Nice brewery for visiting. Theyíve taken the standard brewery in an industrial park look, and taken it up a bit with some actual light in the tasting room, big glass windows, and a pretty nice looking backyard with lots of seating and some live music. Tours left every hour maybe? I didnít go, but it seemed like they would have a solid tour. Sampling and 12 oz cups available, as well as bottles to go (6-packs and cases) and growlers to go (64 and 32). They do fill others growlers, which is handy if you happen to have a car full of empty ones as I did this particular day. The sampling is $2 for the glass and then you buy tokens (5 for $5 or 12 for $10). Most samples are 1 token, though they were charging 2 tokens for the Palate Shiftier. (A little overpriced for a sampler in my opinion, and the growler prices are a touch high as well). They had on 6 or so beers Iíd not seen before in addition to 5 or 6 their beers that you can find in bottles around town. No sours on my visit. Decent sized crowd for a Sunday afternoon, but there was still seating to be found. Definitely seems like a cool place to hang out in for locals on a nice weekend afternoon, and certainly worth a stop if you are driving through area. Iím not sure Iíd go really far out of the way to get here, but I wouldnít judge you if you did. I think they had some sort of guest food/snacks, but I didnít try it.
Visited during Souríed in September. Nice size taproom. Beer is great of course. Not a lot of beers other than the regular stuff you usually see when I was there as they saved most of their special brews for the fest. Awesome food outside.
SYak (3) New York | December 14, 2013| Updated December 25, 2013
The tasting room was comfortable with high seats and tables or stand around oak cask tables. They had a dozen or so beers on tap including some experimental brews. Taste beers in a 4 oz logo cup, buy pints, fill growlers, buy bottled selections. Sip delicious beers by the glass wall looking out to the production area. A local restaurant was serving some delicious sandwiches at a decent price. I enjoyed the tour of the brewery given by an enthusiastic ausie. I really enjoyed the visit and look forward to going back again soon.
As someone who has frequented Captain Lawrence for years, itís tough to give the new location a helpful review. Gone are the days of the bottle release bottle shares, and the tiny cramped tasting/growler fill room. Now itís a much bigger space with more room to spread out and a more professional setup. That said, the people that fill growlers and tasters run the gamut from knowledgeable and friendly to, well, I wonít call them any names. The selection on tap also widely varies... the staples are almost always on and on the lucky days, you might get three or four small batch experimental offerings. On the unlucky days, you might be stuck tasting just their pale ale, kolsch, and IPA. They have outside food vendors come in and provide the food--and Iíve had some great gourmet dogs and bbq sandwiches. Itís worth the stop if you havenít had much from them (or if you want to chance it for some pilot batch beers).
Been by twice to fill growlers. FYI, they do not fill 32oz growlers. Industrial section of a fairly nondescript town. Big tasting area, wood bar. A little drinking area inside the actual brewery. You have to pay for a tasting glass, which you keep, and then pay for tokens for samples. Iíve been once when it was packed and once when it was empty. The crowd is always interesting (traditional beer people, blue collar types, hipsters, guidos). Always 8-10 offerings on tap for samples and growlers. Another 10 or so items in bottles. Bottle prices are a touch high, everything else is right in line. Work a stop of youíre heading through the area.
Stopped by here recently on a Sunday afternoon. This is a really nice brewery for an afternoon visit. The first time you go I suppose it can be a little confusing to "get with the program" (buy a tasting glass, buy your casino tokens for the tastings, get on the sample line vs the growler or beerware line...immediately get on line again as soon as you have your first tasting in hand, repeat)...but I think itís kind of silly to criticize the place or ding them in your ratings for something that basically works very well (reminds my of traffic circles...most efficient way to move cars vs traffic lights...but lots of people canít figure them out and complain about them...lol!). Anyway, fun place...with outdoor beer garden...bocce court...comfortable chairs...food vendor (Village Dogs). I also like the glass doors and "porch" looking into the brewery operations. All in all I had a great afternoon there and the people I spoke with also seemed to be enjoying themselves. This is a great place to meet people and enjoy beer conversations. They had 8 good to great beers on tap when I visited. I especially enjoyed the IPA, Imperial IPA, and the Smoked Porter. Great place to visit with a group of friends...or alone.
Hey! Itís another brewery in an industrial warehouse park thingy. If I had a dollar for every brewery Iíve visited in an industrial park I canít tell you how much money Iíd have, but I could certainly by a nice dinner. It looks like theyíve put a lot of work into the place. They had an outdoor picnic area with entertainment. Inside they had some tables and barrels for folks to gather around. Apparently they use to give away samples which they no longer do. Now they sell poker chips which can be redeemed. $5 gets you 5 samples. $2 gets you a 4 ounce taster and youíre first sample. so 7 bucks for a 6 beer flight and a sample glass is a damn good deal. I hadnít had a lot of their stuff before but what I had on the day was fantastic. They had 5-6 regulars as well as 5-6 seasonals/one-offs. Also if you buy bombers or merch they also give you additional sample chips which, btw, donít expire. This place is a gem and I canít wait to get back.
Thought I reviewed this from earlier summer visit..guess not..so here goes..tucked into the side of an industrial building..long and narrow tasting area..gave out wristband style rip off tickets to sample brews..had quite a variety to sample..everything was fresh and tasty..tour was enjoyable..tasting area had food for sale..hummus platters and charcuterie..picked up a few bottles to bring home..worth the stop despite somewhat odd location and parking..
odd location in an industrial park made it a little hard to find, but well worth a visit. beers ranged from good to excellent. very friendly service, and you canít beat $2 for a sampler of anything and everything on tap. awesome deal.