Booth: Lawson's Finest Liquids

Discussion in 'IPA Fest in Cyberspace (2021)' started by Todd, Apr 26, 2021.

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  1. MeaghanPowers

    MeaghanPowers Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2021 Massachusetts

    Sean! Loving the Little Sip! It's getting me excited for the New England Summer to arrive!
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  2. adrock314

    adrock314 Pooh-Bah (1,917) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    I got too excited and drank my Little Sip yesterday :grimacing:
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  3. Seanweizen

    Seanweizen Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2021 Massachusetts

    This is fantastic and so smooth
    - How does the ingredient list/grain bill relate to the regular Sip of Sunshine?
    - And, is it thinking of Vermont, or do I get a hint of Maple sweetness?

    Thanks, Sean (from New England)
  4. FBarber

    FBarber Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,989) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Any plans for a lo-cal version called "Littler Sip"?
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  5. Mertman256

    Mertman256 Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2015 Connecticut

    Sean, good seeing you on the fest stream, I met you back at Two Roads CT collaboration, quick question, with the Finishing up on COVID will you have more collaborations with breweries in New England?
  6. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Grand Pooh-Bah (4,626) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    My first Lawson's was a trade from a BA that grabbed a numbered bottle of Fayston from Sean (as reported to me) at a farmer's market. Wonderful stuff.
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  7. cairdin

    cairdin Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2006 California

    re: Sean's pour. I remember seeing a video of the Scottish guy who ran (runs?) the brewing program at UC Davis. He'd say, in a Scottish accent, "POUR WITH VIGOR!"
  8. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Pooh-Bah (2,360) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    A hearty greeting from SW Washington state. Lived in MN before coming here. Getting ready to pop our first VT beer.
  9. cjgiant

    cjgiant Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,248) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Thanks for replying to others’ questions, Sean. First online fest and enjoying your livestream.

    Etiquette might dictate removal of the photo (mods, feel free to edit it out), but three of us got to try it here and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Surprised to see the “Little” was 6.2% (shows how much research I did for this).
  10. jcjackson30

    jcjackson30 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 Arizona

    Cheers from Arizona! Welcome to BeerFest!
  11. NormCotter

    NormCotter Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2021 Texas

    First time Lawson's taster and it is delicious!
  12. GoodTimeCharlie

    GoodTimeCharlie Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2018 Virginia

    Sean, if Bernie Sanders were to drink your beer (and hopefully he does) which beer would that be?
  13. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Grand Pooh-Bah (4,626) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    The Maple Triple is a sublime drink. Not an everyday sipper, but I'd love to hit it yearly.
  14. Robert-Trosper

    Robert-Trosper Initiate (0) May 30, 2017 Alaska

    Great Job Sean, Little Sip was perfect to start with!!!!
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  15. mirrorball

    mirrorball Crusader (429) Aug 14, 2005 Virginia

    Maple sap beer sounds awesome
  16. Ludditus

    Ludditus Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2021 Virginia

    Definitely putting my New England friends on lookout for Triple Sunshine!
  17. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Charlie Bamforth, the Pope of Foam! He's now at Sierra Nevada I believe.
  18. teemoney

    teemoney Zealot (571) Jun 28, 2014 Wisconsin
    Society Trader

    Thanks a lot Sean, it was great to hear from you! I've had the privilege to try a couple of your beers now, and have loved each of them. I was super excited to see that you were included in the box. Hopefully I can make it to the northeast soon so I can have a few more! Cheers!
  19. TonyStarxx

    TonyStarxx Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Illinois

    When and where can I find the maple triple?
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  20. Kisdaring

    Kisdaring Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2021 Massachusetts

    Triple Sunshine!!! What!!!!!!!!!
  21. cervezaesbueno

    cervezaesbueno Devotee (344) May 27, 2010 Indiana

    I enjoyed the beer as it warmed up. Got a nice tropical citrus flavor and it’s nice and clean
  22. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Hi Acrosa7794, There's a little bit above in the question about how we started Lawson's Finest. The short answer is that by 2013 (5 years into our journey) the demand for our beer was overwhelming. My wife Karen and I were not ready to hire a bunch of employees. We had young kids and wanted to focus on quality of life, plus we didn't have the capital to build a production brewery. After reading about Two Roads plans to open a brewery that would include contracting for "today's craft brewer" with Phil Markowski and a team of industry veterans, I met them to discuss the idea of brewing an IPA there. And as they say, the rest is history! For a little more history, read this article:
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  23. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Yes please Kisdaring! Can't wait to share that with y'all!
  24. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Thank you! Cerveza es bueno! Indeed!
  25. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Thanks for asking GoodTimeCharlie. No plans to expand beyond the Northeast at this point in time. I appreciate you looking for our beer when you are within striking distance!
  26. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Oh Roadhorn, how I will miss the VBF this July for the second year in a row. Can't wait to get back to festing with you!
  27. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    I don't have a beer in the shower often, but when I do..make it something light, low abv and absolutely crushable!
  28. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Mirrorball, please do! We are super excited to re-open our beer garden at our Waitsfield, VT taproom in May. Follow our social and check our websites for updates. You can also book at stay at our original house next to the 7bbl brewery in Warren, VT. Cheers!
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  29. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Yes suadps22! Definitely, we've been in 9 states since 2018 and plan to keep being a regional brewery. We are very thankful for our distribution partners in each of our territories across VT, CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI.
  30. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Cheers to you Navysqurl! Thanks for joining us!
  31. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Hey Seanweizen, the recipe is almost the same as the Sip of Sunshine, except we use less malted barley (recipe is exactly proportional for each malt) to make the alcohol finish at 6.2%. There is no maple in there, but there should be a little malt sweetness to balance the hop-forward profit on this beer.
  32. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Yo teemoney! Thank you! Yes, please come visit us in Vermont when you are back to traveling. Our beer garden will be re-opened for in person service in mid-May!
  33. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Oops, that Ok. There will be more tomorrow :sunglasses:
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  34. Hoosiers86

    Hoosiers86 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2021 Nebraska

    Hey Sean! Loving little Sip here in Nebraska. Looking forward to a New England Brewery tour soon! Loving the pine flavors
  35. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Foam is beer! haha Thanks Jaycase for invoking Charlie Bamforth. Brilliant guy. Before cold and fresh were the industry standard, Charlie was preaching that the most important factors to beer quality are time and temperature. Keep it cold and enjoy it fresh! Amen
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  36. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Grand Pooh-Bah (4,234) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Hi Sean

    thanks for adding little sip to the fest lineup. Love the sunshine and am happy to see it regularly on the shelves in the Boston area.

    Any plans for double sip to appear on the shelves? Last saw it a year ago and it quickly disappeared.
    Stay safe , be well , brew more Lawsons!

  37. Sean_Lawson

    Sean_Lawson Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2021

    Hey WunderLlama, Thanks for the props! We only sell our Double Sunshine IPA at our brewery and taproom location in Waitsfield, VT (except for a special drop or two). Our Ruby Red Grapefruit Double Sunshine IPA is a "once a year beer" that has been so incredibly popular...we have to unleash it a little wider next year :sunglasses:
  38. hseldon15

    hseldon15 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2014 California

    Never had a planned trip to Vermont but now I do. Great talk.
  39. woodchipper

    woodchipper Grand Pooh-Bah (3,059) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Sean- Hope you're still following the thread. No question, just a shout out. Thank you for the effort with Two Roads. I've lived in CT my entire life and have stated many times on BA that Sip (original) is my "house beer". Despite all my other beer purchases, I almost always have some in the beer fridge.
    Can't wait for the right post-pandemic situation and some spare time in my own schedule to visit your new facility in VT!
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