A Look Ahead….

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer


This Week in Beer

The seasons are a changin’ and so is our beer line-up! This week brings you my annual rendition of Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale! It is an American Pale Ale that comes in at 5.0% ABV and was brewed with a variety of local hops, including a few pounds grown right outside the brewery! The beer was dry-hopped with some of the first-ever pelletized local Cascade hops from Bill Powell’s hop farm up in Calais, VT, thanks to the efforts of UVM and the VT Dept. of Agriculture folks who have developed a small scale hop pelletizer at their Alburg hop farm. I hope you enjoy it!
In the fermenters….Next week will bring you the debut of our newest Double IPA – Kiwi!
It is massively charged with Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand, clocks in at 8.1% and has a wonderfully rich and dank aroma! The week of 12/10 will bring you our newest incarnation of Paradise Pale Ale! Very hop forward, yet nicely balanced, session-able 4.9% abv. Look for it to be on tap regularly this winter at Mad River Glen ski area’s Stark Pub. Fayston Maple Imperial Stout and our once annual Red Spruce Bitter (4.5% english-style ESB with spruce tips and cinnamon) are on the way for the holiday season…. 

Montpelier Farmer’s Market

Saturday, December 15th, 10am – 2pm

Visit www.montpelierfarmersmarket.com for directions and info about all the amazing vendors!
(note: winter location is at Vermont College Gym at junction of East State St. and College St.)
PLEASE – don’t everyone plan to arrive at 9:45 am…we have PLENTY of beer and you do not need to be there at the very start of the market to have access to our entire selection….AND please support the other vendors at the market especially if you have traveled to shop….there is a fantastic array of vegetables, meats, crafts, prepared foods, maple syrup and more!
With holiday shopping in mind, I am bringing to you an epic selection of Lawson’s Finest beverages that you will never find in the store all at once…and some not at all!
The list please…..
Bottle limit = 6 per variety
Bourbon Barrel Aged (Utopias/Knob Creek) Maple Imperial Stout (11%) – $15/375ml
Maple Barrel Aged (Sapling Liquor) Maple Imperial Stout (11%) – $15/375ml
2011 Vintage Lost Meadow Hard Cider (7.5%) – $10/22oz
Kiwi Double IPA (8.1%) – $9/22oz
Maple Nipple Ale (8.0%) – $9/22oz
Jade IPA (7.2%) – $8/22oz
VT Hop Harvest Ale (5.0%) – $7/22oz
Paradise Pale Ale (4.9%) – $7/22oz
The barrel aged stouts are this year’s versions. The bourbon barrel was bottled in October and the maple barrel will be a December bottling. The hard cider is also barrel fermented and aged in french oak wine cask. It is a blend of 2010 and 2011 hard ciders.

And in the new year….

Look for the return of Double Sunshine IPA and Chinooker’d IPA in January….Also in the works…Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale and…..Toast – a black IPA with toasted barley and rye flakes. I also have several exciting collaborations with other breweries on the horizon! More details as they are confirmed…..Cheers!

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