New York State stalwarts Captain Lawrence Brewing Company square off against young upstarts Other Half Brewing Company.
Since 2005 Captain Lawrence has been brewing fantastic beers under the guidance of brewmaster Scott Vaccaro: from everyday classics like their Kolsch, to rare offerings like Hudson Valley Harvest brewed in cooperation with Stone Barns. They're only 11 years old, but they've been a major influence on every New York brewery that has emerged in the last 10 years.
Other Half is only 2 years old, but they've quickly become critical and popular darlings with their range of fresh hoppy beers, unlikely collaborations, and now they've been branching into foudre fermented and brettanomyces fermented beers. Sam Richardson and Matt Monahan have big plans for the brewery, with an expansion of their Gowanus space forthcoming.
Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale
Captain Lawrence Frost Monster
Captain Lawrence Hopsomniac
Captain Lawrence Hudson Valley Harvest: Sour Strawberry - Bottle Pour
Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold
Captain Lawrence Meltwater IPL
Captain Lawrence Sour Gold
Other Half + Barrier: Make it Rain
Other Half + Burial: Diamond Mausoleum
Other Half Mosaic is President
Other Half Passiflora
Other Half Peachwood Aged
Other Half Green Diamonds
Other Half In Absentia Lucia - Bottle Pour