Notes from the Captain Lawrence Tasting Room

by Michael J. Malone

Pale ales and colorful tales—both flow freely at the Captain Lawrence Brewing tasting room in Elmsford, New York. In 66 sharply observed essays, Notes From the Captain Lawrence Tasting Room details the lively cast of characters who come to sample world-class craft beer at one of the East Coast’s finest breweries. Notes From the Captain Lawrence Tasting Room offers snapshots of the denizens who hang out at Captain Lawrence—what they’re drinking and, more importantly, what they’re thinking—as they take part in recreational pastimes that go particularly well with beer sampling, from bocce to pig roasts to live rock ‘n’ roll, or just plain conversation. Notes From the Captain Lawrence Tasting Room is more than a collection of yarns. It is a history of a rapidly growing American business as it takes its painstakingly crafted product beyond its own backyard. Like the tasting room’s tap lineup itself, whether it’s the flagship Freshchester Pale Ale, the Liquid Gold or the Brown Bird Ale, there’s something for everyone in Notes From the Captain Lawrence Tasting Room.

"If walls could only speak… at Captain Lawrence they do, through the pen of Mike Malone.  His Notes From the Tasting Room paints a Boschian portrait of the busy and bibulous brewery activities."


- Tony Forder, Publisher, Ale Street News

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