Captain Lawrence Brewing Announces Expansion

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – The latest craft brewery to announce an expansion is Captain Lawrence Brewing, known on the east coast for a variety of barrel-aged selections.

Owner and Head Brewer Scott Vaccaro announced in an email today that the brewery would be moving locations after spending five years in Pleasantville.

The new space, located just a few miles away in Elmsford, will provide them the space needed for expansion and the ability to bottle some of their offerings in 12 oz bottles.

An open letter from Vaccaro to customers is re-published below:

To Customers and Friends,

I am excited to announce that after five and a half years of brewing at our current location, 99 Castleton St in Pleasantville, New York, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company will be moving five miles down the road to a new home. With our distribution continuing to grow, and the tasting room busting at the seams, it is time to make a move to a facility that can sustain our growth for years to come.

The new site at 444 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford, NY, which will occupy 18,250 sf with an additional 5000 sf available for expansion, has been designed to accommodate our growing needs as a brewery and as a destination for people wanting to taste fresh beer at its source.

The new facility will house a 5 vessel, 40 bbl automated brew house which will have 5 times the capacity of our current location and will allow us to begin packaging our beers in 12 ounce bottles, something we have been dreaming of doing from keg one. In addition, we will be adding a 7 bbl experimental brew house which will allow us to create new and exciting beers on a regular basis, adding to the lineup of beers available in our tasting room and beyond. Our new tasting room will be approximately 1500 sf, 4 times the size of our current location and will incorporate a new draft system for serving beer and filling growlers and should provide a much more comfortable tasting experience.

It was always my dream, from the time I brewed my first batch of home brew, to open a brewery and bring fresh and exciting beers to the place I grew up; Westchester County. We have been extremely fortunate to have had the tremendous support of the Village and people of Pleasantville, our local neighbors, Westchester County, as well as beer drinkers throughout the NY Metro area and beyond. We did our best to stay in Pleasantville, looking at a number of potential sites, but unfortunately none of them fit our long term needs. We are looking forward to getting to know our new neighbors in Greenburgh.

We are hopeful we will have the Brewery up and running by late this year, and should be making the transition complete by year’s end. We will be sure to keep you all updated as the build out progresses and will be posting pictures and video on our website.

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