Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Very Good
12,220 Ratings
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, 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

BA Score:
View: Beers | Place Reviews
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by JeffTheJuice:
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of ProNR
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of eluvah
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of eddiefl
4.45/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of artrocity
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Maxms
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Take a bike from Van Cortland Park. Enjoy both sports and beer. Nice outdoor area, good for the kids. They can entertain themselves while you enjoy beer.

 153 characters

Photo of VoxRationis
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

I had not been to the Captain Lawrence Brewery before, but have to say it is a really fun place. If you plan to visit, when you pull off at 444 Saw Mill River Road, the brewery will be nowhere in evidence. All you will see is a fairly nondescript corporate style building.

Drive around the right side of that building and, while you are in the moving company's lot, you will see the image above. The entrance is around in back of all that. Note, there is mandatory valet parking should you want to put the car in that small, inner lot; don't try to pull past the people out front.

The total space is very large. If you are only tasting, stop at the counter immediately to the right of the door. You will be able to purchase 5 oz sampler glasses and poker chips used to obtain the various brews on tap. Samples with ABVs of under 7.5% are one chip, over two, 12 chips, which go for $10, was enough for my wife and me to try 4 varieties.

The service area sports a couple of dozen taps with a broad variety of styles. Pint sized servings, growlers, bottles and cans are all purchased directly from the service bar. Food, consisting of both snacks and entrees is also available. The "Hanoi" pulled pork was delicious, but I found it and the french fried a bit salty.

The service itself was top notch: the servers were the most knowledgable and engaging I have seen at any establishment of this kind. We tried a gamut of offerings and I was impressed by the sours, especially Barrel Select Black, and the IPAs.

We went on St. Patrick's day. The vibe is very fun loving, people had clearly come with friends, kids, and dogs to hang out. There is definitely an interesting blend of contemporary hip and uber-traditional element that really add to the experience. The outer seating and service area open into a much larger space (with its own taps), which had no problem accommodating the holiday crowd.

We will definitely be back. If you are in the area, do consider a visit.

 1,998 characters

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jvillefan
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of rainblow10
4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

92 characters

Photo of baldy00
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of drnephron
4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

 516 characters

Photo of 2baguy
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

 1,035 characters

Photo of socon67
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

 242 characters

Photo of Jhfinn
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

 279 characters

Photo of AndrewBV
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Toolbox462
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ethanol4one
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

 486 characters

Photo of LucilleToo
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ryoc3516
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tjcamm
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

3.47/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

 1,019 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. in Elmsford, NY
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 12,220 ratings