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Sour’d in September 2015

The second annual Sour’d in September will be taking place on Saturday September 12th 2015 at Captain Lawrence Brewery. Last year we had 25 breweries serving over 50 sour ales. We sold out at 500 people and are looking to grow this event with over 40 breweries in attendance and over 80 sours to try. We have breweries both old and new coming this go around and expect everyone to be salivating at the sours coming. Some breweries who don’t …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 120

The Captain’s Log

54Scott Vaccaro headshotThe Captain is ready for his television debut—the crew from Beer Geeks was in Elmsford at the end of August, filming scenes at Captain Lawrence, speaking with owner Scott Vaccaro and watching as Scott brewed up a batch of the peach-flavored Flaming Fury sour ale. Michael Ferguson is the Beer Geeks host; if you can’t find the craft beer program in your 500-channel universe, it will appear at a date to be announced at

“It was …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 119

The Bewitching Power of Sour

They came from near and far—some venturing across many states to taste something sour, something tart, something they relish more than just about anything in the craft beer universe. Sour’d in September brought 20 breweries—Nantucket’s Cisco, San Diego’s Ballast Point, Pennsylvania’s Weyerbacher–to Captain Lawrence to showcase the best of their sour ales; all everyone needed was some decent weather, and the day would be a dandy.

And then the rain came.

“We paid for good …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 118

When we think of football, we think of frozen tundras and puffy, frigid vapors spilling from the quarterback’s mouth. If not that, at least some nippy autumnal temps to go with our pigskin, wings and, of course, beer.

So it’s a little tough to get into the spirit when it’s 90 degrees out, the humidity around 110% and climbing fast.

Kevin Duignan of Bronxville and Jim Lillis of Mount Vernon caught their sons’ high school games—Xavier and Fordham Prep—earlier on …