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The Warren Store

Not Rated.
The Warren StoreThe Warren Store
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
[ Store ]

284 Main St
PO Box 79
Warren, Vermont, 05674-0079
United States
phone: (802) 496-3864

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @warrenstorevt

Notes:
One of a handful of places that sells Lawson's Finest in bottles.

(Place added by: papat444 on 04-25-2010)
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Gatch, Mar 17, 2014
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2.86/5  rDev -32.4%

As far a beers go, this place deserves a 2. They get small weekly shipments of Lawson's and Heady Topper that go immediately. Other than that the selection is weak. If you're driving through Vermont, unless you know it's the right day, don't waste your gas driving out here.

AGust82, Mar 03, 2014
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ChipMurray, Feb 24, 2014
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sirsteve42, Jan 07, 2014
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Resuin, Dec 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

What a great store. This place makes the 4 hour trip from Boston we'll worth it. Not only is this my go to for Lawson's and Heady Topper but they also have an extraordinary selection of Vermont made items. Did I mention the service?? My first trip up there was on a Tuesday (not a good day for Lawson's) not knowing the beer release schedule. When I told Keith how far I drove - he went way above and beyond - and called some other stores in the area to see if they had any Lawson's left. Wow. Great people, great service and before I forget GREAT food. Don't forget to try one of their amazing sandwiches!!!

dinosvino, Nov 11, 2013
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TheAnk, Nov 08, 2013
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scotv, Nov 06, 2013
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williamjbauer, Oct 31, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +13%

A very nice drive from Waterbury. Cute store with the infamous Lawson's beer. The store is so Vermont. Nice little seating area with coffee and baked goods. Nice looking deli selection. Some nice local offerings of trail mix, merchandise, wine etc. The coffee was delicious. But we are here for Lawson's. It is Thursday morning at 10 am. The beer is not here as we arrive, and there are various individuals milling about the store, are they here for beer? Yes they are.

The Lawson's starts rolling in at 10:10 or so on a hand truck from the back. The store clerk is right on it. Passing out the beer with the four bottle limit per person. Up to the register to check out. Nice people, friendly, especially considering we are really just there for the beer. A very positive experience.

rikatine, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

BeerBucks, Oct 09, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +4%

This was the first of several planned stops on a recent weekend venture into The Land Of Great New England Beer, aka the homes of The Alchemist, Lawson's and Hill Farmstead. The Warren Store is supposed to be one of only two main venues where Lawson's is regularly available.

A wonderful two story Victorian building with double wraparound porches, and an outdoor eating area at the edge of a solid stone chasm with a stream at the bottom. Worth visiting even if you have zero interest in craft beer, just for the setting and architecture.

Big fairly bright interior with wine on the right and various sundries on the left, deli food counter beyond on the left and old wooden-framed coolers for beer towards the back right which I naturally made a beeline for. Small display of sixpacks and bombers opposite the coolers.

As you know if you are an experienced New England BA, Lawson's is delivered on Thursdays and is usually gone by Friday afternoon. We arrived Saturday afternoon. Bought 2011 Pannepot, 2013 Sculpin sixpack and Grassroots (a Hill Farmstead collaboration) Arctic Saison at good prices as a consolation.

Young stock clerk was very helpful in assuring me that they were out of anything Lawson's while cheerfully volunteering alternatives. Checkout clerk seemed to be either the store manager or an owner. Both were pleasant and engaging.

Loved this place, but when I go back I have to make it a Thursday. (I had hoped to hit the Waitsfield Farmers Market for Lawsons when the family set up there Sept. 21, but had company that weekend and could not go.)

Fortunately we were able to do dinner at the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury an hour or so later, so I still got to at least taste Lawson's Double Sunshine and also Maple Wheat.

scotorum, Sep 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

SO recently visited the infamous Warren Store on 7/25/13. We went here with on thing on mind. Lawson's. So the store is awesome. Looks like your typical vintage Vermont store and loaded with goodies. Lots and lots of wine for sale in the front of the store. We were directed to the back of the store where the deli was (the beer is located here) Well they had the Lawson's release for that week (was delivered that day) Also had a nice little small selection of other great beers too.

thampel09, Jul 30, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev -0.2%

Okay, I need to break down some of these numbers.

The Warren Store is off the beaten track. In fact, the were repaving much of VT 100 today when I went, so a lot of the trip ended up being on dirt roads. But once I found it, I kind of couldn't believe that such a place, in such a location, could have some of the most highly sought after brews in the world. However, it's pretty clear that Heady and Lawson's just kind of fell into their laps, but kudos to the Warren Store for not making a bigger deal out of it. Their selection isn't too reaching. So as with all of the below reviews, the selection receives a "4" based almost entirely on the fact that they carry Lawson's and Heady.

However, I did get some other good stuff besides Heady: a bottle of Seizoen Bretta, a 2011 Pannepot, and two Jack's Abby beers (including the Lawson's collab); they also had Stone Espresso RIS and a couple of sours, so the selection was definitely not a waste of time. The prices were completely reasonable too, especially for the vintage Pannepot (only $6).

The store itself is a neat little destination: hardwood floors, definitely an old-timey feeling country store, a lot of disorganization, a deli in the back, totally charming. The guy working there apologized profusely for having sold out of Lawson's (three hours after they made the delivery), but he recommended another local brew (which I didn't buy) and the Jack's Abby/Lawson's collab (which I did). Nice man, very informative. They receive Heady on Tuesdays, I'm not sure if that's been recently posted on this site, so FYI. Also, they still had Heady today (a case + four four packs), so it seems to last for at least a day or two.

All in all, the Warren Store isn't worth the 1.5 hour journey if you can't get Lawson's or Heady, but if you're in the area, even if it's not a Thursday or a Tuesday, it's worth a look in. I enjoyed my time there and will be trying for Lawson's again in the coming weeks.

JamesShoemaker, Jul 12, 2013
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2.79/5  rDev -34%

Made a pilgrimage here from The Alchemist in search of some Lawson's beer. A few things about this place. Its like a country store & restaurant in one. Didn't eat there, but looks like a quaint place to get a bite--there is a creek right outside that would be nice to sit next to and eat or enjoy a beer.

First off, the Warren Store sells Lawson's-- so its the place to go!

1) When Lawson's says they deliver on Thursday's, go on Thursday. Don't drive there any other day hoping to find it. The people there told me it sells out in a matter of hours on delivery day.
2) General beer selection there is pretty poor. I mean they have a few other Vermont beers, but its not a selection worth driving out of the way for. I want to say 12-15 beers tops.
3) It was on my way back to NJ to avoid taking I-89 through NYC, but being that its a bit off the beaten path, you should really call ahead of time (even on Thursday).

Your best bet for Lawson's at this point in time if you can't get to Warren on delivery day, is to try it on tap at places in VT or at a venue like the ACBF in Boston.

TriggerFingers, Jul 02, 2013
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The Warren Store in Warren, VT
94 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.