The latest release from Lawson’s Finest Liquids is called Kiwi.
A double IPA that has never been available outside the brewery’s Waitsfield Taproom until now, Kiwi is brewed with a charge of New Zealand-grown Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade hops.
Beginning this week, Kiwi rolls out to retailers across Lawson’s Finest’s nine-state distribution area: VT, CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, and RI.
“We love to experiment with hops from all over the world, and Kiwi is a great example of that,” says Sean Lawson, founder and CEO of Lawson’s Finest Liquids. “This blend of New Zealand grown hops delivers an incredibly smooth taste, even at 8.1% ABV. After we released Kiwi IPA at our taproom last year, everyone was asking when this beer was coming back, and the fact that we’re able to share it with beer fans across the Northeast is super exciting.”
This hop-forward double IPA leads with earthy, citrusy notes and finishes with fruitiness, the company reports. New Zealand is known for its crisp, acidic white wines, and the Nelson Sauvin hops bring hints of grape flavor and vinous character to Kiwi. The Nelson hops complement the herbal, peppery notes of the Pacific Jade hops to create an overall flavor different from most double IPAs available in the market, the company adds.
Following Kiwi’s run in September and October, the brewery will distribute Triple Sunshine across the Northeast to close out the year.
Sip of Sunshine, Little Sip and the collection of beers from Lawson’s Finest’s Super Session single-hop IPA series are all available year-round throughout the nine-state distribution area. Craft beer fans looking for their nearest Lawson’s Finest retailer can click here.