Past Programs
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Keith Fekete, Brewery Representative
Sat, July 7th, 2012 | 3:00 pm
(Members $20)

Event details

To celebrate our exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, the New-York Historical Society is hosting a series of Saturday beer tastings by local breweries in the exhibition's Beer Hall, run by Starr Restaurants Catering Group. The program will run from May 26 through August 25; half-hour tastings will start at 2pm and 4pm. Not only will visitors get to taste some of these local creations, but there will be hops, whole leaf flowers and other beer ingredients for people to touch, smell and experience.

Beer at the Tasting

The tastings will feature:  Captain Kolisch, a beer that is low in bitterness, but packed full of malty rich flavors with a touch of citrus; Liquid Gold, a full flavored craft brewed beer, brewed with imported German malts and U.S. grown hops and a specially imported Belgian yeast strain; and Pale Ale,  loaded with U.S.-grown Cascade, Crystal, and Colum- bus hops, with notes of citrus, pine, a noticeable bitterness, and a touch of malty backbone to help balance it out.


Beer Tasting & Admission combined ticket: $35 (members $20). You must be 21 or older to enjoy our tasting program.

Six Pack Special Discount (purchase by telephone or in person only): purchase tickets to six separate tastings for only $150 (members $100). To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268.

Brewery History

Scott Vacarro, began brewing beers at the young age of 17, before he was legally allowed to drink! What began as a humble start, brewing five-gallon batches of beer on a kitchen stove-top, blossomed into a fulfilling career of brewing beer and opening Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Pleasantville, NY. Scott Vacarro attended the Fermentation Science Program at UC Davis. After graduating, he worked for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and the Colorado Brewery. After the Colorado Brewery closed, he knew he wanted to open his own brewery. The original Captain Lawrence Brewery opened in 2006, and is named after Captain Lawrence Drive, the street where Vacarro grew up. After much success, Vacarro recently expanded the brewery into a new location in Elmsford, NY with more brewing capacity and a large tasting room.  The Captain Lawrence Brewery has won a number of awards from the Great American Beer Festival, including a gold medal in 2009 for its Rosso E Marrone, American Style Sour Ale. 


Robert H. Smith Gallery South at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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