Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. Moving to Elmsford By Year’s End


Owner and brewmaster Scott Vaccaro announced today that he is moving his brewery to an 18,000-square-foot location on Route 9A in Elmsford by the end of the year.

“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,” he wrote in an e-mail to customers.

The new site will have five times the capacity of the current location on Castleton Road in Pleasantville, and will allow Captain Lawrence to begin packaging its beer in 12-ounce bottles. Scott will also be adding an experimental brew house, so he can create new beers on a regular basis.

Fans of CL’s tastings will be pleased to know that the new tasting room will be about 1,500 square feet, or four times the size of the current location.

In the email, Scott said:

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.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Elmsford is part if the town of greenburgh along with hartsdale, edgemont area of scarsdale, ardsley and parts of dobbs ferry and Hastings.

  2. Phyllis Segura on

    Great product! Glad business is booming and that it will be a bit closer to where I live.
    The best to the best! Carry on.

  3. Congrats to Scott, but this a tragedy of epic proportions for those of us in Pleasantville. What will we do now? 🙂

  4. Awsome that CL is moving close to Crestwood, I’ll be stopping by more often.. I’m guessing that the beer tasting crowds (from NYC) will drop off since there are no direct trains to Elmsford.. coupling that and quadrupling the size of the tasting area should make the experience that much better.. although I will miss the crowds from NYC coming from the trains staring at their phones treking to the current location like zombies (go googlemaps!).. i thought i was in the twilight zone the first time I saw that..

    anyway — best of luck to CL and beware of drivers after the beer tastings..

  5. Congratulations to Scott Vaccaro and the Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.! We love to hear about local businesses prospering, especially when there is company growth involved. Cheers to the new location!

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