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Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 122

Enjoy Fall Before It Gose


Before fall was to take a sharp turn toward wintry temps, it was a great day for enjoying the autumnal charms on the Captain Lawrence patio. With a name that translates to “the beer garden”…well, minus the “beer”…Michelle Desjardin of White Plains is right where she belongs.

It’s Michelle’s birthday, so she’s got a healthy crowd out on the patio, including Amy Burger of Tarrytown and Kathy Miracolo of Plainview, along for the ride. …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 121

Tappan Zee Keg For a Good Cause


There it stood, in the middle of the tasting room bar—a chubby 10-gallon keg of the special Captain Lawrence-Peekskill Brewery collaboration on behalf of the Hudson River environmental watchdogs known as Riverkeeper. Captain Lawrence tapped the barrel as part of a special event, and many in the room came specifically to try it.

“It’s pretty hoppy,” says Bob Yankou of Hawthorne. “What you’d expect from a double IPA—a lot going on.”

Bob knows …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 117

The Dog Days of Summer


Seemingly half the universe was busting out of town for the long weekend, but everyone’s got a different take on just what busting out of town is. For numerous city residents, a day at Captain Lawrence was as good as any day at the beach or in the country—especially with some brutally muggy weather afoot. It was a chance to change the scenery, sample some craft beers, and in many cases give the dog some …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 116


May Prohibition Be Perpetually Prohibited

“This next song is appropriate for a brewery,” says the bow-tied singer. “It’s about Prohibition.”

The Dixieland band—upright bass, banjo, clarinet, trumpet, drums, lots of bow ties—kicks into a ragtime number on the Captain Lawrence patio that features the frightful phrase “No more beer.”

In fact, there’s plenty of beer in the garden—summer favorites like the Kolsch and the Liquid Gold, good-any-timers like the India Pale Ale, special small batches like Scott Tobin’s Whole …

Notes From the Tasting Room, Vol. 115

Ace Restaurant Reviewer Finds Good Local Beer Critical


As Westchester Magazine’s restaurant critic, Julia Sexton knows the local dining landscape as well as anyone, and views Captain Lawrence as essential enough to that booming scene to include a profile of the brewery in her new book Hudson Valley Chef’s Table. Full of gorgeous food, chef and restaurant photos, along with profiles and recipes, the book is equally at home on a coffee table or next to the stove, splattered …