Brewery Spotlight

Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is a beer brewing enterprise, owned and operated by a dynamic husband-wife duo Sean and Karen in Vermont. Sean has an incredible brewing experience as President of the Vermont Brewers Association from 2014-2017 to vouch for his knowledge of crafted brews. After over twenty years of homebrewing, Sean finally opened a nano-brewery, known today as Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Lawson’s Finest Liquids provides customers with a high-quality and memorable beer drinking experience. The brewery has won significant recognition for its maple brews and IPAs in particular. Beer brewed under the aegis of Lawson’s Finest Liquids has won awards at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, and two National IPA Championships.

Housed in the atmospheric Mad River Valley, Vermont, Lawson’s Finest Liquids is a brewery, taproom and retail store all rolled into one. The brewery is open daily, and you can drop in with your entire family for an unparalleled beer drinking experience. The taproom is built with a hand-hewn timber frame and allows guests to sample the beers available on tap, cider, and fine wine. Teetotalers can choose a drink of their liking from an exciting range of non-alcoholic beverage selections. Light finger food is available as an accompaniment for your brew in the form of chips and dip, bread plates, pickled plates, mixed nuts, pretzels, and cheese or charcuterie plates.

The taproom features arcade games and foosball tables, making the space entertaining for children as well. You will also find a four-season beer garden just outside the taproom with comfortable seating, fire bowls and corn hole. The brewery viewing area is open to visitors who wish to observe the sights and aroma of freshly brewed and packaged beer. Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ retail store deals in merchandise such as t-shirts and other vibrant apparel. You can pick up your share of freshly canned beer here to gift to friends and relatives and perhaps even a four-pack or two to stock your own fridge.

The beer brewed by Lawson’s Finest Liquids can be found on draft and in canned form in eight states of the U.S., distributed by their own wholesale company – The Beer Guy. If you wish to have a more personal beer tasting experience, it is recommended that you visit the brewery and soak in the entire experience for yourself.

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Beer Offerings

The following kinds of beer are made available in canned form at the Lawson’s Finest Liquids brewery and taproom:

  • The Space in Between: Tart and hazy ale brewed with oats and wheat
    • 5% ABV
    • 16 fl oz
    • Available in 12/4 pack
  • Sip of Sunshine: Double IPA with fruity character and floral aromas
    • 8% ABV
    • 16 fl oz
    • Available in 15/4 pack.
  • Triple Sunshine: Triple IPA with flavor notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and lychee
    • 10.5% ABV
    • 12 fl oz
    • Available in 15/4 pack.
  • Maple Nipple: Amber Ale with maple syrup
    • 8% ABV
    • 16 fl oz
    • Available in 15/4 pack.
  • Chinooker’d: IPA with Chinook hops recognized for its pine and citrus aromas
    • ABV 6.5%
    • 16 fl oz
    • Available in 15/4 pack.
  • Double Sunshine: Double IPA with juicy and fruity flavor profile and dank herbal aroma
    • ABV 8%
    • 16 fl oz
    • Available in 15/4 pack.
  • Super Session#6: IPA
    • ABV 4.8%
    • 12 fl oz
    • Available in 12/6 pack.
  • Fayston Maple: Imperial Stout
    • ABV 10.1%
    • 12 fl oz
    • Available in 15/4 pack.
  • Scrag Mountain Pils: Pilsner, Tribute to Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Scrag Mountain water source
    • ABV 4.8%
    • 12 fl oz
    • Available in 12/6 pack.
  • Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout: Vibrant, exemplary stout offering complete with cacao, maple syrup and Montmorency tart cherry juice.
    • ABV 10.1%
    • 22 fl oz
    • Available in bottled form, as well as 12 pack of cans

Besides the Super Session#6 and the regular Fayston Maple, you can avail all of the above-mentioned beers in the taproom. Refreshing and delicious ciders, both white and red, are made available for tasting, as is lemonade, kombucha, and coffee for non-drinkers.

Brewery Tours Conducted Regularly

Curious about the origins of Lawson’s Finest Liquids, or simply want to learn more about their brewing process? Sign up for their free brewery tour held Fridays through Sundays, and you can enjoy a sampling of their brews as well. You can sign up for the tour when you come down for your visit to the Lawson’s Finest Liquids retail store.

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Live Music Events at the Brewery

Lawson’s Finest Liquids taproom hosts live music events from time to time. If you wish to catch an act while you’re here, keep an eye out on their social media handles for more information regarding performances. Music is a big part of their brewery experience and the tasting room is installed with state-of-the-art Bose speakers. So concert or not, you can expect a steady flow of your favorite tunes to groove to every time you visit the taproom.

Contact Information and More

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is located at 155 Carroll Road, Waitsfield, Vermont. You can contact them at their phone number, 802-496-HOPS, or on their official website. Visit the website to learn more about their archived beer selection and to clear any other queries that you may have. The Lawson’s Finest Liquids online gift store is the perfect stop for individuals who live outside of Vermont but would like to sample this incredible selection of beers anyway. The shop also sells gift cards for those who visit the brewery and wish to share their Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ experience with their friends and family.

The Lawson’s Finest Liquids brewery is community-conscious and uses only green and environmentally-friendly products to package its brews. Founders Sean and Karen donate to neighboring charities and also believe in driving business to the Mad River Valley community, which they believe will sustain them, as well as the general public. If you’d like to support a sustainable brewery with a hearty ambiance, great craft beer, and friendly staff, Lawson’s Finest Liquids is definitely worth your visit.

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