Notes From the Tasting Room

A Beautiful Day For Bocce and Beer The calendar says February, but the temperature suggests April. With the sun blazing and the sky deep blue, Austin Brown and Emily Dayter of White Plains are opting for a beer and some bocce. A couple of rugby players,...

The Captain’s Log: Fruity, Fresh and Funky Brews Scott Vaccaro, Captain Lawrence founder, spent the past weekend up in Boston for the city’s famed Extreme Beer Festival, bringing some of the Captain’s more extreme brews—the Frost Monster imperial stout, the Rosso e Marrone sour—along to share...

Downwardly Mobile, Or, My First Taste of Brewery Yoga Captain Lawrence has been host to movie screenings, weddings, concerts and the occasional author reading. But perhaps its most peculiar event is the weekly yoga class. Called Namast’ay For the Beer, the Saturday morning class runs through...

Speaking Their Love For Small-Batch Brews You never forget your first. Sinead Cremins has been to about a hundred breweries. But Captain Lawrence was the first, and therefore holds a special place in her heart. “It opened my eyes to the craft beer world,” she says with...

Still ‘Fresh’, Ten Years Later It was precisely a decade ago when Scott Vaccaro turned up at Lucy’s Bar in Pleasantville and announced he had just barreled his first keg of Freshchester Pale Ale. The owner told him to bring it on in, and a party—the...

New Year’s, New Beers It is that first week of January, when the new year’s resolutions are either intact, or have not yet been finalized; either way, they haven’t been broken. Of all the resolutions bandied about in the tasting room, Kait Saltzer of Blackwood, New...

Twas a Few Days Before Christmas Twas a few days before Christmas, and all through the brewery All anyone is talking about is Mother Nature’s tomfoolery. Where is the snow, the chill, the deep freeze? Will we ever get to bust out our skis?   Michael and Enzara Guiliano take a...

Oh, The Weather Outside is Delightful The mercury crossing 60, it is--as Nathan Lyons of Brooklyn puts it--“t-shirt in December” weather. And so Nathan, and many others, are making the most of the meteorological gift from the gods and enjoying outdoor activity—in this case, craft beer...

The Captain’s Log: It’s Not Good to Keep Things Bottled Up It’s the time of year for sharing, and Captain Lawrence tasting room denizens will be doing just that on Dec. 13, when the brewery hosts its first-ever indoor bottle share, coinciding with the release of...

The Great Indoors It’s a gorgeous late-fall day, just warm enough to consume a draft or two on the patio, yet everyone has opted to stay indoors. In fact, it’s the first day the Captain Lawrence indoor beer garden—oxymoron intended—is open, with the brewery space...