Vermont-based brewery is offering pint-sized grants to Northeast residents who are looking to make a difference in their communities
Vermont Business Magazine Lawson’s Finest Liquids is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for its “Super Sessions” mini grant program. As one of the pillars of the company’s Social Impact Program (SIP), the Super Sessions initiative was created to motivate people across the Northeast region make a positive impact in their communities through pint-sized grants.
“At Lawson’s Finest, our values include being authentic, supporting the community, and having fun,” said Karen Lawson, co-owner and chief creative officer at Lawson’s Finest. “Through our Super Sessions grants, we aim to support causes that bring people together and build community, and we want to see how our fans in the Northeast can make a difference for their communities---no matter how small.”
Named after the brewery’s Super Session single-hop IPA series, Lawson’s Finest created the initiative in to encourage their fans to become more active in their communities. There are countless ways to bring people together and inspire good, and Lawson’s Finest eagerly anticipates creative application ideas!
The Lawson’s Finest employee-led “Super Sessions Selection Squad” chooses individuals or groups to receive funds that help bring their Super Sessions idea to fruition. One recent of Super Sessions recipient was Andrew Wild, a Winooski, Vermont High School teacher who was passionate about obtaining an outdoor rock climbing certification so that he could form a club for his students.
“I greatly appreciated Lawson's Finest’s help with completing my outdoor climbing instruction class with the American Mountain Guide Association,” Wild said. “The class will help me take Winooski High School students on outdoor rock climbing excursions, increasing access to an amazing activity across so many beautiful locations in Vermont.”
“This was a Super Sessions activity that exemplified how we at Lawson’s Finest invite folks to show up, innovate, and play!” Karen Lawson added, “It’s how we brew our beer, do our work, relate to each other and try to make the world better.”
The Super Sessions mini grant program is one of six SIP initiatives at Lawson’s Finest. The Social Impact Program also includes the Sunshine Fund, which benefits a rotating list of Vermont-based nonprofit organizations and has raised over $681,000 since its inception. Great Place to Work, Good Brews for a Cause, Green is Grand, and Sip of Support are also part of SIP.
Individuals and organizations looking to submit a 2022 Super Sessions application must be located within Lawson’s Finest’s nine-state distribution area (VT, CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI). The application can be found here, and must be received by October 31st at 5pm. For more information on the Super Sessions initiatives or Lawson’s Finest in general, please visit www.LawsonsFinest.com.
ABOUT LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS
Based in Waitsfield, Vermont, Lawson’s Finest Liquids produces beers of the highest quality and freshness. Emulating the best of widely appreciated styles, Lawson’s Finest is home to a growing collection of expertly crafted beers, including world-class IPAs and unique maple brews. Founded in 2008 by Sean and Karen Lawson, the company started as a highly acclaimed, small-batch artisanal brewery in Warren, Vermont. In 2014, Lawson’s Finest Liquids added an alternating proprietorship in Stratford, Connecticut, where the brewery produces its flagship Sip of Sunshine and Super Session beers. Lawson’s Finest Liquids opened its destination brewery, taproom, and retail store in Waitsfield in 2018. For more information on Lawson’s Finest Liquids, please visit www.lawsonsfinest.com or follow the brewery on Instagram (@lawsonsfinest) and Facebook (@lawsonsfinestliquids).
Source: Waitsfield, VT. (September 7, 2021) - Lawson’s Finest Liquids