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August Beer News

Posted on Aug 1, 2020 in Featured, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Retail

August Beer News

WITH GRATITUDE We are so grateful for our team at Lawson’s Finest Liquids who helped make it possible to be named Vermont’s Small Business Persons of the Year by the Small Business Administration! LITTLE SIP IPA PHYSICALLY DISTANT SUMMER SOCIAL Our Little Sip IPA Physically Distant Summer Social continues this month with the number one goal of having fun! The challenges we’ve planned offer multiple chances to win some sweet Lawson’s Finest Liquids gear, epic grand prizes and connect with Sean Lawson and the Lawson’s Finest Liquids Team. We’ve loved seeing all of the photos of our fans enjoying Little Sip IPA during their outdoor adventures submitted as part of our #LittleSip IPA Instagram Challenge! We invite you to take part throughout the summer as we select and announce a winner of the Little Sip IPA gear each week. In August we’ll be kicking off our Little Sip IPA Scavenger...

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July Beer News

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Our Beer, Retail

July Beer News

LITTLE SIP IPA IS HERE! The newest addition to our Sunshine family of beers, Little Sip IPA, has officially landed in Vermont! Little Sip IPA quenches your thirst as you reach the summit of your favorite hike. It’s the beer you grab for the victorious celebration after that birdie during a golf game, and it keeps you company while you mow the lawn. It pairs best with outdoor adventures and fun, and it never disappoints! Our little cousin to Sip of Sunshine IPA has a juicy, fruit-forward character layered with tropical hop flavors and bright floral aromas. Notes of grapefruit and pineapple complement this delectably balanced beer. Coming in at 6.2% ABV, it is delightfully crushable and is now available at our outdoor beer garden, drive-thru retail store and at select accounts throughout Vermont! Along with the introduction of Little Sip IPA into the Vermont market, we’re kicking off our Little...

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June Beer News

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in Our Beer, Our Events, Press, Retail

June Beer News

LITTLE SIP IPA ARRIVES JUNE 26TH! We’re elated to announce and introduce you to the newest addition to our Sunshine family, Little Sip IPA! Little Sip IPA quenches your thirst as you reach the summit of your favorite hike. It’s the beer you grab for the victorious celebration after that birdie during a golf game, and it keeps you company while you mow the lawn. It pairs best with outdoor adventures and fun, and it never disappoints! Our little cousin to Sip of Sunshine IPA has a juicy, fruit-forward character layered with tropical hop flavors and bright floral aromas. Notes of grapefruit and pineapple complement this delectably balanced beer. Coming in at 6.2% ABV, it is delightfully crushable and will make its debut in Vermont at the end of this month! Available at our drive-thru retail store in Waitsfield, VT on Friday, June 26th and at select retail accounts...

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Operational Updates

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Featured, Our Beer, Retail

Operational Updates

Our Beer Garden and Retail Store are open from 12-7pm Monday through Friday and 11am-7pm on the weekend (credit cards only please). Click here for a list of packaged beer for sale.  🍻Beer Garden Reservations: TableIn 🍻Curbside service: Our staff will bring the sunshine right to your car! We’ll take your order at your window, or bring out your phone order that was placed ahead of time. 🍻Online orders: You can now order your to-go beer online. Please note: We do NOT ship beer; this is for pick-up at our retail drive-thru only! If placing your order during retail hours, please allow 1 hour for us to put it together. Any orders not picked up by your scheduled day will be restocked and refunded. We are not currently able to offer delivery or shipping. Please feel free to call us during open hours with any questions at ‪802-496-4677 ext. 0‬. 🍻Phone orders: You may place...

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April Beer News

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 in Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Retail

April Beer News

SIPS OF SUNSHINE Although we may be apart quite a bit, we at Lawson’s Finest are finding joy and humor in life’s smallest pleasures. We want to remind you that we are all in this together, and are looking forward to sunny days ahead with you. Despite the strange times we find ourselves living in these days, we have had a lot to be thankful for lately. First off, we were delighted to receive the news that we were named as the 2020 Vermont Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Lawson’s Finest Liquids was recognized for its employment growth, success in the marketplace, company expansion and community involvement. We would like to thank all of our loyal staff and fans who have helped us along the way! Another bright spot came in the form of celebrating our twelfth anniversary on March 17th. While we’ve...

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February Beer News

Posted on Feb 1, 2020 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Our Beer, Our Events, Retail

February Beer News

BEER RELEASES We’re starting and ending the month of February with some tasty brews! Saturday, February 1st our Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout will be available in 22oz. bottles in our retail store and on draft at our taproom. This rich and decadent stout – brewed with loads of dark malts and a hefty dose of Vermont maple syrup, then fermented with Montmorency tart cherry juice and cacao – features notes of dark fruit and chocolate and is perfect for sipping and pairing. Saturday, February 29th Sugarhouse IPA is back! This IPA was inspired by the first recipe crafted in 2008 at our home-based nanobrewery in Warren, VT. This hop-forward American IPA celebrates the “Sugarhouse Brewery” that is now our Wizard’s Workshop used for experiments and taproom-only specials. This continually evolving recipe provides an opportunity to experiment with different combinations of hops and malts to create a...

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December Beer News

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 in Beer Fests, Our Beer, Our Events, Retail, Special Events

December Beer News

UPDATED TAPROOM & RETAIL STORE HOURS BEER RELEASES Be on the lookout for the official release date of our barrel aged series coming out this month! We will be releasing Fayston Maple Imperial Stout Aged in Apple Brandy Barrels and Fayston Maple Imperial Stout with Coffee and Cinnamon Aged in Apple Brandy Barrels. They will be available on draft in the taproom and packaged bottles in our retail store. Super Session #6 is making its official debut mid December. Same amazing recipe with a different single hop! Galaxy features a passion fruit character along with aromas and flavors of clean citrus, peach, pineapple and tropical fruit. In short, its characteristics are all fruit with no floral, pine, or spice. TAPROOM  TAPROOM EVENTS Our Monday Night Music Series is the perfect way to start off your week. Enjoy the talents of local musicians while sipping on some fine liquids. We pair these...

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November Beer News

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Our Beer, Our Events, Retail

November Beer News

UPDATED TAPROOM & RETAIL STORE HOURS Our new hours will go into effect on Sunday November, 17th. BEER RELEASES Our retail store has 2017 & 2018 Maple Tripple available for you to take home. This ‘once-a-year beer’ is brewed only during sugaring season with 100% maple sap from Hartshorn‘s Farm in Waitsfield, VT and aged for one year in maple liqueur barrels. You can also order a vintage bottle (2013, 2014, 2015) at the bar and have it poured for you! Our Stony Hill Smoked Porter is back, and this time it’s served on nitrogen! This delicious porter features a dry finish, subtle smokiness, and notes of chocolate and caramel. This is on draft only at our taproom. In the beginning of the year we filled an array of barrels with our Fayston Maple Imperial Stout and as the months have passed it has been aging to perfection! We are...

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October Beer News

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 in Our Beer, Our Events, Retail

October Beer News

BEER RELEASES During October we have three exciting beer releases (package and draft) to keep on your radar! Saturday, October 5th we will be releasing Homestead Harvest IPA. Our 100% Vermont-grown IPA is brewed with freshly harvested Homestead centennial wet hops and malted barley and wheat from Peterson Quality Malt. Straight from the field to the kettle! Saturday, October 12th is the release of Starkbier! This richly flavored, full bodied lager beer is brewed in the tradition of German Doppelbock with a decoction mash. Aromas of sweet dark sugar and toasted caramel are balanced with earthy Noble Saaz hops. Saturday, October 19th we are welcoming back Fayston Maple Imperial Stout to our lineup! The temps are dropping and this stout will be sure to warm you up. Our Imperial Stout is brewed with loads of roasted and black malts and a hefty dose of Vermont maple syrup. The result is...

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August Beer News

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in Beer Fests, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Press, Retail

August Beer News

Be on the lookout for our new packaging of Sip of Sunshine and Super Session IPA Series! It is the same great beer you have come to love, with a refreshed, updated design to match the exceptional quality of the liquids in the can and to align with the beautiful labels and branding of our Waitsfield, VT beers. IN THE MEDIA During a blind tasting Craft Beer and Brewing named both Double Sunshine Ruby Red Grapefruit and Triple Sunshine as the highest rated in their perspective categories; IPA with Fruit and Imperial American IPA.   BEER RELEASES We’ve got a great selection of beers coming out this month. Plan your trip to Waitsfield, VT so you don’t miss out! Above the Clouds made its debut when we first opened our brewery, taproom and retail store in Waitsfield and we’re excited to announce its comeback! Our golden ale features notes...

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July Beer News

Posted on Jul 1, 2019 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Press, Retail, Special Events

July Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW This August we are unveiling new packaging for Sip of Sunshine and our Super Session IPA Series! It is the same great beer you have come to love, with a refreshed, updated design to match the exceptional quality of the liquids in the can and to align with the beautiful labels and branding of our Waitsfield, VT beers. Kingdom Trails IPA (6.2% abv) is pale yellow in color, soft and refreshing on the palate with a mild bitterness and an intensely fruit forward and floral nose. The Kingdom Trail Association joined Sean Lawson in Warren, VT to collaborate in the brewing process as well as selecting the hops used. The proceeds benefit both NEMBA and the Kingdom Trail Association. We have limited draft available at our taproom, stop by and give it a try! Sean has been busy at the original brewery in Warren, VT...

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June Beer News

Posted on Jun 1, 2019 in Beer Fests, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Retail

June Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW Friday, June 7th we are releasing our Homestead Haze IPA! Vermont has a special place in our hearts and this is a tribute to the state we love so much. This beer has been brewed with 100% Vermont grown products. We brewed with malted barley and wheat from Peterson Quality Malt and Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook varieties from Homestead Hops. A big thanks to these Vermont farms for cultivating products that we are proud to brew with! This limited Waitsfield brew is hazy and light amber in appearance with a bouquet of resinous hop aroma and flavors, featuring orange and grapefruit rind, fresh cut grass, and peach and stone fruit esters. We will have this available in draft and in cans, so be sure to stop by our taproom for a taste! App Gap Saison is making its way back into our lineup Saturday,...

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May Beer News

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Beer Fests, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Retail

May Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW In honor of our 11th anniversary celebration Sean brewed Peril Imperial IPA and Maple Tripple Ale! These single-batch specialty beers were brewed at the “Wizard’s Workshop” – the original 7bbl brewery in Warren, VT. Peril Imperial IPA (11.1% ABV) has a menacing hop character and dangerously smooth flavor, achieved by copious dry hopping and cold conditioning. Maple Tripple Ale (12% ABV) is 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. We have a limited supply of both bottles and draft available at our retail store and taproom. If you’re looking to try these special brews, check our taproom page for the most up-to-date information on what is available! Our limited release calendar is changing with...

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March Beer News

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Beer Fests, Collaborations, Mad River Valley, Our Beer, Our Events, Retail, Special Events

March Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW March marks 11 years in business for Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Specifically March 17th, Sean Lawson delivered the very first keg to Mad River Glen! Our brewery, taproom and retail store has been open since the end of October and it’s exciting times to finally be able to have a place to offer guests the ultimate Lawson’s Finest experience. We are in the process of planning our anniversary party in April and we are thrilled to celebrate eleven years of brewing with you all! Advanced tickets are required, so stay tuned for the official announcement! For those looking to get their hands on our special release of our Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout we have a limited number of bottles available at our retail store. If you’re interested in giving it a try, grab a seat at the taproom for a fresh pour and let us...

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February Beer News

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

February Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW February is an exciting month at Lawson’s Finest Liquids. It’s the official release of our limited specialty brew, Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout. Brewed with loads of dark malts and a hefty dose of maple syrup, then fermented with Montmorency tart cherry juice and cacao, this rich and decadent stout features notes of dark fruit and chocolate. Our original four head HDP bottle filler was delivered from Warren to our Waitsfield brewery to bring these bottles to life! These bottles are a retail only special with draft available in the taproom. There will be a limit of one case per person. If you’re looking to get your hands on some, be sure to plan a trip to Waitsfield, VT soon! The end of January we debuted our very first Lawson’s Finest Porter! The delicious Stony Hill Smoked Porter (5.4% abv) features a dry finish, subtle...

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January Beer News

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

January Beer News

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

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December Beer News

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

December Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW Holiday Hours: 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 a recipient of the Brewbound Rising Star Award! Sean Lawson traveled to sunny Santa Monica, CA for the Brewbound LIVE...

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Waitsfield Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store

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

Waitsfield Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store

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

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November Beer News

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

November Beer News

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

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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...

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December Beer News

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

December Beer News

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

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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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February Beer News

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Our Beer, Retail

February Beer News

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

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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...

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