January Beer News

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

January Beer News


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 introduced on the draft list in our taproom shortly after we opened and now you’re able to bring some home from our retail store!

Thank you for continuing to love and appreciate Sip of Sunshine just as much as we do! We’re closing out 2018 with Sip of Sunshine listed as the fifth most popular beer on Beer Menus!

Charitable Giving Program

For the first half of December, our charitable giving program donated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance and due to our guests generosity they were able to use the funds for their new rig! Mad River Ambulance has operated solely on community donations and their equipment and operational costs run high. 

During the second half of December, donations were awarded to the Green Mountain Club in loving memory of our employee Andrew Black.

Thank you from all of us at Lawson’s Finest Liquids for visiting our brewery, taproom and retail store the month of December and contributing to our charitable giving program!

During the month of January we will be donating to Washington County Mental Health Services and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. We have chosen the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports for the second half of January to help raise money for their new facility they will be building in the Spring of 2019 at Sugarbush! Their 4th Annual Snow Ball which will be held on February 7th is another way for the community to contribute to their new facility.

Taproom Treats! 
Our Apple Crisp, Beer Cheese and Vegetarian Chili are the most recent and delightful additions to our taproom menu. Carefully crafted in-house, these snacks are packed with flavor and compliment the other offerings on our menu. On your next trip in, give these treats a try!

While you’re visiting be sure to check out our retail store! Just arrived is our new custom-made Lawson’s Finest Pom Beanie and it is both comfy and stylish. If you are unable to make the trip to Waitsfield they are also available to order online!


Join us in the taproom Monday, January 7th from 5-7pm for a specialty cask and live music from Amerikana Blue! This cask features our rich and complex Fayston Maple Imperial Stout infused with coffee beans from our friends at Carrier Roasting with an extra dose of maple syrup to prime the cask! It’ll be an evening you won’t want to miss!

Join brewer and naturalist Sean Lawson on Saturday, January 19th for a 1-hour full moon snowshoe followed by a buffet local-vore dinner paired with a cash bar of Lawson’s Finest brew. $59 includes snowshoe, dinner and one beer. Snowshoe rental $5 additional. Advanced registration required.

Saturday, January 26th join Lawson’s Finest Brand Ambassadors at the Beveridge Craft Beer Fest. The event brings together some of the finest craft breweries to pour their tasty brews on the ice of Lake Winnipesaukee!

We have two events coming up in February that you’ll want to get tickets before they sell out!

Thursday, February 14th we will be returning for another year hosting a Beer Dinner at Allyn’s Lodge at Sugarbush. Ride the Cabin Cat or skin to the lodge and enjoy a fresh meal coupled with local beers from Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Following the dinner, guests have the option to ski down under the moonlight taking in the commanding views, or ride in the cat back to the base. Find tickets here!

Friday, February 15th we will be joining Stratton Mountain for a Pairing Dinner. Enjoy a four course meal created by Stratton’s team of chef’s inspired by four beer offerings. Get the inside scoop on the delicious meal from the Stratton chef, and details on the brews from a Lawson’s Finest brewery expert!


We have exciting beer news for January! Be on the lookout for Maple Nipple at your favorite local accounts (draft and cans) over the next couple of weeks! Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Philadelphia – the Vermont maple goodness is coming your way!

Maple Nipple is our robust, rich maple ale which is loaded with 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. It delivers a smooth and palate pleasing mouth feel with a slightly sticky finish and has been a favorite since we opened our taproom in October! We are so excited to distribute this in the larger market, try it out and let us know what you think. Cheers!

Vermont – be on the look out this month for a the Space In Between and Scrag Mountain Pils in your local stores. We’ll be doing a special limited distribution!

In addition to Maple Nipple, during this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 (cans and draft) in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Philadelphia.

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