Pressed for time as always these days...in a flash format here's an update. (Couldn't resist posting the cute photo of Jade Carolyn :-)
Well-stocked Warren Store has Weiss-K wheat bier, Chinooker'd IPA, and Hopzilla Double IPA on the shelf right now. Papelblonde Ale on the way soon.
Comman Man and Pitcher Inn re-open after mud-season hiatus with Maple Nipple Ale and Papelblonde Ale respectively. The spring "Porch Pint" is the Maple Nipple Ale, down in Rochester at the Village Porch. This weekend (5/1-2), Flatbread in Waitfield will be pouring the Papelblonde.
Went to the Craft Brewer's Conference in Boston last week...great time, super contacts, and whoa, the beer! This visit got me jump started on the next round of improvments to Lawson's Finest, with new taphandles, glasses, and possibly equipment by this fall.
WAITSFIELD FARMERS MARKET
May 16th is the first date of the Waitsfield Farmer's Market...and I'll be there offering tastings and bottles for sale! This year's dates are scheduled to be as follows:
May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, August 1, October 17, and October 24.
VERMONT BREWER'S FESTIVAL -- July 17 & 18
I am psyched to be part of this fantastic festival for my second year. Making the leap from the VIP tent (RIP...) to the main event. There are many exciting changes in store for this year's festival to improve the experience for beer lovers and brewers alike. Tickets go on-sale on May 15 and the fest is sure to sell out. Click on the link above to visit the official VBA website for more detailed info on the fest and online tix sales. If you are interested in volunteering at the festival, go to the VBA website. If you are intested and volunteering for Lawson's Finest, get in touch with me.
I can't tell you how excited (and grateful) I am about this one....we are working on arrangement for me to be a guest brewer at another Vermont brewery, which will allow me to brew up a BIG batch (whoohooo!) and provide an adequate volume of beer (like 4+ barrels!) for the Brewer's fest. It also means Lawson's Finest will debut as a guest beer on tap at one of Vermon't fine brewing establishments. Once we nail down the details, I'll reveal a bit more info on this one.
That's all for now...cheers!