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Here For the Beer, Or At Least the Cheer As any bartender will tell you, a dull night can turn into a fun one fast with the arrival of a big, thirsty, festive group. In this case, on an otherwise sleepy Thursday, it’s a robust gang...

Blood, Sweat and Beers It’s 1 o’clock on a Sunday; in a week’s time, the Jets and Giants and most of the other bands of marauders that make up the NFL will be awaiting the opening whistle. So football is kind of, sort of on...

Everybody’s Firkin For the Weekend If it’s a Friday, it’s most likely Freakin’ Firkin Friday at Captain Lawrence. Which of course begs the question—what the eff is a firkin? A firkin, after all, plays a unique role in brewery culture. So we asked around on Freakin’...

The Captain’s Log: Elmsford to Ireland, and Vice Versa What do you get when you pair up a revered global whiskey brand and a treasured local craft brewery? The Trans-Atlantic Imperial Red Ale, that’s what. Scott Vaccaro, Captain Lawrence founder, was invited to the Jameson Whiskey distillery...

The Dog Days of Summer For 40-odd hours each week, we tolerate our co-workers. But when closing time rolls around, we grab a few of the ones we like and duck out to take part in that time-honored tradition of happy hour. Alessandra Pattavina and Samantha...

August Upon Us, Glass is Half Full It is officially August, which means the summer has unofficially crossed its midway line. With fall not that far off on the horizon, perhaps it’s fitting that the Pumpkin Ale has popped up on the Captain Lawrence tap...

Oh, The Places They’ll Go! It’s always a jovial atmosphere out on the Captain Lawrence patio, but today’s vibe feels extra festive. Perhaps it’s because it’s the Carmel High School Class of 2000 reunion. Old friends catch up, show off their babies, and dish on classmates...

Band Bacchanalia Both Pleasant and Festive It was a glorious day, sunny and hot, with bands occupying three stages at the Pleasantville Music Festival, and several varieties of Captain Lawrence flowing. There was a little more star power on stage at this year’s affair, the 11th,...

Going Out With a Bang It is the time of year for celebrating the United States’ great red, white and blue streak of independence, and all of the traditions and trapping that go with it. Nancy and Jamie Dressel of Chappaqua will be venturing to Chicago...