(Elmsford, NY) – Here is the latest from the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company blog (as posted on Monday).
The Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale is bottled and on the trucks, and is being stocked at a market or beer distributor near you as we speak. You can sample the Pumpkin Ale in the tasting room as soon as this weekend. “The packaging looks amazing and, even better, the beer tastes great,” says Captain Lawrence owner Scott Vaccaro. “It’s got some malty hints and pumpkin pie spice. For me, some pumpkin ales are way overspiced. But this is delicate and drinkable.”
Since it’s difficult growing thousands of pumpkins in Elmsford, New York, Captain Lawrence sourced pumpkin puree—4,000 pounds of it—from All Puree in Newburgh, New York.
On a smaller scale, the experimental brewhouse that brought you boutique batches such as High & Dry Rye Saison and Chico Loco Wit keeps humming. Next up is “6 and Change,” a black India Pale Ale marking Captain Lawrence’s sixth…and change…anniversary, and Scott Tobin’s dry hopped cream ale that features, for the first time since Scott Vaccaro was brewing beer at home, fresh hops grown from his childhood home on Captain Lawrence Drive in South Salem.
Also in the works—a peat smoked amber ale featuring wildflower honey, and dry hopped with hops and heather, from resident guitar slinger Evan Watson (“an ode to Scotland,” Evan says), and a German-style alt-bier from Chris Rome.