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April Beer News

April Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Join us in celebrating our 11th anniversary April 26th-27th! 

Tickets to Friday Night Beer Lovers Ball is sold out, but be sure to join us on Saturday!

Friday Night Beer Lovers Ball 4/26 7:30pm-10:30pm.
Each ticket is $25 and includes:
– The rockin’ Beer Lovers Ball showcasing live music by The Detonators featuring Dave Grippo and Friends;
– Two beverage tickets;
– A food ticket for a delicious bowl of gourmet tater tots (choose from four varieties!) from Cornerstone Catering;
– Entry into our brewery open house (7:30-9pm) where we’ll be pouring complimentary samples of rare beers from our vault;
– Access to our specialty bottle sale featuring the initial release of our 2017 Maple Tripple and 11th Anniversary Peril Imperial IPA!

Our retail store will be open for packaged beer and merchandise sales.

Anniversary Specialty Beer Retail List 

2017 Maple Tripple
(12%) – $25/500ml – LIMIT 4
11th Anniversary edition of Peril Imperial IPA
(11.1%) – $12/22oz – LIMIT 2
Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout
(10.1%) – $12/22oz – LIMIT 2

(click here to see additional offerings in the retail store)

Anniversary Specialty Beer Draft List 

11th Anniversary edition of Peril Imperial IPA (11.1%)
Double Sunshine IPA with ruby red grapefruit (8%)
Brewer’s special cask of The Space in Between with blood orange (5%)

(click here to see additional offerings in the taproom)

Can’t make it Friday?! We are continuing the celebration open to the public on Saturday 4/27! Our beer garden will be open, live music from Rob Williams (11am-1pm), Barbacoa (2pm-4pm) and Lyon’s Disciple (5pm-7pm), brewery open house and the chance to purchase our 2017 Maple Tripple. We are looking forward to celebrating 11 years with you all!


We are honored to be awarded the 2019 Best Vermont Brewery! Thank you to Vermont Sports and their readers!


Friday, March 29th was the official release of our special edition of Double Sunshine Ruby Red Grapefruit IPA! This brew is fermented with grapefruit purée and finished on fresh peel thanks to our friends at Orchid Island Brewery. Waves of grapefruit aroma and flavor delight the senses, delivering an extra layer of mouth-watering, juicy, lush tropical fruit character. Straight from the heart of citrus country to the Green Mountains! Stop by our taproom for a fresh pour and check out our retail store on your way out to grab cans to go!


Our Brewery team was hard at work filling an array of barrels with our Fayston Maple Imperial Stout. These barrels once housed liquids including maple rum, apple brandy and sherry. We are excited to enjoy these brews in months to come, but in the meantime when you visit take a peek in the brewery to see some of the large barrels on display. Thanks to our friends at Mad River Distillers for helping make this happen!


Another incredible turnout for the 2nd Annual Winter Vermont Brewers Festival in Killington, VT! For the event we collaborated with Big Spruce Brewing of Cape Bretton, Nova Scotia and created the MC Amalgamation Brett IPA (6.4% ABV). This beer is brewed with a base of pale malt, wheat and oats and fermented with a special blend of brettanomyces wild yeast strains. Featuring tasting notes of pineapple, grapefruit and a mild Brett funk. Stop by our taproom to try a fresh pour of this tasty Brett IPA!


Our Lawson’s Finest Cuff Beanie is back in stock! They are available to order online or stop by our retail store and pick one up!


Charitable Giving Program

Lawson’s Finest has chosen to pay our staff generous living wages and benefits. There is no tip obligation when guests come to the taproom. However, if guests choose to leave a gratuity, 100% will be donated to local charitable endeavors.

The first half of April our taproom donations will go to the Brain Injury Association of Vermont. They aim to create a better future for Vermonters with brain injuries and their families through prevention, education, advocacy and support. They provide education in schools to help reduce concussions in young athletes, supporting military veterans who have been exposed to blast injuries, and provide resources to brain injury survivors and their families.

The second half of April we are supporting our local elementary school’s Parent Teacher Organizations which are dedicated to provide additional opportunities outside of the classroom for students, teachers and families to learn, socialize, communicate and grow.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Join us at the taproom on April 1st from 5-7pm for our Monday night specialty cask and live music! Our specialty cask will feature double dry hopped Sugarhouse IPA with Eukanot hops, orange peel, and sage accompanied by live music from The Medicine Tribe Trio. 

Stop by the Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, VT on Friday, April 5th to sample some Lawson’s Finest Liquids! Our Brand Ambassador will be there from 3-6pm.

Sean Lawson, Seth Talmon (Sales and Distribution Manager), Scott Shirley (Director of Brewing Operations), and TJ Greenwood (Director of Operations) are heading to Denver, CO for the Craft Brewers Conference and will be bringing the Green Mountains all the way to the Rocky Mountains!

Tuesday, April 9th we’ll be doing a tap takeover at Improper City with 4 Noses Brewing Company, New Image Brewing and Stem Ciders! Lawson’s Finest Liquids available on draft will be Double Sunshine IPA, Chinooker’d IPA, The Space In Between and Sip of Sunshine IPA in cans. The event runs from 6-10pm.

Tuesday, April 9th there is a special tapping at Star Bar! On draft you will find The Space In Between, Double Sunshine IPA, Chinooker’d IPA and Sip of Sunshine IPA in cans.

Thursday, April 11th Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Jester King Brewery are doing a tap takeover at Hops & Pie! On draft you will find Double Sunshine IPA, Fayston Maple Imperial Stout with Chocolate Tart Cherry, The Space In Between, Chinooker’d IPAScrag Mountain Pilsner and Sip of Sunshine IPA.

Saturday April 27th, 14th Star Brewing in St. Albans is hosting the Vermont Maple Beverage Tasting which is an official event for the 53rd Annual Vermont Maple Festival. There will be two sessions; 12-2pm and 3-5pm. Registration is required and tickets can be purchased online! If you attend, make sure to enjoy a fresh pour of our Maple Nipple Amber Ale on draft.


BEER DELIVERIES

March kicked off the official distribution of our Chinooker’d IPA. Check out some of your local favorite accounts to grab a four pack or more! Chinooker’d is our traditional American IPA recipe which is chock-full of Chinook hops bursting with pine and citrus aromas. Firm bitterness and a balanced malt profile gives way to waves of flavor. Let us know what you think!

Our Super Session series rotates and Super Session #8 is back in the lineup! You will start to see cans and draft popping up in your local accounts by the second week of April! This brew is made with copious amounts of Mosaic hops and is designed to be a light and refreshing beer with low alcohol, yet the full hop character of a Session IPA.

The next round of distribution for our Waitsfield brewed beers will be The Space In Between, which is a hazy ale with a hint of tartness, brewed with oats and wheat and dry-hopped with Nelson and Galaxy varieties. This special brew will make its debut in May!

In addition to Chinooker’d IPA and Super Session #8, during this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA (cans and draft) in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Philadelphia.

March Beer News

March Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


March marks 11 years in business for Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Specifically March 17th, Sean Lawson delivered the very first keg to Mad River Glen! Our brewery, taproom and retail store has been open since the end of October and it’s exciting times to finally be able to have a place to offer guests the ultimate Lawson’s Finest experience. We are in the process of planning our anniversary party in April and we are thrilled to celebrate eleven years of brewing with you all! Advanced tickets are required, so stay tuned for the official announcement!

For those looking to get their hands on our special release of our Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout we have a limited number of bottles available at our retail store. If you’re interested in giving it a try, grab a seat at the taproom for a fresh pour and let us know what you think. We are excited about how well this beer is perceived and look forward to hearing your opinion.

To find out what we have available at our taproom and retail store, check here!

We are excited to announce the debut of our Berliner Weisse Style Ale available on draft and 22 oz. bottles Friday, March 8th! Carefully crafted by Sean and our team (thank you Chris for the recipe!) on the original 7bbl brewery at the Wizard’s Workshop in Warren, VT. Inspired by the traditional German Berliner Weisse style it sits at 3.4% abv, making it delightfully delicious and drinkable. This wheat ale has a brisk, refreshing tartness, with notes of lemongrass and fresh grain and a rich golden glow.

The Berliner Weisse steeped in history dates back to 1526 and at one point syrups were introduced to include with the beer. We will be pairing our Berliner Weisse Style Ale with blackberry and lemon syrup to add a flavorful finish. This is a taproom only special, so be sure to plan a trip to try this limited, tasty beer!

Sugarhouse IPA found it’s way back into our lineup with an updated flavor profile! This special brew was inspired by the first recipe crafted in 2008 at our home-based brewery in Warren, VT, also known as the Wizard’s Workshop. The recipe is continually evolving which 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. Stop by the taproom and retail store for a fresh pour or take some cans to go!


Lawson’s Finest Liquids has openings!

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Technician – please visit our application portal for more information and to be considered in the hiring process.

Part Time Taproom and Retail Beertender – please visit our application portal for more information and to be considered in the hiring process.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Delivery Driver – Seeking drivers to join our team in delivering Sip of Sunshine and our other brands throughout Vermont. The position is 40 hours a week: Monday – Friday. Must be 21 or older and be capable of repeatedly lifting 50+ pounds. Positive attitude and team player essential. CDL not required, but is a plus. Compensation commensurate with experience. Additional company benefits include accrued vacation time, access to company health insurance plan and 401k. Email resume and references to [email protected].

We look forward to seeing your resume!


We’ve had so many happy faces fill our taproom and enjoy their time with us since we opened in October. Bringing people together with beer and tasty treats has been a pleasure! If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out our brewery, taproom and retail store here is a glimpse of what time with us is like!

We have a fun, new addition to our retail merchandise. Our Maple Nipple Baseball Tee is a must have for your wardrobe! Stop by our retail store to grab one or order online!


Charitable Giving Program

Lawson’s Finest has chosen to pay our staff generous living wages and benefits. There is no tip obligation when guests come to the taproom. However, if guests choose to leave a gratuity, 100% will be donated to local charitable endeavors.

The first half of March the taproom donations will go to the Central Vermont Humane Society. Their mission is to protect and advocate for companion animals in need, and to build a humane community that promotes compassion and seeks to strengthen the human-animal bond. Your gratuity will help save over 1,000 homeless animals this year. CVHS provides food, shelter, medical care, and finds new loving homes for these animals who have nowhere else to turn.

The second half of the month we are supporting Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity partners with people in the community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home.


Seven Days wrote an article about our taproom and it speaks of our charitable giving program. Check out “Serving Beer and Generosity at Lawson’s Finest Liquids Taproom”!


SPECIAL EVENTS

Join Lawson’s Finest Brand Ambassador on March 2nd for the 8th Winterbike Fatbike Festival in Lyndonville, VT! Winterbike is Vermont’s premier Fatbike Festival. The event continues to be the largest fatbike festival in the Northeast. Hosted at the Kingdom Trail Nordic Adventure Center, the event is situated on Vermont’s most expansive groomed fatbike specific trail network, boasting over 26 miles of cold rolled singletrack! Get your tickets before they’re gone!

Do you love telemark skiing, great beer, live music and Mad River Glen? Then this is the event for you! Saturday March 2nd we’ll be sending some specialty beers to the mountain for you to enjoy; Above the Clouds Golden Ale and Super Session #2. In celebration of World Telemark Weekend this is an event you don’t want to miss! Stick around for the après ski party to enjoy live music from Papa’s Porch!

Join us at the taproom on March 4th from 5-7pm for our Monday night specialty cask and live music! Our specialty cask will feature Double Sunshine with pineapple and dry hopped with Nelson and Galaxy, accompanied by live music from from Clint Bierman and Peter Day of The Grift!

If you’re at Sugarbush Sunday, March 3rd be sure to check out the High Fives Foundation FAT Ski-a-Thon! The event will help raise funds for the foundation to continue their efforts supporting the dreams of outdoor athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries.


Sean Lawson and Lawson’s Finest Sales and Distribution Manager will be in sunny Tampa, FL on Saturday March 9th for Cigar City Brewing’s annual Hunahpu’s Day 2019 festival celebrating great craft beer and the exclusive release of their Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. In celebration of this festival, Cigar City Brewing and Lawson’s Finest Liquids have created a collaboration beer, Mash and Must IPA. With the addition of sauvignon blanc grape must to this American IPA it creates a fruit-forward ale without analog or parallel. We are excited to offer this brew on draft in our taproom on Monday, March 11th! Stop by and give it a try!


If you find yourself enjoying Burke Mountain on Saturday, March 9th join Lawson’s Finest Brand Ambassador for après ski brews! We’ll be there from 3-6pm!

Join Sean Lawson at Mad River Glen on Saturday, March 16th for a one-hour full moon snowshoe ramble and beer tasting. $35 includes snowshoe outing and a flight of 3 Lawson’s Finest beers. Snowshoe rental $5 additional. Advanced registration required and tickets are limited! The event is from 8-10:30pm.

Join us at the taproom on March 18th from 5-7pm for our Monday night specialty cask and live music. Our specialty cask will feature Caramel and Coffee Fayston Maple Imperial Stout, made with goat milk caramel from Fat Toad Farm and Big Gear Coffee Roasters. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day we will be having live Irish music from the Dale and Darcy Band!

Saturday, March 23rd Lawson’s Finest Liquids and 33 other breweries will be pouring at the Vermont Brewers Festival in Killington, VT! Enjoy exclusive beers, delicious food and great company slopeside. Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Big Spruce Brewing of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada joined forces to create a festival only special brew! MC Amalgamation Brett IPA (7.4%) is brewed with a base of pale malt, wheat and oats and fermented with a special blend of brettanomyces wild yeast strains. Make sure to grab your tickets for the chance to try this!

March 23rd – 24th is the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend! In celebration of all things maple syrup visit our taproom to enjoy our beers brewed with Vermont maple syrup, inspired merchandise and much more!

Saturday, March 30th the Lawson’s Finest Brand Ambassador will be at Stowe Mountain’s, The Den for après ski beers! Stop by, say hi and enjoy some Lawson’s Finest Liquids!

Join us at the taproom on April 1st from 5-7pm for our Monday night specialty cask and live music! We are excited to have The Medicine Tribe Trio filling the taproom with tunes. Be sure to keep an eye out for the announcement of what our specialty cask will be!


BEER DELIVERIES

Get excited for our March distribution news! This month begins the distribution of our Chinooker’d IPA and we are thrilled to help make March a little more green! Be on the lookout 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 – this delicious, hop forward IPA is coming your way!

Chinooker’d is our traditional American IPA recipe which is chock-full of Chinook hops bursting with pine and citrus aromas. Firm bitterness and a balanced malt profile gives way to waves of flavor.

We are so excited to distribute this in the larger market, try it out and let us know what you think. Cheers!

In addition to Chinooker’d IPA, 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.

February Beer News

February Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


February is an exciting month at Lawson’s Finest Liquids. It’s the official release of our limited specialty brew, Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout. Brewed with loads of dark malts and a hefty dose of maple syrup, then fermented with Montmorency tart cherry juice and cacao, this rich and decadent stout features notes of dark fruit and chocolate.

Our original four head HDP bottle filler was delivered from Warren to our Waitsfield brewery to bring these bottles to life! These bottles are a retail only special with draft available in the taproom. There will be a limit of one case per person. If you’re looking to get your hands on some, be sure to plan a trip to Waitsfield, VT soon!

The end of January we debuted our very first Lawson’s Finest Porter! The delicious Stony Hill Smoked Porter (5.4% abv) features a dry finish, subtle smokiness, and notes of chocolate and caramel. Carefully crafted by Sean and our team (kudos to Andrew for the recipe!) on the original 7bbl brewery at the Wizard’s Workshop in Warren, VT. This taproom only draft special is the first in our series of 2019 special releases from the Warren brewery!


We had a special guest appearance at the Warren brewery from Big Spruce Brewing of Nova Scotia. Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Big Spruce Brewing joined forces to create a special collaboration brew for the Vermont Brewers Festival in Killington on March 23rd. MC Amalgamation Brett IPA (7.4%) is brewed with a base of pale malt, wheat and oats and fermented with a special blend of brettanomyces wild yeast strains.

Grab tickets for the opportunity to taste our Vermont Brewers Festival exclusive collaboration beer!


We are honored to be named amongst the best 100 brewers in the world!


Be sure to check our online retail store or stop by if you’re in the area to check out the new Lawson’s Finest merchandise that has arrived! Back in stock are two of our most popular items, our Double Sunshine T-shirt and our Lawson’s Finest 5 Panel Hat. Grab them while supplies last!


Charitable Giving Program

Lawson’s Finest has chosen to pay our staff generous living wages and benefits. There is no tip obligation when guests come to the taproom. However, if guests choose to leave a gratuity, 100% will be donated to local charitable endeavors.

During the first half of February we will be donating to Hannah’s House in Waitsfield, VT. Donations to Hannah’s House help assure local access to mental health services, information and quality licensed psychotherapy regardless of one’s ability to pay. In its ninth year, this community supported, non-profit organization has helped to address the stigma and overcome the barriers that keep those underserved from receiving the therapy services they need. Hannah’s House is especially dedicated to providing services to children, youth and their families. Our donation will go towards financial assistance, prevention programming and education events, and easily accessible quality licensed therapy services both in the schools and the community.

The second half of the month we will be donating to Capstone Community Action whose mission is to provide comprehensive services to help people achieve economic well-being with dignity and develops partnerships to strengthen local communities. The donations will go towards their Fuel Your Neighbors campaign providing emergency food and heating assistance to central Vermonters in need this winter.


Lawson’s Finest Liquids has an opening for a Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician. Check out the application portal link, we look forward to seeing your resume!


The Mad River Food Hub is hiring a Driver SupervisorTo apply please email your resume and references to [email protected].


SPECIAL EVENTS

February 2nd you can find the Lawson’s Finest Brand Ambassador at this year’s CNY Brewfest. The longest running brewfest in Central New York is coming back for the 23rd year and we are excited to be part of it!

Join us at the taproom on February 4th from 5-7pm for our Monday night specialty cask and live music! Our specialty cask will feature Chinooker’d IPA with Tangerine accompanied by live music from Chicky and The Swells featuring Chicky Stoltz, Brendan Gilhuly and Chuck Gaidys.

Thursday, February 7th Lawson’s Finest Liquids will be sponsoring the 2019 Snow Ball to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. All proceeds from the event this year will go directly toward the organization’s new adaptive sports facility at Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush Resort, with anticipated groundbreaking this Spring, 2019. It will be an evening of great beer and incredible live music from The Grift! You can expect to find Knockout Blonde and Chinooker’d IPA on draft. You can purchase tickets here!

Thursday, February 7th join the Lawson’s Finest Brand Ambassador for the 3rd Annual Brattleboro Luv Crawl! A pub crawl with a twist. Grab someone you LUV and sip and taste the night away! All the while you walk shop to shop in Downtown Brattleboro, giving LUV to local shops and makers by finding a unique gift for someone you LUV!

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. The event is sold out, but you can call Amber Broadaway at 802-583-6382 to be added to the waitlist.

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!

Join us at the taproom on February 18th from 5-7pm for our Monday night specialty cask and live music! Our specialty cask will feature Maple Nipple infused with Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon accompanied by incredible, local jazz music from Jeremy Hill and Bruce Sklar.

A March event you should keep on your radar is the Winterbike Fatbike Festival 2019 on March 2nd. Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails have partnered once again for the 8th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival. The year brings the largest Winterbike yet: more pedaling people, more groomed trails, more festivities, more fun! Grab your tickets before they sell out!


BEER DELIVERIES

Our Maple Nipple distribution throughout January was a hit and now we’re on to making March a little more green! Be on the lookout for Chinooker’d IPA at your favorite local accounts (draft and cans) for the month of March! We are excited to be able to offer some of our specialty Waitsfield, VT beers throughout New England. In addition you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #2 (draft and cans) throughout Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Philadelphia.

Maple Nipple History and Distribution!

Maple Nipple History and Distribution!

The Maple Nipple was born even before Lawson’s Finest Liquids – as a homebrew recipe! Sean Lawson and LFL Brand Ambassador Chuck Derrick frequently brewed together with other local homebrewers.

In the early 2000’s, during sugaring season, they sought to make a beer with maple syrup. Browsing the recipes in a book at the Vermont Homebrew Supply in Winooski, VT, Sean and Chuck encountered a brew called the “Bishop’s Tipple” – an English amber ale made with brown sugar and molasses.

They decided to replace the sugar and molasses with maple syrup and brewed the first iteration of this beer at Chuck’s sugarhouse in Fayston, VT, while the sap was boiled into maple syrup in the early spring! The beer is named for Vermont’s state tree and the sweet nectar that it provides.

Each summer for nearly 20 years, Chuck hosted a well-attended annual homebrew party each summer with live music, camping and a variety of homebrewed beers and handmade posters to accompany each. Our Maple Nipple label draws inspiration from the both the recipe and the original poster featuring the name of this beer.

For the past 8 years Lawson’s Finest Liquids has relied on Purinton Maple and Tree Farms in Huntington, Vermont to provide the maple syrup for this delicious Amber Ale and other maple brews.

This business has been family run for 41 years and their techniques reflect the old fashioned ways of producing maple syrup. Peter Purinton has been producing maple syrup for over 50 years and finds that his wood-fired process gives his syrup a richer flavor. The Purinton’s are so passionate about their maple syrup and it shows in their product!

Purinton Maple and Tree Farms is nestled in between the picturesque mountains and it won’t take long for their adorable pups to come say hi! They love to create products with their syrup such as candy, lollipops, cotton candy and much more, so be sure to check out their shop.

A visit to their farm is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Maple Nipple Distribution!

Now for the news we are so excited to announce! Maple Nipple is being distributed in the larger market!

Be on the lookout 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!

This amber ale has been a hit since our taproom opened in October! Plus, it’s a great brew to cook with. Pick up a four pack, or more and let us know what you think! This is a limited release, so be sure to try some while you can. It won’t last long! 

January Beer News

January Beer News

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


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!


SPECIAL EVENTS

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!


BEER DELIVERIES

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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