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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Based on:
139 Beers
8,821 Hads
Place Score: -
Reviews: 6
Visits: 68
Avg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

444 Saw Mill River Rd
Elmsford, New York, 10523-1030
United States
phone: (914) 741-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cptlawrencebeer

Place added by: Imbiber on 01-08-2006

Tuesday - Friday: 2pm - 7pm
Saturday: 12pm - 6pm

Saturday Tours: 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm
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Reviews: 6 | Visits: 68
Photo of BourbonJersey
4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Bocce and Corn Hole outside. Love the sample system they have - you can try 4 oz of about everything they have on tap for under $15 bucks. Inside has barrels as tables, outside has picnic tables. Brewery staff very knowledgeable. A great experience every time I go.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.43/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Stopped here on my way from CT back to Baltimore on a Sunday. The place is a little tricky to find, it's located in the rear of a large commercial building behind Budget Truck Rental. Anyways, nicely set up place... an outdoor stone garden/hangout area with adirondack chairs and bocce courts (and even 5 or 6 taps of beer) and a decently sized tasting room with plenty of seating. They had 10 beers on tap which seem to rotate pretty frequently. The process is super easy and smooth compared to other breweries I've visited; you purchase tokens (5 for $5 or 12 for $10) then just wait in the "sampling only" line, toss a token, get a 4 oz. sample. Beers were fresh and all very tasty, with a nice mix of standard offerings and several brewery-only releases. Service was great and a friendly environment, would definitely be back to visit on my way through again.

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Photo of Pete_IV
2.32/5  rDev -43.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.5

Got a nasty feel for the place immediately by the completely rude woman at front who sold chips to get samples of beer which you also had to buy the sampling glass. Ive never heard of having to buy the sampling glass to buy the beers afterwords. I skipped that and waited on a line to be greeted by equally rude employee to buy a pint of their so called tripel which tasted nothing like a tripel. The only thing i found redeemable about captin lawrence brewing co was the food, which even was overpriced.

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Photo of JonAdams
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Awesome taproom with brewery on the other side of the glass. Good food, reasonably priced but not fancy! Amazing selection of fresh beers, all different. Staff extremely knowledgable about their beers and each has their own passion! Many one of a kind pilot batches which you won't find anywhere else! I got to try the Three Wise Beers, all extremely good and each with its own vibe.
Beers today which were special: Melchior, Balthazar, Caspar, the three wise guys; Point Proven, a lager that is quite good, and probably more still that I haven't yet tried!

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Photo of DanforthPewter
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Great atmosphere for sampling some of NY's finest beers. Bring the dog and some friends and hang outside and play bocce ball. Friendly bartenders and also some great merchandise and beers to take home. If ever in the Westchester area be sure to check it out

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

The wife and I visited the old Captain Lawrence many years ago, and I was curious to check out the new location. I remember the first tasting room being small, hot and cramped.

The new one is bigger and better, no doubt. Although it is a bit hard to find and the parking is small and gets full rapidly. I love the "beer garden", with a bunch of tables al fresco and a boce-ball court. The tasting room is roomy but has only a couple of tables, I can imagine it gets busy on weekend evenings (not nights since they closed by 8pm).

They have a small food thing as you enter, serving bbq and fixin's. The bar is divided in "retail" and "samples", which is a bit odd. You can choose to buy full pints and glasses (plus growler fills) from the bar, or buy tokens and get samples.

Their basic lineup is on tap: IPA, Freshchester, IPA, Kolsch, Pumpkin) plus a couple of specials (Eild Rice, Mellow Gold, Illy Perilly. They also offer pours of Xtra Gold, St Vincent, Triple IPA and two of the Smoke from the Oak series (Rum and Brandy).

Prices are whatever... this is Westchester after all. Basic pints are $6, while the Smoke will set you back $11 for a 12-oz pour. Growlers and six-packs are outright expensive.

I've been to much better tasting rooms, no doubt, but this one ain't bad. I just don't think I would revisit often.

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. in Elmsford, NY
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.