US - New England Lawsons Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by yasky, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. HevvyMetalHippie

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    Again I know pulling out of the farmers market put a damper on the hype but that stretch of time when Double Sunshine and all that crazy stuff seemed to be in abundance.

    Yeah Trillium and Treehoise availability has lowered demand, but it's been crickets with Lawson's it seems.

    What about Backacre? Lol the ghost whale of Vermont
     
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  2. SkiBum22

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    Anyone know when any of the bars are tapping Triple Sunshine?
     
  3. seedavid

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  5. raqnroll

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    That went unfortunately quick...
     
  6. BulkCarrier

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    Backacre?

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    oh yeah that blendery that wishes they were a true brewery, lol
     
  7. BulkCarrier

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    hey now, easy on the president of the Vermont Brewer's association. I gave up my Pennsylvania residency for Vermont, well, so can he. Vermont is a welcoming state, just to let ya know.
     
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  10. bahnfire

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    Curious as to why you'd say this? They are able to produce an excellent product without the overhead associated with having a full brewery, sounds like a great situation to me. Or do you just not like their beer?
     
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  11. BulkCarrier

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    Yes, I would agree with the fact that they produce an excellent product.

    I guess I said it not to cause a quarrel, but just to state that they "blend" beers. I didn't know people would think I was coming across as a dick.

    A blendery is a great idea, I mean who is doing it, really these days, right?

    Excuse me for my choice of words or misinterpretation of what I was trying to say.
     
  12. regularjohn

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    In that case you shouldn't drink any Tilquin, the more you know!
     
  13. Locker338

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    Potentially going to be in the Waterbury/Stowe area late Wednesday and into Thursday.

    Looking for some suggestions where SOS may be hanging around those days in the area.

    I checked out the delivery schedules, etc on Lawsons website. Just looking for some more expert input.
     
  14. averagjoe3

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    I was in Waterbury last Thursday/Friday and Craft Beer Cellar had SOS, 2 4packs pp/ per day
     
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  15. Locker338

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    Excellent!

    Thank you for the info... Will check there!
     
  16. preluderl

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    Will be going in the fall and I'll be around Stowe/Waterbury from Tuesday-Thursday in October.

    What's the best play to get Lawson's beerz? Last time I was just able to grab a couple of 4 packs of Sip in Montpelier at Hunger Mountain Co-up, but would like to try to do a little more if possible.

    We'll be staying in Stowe, but visiting Burlington and going up to HF of course. Just trying to figure out the best course of action and all. I've checked the Lawson's delivery schedule, but I'm unsure as to which are the best plays.
     
  17. preluderl

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    Anyone? Bueller?
     
  18. bahnfire

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    The issue is 2 fold:
    1) aside from SS2 and SOS, there are no regular releases so there is no advice to give for a trip 7 months out. The bottles only go to 3 stores and sell out quickly.
    2) hand to god, 3 years ago I would swear Lawson's hoppy beers were the best, but today, they honestly aren't worth chasing at all. Frost, Foley bros, Burlington Beer, Upper Pass and others are putting out better beers that are widely distributed and easy to get. Hell, you can drive to the alchemist new brewery in Stowe and walk away with a case+ with minimal wait.

    Once Lawson's is up and running in their new brewery I'm guessing the story will change, but until then I wouldn't bother trying to chase anything given the abundance of equal or superior options.
     
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  19. preluderl

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    Fair enough on the 7 months. What I was kinda trying to figure out is who does get bottles on the occasions that they do come out, but ultimately you gave me several suggestions of places I'm not familiar with, so that works too!

    Appreciate the reply bahnfire
     
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  20. bahnfire

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    Happy to help. The 3 stores that do get bottles are:
    Beverage Warehouse in Winooski
    Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier
    The Warren Store in Warren
     
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