Some of the most exciting small local breweries often focus their early attention on draft beers. Not much of a problem if your local bar regularly carries them or your favorite beer store has them on tap for growler fills. But, if you were looking to share that brewery with friends or have one of their beers at home on your couch you were out of luck.
With their expansion into a new brewery in Elmsford NY, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company has added a bottling line. We were excited last month when bottles of Freshchester Pale Ale, Captain’s Kolsch and Liquid Gold started showing up in our local Brooklyn grocery stores. We grabbed some of the pale ale and kolsch to try recently and were pretty impressed. As we expected the beer was noticeably fresh but we were surprised as how close both beers were to the draft versions. The pale ale is well balanced and the kolsch light and refreshing. Both will be great go-to beers this summer.