Lawson’s Finest Liquids to donate $100,000 across Vermont to celebrate Giving Tuesday

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids to donate $100,000 across Vermont to celebrate Giving Tuesday

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 1:39pm -- tim
Donations Benefit 59 Nonprofit Organizations Addressing Issues from Women’s Advocacy to Mental Health and Affordable Housing

Vermont Business Magazine Lawson’s Finest Liquids is continuing its annual tradition of charitable support on Giving Tuesday with donations totaling $10,000 to 59 nonprofit organizations statewide as part of the brewery’s Social Impact Program (SIP). Each donation of up to $5,000 will be made to previous applicants to the brewery’s Sunshine Fund, collectively representing the largest annual contribution by Lawson’s Finest in honor of Giving Tuesday. The funds will support a range of causes across Vermont, from sustainable recreation to mental health advocacy, community development, animal rights and much more. 

Co-owner Karen Lawson said, “After receiving more applications for our 2023 Sunshine Fund than the calendar allowed, we chose to give “Sip of Support” donations on Giving Tuesday to selected Vermont nonprofits to help them achieve their missions.” 

The Sunshine Fund at Lawson’s Finest Liquids is one of six SIP initiatives. In lieu of tipping at the company’s destination taproom, Lawson’s Finest invites guests to donate to the Sunshine Fund to support local nonprofits and charitable organizations - while taproom staff are paid without the need for tips to supplement wages. Each Sunshine Fund awardee becomes a temporary “on-tap” partner for 2 weeks, receiving 100 percent of donations during that designated time. Sip of Support is the company’s discretionary charitable giving initiative that is leveraged on Giving Tuesday.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ SIP initiatives support thriving communities guided by the brewery’s values – being the finest while maintaining authenticity and having fun with a focus on taking good care of the community. The Social Impact Program is meant to build impactful connections and strengthen communities while creating memorable experiences for those involved.

“Every year, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to make a positive impact in our communities by leading with our values and contributing to like-minded, dedicated nonprofits focused on a range of important issues,” said Karen Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids. “This year, we’re delighted to support sixty nonprofit organizations across the state with the largest collection of Giving Tuesday donations in our history.”

Sunshine Fund awardees, and recipients of this year’s Sip of Support Giving Tuesday donations are prioritized by their focus on healthy communities, food and economic security, natural resource protection and sustainable recreation in the Green Mountains. 

Among the largest beneficiaries of this year’s Giving Tuesday donations are Circle, Green Mountain United Way, Hannah’s House, Capstone Community Action, Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity, Mad River Valley Summer FUNd, and more. 

To learn more about the Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ SIP program and initiatives, click here. A full list of this year’s beneficiaries is available at this link. For more information regarding the Sunshine Fund and past beneficiaries, click here.


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 or follow the company on Instagram (@lawsonsfinest) and Facebook (@lawsonsfinestliquids).     

Waitsfield, VT. (November 28, 2022) – Lawson’s Finest Liquids