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 delightful American IPA. You can expect a notable fruitiness, a delicate haze and soft bitterness in this latest release.
Still Single IPA is a Mad River Glen exclusive beer and is now available for you to enjoy this winter season at General Stark’s Pub. Brewed with Centennial, Cascade and Mosaic hops, Still Single IPA features notes of lemon, lime, and pine. It is sure to quench your thirst after a day on the mountain!
Steve’s Back Yard Red Ale will be brewed at our original brewery in Warren, VT on February 5th! This ale was our first collaboration brewed in Warren, VT with local homebrewer Steve Robbins. With his talented use of specialty malts, a fine blend of hops and a generous dose of Green Mountain attitude, it’s truly a special beer. Keep an eye on our social media platforms for the official release date.
The ladies of Lawson’s Finest are brewing a dry-hopped sour beer for the Pink Boots Society Collaboration Brew Day. The Pink Boots Society supports women in the brewing industry via scholarships and education, and $1 from every bottle and draft pour sold of this beer will be donated to support their efforts. The beer is due to be released in March and we will be documenting the experience along the way. Check back to join us on this endeavor!
If you have an electric car and need a little extra juice stop by the brewery where you will find EV charging stations mounted on the side of the building. Our taproom is the perfect place to enjoy a beverage and light fare while you charge up!
Mark your calendars because it is time to celebrate 12 years of brewing on Saturday, May 16th!
We’ll be partying the day away with special beer releases, brewery open house, delicious food, live music and much more. Stay tuned for additional details!
Check out the upcoming lineup of local musicians for our Monday Night Music Series:
02.03 – Barbacoa| Special Cask: Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout infused with vanilla bean
02.10 – REDadmiral | Special Cask: Maple Nipple conditioned on toasted coconut and Mad River Distillers rum-soaked oak staves
02.17 – Some Hollow | Special Cask: TBD
02.24 – DJ Josh KermiTT | Special Cask: TBD
Grab friends and get your groove on with DJ Matt Hagen for our Boogie Bingo on Thursday, February 13th and 27th from 5-7pm. Take a shot at winning a $20 gift card, enjoy select draft specials and some good old school competition!
Oysters & Jams continues on Tuesday, February 18th from 4-8pm featuring Oysters from Wild Fleetian Oyster Co., of Wellfleet, MA, $5 draft specials and classic Bob Marley!
Lawson’s Finest has chosen to pay our staff living wages and generous benefits. There is no tip obligation in the taproom. However, if guests choose to leave a donation, 100% will be given to local charitable endeavors through our Sunshine Fund.
Since we opened our Waitsfield brewery, taproom and retail store in October 2018, taproom guests have generously donated over $400,000 to more than 36 Vermont-based non-profit organizations!
February 1st-15th our taproom donations will be given to Good Beginnings of Central Vermont. Their mission is to bring community to families and their babies. Anyone caring for a new baby in Washington County is eligible for their Postpartum Angel service, early parenting workshops, babywearing support and more.
February 16th-29th our taproom donations will be given to Capstone Community Action’s “Fuel Your Neighbors” program which provides emergency food and heat to Central Vermont families in need this winter.
Lawson’s Finest Liquids invites individuals to apply to the Lawson’s Finest Super Sessions initiative to Show Up, Innovate & Play! This is the spirit we bring to everything we do – it’s how we brew our beer, do our work, relate to each other and try to make the world better. As part of our Social Impact Program, we aim to build impactful connections and strengthen communities while creating memorable experiences.
In that spirit, we are offering pint-sized grants for playful Super Sessions to bring people together in fun ways that build community anywhere Lawson’s Finest is distributed. For example, a group could organize a synchronized cannonball jump in the town pond to raise money for cancer research, or sponsor a bike parade and cook-out to honor local school teachers. Check here for more examples of events in the Super Sessions spirit.
Four times each year, our employee-run Super Session Selection Squad will choose projects to each receive up to a $250 check that will launch a Super Session. There are four application deadlines per year in February, May, August and November. Applications will be scored on several criteria including innovation, community-building, fun, and credibility.
The first open application period begins this Saturday, February 1st and applications are due by 5PM on February 29, 2020. Applications can be accessed at www.lawsonsfinest.com/supersessions.
Take a look at our online store and see the newest additions to our merchandise!
Join Our Team!
Are you or someone you know passionate about the craft beer industry? We have two job openings within our Sales Team!
Thursday, February 6th: Tasting at the Middlebury Discount Beverage | VT
Saturday, February 8th: Beer Lover’s Dinner and Full Moon Snowshoe | VT
Sunday, February 9th: Tasting at the Cabot Farmer’s Store | VT
Friday, February 14th: Tasting at the Brattleboro Food Co-op | VT
Saturday, February 15th: Juicy Brews Valentine’s Day Craft Beer Festival | PA
Thursday, February 20th: Tasting at the Vermont National Country Club | VT
Saturday, February 22nd: Winterbike 2020 | VT
February 21st-23rd: WinterWonderGrass | CO
Tuesday, February 25th: Sugarbush Sip of Sunshine Day | VT
Saturday, February 29th: Into the Mystic, A Tribute to Van Morrison at Jay Peak Resort | VT
Saturday, March 21st: Vermont Brewers Festival at Bear Mountain Killington | VT
We have several collaborations lined up to debut at the Vermont Brewers Festival in Killington. A Kveik IPA with Big Spruce Brewing from Cape Bretton, Nova Scotia and a Vermont IPA with Upper Pass Beer Company called “Phirst Light IPA”. It will be another amazing year at Killington, don’t miss out!
You can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA, Super Session #6 and Maple Nipple (cans and draft) in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Next beer to enter distribution will be Sugarhouse IPA.