• W’chester brewery moving, expanding

08 Jun

ELMSFORD, NY — Ahoy, mateys. The Captain Lawrence Brewing Company is lifting anchor and heading for a new port.

The Westchester County craft brewery is moving to a Route 9A location here from its current Pleasantville facility by the end of the year.

The new site, announced at 18,000 square feet, will have five times the production capacity of the current Castleton Road location. Captain Lawrence then will begin offering 12-ounce bottles.

“It was a hard decision emotionally. I didn’t want to leave Pleasantville,” owner/brewmaster Scott Vaccaro told, “but it was a no-brainer. It was time for more space, and we had to make the move. Ultimately, we can make higher-quality beer and be more consistent.”

The new site will have a 1,500 square foot, air-conditioned tasting room, quadruple the size of the present one. The space will open to the brewery, so visitors can take self-guided tours, but there also will be guided tours. Vaccaro also plans to have an experimental brew house for creation of specialty brews.

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Posted by on June 8, 2011 in Brewery, Hudson Valley


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