Captain Lawrence Brewing Company | Elmsford, New York
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Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Excellent based on 51 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

444 Saw Mill River Rd
Elmsford, New York United States 10523 [ print map ]
914 714 2337

Hours: Wed - Fri 4:00 - 8:00 PM; Sat 12:00 - 6:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 5:00 PM; Mon - Tue Closed

Mayor: FROTHINGSLOSH (4) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 4-8

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Captain Lawrence Frost Monster - Apple Brandy Barrel , Captain Lawrence Hop Commander 80, Captain Lawrence Friskyís Pale , Captain Lawrence Effortless IPA 94, Captain Lawrence Oktoberfest Marzen , Captain Lawrence Mockoli , Captain Lawrence Sun Block 65, Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Rum Barrel) 97, Captain Lawrence Captains Kolsch 62, Captain Lawrence Olíe Dark , Captain Lawrence Grass Roots , Captain Lawrence Alternate Reality , Captain Lawrence Ode to Pleasantville , Captain Lawrence Citrus King , Captain Lawrence Big Mouth , Captain Lawrence Seeking Alpha IPA 96, Captain Lawrence Winter Ale 46, Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold 90, Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter 96
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51 reviews for Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  86%
 Selection  74%
 Food  52%
 Value  84%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths  (1471) Boulder, Colorado | July 28, 2008
Visited for the noon release of Cuvee de Castleton, and found the brewery small but enjoyable, in the vein of other taproom-only establishments that caters towards local fans for growler fills and friends of the brewery. There is only a taproom and it’s function is growler fills and samples (no pints sold by law), so be sure to tip well when you visit. The folks here are top-notch.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | April 8, 2013
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.
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | January 2, 2008
A small and functional room that opens so rarely that such a popular microbrewery residing in makes it sure to be overcrowded. And it was! Still, with them having no permits, you get the chance to try everything free. Some rarer draught only offerings are really good like the impressive regular pale ale. It is not a place to hang around, but coming here to buy a new release has a certain pilgrimage feel to it that is a big part of the beer hunting life mode. Helpful and friendly staff, despite being in heavy demand, did their best to offer excellent service. With their increasing popularity, it will become very hard to speand more than an hour in this small room, but it can still be worth it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Drake  (609) Free Union, Virginia | September 8, 2012
Tap room in a warehouse type brewery. The place was packed, but the people here were very nice anyway. $2 gets you a tasting glass to keep and pretty much all the samples you can drink. The beers ranged from solid to very good. Parking is plentiful around the industrial park. There are lots of tables and barrels around and a large outside area. The prices were good. I wish other breweries that serve tons of people did it this efficiently and this well. Well done.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 15, 2012
CL is a well designed taproom. The main room has different queues for growler fills and samples, with plenty of merchandise and bottles displayed for purchase. You can also stand in a fenced-off area on the brewery floor - I liked this, and spent some time watching the brewers run the bottling line. Thereís also an outdoor patio area with picnic tables and a bocce court. Unfortunately, my world-class bocce skills didnít shine on this occasion! The value is excellent: for $2 you get unlimited pours of their draft beers. When I visited, they had 5 of their core beers on plus another 2 experimental brews. The beers were of great quality. More limited bottles were available for sale. Unfortunately, you arenít allowed to drink bottles on site, a minor inconvenience. The ambiance is laid-back and pleasant. The place seemed to be filled with locals. The service was fine. Overall, itís a nice afternoon out. I didnít regret my field trip up from Manhattan.
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | August 25, 2007
Nice little tasting room theyíve got here. Light wooden bar along one side of a small office-like area. A few small tables and a window that overlooks the brewing area. I was surprised at how much space they have here for potential future expansion. Friendly folks behind the bar who were jumping to keep up with the growler fills. NIce 6-8 oz samples in a proper UK-style half pint glass rather than the typical shaker style glass. Worth visiting.
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | December 18, 2007
This microbreweryís tasting room is quite charming but was so full of people coming in and out, getting growler fills and wanting to taste the weekís offerings that it didnít feel that comfortable a place to stay for a while. They do not have a license to sell beer on tap on premises, so they have to give you free samples. What a shame. :) Scott was there to serve beer with a few of his acolytes/employees, so you cannot get more knowledgeable service than that. I would not hesitate to come back down for any of his special releases (like we did for the NoríEaster last weekend), but I would not come here to spend a few hours. Scott is brewing masterpieces and will become the next Tomme Arthur, if I may venture into prophetic territory.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla  (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
Stopped in on the way back from a visit to NYC. A small area with a good number of taps for sampling. Also had a decent number of bottles available for sale. Staff was very conversationable and knowledgeable. Prices were nice and definitely worth a stop if your in the area.
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | January 31, 2008
This is a tasting room, this is NOT a pub. And because of funny NY state laws you can buy are bottled beer and growlers but you cannot consume them in the tasting room. Nothing can be purchased and consumed in the tasting room. So what they do is give customers free samples of the currently available beers. Do not expect a large selection, just what has been brewed recently. They donít have vintage/special bottles for customers who visit the premise. The tasting room itself is a rather unpleasant place to sample their excellent beers. A lot (and I mean a lot) of people coming in and out to get their growlers filled and buy bottles. With kegs and cases coming in and out the tasting room is in a constant hectic state and can become quite stressful. Only a few stand up tables to drink your samples. On the plus side: a great view on the brewery and the chance to chat with this amazingly talented brewer. But the main reason to visit this place is get your hands on special releases. Judging how popular these special barrel-aged releases are getting I suspect it wonít be long before the brewery is the only place you can buy them. And for that main reason I give the place a high overall rating.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
PRBeer  (411) Parsippany, New Jersey | October 14, 2013
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!). Anyway, fun place...with outdoor beer garden...bocce court...comfortable 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.

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