The Warren Store

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91
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74 Ratings
The Warren StoreThe Warren Store
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

284 Main St
PO Box 79
Warren, Vermont, 05674-0079
United States

(802) 496-3864 | map
warrenstore.com

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

Added by papat444 on 04-25-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
24
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
6.55%
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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of TriggerFingers
2.79/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
2.83/5  rDev -31.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3

This used to be the place to go for limited Lawson's bottles.

Now, it's best left for the locals.

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Photo of AGust82
2.86/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

It's a real small unassuming store in a very small town, situated very out of the way from anything very large or major.

Has a real unique country store vibe to it. I love the wooden refrigerators with the trim and nice handles, what a neat little touch.

The store is however very small, in which half is taken over by a deli and popular sandwich counter. Can't comment on the food though. Selection is quite tiny actually, but you'll find something local. It's a good spot for Lawson's brews as this store tends to actually get the bottles, or at least it did when I visited on their delivery date. Service is pretty solid, depending on who you get I found.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of xtonytx
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of zotzot
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of smanson56
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of emottram
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

HV

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Photo of Rifugium
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of koopa
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%

The Warren Store is a real throw back and quintessential VT in my opinion. Tiny shop in front with loads of VT products, some type of boutique upstairs that I didn't visit so I'm not sure what is going on up that way, and a deli that makes excellent sandwiches in the back. I had the "Turkey Tumbler" on a fresh baked white roll that was fantastic albeit a bit pricey at $8.50. The beer cooler is across from the deli counter and isn't large but offers good choices including Lawson's when available.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%

As of now the only location where you can buy bottles of Lawson's Liquids.

I was up in Burlington for a few days and decided to make the trip over to Warren to grab some of Lawsons. I was told to call ahead since they usually go fast. I was lucky that some had been dropped off about an hour before I called.

The store is exactly what you would expect from a New England general store. They have a deli counter and lots of wine as well as Vermont items (cheese/maple syrup etc.).

The beers are in two little coolers across form the deli area. I was in a bit of a rush so did not really look much, but I remember there being some DFH and Magic Hat. I went right for the Lawsons and bought the maximum 4 I was allowed.

Overall, its a nice little day trip, and of course the only place to get Lawsons.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Abbbp
4.08/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

The thing is, Lawson's essentially loves this place. But you gotta come here for the provisional country store vibe- I guarantee if you can spend just a bit of time here, slow down, relax, you'll walk out with more than just beer. Don't go in thinking you're gonna find #whalezbro, in fact I didn't find anything, but you'll walk out w real time Vermont if ya want.

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The Warren Store in Warren, VT
4.12 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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