Notes From the Tasting Room

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...

The Captain’s Log: No Sophomore Slump for Sour’d Summer is just beginning, but at Captain Lawrence, thoughts are jumping to the latter end of the season, when the second annual sour beer festival Sour’d in September takes place. The inaugural event, showcasing the best of the...

 Bearing Witness, Sharing Brews They’re the best dressed guys in the tasting room—by a mile. While most of the denizens wear t-shirts and shorts, the shirts more often than not sporting either a beer brand or some spilled beer, the five men wear pressed dress shirts...

Caterpillar Cake and Crafty Cold Ones The sun is shining, and the mood on the Captain Lawrence patio is festively mellow, or maybe it’s mellowly festive. Either way, it’s just perfect for Bedford's Dane Sannicandro. His friends, including Lauren Redmerski, also of Bedford, and the power...

April Showers Bring May Frozen Flowers For most of us, Memorial Day Weekend is about getting as far away from work, both psychologically and perhaps geographically, as possible. Yet for Ryan Kipp, brewer at Captain Lawrence, the workplace was where he chose to mark a special...