Captain Lawrence Departing Pleasantville

Captain Lawrence Brewery, one of the factors that helped Pleasantville win our Best Commuter Town poll a few years ago, has announced it’s moving a few miles south to Greenburgh, reports AOL’s Pleasantville Patch.

The move should wrap up by the end of the year, says Captain Lawrence.

Captain Lawrence, makers of the best pale ale this side of Dogfish Head IPA, had been squeezed into a small space in a lonely industrial corner of Pleasantville, south of the Parkway ballfields and music fest site.

It will inhabit a much larger space on 9A, a little north of the skating rink and dinner theater. The tap room will be 1500 sq. feet–or four times the current size.

Here’s what it says on the brewery’s website:

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.

One downside of the move is that you won’t really be able to reach the new site via Metro-North. The current brewery is about a half mile walk from the Pleasantville train station; surely the brewery got some daytrippers from the city, or points north, who took the train to its weekend sampling sessions.

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