The Rockland Boulders baseball team has featured craft beers with Boulders-inspired recipes at home games in Pomona the past three seasons, including ones brewed by “Captain Lawrence.”
It is not clear whether the man who loves to see his name everywhere, Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, is involved with the team’s decision to partner with Captain Lawrence, but the name similarity is at least ironic. St. Lawrence was, after all, the ‘captain’ of the project that brought the Pomona ballpark into being, even allegedly going so far as to risk the town’s financial health and his own freedom to do so.
The Boulders confirmed in a press release this week that Captain Lawrence remains a featured brewery on the menu despite the possible negative name association due to the recent arrest of the local real Captain (St.) Lawrence.
And for the third out of four seasons, the Rockland Boulders will add a new specialty beer at the annual “Beers Around the Bases” Craft Beer Festival. That event is taking place Saturday, May 14 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Pomona ballpark, now known as Palisades Credit Union Park.
Krankee Yankee, a brew produced via Roscoe NY Beer Co with a 5.5 percent alcohol level, will be added to the menu, the third craft beer the Boulders have created, and the first IPA. In 2013, the Boulders debuted Bottom 9 Brew in conjunction with Captain Lawrence and they followed that up in 2014 with a joint effort with Long Ireland Brewery in the form of 2nd Base Blonde.
Boulders owner Ken Lehner has profited off the House that St. Lawrence Built in Pomona, while Ramapo taxpayers have lost tens of millions. Could it be that the Boulders’ alliance with “Captain Lawrence” breweries is meant as a nod to the man who manifested the Boulders ballpark?
Boulders owner Ken Lehner has profited off the House that St. Lawrence Built in Pomona, while Ramapo taxpayers have lost tens of millions.
“For the past two seasons, our fans have proven that they appreciate the Boulders Beers that we have had the pleasure of producing in conjunction with local breweries and Dana Distributors as both limited releases of Bottom 9 Brew and 2nd Base Blonde have sold out,” said Ken Lehner, Boulders Team President. “We are always listening to our fans and it was evident that they wanted an IPA added to the lineup in 2016 and we have delivered with Krankee Yankee.”
Tickets for the Beer Fest are $35 in advance, $40 on the day of. Those who wish to be designated drivers can get admission for $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Following the Festival, the Rockland Boulders baseball team will face off against NYPD’s Finest in their fourth annual exhibition game starting at 6:30 p.m.