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Buying Heady Topper

Discussion in 'New England' started by MVP09, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. MVP09

    MVP09 Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Can it be bought with any consistency in VT not at cannery?
     
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  2. wdarcy77

    wdarcy77 Nov 27, 2008 Massachusetts

  3. brownswisscow

    brownswisscow Feb 9, 2012 Vermont

    short answer is no
     
  4. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    should be easier to find at stores in northern vt once their capacity increased beginning in february. the accounts that typically get it, should get more of it.
     
  5. MVP09

    MVP09 Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Any place close to Stratton? Dover/Willmington area?
     
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  6. Flashy

    Flashy Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    No way Jose.
    But try Apre Vous in Wilmington. Best beer bar in the area by far.
     
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  7. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Nov 11, 2010 Vermont
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    Deliver to Montpelier on Friday mornings to two diff stores. Limit of 2 four packs at each.
     
  8. BeerCosmonaut

    BeerCosmonaut Dec 13, 2010 Vermont

    Where do they deliver in Montpelier besides the Co-op?
     
  9. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Nov 11, 2010 Vermont
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    Uncommon market
     
  10. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    I have attempted to get it atleast 10x going thru Vt over the last yr and a half without success... have to be there on Tues or Fri depending on which way the delivery goes. I believe it is south Tues and North Fri. I may be wrong but if you call a couple stores according tho the availablility on the gooogle maps they can give you details when they get it in.
     
  11. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    It's Wednesdays in the Burlington area. around noon at Healthy Living. about the same at Winooski Beverage Mart and Beverage Store in Richmond.

    I believe it used to be Fridays up here.
     
  12. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
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    Its available in the Mad River Valley at the Warren Store, East Warren Community Market, Mehuron's, and The Waitsfield Wine shop, for a few hours on Fridays.
     
  13. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    I'm planning on being in VT on Sunday early morning to early afternoon, any thoughts on where my best bet for Heady might be or am I SOL?
     
  14. brownswisscow

    brownswisscow Feb 9, 2012 Vermont

    SOL most likely
     
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  15. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    I wish just available throughout New England, currently in north JERSEY, but don't mind making fun day trip
    to grab great beer, hike, etc.

    :oops: I'm ashamed, bought a 4 pack off of ebay and it was delicious.
     
  16. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    Thanks, same for HF and Lawson's bottles?
     
  17. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    Lawson's Paradise ale hasn't been moving quickly at all. I believe today's delivery was Paradise and Chinookered.
     
  18. TheRealPour

    TheRealPour Jan 29, 2009 Illinois
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    Had zero trouble finding HT in Woodstock and Rutland last summer, but I can see that the distribution list seems to have grown considerably smaller since. Ah, gotta love supply and demand!
     
  19. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    Ok. Thanks for all the info. So is the statement that pretty much if you're in VT on Sundays, there's no HT, HF, or Lawsons to be found (I've heard really bad things about Paradise Ale) accurate?
     
  20. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    My wife is heading up to Burlington tomorrow morning (Friday). It looks like she might be SOL ehh?
     
  21. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    Follow the Twitter feed, they post when it's sold out.

    You might be in decent shape. Sold out on Saturday last week with the increased capacity...
     
  22. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I plan to be up in Waterbury VT this thursday by like 11AM for the start of a long ski weekend. I'm assuming I wont have any trouble getting me a four pack? Anyone know how early you can buy cans at the brewery on Thursday?
     
  23. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    Will do, thanks. From making a few calls, all the distributors in the Burlington area are already sold out from yesterday's shipment. I may need to convince her to go out of her way a bit and visit the brewery.
     
  24. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    They open at 11am. I just called and you should be just fine getting as much as you want on Thursday from the brewery.
     
  25. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Awesome! thank you very much for the info!

    The only worry I have next week is that Portsmouth Breweries Royal IMPY stout goes on tap while I'm gone and I miss it. If someone can somehow bottle that if it does and save it for me I'd gladly trade them a heady 4 pack for it. Obviously I need someone Boston based for in person exchange. But I'm pretty sure RIStout wont be available at all for take home.
     
  26. Dmbphoenix

    Dmbphoenix May 17, 2012 New York

    Just got the following text from my friend after I told him I was heading thru Waterbury this sat:

    "I have not been to the Mecca known as hill farmstead yet. I plan on going in late summer.
    Re heady, good luck. From what I read, they can on Mondays and either Wednesdays or Thursdays and they are sold out usually a day later! I don't know if they will have it on Saturday. What day are you coming back? Might work out better to try that day."

    I was just going to hit the alchemist on Saturday on the way up and then head back on weds and pass thru Hill Farmstead. Is it likely heady would not be there at its own cannery on Sat?.??
     
  27. BeerCosmonaut

    BeerCosmonaut Dec 13, 2010 Vermont

    Highly doubt Heady will be there on Saturday. Last week they sold out at ~2pm on Friday and this week, with Biere de Norma being released at HF I assume it'll be gone even sooner
     
  28. brownswisscow

    brownswisscow Feb 9, 2012 Vermont

    I wouldn't depend on it being around saturday, more often than not, it isn't.
     
  29. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Heady is now available at the Village Market in Waterbury too. It looks like distribution is slowly beginning to expand.
     
  30. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    My guess is that it'll be gone Thursday since so many people are coming up early for Norma and Lawson's Market
     
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