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Drive-Thru Retail Store Updates

Our Drive-Thru Retail Store is open from 11am-7pm Sunday – Thursday and 11am-8pm on Friday & Saturday.

Have you heard the news? In addition to our regular daily menu of to-go food options, we’re now offering family style meals that serve four from our drive-thru retail store! Available on Friday and Saturday nights, you can order directly from our website for pick-up at our Waitsfield location. With selections including Caprese Mac and Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping and Vegetarian Sweet Potato Pie, there’s something for everyone in this tasty line-up. Order online the day of for pick up at our drive-thru!

January 8th & 9th:
Classic Shepherd’s Pie
Gaylord Farm organic beef sautéed with onion and garlic under a layer of cream style corn and topped with crazy smooth mashed potatoes. Comes with a side of gravy, buttermilk maple biscuits, a crisp spring salad with greens, tomato, carrots, cucumber and Red Hen Bakery croutons topped with our housemade spent grain and honey vinaigrette.

January 15th & 16th:
Caprese Mac and Cheese
Orecchiette Pasta in a creamy Cabot cheddar and Mt Mansfield Creamery Havarti cheese blend with cherry tomatoes and housemade pesto. Topped with thin sliced tomatoes and citrus bread crumbs baked until bubbly and golden brown. Served par-baked with finishing instructions. Comes with homemade bread and a green salad with carrots, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion, and housemade Red Hen Bakery croutons tossed in our Maple Nipple spent grain vinaigrette.

Family Dinner To Go

As always, you can purchase the freshest Lawson’s Finest beers from our drive-thru retail store as well. If you do plan to stop by, please be sure to review our Visitor Information page to ensure you have the most recent updates on travel guidelines from the state of Vermont.

Beer Releases

Just in time for our long-awaited return to the slopes, our Still Single IPA and Castlerock IPA beers have made their way to Mad River Glen and Sugarbush, respectively. Developed in partnership with our hometown ski resorts as part of our Good Brews for a Cause initiative, these beers are available exclusively at the mountain and are perfect for enjoying after a day of skiing or riding.

Still Single IPA was created in collaboration with Mad River Glen and Stark Mountain Foundation to preserve and protect the mountain. Brewed with Centennial, Cascade and Mosaic hops, this IPA features refreshing notes of lemon, lime, and pine.

Castlerock IPA was created in collaboration with Sugarbush Resort to support Protect Our Winters in their efforts against climate change. Brewed with Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops, yielding a juicy character and crisp finish – perfect for après ski!

Still Single IPA & Castlerock IPA

At the end of January, we’ll welcome back one of our wintertime favorites, Sugarhouse IPA. 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 for experiments and taproom-only specials.

Sugarhouse IPA

We’ve got some exciting collaborations in the works for the year ahead, including a gin and tonic-inspired recipe developed in conjunction with our friends at Caledonia Spirits. While we’re still in the early stages of recipe development and testing, we’re excited to see how this one develops!

Barr Hill Gin & Tonic Pilot Batch

Good News Updates

2021 brings a killer lineup of specialty beers that we are thrilled to send out into our distribution territory. We’ll be sharing more year-round distribution news at the end of the month, so stay tuned! Check out additional details on our 2021 specialty distribution release calendar here.

2021 Specialty Distribution Calendar


One of our favorite annual traditions, the Lawson’s Finest Beer Dinner at Sugarbush Resort, will take place this year on Thursday, January 7th from 6-8 PM. Join us at Rumble’s Bistro & Bar for a delicious five-course meal paired with Little Sip IPA, The Space In Between, Scrag Mountain Pils, Castlerock IPA and Maple Nipple! Reservations are required and can be made through Sugarbush Resort; please note that masks are mandatory when you are not seated and dining.

Sugarbush Beer Dinner

Social Impact Program (SIP)

Lawson’s Finest is excited to announce that our January Sunshine Fund recipient will be The Trust for Public Land, which creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy and livable communities for generations to come. In the past 25 years, TPL has protected over 50,000 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont, landscapes that are important to communities for health, climate resilience and equitable access.

The Sunshine Fund donation will help the Trust for Public Land permanently protect the 619-acre Lincoln Peak property in Warren and Lincoln as an addition to the Green Mountain National Forest, which protects 1.3 miles of the Catamount Trail and the Long Trail corridor, as well as the scenic viewshed from the Mad River Byway. This is a one-time opportunity to address the threat of fragmentation of core forest by conserving the forest on the south side of Lincoln Peak, directly adjacent to Sugarbush. Long-term protection will ensure permanent access for recreational opportunities for hikers, skiers, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts, safeguarding the wilderness experiences and scenic views along the Catamount Trail and within the Long Trail corridor. The property is an ecological gem, home to old growth forest, rare plants and natural communities, moose, bear and Bicknell Thrush habitat, and the headwater streams of Lincoln Brook. Once purchased, these private inholdings will be added as public land to the Green Mountain National Forest so that Mad River Valley residents and visitors can enjoy them forever.
We are also proud to share that for the month of January, Lawson’s Finest will match every donation dollar for dollar to the Sunshine Fund, up to $5,000.

Beer Deliveries

Looking for Lawson’s Finest near you? You can now visit our Beer Finder to search by product, by location and by business type to find the freshest Lawson’s Finest beers in your neighborhood.

Available now in our 9-state distribution territory of VT, NH, ME, MA, CT, RI, NJ, NY and PA are Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2. We’ll be posting our 2021 distribution beer release calendar this month, so make sure to follow along on our Instagram, Facebook and the News section of our website for those details to be announced!

Sip of Sunshine IPA

Retail Store

Didn’t get what you wanted under the Christmas tree? Don’t fret, our retail store is fully stocked with Lawson’s Finest merchandise for your shopping delight! We’ve added a new super soft Women’s Crew Neck Sweatshirt (made with organic cotton!) to our ladies’ apparel offerings, and our buy four, get one free promotion for our Sunshine Face Masks is still available.

Whether you’re on the hunt for glassware, apparel or merchandise, you’re sure to find something special to showcase your love for Lawson’s Finest in our online store. As always, you can have your purchases shipped right to your door or opt for contactless curbside pickup at our retail drive-thru in Waitsfield.

Lawson's Finest Retail

Join Our Team!

We’re hiring! Are you or someone you know passionate about the craft beer industry? We currently have four job openings!

Logistics and Procurement Manager

Regional Brand Representative CT/NY

Craft Beer Delivery Driver

Marketing Communications Specialist

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