Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(914) 741-2337 | map

Notes: Brewery & bar with 12 beers on tap inside plus an outdoor bar in our beer garden. We host tours, private parties, and special events. Proudly serving our own independently brewed craft beer since 2006.

Beer Hall Hours:
Mon - Tues: Closed
Wed - Fri: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat - Sun: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Brewery Tours:
Saturday & Sundays: 1pm & 2pm
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 101 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by artrocity:
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artrocity from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 12, 2018
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Curt3 from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jul 12, 2019
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Arg914 from New York

3.13/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

May 29, 2019
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bl00 from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Once you get settled, the vibe is typical brewery/warehouse, though there is a nice beer hall styled tap room and a large outdoor space with picnic tables. I understand that they are renovating now so I'm not overly concerned about the vibe. The brewery's signage needs a TON of work. From parking to ordering drinks, the layout is very confusing. Once you get oriented its not a major issue, just unwelcoming at first. The beer here is excellent overall, nice variety of sours, ipas, and dark beers. I enjoy that they offer pitchers as well. Food was ok- we tried the pretzel and fries. Not awful but nothing to write home about. It was prepared quickly after we order. Overall this is a nice stop. I will most likely visit again next time I'm in the area.

Apr 23, 2019
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AccipiterofBeer from New York

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Mar 10, 2019
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ProNR from New York

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Dec 28, 2018
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eluvah from New York

4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Nov 25, 2018
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eddiefl from New York

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Oct 07, 2018
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Maxms from Russian Federation

4.48/5  rDev +8%
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.

Apr 23, 2018
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VoxRationis from New York

4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Mar 18, 2018
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bigred89 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jan 05, 2018
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jvillefan from New York

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nov 24, 2017
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rainblow10 from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 10, 2017
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baldy00 from Connecticut

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

Jul 30, 2017
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drnephron from New York

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.

Jan 08, 2017
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2baguy from New Jersey

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.

Oct 16, 2016
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socon67 from New York

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.

Oct 09, 2016
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Jhfinn from New York

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

Oct 03, 2016
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

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.

Sep 28, 2016
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AndrewBV from Connecticut

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

Aug 14, 2016
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Toolbox462 from Connecticut

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

Apr 23, 2016
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Ethanol4one from New York

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.

Apr 17, 2016
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LucilleToo from Connecticut

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

Apr 02, 2016
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ryoc3516 from Massachusetts

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

Apr 02, 2016
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tjcamm from Oregon

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

Apr 02, 2016
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. in Elmsford, NY
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