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Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 185

Get Him to the Greek

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There are perhaps a dozen reasons to visit Captain Lawrence on this spring-but-not-quite-spring Sunday, including the Clearwater Kolsch, the Effortless IPA and the Hop Commander. But for Larry Zittman of Yonkers, it’s the big blue souvlaki truck, appropriately painted with “Souvlaki Truck” on the side, parked alongside the patio and filling the air with the enticing smell of grilled pork, lamb and chicken.

“I am here for the souvlaki,” Larry says.

It is just barely …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 184

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Doing Their Brew Diligence

As the birthday girl, Christine Ranford of New Rochelle had her pick of celebratory venue. She selected Captain Lawrence to gather a couple dozen of her closest pals, and is marking the memorable day—after all, it’s her 40th–with a cold cup of Clearwater Kolsch.

“I wanted all my girlfriends to come,” says Christine. “But if it was a brewery, I knew their husbands would come too.”

Actually, it’s breweries. After Captain Lawrence, Christine’s …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 183

A Tour and a Pour

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Despite the outdoor-imbibing weekend weather of late, chilly, wintry-mix Sunday was a day for indoor pastimes, and one could do worse than to take in a tour of Captain Lawrence. Everyone on the 2 p.m. tour, ably led by Rob Kuhnert, is visiting the brewery for the first time. Tiffany Green of Tuckahoe said her cousin kept raving about the brewery, so she and husband Warren signed up for the tour. “I’m not a …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 181

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New Friends and Old, Mild Brews and Bold

Some in the tasting room are old friends, celebrating a birthday or another milestone. Others have just met, and are celebrating fine local craft brew on a spring-like day. Kevin McGann of Ambler, Pennsylvania and Dave Tohtz of Chicago met while on a tour of the brewery an hour before, and are sharing a couple Captain Lawrence brews in the tasting room after.

Dave works for Goose Island, and was representing the …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 180

Bird Watching, Bird Sipping, and Other Fowl Play

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For many at Captain Lawrence, the brewery is a home away from home, the place to go when whiling away a lazy weekend day. Yet others are seeing it for the first time, such as Katie Grimes of Yonkers. It’s Katie’s 23rd birthday, and she’s got a dozen friends in tow to celebrate, all on their inaugural visit to the brewery.

“I wanted to choose something where we’d never been before,” …

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