds 12/21), City Market (Weds 12/21), Woodstock Hops N Barley (Weds 12/21). PLEASE NOTE – Pow Pow is limited in quantity and is expected to sell out quickly! It is up to individual retailers to decide when to make Pow Pow IPA available to customers, but is anticipated on their delivery days.  The first delivery day of Pow Pow is Thursday 12/15, therefore some accounts may not receive Pow Pow IPA until the following week. On December 21st from 6-10pm the Worthy Kitchen is hosting their annual fundraiser for the Vermont Food Bank. Lawson’s Finest is proud to be a partner in this worthwhile endeavor! Back by popular demand beginning December 22, Vermont locations will cheer for Triple Sunshine IPA (bottles and draft). This lupulin-laden India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical character, bright floral aromas and exceptional layers of flavor. On Monday December 26th, join Sean Lawson at Two Roads Brewing in CT for a Meet the Brewers event. He and TRB Master Brewer Phil Markowski will be debuting their very limited collaboration Farmhouse IPA, a dry-hopped Farmhouse ale using ingredients from both Vermont and Connecticut such as VT and CT grown hops plus Vermont grown white cedar and Connecticut grown balsam fir. There will also be Sip of Sunshine IPA on draft. Both of these beers are in the tasting room for one day only! Beginning December 27th, we will release Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (bottles and draft). This seasonal specialty is brewed with organic pale malt and almost two gallons of VT maple syrup per barrel. Designed to keep you warm on sub-zero nights and for sipping with a fine meal or dessert. Equinox IPA, Triple Sunshine IPA and Fayston Maple Imperial Stout bottle releases will be available at the Warren Store, Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury and Beverage Warehouse. VT and CT will receive their usual fresh deliveries of Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 in cans and draft. Wishing you a cheerful festive season from the team at Lawson’s Finest...

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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 and Beverage Warehouse. We know this beer is a crowd favorite! Make sure to stop by the Lawson’s Finest booth on Sept 24th at Siptemberfest to sample Chinooker’d IPA, Steve’s Backyard Red, Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2! We are happy to announce that we brewed our latest collaboration batch of Double Dose IPA with Otter Creek Brewing! Expect it in the marketplace in late September. VT and CT will receive their usual deliveries of Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 in cans and draft. Sean is super pumped to travel to Yakima Washington for hop selection in early October. It will result in a more consistent hop supply for Sip of Sunshine IPA and other Lawson’s Finest beers. You’ll also catch him and our delicious Finest Liquids at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver October 5-8! Lawson’s Finest will be part of some special events in Colorado so stay tuned for our October Beer News! We’ve restocked the selection of Lawson’s Finest t-shirts – you’ll find all the sizes you need to show your Lawson’s...

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February Beer News

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Our Beer, Retail

February Beer News

For the weeks of February 11 and 18, all 22 oz bottle releases will be sold at The Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Co-op, and the Beverage Warehouse. The week of 2/11 you will find Mosaic IPA (bottles and draft) – Brewed with copious additions of Mosaic, this single-hop American IPA features juicy tropical flavors of mango and grapefruit combined with herbal and earthy pine character. The week of 2/18 you will find Jade IPA (bottles and draft) – Brewed with Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand and named after our youngest daughter, Jade. We hope you enjoy the unique aromatics and flavor profile of this new hop variety. In Vermont and Connecticut the week of 2/2 you will be able to get your hands on a fresh batch of Super Session #2 (cans and draft). Sip of Sunshine IPA will be freshly released the weeks of 2/9 and 2/23. We allocate these fresh batches of Sip and SS#2 sufficiently throughout the month so that there is rarely a dry week in between! Our merchandise supply is now re-stocked with various sizes of the Lawson’s Finest sweatshirt. You will be hard pressed to find a softer and more comfortable hoodie! Put your feet up with your favorite Lawson’s Finest Liquids and wrap yourself in our hoodie that you won’t want to take off! Also, our ever popular t-shirts are on back order and we expect to be fully stocked in all sizes and colors before March!...

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Website Update and SIPtemberfest!!!

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 in Retail, SIPtemberfest

Well, the hectic summer has just flown by in a blur! Hard to believe it was just the end of July. Since then, I attended the BCTC festival at Brewery Ommegang, the Taste of the Valley at Sugarbush, the infamous Backwoods Brewdown, a special ‘Lawson’s Night’ at Three Penny Taproom, AND I finally got to take a vacation with my family (first full week off in a couple years!). Whew! I’m really excited about all the updates we’ve made with our webmaster Cathi of Onion River Web Designs! You’ll notice new photos, features, a dedicated events page, and soon, a page where you purchase Lawson gear and glassware! Check it out at http://www.lawsonsfinest.com/, and keep in mind our update is in progress….so check back again soon. This Saturday, September 25, marks our third annual SIPtemberfest Vermont Beer Tasting event at Mad River Glen. What a great time and an amazing array of special VT brews that folks will have the opportunity to try for the afternoon! If you want to go, better get your tickets soon, as they are almost sold out! Online ticket sales will end on Thursday 9/23 at midnight. Visit http://www.siptemberfest.com/ for all the details and tickets. Hope to see a few of you then....

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