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Lawson’s Finest Liquids Unveils Limited-Edition Path of Totality Black IPA to Commemorate April 8 Solar Eclipse

Discover Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ exclusive Path of Totality Black IPA, brewed to commemorate the rare April 8 solar eclipse. Indulge in this limited-edition brew available within the eclipse's path, and support local charities with every sip.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Unveils Limited-Edition Path of Totality Black IPA to Commemorate April 8 Solar Eclipse

In anticipation of the rare celestial event on April 8, Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Waitsfield, Vermont is thrilled to introduce their latest creation, Path of Totality (7.5% ABV), a special Black IPA designed to honor the upcoming complete solar eclipse. Available exclusively within the path of totality for a limited period, enthusiasts can savor this unique brew at Lawson’s Finest’s iconic destination brewery and taproom in Waitsfield, Vermont, and in select New York outlets.

The highly-anticipated solar eclipse, where the moon aligns perfectly between the sun and the earth, will cast its shadow over Northern Vermont from approximately 2:14 p.m. to 4:37 p.m., marking the region's first total eclipse occurrence since 1932.

Crafted as an ode to nature's grandeur, Path of Totality is a beer that captures the essence of this cosmic spectacle. Boasting a recipe infused with Eclipse hops and a blend of darker malts, this IPA exhibits a rich, roasty character and a striking dark hue. The tantalizing interplay of zesty citrus and fresh pine notes from Eclipse hops, coupled with the robust malt profile, promises a sensory journey like no other.

“Vermont is an amazing place to visit any time,” said Lawson’s Finest Liquids CEO Adeline Druart. “But the eclipse is an extra special reason to come and enjoy all that the area has to offer. As part of a warm welcome to all eclipse-gazers, please stop by the taproom and try Path of Totality, brewed just for this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.”

Moreover, a portion of the proceeds from Path of Totality sales will contribute to ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, an organization dedicated to fostering scientific curiosity and environmental stewardship. This charitable initiative aligns with Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ commitment to social responsibility, having already donated over $2 million since 2018 to support local causes.

“ECHO is thrilled to partner with Lawson’s Finest Liquids on the release of Path of Totality. Lawson’s Finest has supported our work throughout the years, and we are especially grateful for their contribution to our eclipse programming and STEM education across Vermont,” said ECHO’s Director of Development Nicole Bova.

As enthusiasts converge on Vermont to witness the eclipse, a visit to Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ brewery and taproom promises to elevate the experience. Guests can indulge in the limited-edition Path of Totality Black IPA while enjoying the spectacle. To ensure safe viewing, complimentary solar eclipse glasses will be provided by ECHO, along with exclusive specials on Path of Totality during the event.


Lawson’s Finest Liquids crafts and delivers the finest and freshest beer possible to delight fans and to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities through its Social Impact Program. The SIP has raised more than $2 Million for important causes since 2018. The brewery is a values-driven B Corp certified 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 1-barrel 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.


ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is Vermont’s science and nature museum on the Burlington waterfront. The Museum’s mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. Visitors can discover over 100 interactive family experiences, 70 live species, seasonal changing exhibits, and The Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater. ECHO aims to make the world accessible to developing minds in a way that children learn best, through hands-on science play, in Champ Lane, an early childhood exhibit. In Awesome Forces and Engineer It exhibits, visitors of all ages tackle daily engineering challenges at our tinkering bench as well as delight in discovering the forces that have shaped the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO encourages visitors to view the natural environment as part of their neighborhood and to explore, learn about, and consider opportunities for stewardship. 2024 marks ECHO’s 30 years of teaching more than 3 million visitors about the role of science in our culture and lives.

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