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Welcome to our first Impact Report. Grab a Sip and enjoy!

Lawson’s Finest proudly celebrates our 16th year and what better way to mark this important milestone than to share the story of our impact over the years!

We started in 2008 as a humble Mom and Pop nanobrewery next to our home in Warren, Vermont, and have grown steadily since then.

Today, Lawson’s Finest is a nationally recognized company of over 80 fantastic employees with a production brewery, taproom, and retail store opened in 2018 in the heart of the Mad River Valley. We craft world-class beer and focus on using our B Corp Certified business as a force for good to create meaningful social and environmental impacts in Vermont and beyond.

-Sean and Karen Lawson, Co-Owners

Keep scrolling for a look at our 2023 Impact Report!

Here’s a taste!

There is so much to share and we are  just getting started

Using Business as a Force for Good

Lawson’s Finest has been committed to making quality beer as a values-led business since the very beginning. In 2023, we became B Corp Certified and were honored to receive four awards that recognize our beers and the amazing team behind them.

The Social Impact Program

The SIP has donated more than $2 million to over 300 nonprofits since our Taproom opened in 2018

At Lawson’s Finest Liquids, we love to support community vitality where people thrive and the natural world is protected and enjoyed.

Our Core Values are represented in our commitment to quality, vibrant work culture, guest experience and charitable giving.

Our Social Impact Program (SIP) is Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ way of building impactful connections and strengthening our communities while creating memorable experiences.

In 2023, we received a Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Silver Level award on behalf of the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical fitness and Sports. In total, 112 organizations, located in 12 districts through Vermont were recognized for their efforts in honoring employees’ health.
In 2023, we presented $312,025 to 24 Vermont nonprofits through Sunshine Fund donations.
In 2023, we donated a total of $107,338 through our Sip of Support initiative including $76,000 to 52 nonprofits on Giving Tuesday.
Good water makes great beer, and sunshine keeps the lights on. In 2023, we completed a campus-wide solar project in Waitsfield that will offset 100% of the electricity needs of our brewery and taproom.
In 2023, we donated a total of $59,233 through our Good Brews for a Cause initiative.

Flood Response: Highlight of the Year

On July 10, 2023, Vermont was hit with torrential rainfall that led to catastrophic flooding. Many people, businesses, and farms across the state faced devastating damage and are on a long road to rebuild.

In the days following the flooding, our Brewery team filled several 1,000-gallon water tanks that were trucked to communities where members of our team staffed stations providing fresh water to individuals affected by storm-related boil water and do not drink notices.

Inspired by the response of like-minded breweries to other natural disasters, Sean engaged the local brewing community to develop a collaboration brew in support of Vermont’s on-going flood relief efforts.

In this spirit, Lawson’s Finest Liquids created the Vermont Strong Pale Ale to support flood victims in our brave little state. Fifteen breweries from Vermont, New Hampshire, Virginia, Connecticut, and Rhode Island joined Lawson’s Finest Liquids to brew Vermont Strong, with each brewery donating a portion of their proceeds to the VCF’s VT Flood Response & Recovery Fund 2023.

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