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The MRV’s own Lawson’s Finest Liquids was honored as the Craft Brewery of the Year by Brewbound,  a leading industry trade publication. The award was announced at their 2023 annual business conference in Marina del Rey, California on December 6.

According to Brewbound, the Waitsfield, Vermont-based Lawson’s Finest Liquids achieved several milestones in 2023, including achieving B Corporation Certification and completing 100% solar powered brewing operations with Vermont’s largest solar canopy. Beyond the beer, Lawson’s donated around $40,000 to the Vermont Strong fund, which went to helping flood victims in the state. Lawson’s co-founder Sean Lawson also passed the torch as CEO to Adeline Druart, who will lead the brewery in its next growth phase. Moving forward, the Lawsons will serve as brand stewards and ambassadors, while Drurart looks to build upon their legacy.

“We’re humbled and excited by the recognition. This year we celebrated our 15th anniversary, and while we are reflecting on the incredible journey we had from Sean brewing in his backyard to where we are today, I can’t think of a better way to mark the milestone than with this tremendous honor,” said Druart. “We’re grateful to everyone who makes Lawson’s Finest success possible, from our Waitsfield taproom guests to distributor partners, our communities, craft beer fans, to our very talented and dedicated staff. And we’re thankful to Brewbound for the recognition of our work, our passion for making the finest and freshest beer, our growth over the years and dedication to impact.”

The Brewbound Awards celebrate beverage-alcohol companies for their achievements and impact throughout the last year. The Awards serve as an appreciation of notable industry members, trend setters, breakout brands, change agents and up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Congratulations to Sean and Karen Lawson and the whole LFL crew for their achievements and all they do for our community. A well deserved honor indeed!

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