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It’s a big day for Little Sip IPA!

As of March 1st, our newest year-round beer, Little Sip IPA, is available in our full distribution territory in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select retail accounts in VT, CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA and RI.  Local store availability can be found on our website via the Beer Finder on the Where to Buy page.

Little cousin to Lawson’s Finest flagship beer Sip of Sunshine IPA, Little Sip 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, with a crushable 6.2% ABV.

In the months ahead, the Lawson’s Finest team will be inviting fans to join live online tastings, a social media photo contest, an enter to win promotion and many other unique opportunities to win Little Sip IPA prizes and learn more about Little Sip IPA. More details will be announced on our website and social media in the coming weeks, and you can sign up for the Lawson’s Finest newsletter for the latest news and updates to be sent directly to you.

And if you didn’t catch it live, you can view our Little Sip Virtual Tasting with Sean Lawson, CEO, co-owner and Founding Brewer, and Seth Talmon, Sales Director, and hear all about the origin story of Little Sip and some more about this year’s Super Session Series releases!

Drive-Thru Retail Store Updates

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

No matter the weather, our drive-thru retail store staff is here for you! In addition to our regular offerings of the freshest Lawson’s Finest packaged beer and tasty food to-go, we’ve added a few new special items to the menu, including these beautiful and tasty gift package sets including Lawson’s Finest glassware. Our barrel-aged gift set contains four different varieties of our Fayston Maple Imperial Stout:

🍁 Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged
🍁 Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged with Coffee and Cinnamon
🍁 Mad River Distillers Rum Barrel-Aged
🍁 Mad River Distillers PX Rum Sherry Cask-Aged

Our Maple Tripple gift set contains a 2016 & 2018 Maple Tripple bottle. Maple Tripple is our ‘once a year,’ single-batch beer brewed with maple sap and aged for a year in Saxtons River Distillery maple liqueur barrels.

Beer Releases

Everyone’s favorite slice of winter sunshine, Double Sunshine Ruby Red Grapefruit, is now available to order online for pick up at our drive-thru retail store! This special edition of our American Double IPA is made with ruby red grapefruit, adding an extra layer of mouth-watering, juicy, lush fruit character along with dank tropical aromas.

Another tropical delight is also available now at our Waitsfield, VT location – Triple Sunshine IPA Aged in Tequila Barrels. Triple Sunshine, the culmination of our Sunshine series, exploding with juicy notes of pineapple, grapefruit and lychee, is aged in tequila barrels sourced directly from the Jalisco region of Mexico to bring notes of vanilla and coconut to this exquisite beer.

Triple Sunshine IPA Aged in Tequila Barrels

Just ahead of MLB opening day, we’re excited to welcome back Triple Play IPA in mid-March! A trifecta of hop varieties (Citra, Simcoe & Amarillo) which delivers a symphony of juicy fruit-forward hop flavors and a delightful bouquet of aromas are featured in this annual release. Winner of Brewing News National IPA Championship (2011), there is simply ‘no batter beer’!

Triple Play IPA

Social Impact Program (SIP)

Lawson’s Finest has selected The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Vermont as the Sunshine Fund recipient for the month of March.

The Nature Conservancy in Vermont collaborates with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) every summer to help maintain and upgrade trails, as well as other restoration efforts. It takes a village to support our forests, waters, and trails! Money donated via the Sunshine Fund will go to pay VYCC youth working on The Nature Conservancy’s 58 natural area network that totals 32,000 acres during a time when trails and outdoor spaces are seeing record use.
Sunshine Fund donations will help ensure that these natural areas remain clean, healthy and protected. Donors who contribute at our drive thru retail store will receive a complimentary TNC natural area guide as a thank you gift to find new areas to explore! And Lawson’s Finest will proudly match all donations up to $5,000.


Lawson’s Finest is proud to present Kat Wright and her band performing live at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 4th. This livestream event features Kat Wright, Bob Wagner and Josh Weinstein leaning into their trio formation, showcasing their folky/rootsy selves. All stripped down, a triangulation of their strengths, their bareness, their imperfect humanness, their voices, their ferocious tenderness, their love of songs and singing and story.

A portion from the proceeds will go to our Spruce Peak Cares initiative & the Children’s Hospital of Dartmouth.

Spruce Peak Cares is an initiative launched in 2020 that is dedicated to supporting the charitable organizations that are leading the way in re-engaging and rebuilding the Stowe and greater Vermont community during and following the coronavirus pandemic. In its inaugural year Spruce Peak Cares met its goal of raising $100,000 for the charities dedicated to providing support to kids, families, women, seniors, and community across Stowe and Vermont: Vermont Foodbank, Meals On Wheels, Clarina Howard Nichols Center, United Way of Lamoille County, Helen Day Art Center and the North Country Animal League. Learn more at 

Beer Deliveries

March marks the release of our latest (and never before released!) offering in the Super Session Series – Super Session #5! Super Session #5 features full malt flavor and assertive hop character with copious additions of Cashmere hops late in the kettle and in dry hopping, and this is the first release of this particular hop varietal in the Super Session Series.

And as always, fresh batches of our flagship Sip of Sunshine IPA will be delivered weekly in our distribution territory of VT, CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA and RI. You can find information on beer availability and store locations near you via the Beer Finder on our website here.

Sip of Sunshine IPA and Little Sip IPA

And if you missed the release of our 2021 Distribution Release Calendar and want to see what other beers will be heading out into our distribution territory, you can check that out here!

Join Our Team!

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

Logistics and Procurement Manager

Regional Brand Representative CT/NY