The Warren Store

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92
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75 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:
92
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
6.54%
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Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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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Photo of InspectorBob
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

In the quite little Vermont town of Warren, on historic Main Street sits The Warren Country Store. Old, rustic, turn of the century type of place. You think you walked back in time. They have a deli with home cooking prepared everyday from scratch with locally grown products. Featuring a full breakfest and luncheon menu.

The bakery is behind the store, all the breads, pastries and desserts are baked fresh everyday. They also have an upstairs with all kinds of stuff, clothing, toys etc.

But the real reason to come here is because this is the only place that I know of where you can purchase Lawson's Finest Liquids. In an old wooden door refrigerator was the prize, Maple Nipple and Chinooker'd IPA. Those were the only ones' there and I bought them all. They said that if I wanted to wait a few hours they would have more. I declined. It's best if you call ahead because it's stocked on a rotating basis and you never know what will be on the shelves, if any. There were a few other local brews there also, Rock Art etc. and some Dogfish Head, man does he get around. But I was only interested in The Lawson's.

I enjoyed my step back in time...

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Photo of Rifugium
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
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 WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -3.1%
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 Bierman9
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Have stopped here often while going to Waitsfield, Bristol, or points nearby.... Hit it again on 01Sep12, to see what was available...

Place is a large, wooden, white building set just adjacent to a small creek carving a gorge through the hills... Enter to a maze-like mish-mash of foodstuffs, clothing, souvenirs and esoterica... Aisles are narrow and crammed with goods in this rustic, days-gone-by setting. A bit further through and to the left is a popular deli, and the fridge opposite holds what many seek - Lawsons, as well as other local brews, plus some assorted crafts from further afield. There were 4 Lawsons bottles left when I came in; turned my head and only 2 remained, which soon ended up in my possession. The prices are decent, overall, though I think Lawsons are overpriced, based mainly on their tickerifity. The staff here is friendly and helpful, though they usually have their hands full. Even without Lawsons, this is a cool little piece of old-time Americana in the heart of Vermont.

Prosit!

4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

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Photo of akorsak
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
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 orangesol
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

My first stop on my recent Vermont trip. GPS got me a tad lost, it thought this place was a trailer, once I figured out what went wrong I went down the road about a mile and found the actual store.

Upon entering I was a bit overwhelmed, there is a TON of stuff packed into this small place. I checked out the front area and upstairs first because I knew once I made it to the beer I would be done for. Lots of different baked goods and treats scattered around the area, I picked up a few for later in my trip. Lots of different clothes upstairs, I almost bought a hat but they didn't have one that would fit my giant head.

Service was good. I talked to a few of the workers about the shop and the beer and they knew quite a bit about it all. Selection is a little limited but what they have is quite a bit of Lawson's and since that is the reason all of us stop there that is plenty for me. I picked up a few bottles and got a Lawson's glass to go along with them. I didn't try the food but it looked really good, I will definitely try it next time.

Overall a really cool store that I will definitely return to when I am in the area.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great little general store that gets some very nice VT beers in stock. They also get some other nice bottles/cans from time to time but you just have to check it out because I'm sure it varies all the time. The place has just about anything you would need to survive, There is a small kitchen in the back where you can get some sandwiches made which were awesome. It's a great stop just to check it out even if you don't buy anything.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tobelerone
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Kegatron
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Me, I enjoy the semi-rustic sort of general store that this place gives off, maybe not for city slickers, but hey, it's one of the four places in Vermont to grab Lawson's bottles, and actually, this is the "first" place on the stop to grab their bottles. With that in mind, get there early to get their bottles because at least during the off season of tourists, they don't limit Lawson's bottles. Also, they get S.O.S., and Heady. Recommend.

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Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev -3.1%
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 BeerBucks
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of bluehende
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of imbibehour
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
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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Photo of Soloveitchik
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of JKV96
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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The Warren Store in Warren, VT
4.13 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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