What a Year!

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 in Farmers Markets, Our Beer, Our Events

2009 is gone, and 2010 is well underway. My first New Year’s resolution – to blog more often – is about as successful as everyone who said the would lose 20lbs this month! At least I’ve been busy cranking out some tasty brews for all you! I hope to post a re-cap of the highlights of the past year, and some hopes and goals for the coming year, but for now, I’ll let you know what’s up this week.

Our new Paradise Ale is on tap all around! You can find it at American Flatbread, The Common Man, and the Village Porch. Mad River Glen is featuring our newest hop-bomb, Hop Song Imperial IPA, while the Pitcher Inn has the Permagrin Rye Pale Ale on tap (almost gone!). At the Warren Store, you may find the Chinooker’d IPA or the Paradise Ale this weekend.
New Brews
Starkbier! is our winter wheat beer, a weizenbock style of German-inspired dark strong beer.
Paradise Ale is a hoppy amber ale that is crisp, bright, and juicy.
Karen’s Kolsch is our lightest offering yet, a 4% ale brewed with only Pilsener and Vienna malts, Hersbruker hops, and a kolsch-style yeast.
Hop Song Imperial IPA is a twist on on our Hopzilla recipe using different hops and a slightly higher alcohol content…watch out!
I’ve got some oak-aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout ready to go! Aged for two months on American Oak, giving this rich dessert beer another layer of depth and complexity.

Lawson’s Finest will be vending at the Montpelier Farmers Market this winter and spring on three select dates: February 6th, March 6th and April 17th. Like the Waitsfield Farmer’s Market, we’ll be offering sample tastings and bottles for sale. Visit me there for the official release of the 2009 Farmhouse Rye! A sneak preview of this beer appeared at the Beverage Warehouse of Winooski back in December (only 6 bottles) and what’s most exciting is that I have four different kegs, each with a different treatment going into bottles. More on that later….
We’ll celebrate our second anniversary on St. Paddy’s Day, March 17 with an evening event featuring music, light food, and mucho Finest at Mad River Glen ski area! Hope to see you some time soon.
As always, if you are looking for more up-to-date information or have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Visit our website, http://www.lawsonsfinest.com/ for contact info.

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