Captain Lawrence Brewing Company


Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

LocationElmsford, NY

About Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

In August of 2005, the first jack hammer went into the ground in the empty warehouse that was to become the living dream of our founder Scott Vaccaro. Located on Castleton St. in the quiet town of Pleasantville, New York, the 5000 square foot space slowly transformed from 4 walls and roof into the first home of Captain Lawrence Brewing: Westchester County’s only brewery at the time.


Our first brew house was a 20 barrel JVNW two vessel system sourced from Olde Hickory Brewing in North Carolina. With tanks cobbled together from Dog Fish Heads “back yard”, and some other used equipment that we found along the way, we brewed our first batch of beer in December of 2005.


Opening up in Westchester, and producing our first beer in the place we have always called home, it was only natural to give it a name to help bring the liquid to life and help it represent all that we are. After some testing and tinkering, Freshchester Pale Ale was born, packaged, and lugged up the street in a beat-up old Volkswagen Jetta to Lucy’s Lounge. On January 9th of 2006, with family and friends, we released the first keg to the world…and the rest is history.