We’re celebrating a decade!

We’re celebrating a decade!

UPDATE 4/12/18

We are pleased to announce that our 10th Anniversary celebration raised $10,884 for two local non-profits! Beer fans from Vermont and throughout the Northeast congregated in Waitsfield Saturday, April 7th at the Valley Players Theater for another successful and fun-filled day and evening of music, great food from Canteen Creemee and unique specialty brews! Every year, this event benefits a different set of charitable causes. This year’s beneficiaries are Mad River Valley Television and the Mad River Path Association. Each will receive a check for $5,442 to support their efforts in our local community.

If you missed out on the event, you are not alone – tickets sold out in only an hour! Sean and Karen Lawson look forward to welcoming the entire community to their new taproom location on Carroll Road in Waitsfield this fall. Once open, the Lawson’s will be continuing their 10th Anniversary celebration with a series of special tappenings! Visit Lawson’s Finest website for ongoing updates and videos of the construction, as well as their monthly beer news.


Lawson’s Finest 10th Anniversary Celebration will take place at the Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, VT on April 7th, 2018. We are thrilled to celebrate ten years of brewing with tasty beer, retail merchandise, food, music and a great time as we raise funds for two local worthy causes: Mad River Path Associationand Mad River Valley Television.

NEW THIS YEAR – EACH TICKET ALLOWS FOR ENTRY INTO THE BOTTLE SALE AND EVENING BEER LOVERS BALL. THERE ARE NOT SEPARATE TICKETS FOR EACH SESSION. Your ticket purchase allows entry into the beer bottle sale held from 2:30-4:30pm, AND entry into the evening ball from 6-10pm.


Each ticket is $35 plus Eventbrite fees and includes entry to the Beer Lovers Bottle Sale and evening Beer Lovers Ball, and a Lawson’s Finest tulip glass to keep. LIMIT 2 TICKETS PER PERSON. Tickets require ID at the door and all attendees must be 21 years or older. Cash sales only!

Beer Lovers Bottle Sale 1 Session ONLY (2:30-4:30pm) – You will have the opportunity to purchase up to the limits of all bottles listed below. The Bottle Sale will also have Lawson’s Finest retail merchandise and draft beer for purchase. At 4:30pm all attendees must depart the venue in order to change over the room for the evening Beer Lovers Ball. We encourage you to bring a cooler or plan a way to keep your beer cold after you purchase! (Note: Maple Tripple and Barrel-aged stouts are cellar worthy and do not require refrigeration – just cool, dark storage!)

Beer Lovers Ball – (6-10pm) – Your ticket includes live reggae music from Mike Martin y Los Rootsticks, a deluxe dinner buffet provided by Canteen Creemee Company, and a cash bar (draft list below) featuring a wide variety of Lawson’s Finest on tap. There will be no bottle sales or merchandise sales at the evening Ball.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY CASH ACCEPTED AT BOTH THE DAYTIME BOTTLE SALE AND EVENING BALL! No credit or debit cards or out of state checks will be accepted!

Parking – Limited on-street parking is available on Route 100 near the Valley Players Theater. Additional parking is available behind the Village Grocery and the Bridge Street Marketplace.

10th Anniversary Bottle List

2016 Maple Tripple (12%) – $25/500ml – LIMIT 2

Glenora Whisky Barrel-aged Maple Imperial Stout (11%) – $15/375ml – LIMIT 3

No Collusion Hopscotch Barrel-aged Maple Imperial Stout (11%) – $15/375ml – LIMIT 3

Triple Sunshine IPA (10.5%) – $12/22oz – LIMIT 4

Spring Fever (3.8%) – $8/22oz – LIMIT 4

10th Anniversary Draft List

Brewer’s special cask of Super Session #8 with blood orange (4.8%)

Triple Sunshine IPA (10.5%)

Spring Fever (3.8%)

Glenora Whisky Barrel-aged Maple Imperial Stout (11%)

No Collusion Hopscotch Barrel-aged Maple Imperial Stout (11%)

Rotating tap featuring Pow Pow IPA (8.5%); Peril IPA (11%); and Chinooker’d IPA (6.9%) while they last!

You can find cans of Sip of Sunshine IPA or Super Session #8 throughout the Mad River Valley. Please check out the Lawson’s Finest Find Our Beer page for retailer locations to make those purchases!

Lawson’s Finest videos!

Lawson’s Finest videos!

Sit back and relax with your favorite Lawson’s Finest beer and watch these fun videos of our Waitsfield brewery, taproom, and retail store coming to life!

Learn more about our vision for the brewery, taproom, and retail store to get you excited for our autumn 2018 grand opening!


March Beer News

March Beer News


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!



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!



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

February Beer News


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!


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! 


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!

Join Our Team!


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.

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