(Waitsfield, VT) – Lawson’s Finest Liquids is debuting a 2022 World Beer Cup Silver Medal winner across the northeast just in time for cold weather and changing seasons. Fayston Maple Imperial Stout Aged in Mad River Distillers Rum Barrels is now available across the brewery’s entire nine-state distribution area of VT, CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, and RI. The distribution marks the first time a barrel-aged, seasonal release from the brewery is available outside the company’s Waitsfield, VT destination Taproom.
Each year, Lawson’s Finest Liquids releases specialty, barrel-aged beers to mark the holiday season. Fayston Maple Imperial Stout Aged in Mad River Distillers Rum Barrels debuted in Fall of 2021 before earning a Silver Medal at the prestigious World Beer Cup in 2022. The 10.5% ABV imperial stout is brewed with loads of roasted and black malts with a hefty dose of Vermont Maple Syrup, before aging in Mad River Distillers “Maple Cask Rum” charred oak barrels from Warren, VT.
“This is a special brew for us here at Lawson’s Finest Liquids,” explains Sean Lawson, CEO and Founding Brewer of Lawson’s Finest Liquids. “The beer has hints of vanilla, oak, caramel and rum from the Mad River Distillers Rum Barrels. It’s great to enjoy right away or to keep aged or cellared as it gets smoother and mellows with time.”
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout Aged in Mad River Distillers Rum Barrels is the final specialty release of 2022 for Lawson’s Finest Liquids. The beer is available in 16.9 oz. bottles at retailers across the Northeast through the end of 2022. The barrel-aged imperial stout follows on the heels of the regional debut of Mad River Maple, also available through the end of the year.
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ABOUT LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS:
Lawson’s Finest Liquids crafts and delivers the finest and freshest beer possible to delight our fans and to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities through our Social Impact Program. The brewery is a values-driven business with a commitment to excellence, authenticity, community, sustainability and fun. Founded by Sean and Karen Lawson, the company boasts a growing collection of award-winning beers brewed with passion and precision including the renowned Sunshine family of IPAs. Beginning as a home-based 1bbl nanobrewery in 2008, Lawson’s Finest expanded production capacity in 2011 and 2014, growing to include distribution across nine states in the Northeast. In 2018, Lawson’s Finest opened its popular destination Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store in central Vermont’s Mad River Valley town of Waitsfield. For more information on Lawson’s Finest Liquids, please visit www.lawsonsfinest.com or follow the company on Instagram (@lawsonsfinest) and Facebook (@lawsonsfinestliquids).