A Look Ahead for Lawson’s Finest

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Our Beer

A Look Ahead for Lawson’s Finest

What an incredibly full and exciting summer and fall season it has been! Between creating several new Sunshine beers, Lawson’s Finest has attended successful festivals from Boston to Brattleboro, Burlington and Fayston, launched a new website, and scored a Silver Medal with our Maple Tripple at the Great American Beer Festival! With the end of 2014 on the horizon, it’s time to take a look ahead at what’s on tap for Lawson’s Finest Liquids. There are lots of exciting things brewing and new brews to be served up soon.


First is the introduction of our Sip of Sunshine IPA in 16oz cans! We are super excited to have our first-ever LFL beer in a totally transportable, lightweight and beautiful can package. A big thanks to our artist who designed the eye-catching Sip of Sunshine IPA label – Kerrin Parkinson. You can view her work at kerrinparkinson.com. Next month, we’ll be traveling to Virginia to the Ball Can manufacturing plant to oversee and approve the initial production of cans, and hope that we will have our first Sip of Sunshine IPA in cans by late December. We will keep you posted!


To give myself the space to start new creative projects and do some of the necessary things I can’t do within the rigors of a normal work week, I have scheduled what I am calling a “Lawson’s Sabbeerical” for the next few months.

During this time I’ll be meeting with other brewers, making improvements to our sugarhouse brewery on the hill, and attending to family matters. The first of these exciting projects is already in the works. As announced at this year’s SIPtemberfest, Lawson’s Finest next beer with brewmaster Mike Gerhart and Otter Creek Brewing will be called “Double or Nothing”! Expect a late winter release of a big, burly, dark beer built to last. Stay tuned for details both through OCB and LFL.

Lawson’s Finest be teaming up again with the amazing folks at Tree House Brewing based in Monson, MA to brew the second half of our collaboration. This time we will be doing it up in Warren, VT….“Shhhhhhhhhhh!”….it’s a secret! When we know more, you’ll know more.

Lawson’s Finest will also be meeting soon with the creative forces behind New England Brewing Co., to create a test batch of a beer featuring our collective love of hops and regionally wild-crafted ingredients. We plan to release this beer during the first six months of 2015.

In addition to giving Lawson’s Finest the opportunity to launch these new ventures properly, the Sabbeerical will also enable us the needed time to properly maintain and enhance our little brewery in Warren. Minor changes to our lighting, storage, compressed air and CO2 delivery systems will make the working environment easier and more efficient. Our most important goals are to make the beer in your glass even more world class….and to create beer in your can that will make you a fan!

As you may have heard, my father passed away recently. As a result, I have many new responsibilities that are requiring considerable time that would usually be spent brewing, bottling, and cleaning. To prioritize family commitments while doing all of the above, Lawson’s Finest will take a temporary break from brewing in Warren – but just for a few months.

During this time, we will have the Sip of Sunshine IPA available every week on draught and in bottles at the locations listed on our website, but we will not have our rotating weekly variety of beer. Please note also that this winter, we will not be participating in the Montpelier Farmer’s Market due to their changing venues. Lawson’s Finest will be at the outdoor Waitsfield Farmers Market in 2015 once per month from May to October.

We thank you for all of your support and understanding and look forward to the adventures ahead! Cheers – Sean and Karen Lawson



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