Brewery Profile: Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

by Kevin on April 10, 2013

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

Location: Elmsford, NY
Twitter: @cptlawrencebeer
Founded: 2006

Brewery Description:

Like the majority of brewers today, my brewing journey began humbly, with five- gallon batches of beer brewed on a kitchen stovetop. However, unlike the majority of brewers, I wasn’t looking for an escape from a boring job—I was looking for an escape, at least momentarily, from doing my high school homework. It began as a simple twist of fate in the winter of 1995, my senior year at John lay High School, when I went to visit a friend.
Looking back, I cannot imagine another way of life, but it mas a fluke that inspired my brewing career. On that Saturday afternoon, my friend’s father just happened to be brewing a batch of home brew with his long-time brew partner. I was absolutely blown away by the idea that beer, the stuff that was the objective of many a covert mission to the local convenience store, could be brewed at home. Was it possible to dream up a flavor and then transform a few simple ingredients on the stovetop into a drinkable version of that dream? I had to find out.
With the blessing of my parents and the guidance of Kenny Dorsch, my friend’s father, I have been able to make that dream a reality. In November 1995, I brewed my first batch of beer—Cranberry Celebration Ale—and waited patiently as it fermented into liquid gold. Four weeks later, I opened my first bottle, and from that day on, I realized I was born to brew! –


‘6 N Change’ Black IPA: Pilot Batch #8
5 Years Later
Ball Bustin’ Brown
Barrel Select Black
Barrel Select Brown Cherry Sour Ale
Barrel Select Cherry
Barrel Select Gold
Barrel Select Raspberry
Beezerker Heather Ale: Pilot Batch #10
Belgian IPA – Pilot Batch
Birra DeCicco – Limone Luppolo
BK Lounge: Pilot Batch 19
Black IPA
Breakfast Stout: Pilot Batch #5
Brown Ale
Brown Bird Brown Ale
Brown Out Ale: Pilot Batch #4
Captain’s Kölsch
Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA
Chico De Leche – Pilot Batch #19
Chocoholic Stout-Pilot Batch #27
Cold Cousin Brewski: Pilot Batch #2
Cuvee De Castleton
Dr. Brownski – Pilot Batch 17
Drew’s Brew
El Scorcho-Pilot Batch 15
Family Meal
Freshchester Pale Ale
Frost Monster
Ginger Man Ale
Golden Delicious
High And Dry Pilot Batch #8
Hops N’ Roses
Katchkie Harvest Ale
Last Minute Alt’eration: Pilot Batch #11
Liquid Gold Belgian
Matt The R.I.P.A.
Mother Barrel Select
Nor’ Easter
Pallino Pale Ale: Pilot Batch #3
Pilot #27 – Chocoholic Stout
Pilot Batch #24 – Pride Of Elmsford
Pleasantville Smoked Porter
Pumpkin Ale
Re-Intro NJ IPA
Rosso E Marrone
Smoke From The Oak (Apple Brandy Imperial Version)
Smoke From The Oak (Rum Barrel Imperial Version)
Smoke From The Oak (Wine Barrel Imperial Version)
Sour Blend 2012
St. Vincent’s Dubbel
Summer Sipper: Pilot Batch #9
Sun Block Witte
Super Sun
The Implication – Pilot Batch # 25
The Palisades: Pilot Batch #1
Wild Rover Stout
Winter Ale
Xtra Gold Tripel

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