The Warren Store
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
2.79/5 rDev -33.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.25 | $$
Made a pilgrimage here from The Alchemist in search of some Lawson's beer. A few things about this place. Its like a country store & restaurant in one. Didn't eat there, but looks like a quaint place to get a bite--there is a creek right outside that would be nice to sit next to and eat or enjoy a beer.
First off, the Warren Store sells Lawson's-- so its the place to go!
1) When Lawson's says they deliver on Thursday's, go on Thursday. Don't drive there any other day hoping to find it. The people there told me it sells out in a matter of hours on delivery day.
2) General beer selection there is pretty poor. I mean they have a few other Vermont beers, but its not a selection worth driving out of the way for. I want to say 12-15 beers tops.
3) It was on my way back to NJ to avoid taking I-89 through NYC, but being that its a bit off the beaten path, you should really call ahead of time (even on Thursday).
Your best bet for Lawson's at this point in time if you can't get to Warren on delivery day, is to try it on tap at places in VT or at a venue like the ACBF in Boston.
07-02-2013 14:05:12 | More by TriggerFingers
2.86/5 rDev -32.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | $$
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.
03-03-2014 02:09:02 | More by AGust82
4/5 rDev -5.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Throwback is the operative word here. In the heart of the hippie nation of the Mad River Valley, this place is like walking back to 1972 or so. The Dead were heavily jamming on the stereo when I walked in just after 8 in the morning, veggie breakfast burritos cooking in the back, lots of nice antique display areas, local artisinal cheeses for sale, super friendly staff, and most importantly...they get deliveries of Lawson's Finest liquid on a regular basis. Go for the tasty/healthy home made chow, cheeses, Lawson's super hard to find brews, a dose of crunchy good karma, as well as a smattering of other BA worthy brews. Besides the Lawsons, they offer a non memorable smattering of other easy to find but quality locals, and a few regional/nationals..If you are just interested in tracking down some lawson's, as I admit I was, call ahead, go on Friday/Saturday and then its time to see what all the fuss is about
10-18-2010 00:07:43 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Rustic general store in Central Vermont, most known as one of the few places to acquire brews from Lawson's Finest Liquids. Called a few days in advance of our trip and was told to call on Friday, the day of the delivery. Called at 8:35am and was told they can hold 2 bottles of that weeks shipment, but no notification of what they would be.
Store is on the main street of a sleepy town. Parked in the gravel lot and entered the old time feeling store with wood planked floors , walls and ceilings. Organized fairly well with a checkout counter at the front, wine on one side, a deli area in the rear with a few old iceboxes which contain a good selection of local brews and a small selection of domestic craft. Great selection of Vermont Cheeses, candies and assorted maple items and good selection of prepared foods available to eat at a folding table or two towards the front. Beer was held towards the checkout in a brown paper bag.
Nice little spot to browse while the main purpose of most our visits is the Lawsons.
10-12-2011 01:14:12 | More by rfgetz
4/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
My service with Verizon Wireless goes almost everywhere. Warren is a rare exception. We stopped in here to pick up some Lawson's beers, just like everyone else who reviews this place on BA. But it's worth stopping here anyway.
Rustic, complete with wide wood plank flooring and wood burning stove, the store looks like a Hollywood set, at least to a city slicker like me. Plenty of Vermont made goods are available in the store, of which the highlight is Sean Lawson's beers. This is, as is well known, the only retail place where you can buy them. The Lawson's delivery arrives every Thursday or Friday. If you call ahead, you can reserve up to 4 bottles per person. They are all worth trying so max out. Some other nice craft beer is available as well (Stone, VT locals, etc.)
Make time for some food when you go to pick up. Breakfast was delicious, all made to order. The staff could not have been nicer.
02-26-2011 01:20:53 | More by sholland119
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Warren Store is a rustic little place out in the middle of nowhere essentially, but as I neared it in the quiet town of Warren, I was surprised at how bustling it was. It sits right on the cusp of a creek, and its construct is a little slice of Americana. They sell all sorts of trinkets and crafts, and of course, they have a good selection of beer available, including goods from Lawson's and Alchemist (this includes glassware). Choices are limited, as it is a small space, but you're probably here for Lawson's, so you can't complain. There is a deli and other local food selections for take-out or dine-in; as for the latter option, there is a small indoor seating area and a patio. I haven't sampled any of the food, but of course it looked pretty good.
This is a beer destination due to the availability of Lawson's, so obviously if you're coming to VT for a beer haul, you'll want to come here. It's been said before: call in advance for availability.
10-10-2012 07:43:44 | More by Rifugium
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
A New England general store in the truest, most rustic sense. We meandered through Vermont's mountains to get here with one thing on our mind: Lawson's.
Quality: What a cute little place! The store is a one-stop shop, with prepared foods, wines, trinkets and beer. An old stove warms the store, which was packed in this early New Years Eve afternoon. A deli in the back will serve you lunch to go with a wine or beer.
Service: I called ahead and spoke with Jack, confirming that a shipment was arriving from Lawson's on Friday. He was very friendly, agreeing to set aside a bottle or two for me (in case I missed the rush). Turns out I didn't need that service. Just a note, they limit you to four bottles of Lawson's per day, assuming that it lasts a day.
Selection: Generally sparse, a few micros including DFH 60 minute and Magic Hat were lying around. For more in the way of wine. Lawson's is the reason for the visit though and I stocked up on Red Spruce Bitter and Paradise Ale. For Lawson's alone, this place gets good marks. For other craft beer look elsewhere.
01-02-2011 16:25:33 | More by akorsak
The Warren Store in Warren, VT
93 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.