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Making a trip to VT this weekend, looking for advice!

Discussion in 'New England' started by MasterCraft, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. MasterCraft

    MasterCraft Sep 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    So I'm headed up to Waterbury for the weekend on friday, and my tentative plans is as follows:

    Friday night: eat some good pub food/drink in Waterbury

    Saturday morning/afternoon: head out to HF, stock up, turn around to Waterbury

    Saturday afternoon/night: eat/drink in Waterbury (hopefully dinner at Hen of the Woods)

    Sunday morning: hit the cannery and stock up on Heady, head back home

    To locals and people who have made the trip before, are there any flaws in that plan? Anything I should make a point to add (beer related or otherwise)? Also what's the best place to find Lawson's? Should I just call up the Warren Store early saturday? Thanks in advance!
  2. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    You likely won't get any Heady at the cannery on a Sunday :( They can on Mondays and Thursdays and sell out usually by the following day. Head straight to the cannery when you get there on Friday before 7pm.
    jglowe77 likes this.
  3. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    If you're staying in Waterbury, Blackback has had a healthy amount of Lawson's on recently, and Prohibition Pig had Fayston's Stout listed on their most updated taplist.

    I'll be going up this weekend as well, I'll see you there!
  4. MasterCraft

    MasterCraft Sep 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    What!? I thought they canned on Sundays :(...HT sure seems harder to get than it was just a year ago when I lived in VT.

    Thanks for the advice, though! I'll try to get out of work early enough to be there by 7
  5. MasterCraft

    MasterCraft Sep 2, 2012 Massachusetts

  6. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    You better have reservations if you think your going to eat at Hen of the Wood on a weekend.
  7. franklinn

    franklinn May 29, 2012 Vermont

  8. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    If you want Lawson's go to the warren store On Friday, it usually sells out by sat.
  9. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    It's gonna be Paradise Ale this week.
  10. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    I think that was just for the Holiday season. It's usually Mon and Thurs.

    understatement to say the least
  11. MasterCraft

    MasterCraft Sep 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    Is it a busy weekend? I've made last minute weekend reservations at Hen of the Woods before (including UVM graduation weekend) and never had a problem, though I may have just been unknowingly lucky in the past.
  12. MasterCraft

    MasterCraft Sep 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    My blind luck continues! Reservation confirmed for Sat., thanks anyway to the kind locals for your concern...
    franklinn likes this.
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