Honest Read Ale Special Cask ReleaseThursday, September 25 at 6pmBrown's Malt RoomJoin us for a special release of Cask Conditioned Honest Read Ale in the Malt Room. We brewed this ale in honor of Troy Brewer Thomas Read - a man judged for his brewing integrity during the tumultuous pre-temperance period in America.In 1835, Albany and Troy brewers were accused of using unsanitary malting practices by early temperance propagandist Edward Delavan. In response, the New York State Assembly called a hearing of all Hudson Valley brewers to answer the accusations. Every brewer predictably testified to using only the best quality malt, hops and water in their beer. Troy's Thomas Read, however was the only one to testify to actual quantity and measures of each ingredient, giving more credibility to his testimony and integrity than that of his less than reputable brewing brethren. What ensued, was one of the earliest lawsuits known to give rise to the Temperance Movement - culminating in the infamous National Prohibition 85 years later.We invite you to hear this story and enjoy a sip of history with Craig Gravina and Alan McLeod, authors of their newly release book "Upper Hudson Valley Beer". To commemorate this moment, we've brewed a special ale inspired by one of Read's recipes which includes smoked peated malt and honey. Craig and Alan will be on hand afterwards to sign their book and enjoy a sample of our special cask of Thomas Read Ale.
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We’ve been crafting our dependable ales & lagers in the Northern Hudson Valley since 1993. From our 19th Century warehouse brewery on the Eastern shore of the mighty Hudson River, we brew a bountiful variety of well made traditional styles with a sense of pride and dutiful conviction. Our flagship Pale Ale and award winning Oatmeal Stout are some of the finest in the country, as are our Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter and Cherry Raspberry Ale. Never trendy or gratuitously extreme, our ales and lagers are beautifully balanced and reliably honest. The way we brew is a reflection of our personal style. Down to Earth. Salt of the Earth. Of the Earth.Welcome to Brown’s Brewing Company. After visiting us, we’re sure you’ll understand why we’ve been called the Best Craft Brewery in the Hudson Valley.
Brown's Cream Ale won the Gold Medal for Best Beer in the Hudson Valley at the 2014 TAP New York Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival in Hunter Mountain on April 27. The competition was stiff, but the Cream rose to the top. Brown's Brewing Company President and Founder Garry Brown celebrates here with Brown's Taproom Barkeep Eric Bentley at the festival's awards ceremony.
Join us for the first Craft New York Brew Fest of 2014 at the Desmond Hotel on March 22. The event will showcase new and award-winning breweries from throughout New York State (including some who have just recently won medals at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival)! Plus, food pairings from a collective group of local restaurants, as well as live music from The Black Mountain Symphony.This is a fundraising event for the New York State Brewers Association - all proceeds will be donated to the Association to help promote New York State Beer. Only New York State brewe...More [+]
In this corner, from Troy and Hoosick Falls, New York - Brown's Brewing Company! And in the other corner, hailing from Brooklyn, New York - Brooklyn Brewery.Much like the Thrilla in Manila, it will be a knock down drag out fight ... only in this battle the last keg standing loses!Herr Angus Van Beusicheim of City Beer Hall, will be the Ring Announcer & MC for the main event.BOUT DETAILS· Browns Brewery of Troy NY vs Brooklyn Brewery (North vs South)...More [+]
Capitaland's Flood Road Band is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Rhythm on the River Americana Music Fest (ROTR AMF)on Saturday, March 15 in Revolution Hall. Flood Road promises a full day of music entertainment in Rev Hall, with additional performers in the Brown's Brewery taproom. ROTR AMF is Just in time for St. Patty's Day weekend, so make a plan to join us for a great weekend. Tickets are $5 at the door. Cash bar and food.Band Line Up1:00- 2:00PM Ray Murray & The Bomb Squad2:20- 3:20PM The Nellies...More [+]