Notes From the Tasting Room

Cuvee De Rte. 9A No one is exactly sure when Captain Lawrence last released its Cuvee de Castleton, a Belgian-style sour ale named for the Pleasantville street where the brewery was hatched, and likely the Captain’s most sought after brew ever. What is known is that...

Falling Back Into a Beer The days may be shorter, but some of them are still pretty darn glorious. There’s nary a cloud in the sky and, while there’s an undeniable feeling of fall in the air, the sun is shining bright on the Captain Lawrence...

A Hearty Hello to Hallow’s Eve With all due respect to Christmas, Easter and that blessed bacchanalia of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie exactly a month away, Halloween may just be the holiday that is enjoyed as much by adults as it is by kids. We...

Flurry of Activity at the Brewery Ahh, the colors of October—brilliant reds and sparkling golds, and even a little white sprinkled in. Huh? Indeed, that was a snow flurry or three illogically tumbling from a blue-gray sky Sunday afternoon. Yet the unseasonably cold weather did not stop...

Sour to the People! There are fans of Captain Lawrence, who swing by on a mellow weekend afternoon for a sample of the Palate Shifter imperial IPA, the Captain’s Kolsch, the flagship Freshchester Pale Ale. Then there are the superfans, who queue up early for the...

The Captain’s Log: CL Expansion Reaches Its ‘Peek’ We’ve written often of Captain Lawrence expanding its footprint in Elmsford, taking on extra space from an adjacent building to create its sour ale aging Fermento Funk Facility. (Patent not quite pending, but it should be!) The...

Oktober With a ‘K’ It’s a sunny Sunday, fall is but a few days old, and people’s palates appear to change with the seasons. Oktoberfest is in full swing in Germany, and it’s going pretty good on this side of the pond too. Rachel Erwin of...

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’...