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Offering sidewalk, indoor and beergarden seating, WOLF & WARRIOR BREWING COMPANY became White Plains first brewpub January 2019. A 5-barrel brewhouse in the center of town, this red-bricked wood floor pub serves easygoing brews alongside gourmet hot dogs, chili, cheese and hummus.

Crafting over 50 different beers in a mere two year period, Wolf & Warrior’s high ceiling interior includes a 12-plus draught bar with central TV. A small couch area at the front sidles the right sided chair-tables.

A beautiful psychedelicized warrior mural spread across the backdoor area enriches the brick-pavered beer garden, where I grab a seat to consume five simply inviting refreshments this sunny May ’21 afternoon.

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There were three New England-styled India Pale Ales available on my initial journey, along with an Italian pilsner and English porter.

Brisk lemony grapefruit tanginess spread across dry wood tones and oated wheat malting for Punch It Chewie, a tidy NEIPA with waxy crayon-grouted pineapple and guava tartness.

Vibrant juniper-licked grapefruit rind bittering gained dry pine resin and salty white peppering to contrast the milk-sugared oats base of pilsner-malted B127, letting pineapple, mango, peach and berry tanginess emerge at the juicy citrus-spiced finish.

The driest IPA, dewy hazily golden-hued Pack Leader, utilized tropical fruited Norwegian yeast to contrast its oniony chive respite, leaving tertiary bruised lemon, dried apricot, burnt orange and dehydrated grapefruit illusions on the backend.

Crisply clean golden-cleared light body, Forza Italia!, a fizzy ‘pizza-paired’ pilsner with desiccated lemon tartness grazing perky Noble hop herbal fungi and grassy wood chipping will please soft palates.

Dark-roast chocolate and day-old coffee combined for dry peat-soiled English porter, Mr. Manchester, picking up mild hazelnut, cola and walnut snips.


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As the commercial hub for affluent Westchester County (just north of New York City), White Plains boasts a host of upscale shopping centers and restaurants in close proximity to busy Route 287. Amongst several neighboring Mamaroneck Avenue bars such as Brazen Fox, Porter House, Hudson Grill, Element Food & Spirits, Ron Blacks Beer Hall and Black Bear lies the city’s best beer pub, LAZY BOY SALOON.

A tan exterior with brown company lettering and windowed garage door-like entrance welcomes varied patrons to the partitioned one-room pub. A closed-in patio with twelve tables and tan umbrellas allows for outside dining in the warm weather months while the exquisite cherrywood interior, with its pristine crown molding, retains a splendid cocktail-lounged sportsbar atmosphere. The elegant six-column right side bar features five tap stations with forty-two draughts, 200-plus bottled beers, sterling spirits, twelve stools, several TV’s and a mirrored inlet etched with the proud historic slogan ‘established on a Tuesday in 1994.’

Along the front wall are several neon craft beer signs from Paulaner, Founders, Abita, Pilsner Urquell, Palm and Sam Adams. The side walls are cluttered with sundry tin beer logos. The seperate partitioned left side dining space serves early Saturday afternoon ‘comfort food’ with a Southwestern flare as the place fills up during this late September ’13 sojourn.

Celebrating Octoberfest with twenty tapped pumpkin beers, my wife and I share jalapeno-peppered chili-cheesed nachos before I settle on the renowned tequila citrus wings while imbibing five previously untried libations. Two well-defined dessert-like Alaskan seasonals hit the spot post-haste. First, Midnight Sun Trickster Pumpkin Ale coalesced pastry-caked banana daiquiri sweetness, honeyed pumpkin spicing and black-peppered Belgian yeast. Then, Midnight Sun TREAT Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin fused dark-roasted black chocolate and fudgy caramelized molasses to cinnamon-nutmeg spicing. Another autumnal fave, soft-watered Kuka Pumpkin Porter (from local New York state brewer, Andean) layered dry cocoa-powdered chocolate malts alongside pronounced pumpkin-pureed spices.

Breaking away from the seasonal deluge, Robinsons Iron Maiden Trooper brought lightly creamed corn-sugared caramel malting to perfume-hopped citrus illusions for an approachable ESB. Bayou Teche LA 31 Passionne (a pale wheat ale) layered mild passionfruit across tart guava-mango tropicalia, biscuity malt sedation and mild smoked peppering (all fully reviewed in Beer Index).