Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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3.92 w/ 11,163 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

444 Saw Mill River Rd
Elmsford, New York, 10523-1030
United States

(914) 741-2337 | map

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

Saturday Tours: 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm

Added by Imbiber on 01-08-2006

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of rainblow10
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Nice beer with really smooth finish. You can smell a hint of apple when you open the bottle.

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Photo of baldy00
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of drnephron
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Terrific place to hang out on Sunday afternoon. Guy playing acoustic guitar in the brewery, sitting around barrels, with ample food and beer samples. Buy a 4 oz sample glass for $2 and 12 poker chips for $10. Each chip is worth a sample, with 12 beers available, including Hop Commander, Lemon Zinger, Brown Bird, all great. Too bad all the fruity sours are not available on tap, so we took 'em all home. Food menu includes great truffle fries, big ass pretzel with mustard, ribs and other beer-appropriate pairings.

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Photo of 2baguy
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Keep an eye out for the entrance, we missed is in one direction, but going the other direction a sign was visible. We went on a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon. There was ample outdoor and indoor seating available. Outside there was corn hole and bocce. Inside there is a medium size seating area with barrel type tables for four and picnic type tables for larger groups. There is also a more spacious area outside the tasting room with more seating and indoor corn hole. Food was available to order in the tasting room t o pick up at the bar. There is probably something for every type of diet (vegan, veg., paleo, low carb, see food) Everything was well organized. There was one line for tastings and 16oz fills. Another for 16oz, growler fills, and bottle/can purchases and another for food. You but a $2 5oz tasting glass that you take home and can reuse when visiting again. 5oz tastings are "bought' by chips. You can get 5 chips for $5 or 12 for $10. Most tastings cost 1 chip, but higher ABV beers are 2 chips.

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Photo of socon67
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great place. For $7 you can get a sampler glass and 5 poker chips. Some of the premium beers are 2 chips. Great atmosphere with cornhole games and music. Selection is solid and service is very organized. Just a nice place to grab a beer.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Visited multiple times while in the area but realized I've never rated it. Was most recently there 9/14, so this review is a couple weeks late.

Great outside patio area, nice space inside, and a little brewing room seating area. Nice line up of beers at reasonable prices too.

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Photo of AndrewBV
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Toolbox462
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ethanol4one
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is one of the best breweries to which I've been. The beer selection was outstanding, execution was fantastic and the setting was good fun. It was a nice surpise, having had Capt. beer from bottles and on tap for a few years, only to find out how much better their operation when experienced up close.

Really great beer, friendly staff, good deals, and fun surround. Can't say about the food, except it seemed a bit pricey. Worst I can say is the place needs low cost snacks.

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Photo of LucilleToo
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ryoc3516
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tjcamm
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.19/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This place was better at it's old location in Pleasantville when it was much smaller and not as well known. They use to give free samples and it was real Westchester local spot that was a hidden gem. The type of place you could drink a Saturday away with complete strangers, not give a 2-legged dog in a wheel chair a second look kind of place because he just fit in, ya know? It was a matter of time before the word got out that the vibe was good, the beer was good, and the establishment worked hard for it. Unfortunately, in my opinion, and I've been to the new place in Elmsford a dozen times in Summer and Winter, but it's prime example of a local place getting too big for their britches. You see all sorts of yuppie hipsters from all the corners of the tri-state filtering in like cattle, paying high prices for olive and cheese plates, while they play bocce ball out back with their handlebar mustaches and Ray Ban sunglasses. I'm over the appeal. The beer ain't that good to pay those prices for amateur night.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Been to the Elmsford location twice. Very cool spot to hang out at; sometimes they do BBQ's or have food trucks, live music, and horse shoe pit. Inside is big, can get samples of their beers and always have some pilot series beers on. Don't expect to get their sours on tap or to send a whole afternoon there, but a fun visit.

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Photo of cp45
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of passionbest
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I was thrilled to be visiting Captain Lawrence, since I'm a huge fan of their beers. They were better than from their taps, and we got some beautiful photos. Felt terrific being there.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Easy stop off I-287 in Weshtchester NY. Broad open bar that is well set up for both sampling and filling. There were about 14 beers on tap when I visited, along with a few bottles and sixers for take home. Pretty smart casino chip system lets you buy tokens in advance and redeem for tasting. Plenty of outdoor seating, including picnic tables, a bocce court, and a bag toss court. They also bring in outside restaurants to provide food - had a nice pizza/wing cookery when I arrived. Worth a visit for sure if you are travelling between the Tappan Zee and I-95.

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Photo of xtonytx
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Great low key vibe in its tasting room. Selection limited but often a number of unique items that the brewers are piloting. Always a good weekend drive up from New York City.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of JaredSammy
4.19/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BourbonJersey
4.86/5  rDev +17.1%
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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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. in Elmsford, NY
Brewery rating: 77.7% out of 100 with 11,163 ratings
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