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At Lawson’s Finest, we invite you to show up, innovate and play! It’s how we brew our beer, do our work, relate to each other and try to make the world better.

In that spirit, we offer pint-sized grants for playful “Super Sessions” to bring people together in fun ways that build community anywhere Lawson’s Finest is distributed. For example, a group could organize a synchronized cannonball jump in the town pond to raise money for cancer research or sponsor a bike parade and cook-out to honor local school teachers.

Applications will be scored on several criteria including innovation, community-building, fun and credibility.

Super Session
Award Examples

Rock Climbing with At-Risk Youth

A high school teacher enrolled in a Single Pitch instructor course and exam (offered by the American Mountain Guide Association) which enabled him to take under-served students outdoor climbing.

Community Environmental Planning

Vermont Alliance for Half Earth video and public presentations spurred efforts for residents to plant native species in their yards and remove invasive species for wildlife conservation planning.

TrashMob ArtJam

TrashMob organized a community call-to-action day to clean up 200 pounds of trash (!) in Brooklyn’s Maria Hernandez Park and held a post-clean celebration with live music and an open skate jam.

Juneteenth/Pride Celebration

Local volunteers brought the community and region together around two holidays celebrated in June that have meaning to two different historically marginalized communities. It also served as a teaching opportunity for people who may not have much knowledge about Juneteenth and their LGBTQ+ neighbors.

Super Sessions is part of The SIP (Social Impact Program) at Lawson’s Finest. The SIP includes six initiatives:

providing a living wage and generous benefits to all employees

Great Place to Work

helping local communities thrive

Sunshine Fund

collaborative batches for worthwhile causes

Good Brews For A Cause

greening up for the planet’s health

Green is Grand

providing donations for charitable fundraisers and events

Sip of Support