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March Beer News

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in collaborations, our beer | Comments Off on March Beer News

March Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES

Thanks to those of you who made it to the Lawson’s Finest Liquids tap takeover at Trillium Brewery in MA on February 21st. It was a night to remember! We hope you enjoy the latest collaboration batch of Pow Pow IPA. Limited quantities of cans and draft will be distributed in select VT locations beginning February 26th.

Have you been enjoying Sip of Sunshine IPA as much as we have?! Recent batches have begun using our 2017 crop lots of Citra hops. We are really excited by this year’s crop and the resulting sensory is especially juicy, fruit forward and delectable! We’d love to hear your thoughts so connect with us on Facebook!

During this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) around Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York. Drink it up!

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

On Friday March 2nd, join Mad River Glen naturalist staff & Lawson’s Finest Liquids for a one-hour full moon snowshoe ramble and beer tasting. $35 includes snowshoe outing & a flight of three Lawson’s Finest beers. (SOLD OUT – Call 802-496-3551 to have your name added to the wait-list in the event of cancellations)

Sunday March 4th Sugarbush hosts the Fat Ski-a-thon benefitting High Fives to support athletes who have sustained life altering injuries. If you feel inclined, please donate to their worthwhile cause through the Lawson’s Finest High Fives fundraising page. We’ll see you on the slopes!

March 6-8th Burlington VT hosts the Beer Marketing & Tourism conference. This event is aimed to serve a wide audience so you may want to join the conversation!

March 24th is the winter Vermont Brewers Festival in Killington – tickets are available now, so don’t delay!

 

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Lawson’s Finest Liquids turns 10! – In the upcoming weeks you will learn more about the Lawson’s Finest Liquids 10th Anniversary bottle sale and celebration to be held in April!

Our online job portal is currently accepting applications for the Lawson’s Finest Brewery Operations Director!

Below is a photo of the manway glass on our new CraftStar brewing system featuring our sun logo! This equipment for our new Waitsfield brewery is currently at the GEA factory in Kitzingen, Germany! It will soon be on its way to Nashville, TN to be displayed at the BA’s Craft Brewers Conference. If you are at the CBC, swing by the GEA booth and check it out! We are so excited to put this equipment to use later this year in anticipation of opening our new Lawson’s Finest Brewery, Taproom, and Retail Store!

February Beer News

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in our beer, our events | Comments Off on February Beer News

February Beer News

BEER DELIVERIES

Beginning Thursday February 8th, you will enjoy Chinooker’d IPA. Our award-winning IPA recipe is chockfull of Chinook hops and bursting with pine and citrus aromas and flavors. Careful, more than one of these will getcha schnocker’d!

UPDATE 2.9.18- CHINOOKER’D IPA BOTTLES WILL BE DELAYED A WEEK. Bottles will now be available 2/13 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury, 2/15 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, and 2/16 at Beverage Warehouse. Draft will be available beginning February 8th.

During this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) around Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York. Drink it up!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday February 10th, Lawson’s Finest is proud to take part in the Central New York brewfest! It’s the longest running brewfest in Central New York, and is back again for year 22 with over 120 breweries under one roof! We plan to pour Chinooker’d IPA, Super Session #8 and Sip of Sunshine for your drinking pleasure.

Thursday February 15th, Lawson’s Finest will be hosting a beer dinner at Sugarbush’s Allyn Lodge. This event is sold out, but lucky ticket holders will imbibe Chinooker’d IPA, Super Session #8 cask (with blood orange), Red Spruce Bitter, and Maple Tripple.

Wednesday February 21st Trillium Brewing hosts Lawson’s Finest for a tap takeover! Lawson’s Finest beers that will be tapped throughout the evening in no particular order:

  • Super Session #8 – 4.8% Session IPA brewed with Mosaic hops
  • Sip of Sunshine IPA – 8.0% Lupulin-laden IPA with juicy tropical character
  • Carrier Mild Ale – 4.5% English dark mild brewed with Carrier Coffee beans
  • Chinooker’d IPA – 6.9% American IPA brewed with VT-grown Chinook hops
  • Fayston Maple Imperial Stout – 10.1% Imperial Stout brewed with over 2 gallons of VT maple syrup per barrel!
  • 2016 Maple Tripple Ale – 12% Specialty ale, brewed with 100% concentrated Maple Sap replacing the base water in the brew; three time World Beer Cup winner!
  • PLUS a surprise beer!

Friday February 23rd join us at Localfolk Smokehouse for a mid-winter beach party/fundraiser for the Stark Mountain Foundation Preserve our Paradise campaign. Music will be provided by surf rock bands the High Breaks and the Tsunamibots. Lawson’s Finest Liquids will be offering a special beer on tap to raise funds for this cause that we hold close to our hearts! 

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Lawson’s Finest Liquids turns 10! – Next month you will learn more about the highly anticipated Lawson’s Finest Liquids 10th Anniversary bottle sale and celebration to be held in April!

Don’t delay – our online job portal is currently accepting applications for the Lawson’s Finest Brewery Operations Director!

Construction Update – Do you love to watch concrete dry? We do too! Watch this video of SD Ireland pouring the concrete floor in the Lawson’s Finest retail store and employee office areas to get a feel for our progress! In the meantime, here’s a photo of Sean in the scissor truss timber frame taproom!

 

 

Join Our Team!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in mad river valley, our beer | Comments Off on Join Our Team!

Join Our Team!

WE’RE HIRING!

Lawson’s Finest is looking for highly qualified people to join our team! We’re currently hiring for a Brewery Operations Director, Finance & Administration Director, and Sales & Distribution Manager. The Lawson’s Finest job portal allows you to browse current and future openings. If you are honest, hard working and extremely skilled – we want to hear from you! All positions are based in Waitsfield Vermont, and will be instrumental in expanding our leadership team and helping us kick off our next chapter of the new Lawson’s Finest Brewery, Taproom, and Retail Store.

January Beer News

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in our beer | Comments Off on January Beer News

January Beer News

WE’RE HIRING!

Lawson’s Finest is looking for highly qualified people to join our team! We’re currently hiring for a Brewery Operations Director, Finance & Administration Director, and Sales & Distribution Manager. The Lawson’s Finest job portal allows you to browse current and future openings. If you are honest, hard working and extremely skilled – we want to hear from you! All positions are based in Waitsfield Vermont, and will be instrumental in expanding our leadership team and helping us kick off our next chapter of the new Lawson’s Finest Brewery, Taproom, and Retail Store.

BEER DELIVERIES

Beginning Thursday January 4th, you will enjoy Peril Imperial IPA (bottles and draft) which has a menacing hop character and dangerously smooth flavor, achieved by copious dry hopping and cold conditioning. Please enjoy responsibly… at your own Peril! Bottles will be available 1/4 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, 1/5 at Beverage Warehouse, and 1/9 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury.

Starting Thursday January 25th, we will be releasing one of our first new beers of 2018! Opaque IPA is a hazy and super juicy hop bomb brewed with Simcoe and Ekuanot hops using both lupulin pellets and powder. Bottles will be available 1/25 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, 1/26 at Beverage Warehouse, and 1/30 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury.

During this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) around Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York.

We’re also pleased to announce limited distribution in Rhode Island through our existing partner Atlantic Beverage Distributors! They have a fantastic website to help you quench your Lawson’s Finest thirst for Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 in MA or RI!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday January 13th we are proud to help raise funds for the Hartford CT Polish National Home at the Extreme Pint Fest! Lawson’s Finest plans to pour Peril IPA and Double Sunshine IPA. Come enjoy a ballroom filled with epic beer, great food and one of the area’s very best bands…along with some amazing people!

Saturday January 27th we will be participating in the 6th Annual Rhode Island Brewfest to celebrate our RI launch! Lawson’s Finest plans to pour Peril IPA, Opaque IPA, Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8. The event is sold out, and we look forward to talking to you in person!

Wednesday January 31st at 7pm, join Brewer and Naturalist Sean Lawson at Mad River Glen for a full moon snowshoe hike and beer dinner. This is a rare chance to get up close and personal with Sean to pick his brain about wildlife and beer – what a pair! Tickets are limited so purchase yours now! Lawson’s Finest plans to pour Peril IPA, Fayston Maple Imperial Stout, Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8.

Construction Update – Despite the cold temperatures, we’ve had lots of progress! The Taproom and Retail Store building walls are enclosed, and we will be pouring concrete and installing radiant floors and beginning interior finishing. The Brewery building will get a new floor slab, trench drains and installation of electrical, mechanical and plumbing utilities.

December Beer News

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in collaborations, our beer | Comments Off on December Beer News

December Beer News

We have been all-consumed with building the new Lawson’s Finest Brewery, Taproom & Retail Store! As you can see in the attached photo (and time lapse video!), the Taproom timber frame was erected on site. Mad River Post & Beam has created a truly stunning work of art!

BEER DELIVERIES

UPDATE 12/13/17 – All good things take time! Peril IPA is still bubbling away and it can’t be rushed due to its copious dry hopping and cold conditioning. We are planning for the Peril IPA release in January – make sure to read the January Beer News for distribution information!

Due to our jam packed schedules devoted to the progress of our new Waitsfield location, Sean’s brew schedule is slimmer than usual. Sean did, however, brew a beer he knew you’d go wild over just in time for the holidays! Peril Imperial IPA has a menacing hop character and dangerously smooth flavor, achieved by copious dry hopping and cold conditioning. Please enjoy responsibly… at your own Peril! Bottles and draft will be released beginning December 21st. Bottles will be available 12/21 at Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op, and 12/22 at Beverage Warehouse, and 12/26 at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury.

During this month, you can Find Our Beer – Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8 (cans and draft) around Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, select Maine counties (Cumberland, York, Penobscot, Hancock), and New York.

SPECIAL EVENTS

On Thursday December 21st please join us at Worthy Kitchen’s annual “Night Before the Night“. This is the 6th year of fund raising for the Vermont Foodbank. Participants are bound to experience the best draft list around, paired with amazing food. Lawson’s Finest plans to bring Double Sunshine IPA, Carrier Mild Coffee Ale, Sip of Sunshine IPA and Super Session #8. There will be a great selection of silent auction items for that last minute gift (including a case of Double Sunshine IPA!). Get your tickets now as they are limited.

On Tuesday December 26th Two Roads Brewing in Stratford CT will be hosting Sean Lawson at a Meet the Brewer event from 12-3pm! Sean traveled to Two Roads in early December to brew a collaboration beer that will be featured only at this event. It’s your one chance to taste Typecast, a Farmhouse IPA heavily dry hopped using ingredients from both CT and VT. The beer will feature VT white cedar and CT balsam fir tips in the boil and dry hopped with CT grown Wye Challenger and Cascade hops as well as VT grown Centennial hops. 

The holiday season is here! Whether you put Lawson’s Finest merchandise on your own wish list, or purchase it for a special beer lover in your life, don’t delay! Please allow ample time for shipping, as our online store will be closed December 22-28. We have two great ideas for you: 1) Shop our Store to show your Lawson’s Finest pride by purchasing apparel, glassware, and our sunshine products; and 2) Sip of Sunshine Parlor SkisGreat beer and skiing are a match made in heaven. 10% of all Sip ski sales will go to the Stark Mountain Foundation at Mad River Glen ski area. 

 

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