Our Troy Taproom deck is open, the Walloomsac River in North Hoosick is rushing, buds are cracking the surface - warm weather is at long last here. As we have many things to share, here's a very quick highlight of what to look out for in the next week from Brown's Brewing Company.
Braggoting Rights (12% ABV, 15 IBU, Color: Amber)
We've made an extremely rare libation called a Braggot, a type of mead made from honey and barley malt, in collaboration with Helderberg Meadworks. We're all so very excited about this cross-industry (beer and wine) project and we can't wait to share it with you. It'll be on tap within the week.
The "braggot" is a blend of mead and beer aged over ninth months in oak. It is rich in it's complexity, with bright flavors of warm floral honey, and fruity white wine aromas and oak undertones. Lightly tart, expect little to no foam as you would a mead or wine.
"Collaborations are becoming a dime a dozen but no one I know of is doing cross-industry collaborations (mead falls in the wine industry). How awesome is that?! That's why we get 'braggoting' rights" explained Duncan MacCrea, Walloomsac brewer.
MCA DAY - 5/6/2017
On Saturday, May 6th we pay tribute to another musical icon of our time, Beastie Boy's Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA. MCA's untimely death was four years ago and while his genius lingers with the tapping of our Adidas sneakers to his beats and bouncing basketballs, we choose to celebrate his artistry and humanitarian efforts with an evening of old school hip hop, good vibes, street art, and hanging out. We'll have drink specials, a highlight of his favorite foods, and we'll build a small shrine in our taproom to acknowledge how much MCA enhanced our lives through the years. Join us as we kick things off around 5 pm. As the evening grows, so will the volume of the jams! See you Saturday, May 6th!
TAP NY WEEKEND
This weekend is the TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival. If you're going, be safe and have an awesome time. Here's what we plan to pour for the hoards of craft beer fans: Coast to Coast IPA, Whiskey Porter, Cherry Razz, Oatmeal Stout, King Leopold's Ghost, Raspberry Sour, #Nameofthegame, Brewer's Reserve Sour - Blend #8, Eised Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (Saturday's cask), and Eised Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Brown (Sunday's cask). If you're sticking around Troy, our newest New England juice forward IPA, #Nameofthegame is on tap.
It’s time for the return of Too Many Cooks, an insanely large collaboration beer, featuring all of our good friends from the Hudson Valley/Albany region. This year’s brew is a 6.7% Oat India Pale Ale with Simcoe, El dorado, Idaho 7, and Amarillo hops. This beer will be released on Saturday at 3 pm at all participating brewery tasting rooms across the Hudson Valley (including the Troy Taproom). Be sure to get your hands on it before it’s gone!
On Saturday, May 6th in our Troy Taproom we pay tribute to another musical icon of our time, Beastie Boy’s Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA. MCA’s untimely death was four years ago and while his genius lingers with the tapping of our Adidas sneakers to his beats and bouncing basketballs, we choose to celebrate his artistry and humanitarian efforts with an evening of old school hip hop, good vibes, street art, and hanging out. We’ll have drink specials, a highlight of his favorite foods, and we’ll build a small shrine in our taproom to acknowledge how much MCA enhanced our lives through the years. Join us as we kick things off around 5 pm. As the evening grows, so will the volume of the jams!
Craft Beer, live music, and endless summer nights! Brown's Brewing Company stands as a crusader of good times. With a focus on bringing together our entire community, sharing a beer, and having an incredible time, we will throw a craft beer and outdoor concert series behind our Troy Taproom. We've partnered with EQX to curate a roster of the most exciting artists on the airwaves to play on our downtown Troy riverfront stage every Thursday night in June, and on Thursday, July 13, beginning at 5 pm.
Thursday, June 1 - Mondo Cozmo / Rechordoroys / One Red Martian
Thursday, June 8 - Ron Gallo / Joe Mansman and the Midnight Revival Band / Good Fiction
Thursday, June 15 - Sir Sly / Trapdoor Social / Bathrobe Robots
Thursday, June 22 - Rustic Overtones + special guest
Thursday, June 29 - Eastbound Jesus + special guest
It's been a week since we unleashed our Double Oatmeal Stout. A week since we unveiled our new Troy Taproom menu. A week since we opened the deck in Troy, and there is still so much more to do, share, and talk about. Here's a run down of what next week looks like.
Join us Monday as we roll out a brand new happy hour menu of pretzel and fresh handcrafted cocktails, and offer a discount on a flight of beers. Come in later in the evening as we've added two additional hours (happier hours) from 9 to 11 pm. Happy hours happen Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 6 pm and 9 to 11 pm. These great deals and extended hours were the brainchild of our Troy bar manager Niki Riston, who truly wants everyone to be happy. Thank her when you see her!
Ready for release from our Troy pilot brewers is: Brewer's Reserve Sour #8. This beautiful blend of our red and golden sour ales has spent the better part of a year sealed in an oak barrel. Further conditioned on blood orange, Indian Coriander, and Hibiscus flowers, this 6% ABV, 15 IBU brilliant orange hued beer will be on tap in our Troy taproom Wednesday, April 19.
On Friday, April 21st join us as we pay special tribute to iconic purple polymath Prince. All day we'll feature incredibly special, inspired by Prince, food and drink specials. Starting at 5 pm we'll begin a battle of the bartenders with unique cocktails crafted to pay homage to this revolutionary artist. Of course we encourage and will judge a best purple outfit costume contest, so dress to impress. Prince's jams will be pumped and danced to as we're planning to have a royal day. Be sure to go crazy like it's 1999 for this dearly beloved purple gem.
Local eateries compete to see who has the best comfort food in the area! Be a part of the fun and help support Troy Boys & Girls Club's Summer Programs. Visit www.tbgc.org/event-tickets for information and to purchase tickets. The Troy Boys & Girls Club is a premier youth services agency in the City of Troy, NY. By participating in this event, you are helping to support their mission of providing safe places and positive programs for at-risk youth during out-of-school time. Summer break is one of the most important out-of-school times for making an impact on the futures of the kids who need us most. So please come enjoy the food, have fun, and learn about the ways in which we are helping your community!
There is something inspiring about being in state of constant change. Here at Brown's Brewing Company we encourage an ever changing horizon like a freshly poured pint. While participating in the world of hop forward beers, we have boldly decided to defy the spring release trend and boldly unleash our Double Oatmeal Stout on Saturday, April 8 at 10 am in our taprooms.
This titan of an Oatmeal Stout features locally roasted coffee, bourbon extracted Madagascar vanilla, and cacao nibs, clocking in at 8% ABV and sealed in a gorgeously designed 16oz can. This beer is a reckoning, and our spring release of this big bold brew is aimed at celebrating the change from the cold northeastern relentless winter to spring.
Never seeking permission or to be just another beer on the shelf, we break conventions and stand wholeheartedly on our own to allow this amazing beer to do the talking and inspiring. Welcome to our Revolution Series.
Brown's Double Oatmeal Stout goes on sale Saturday, April 8, at 10 am from our Troy and Walloomsac Taprooms. Sold in four pack 16 ounce cans and cases. Limit two cases per person. When they're gone, it's gone!
Craft beer, a cozy taproom, and knitting with a great instructor equals a fantastic time! Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom in North Hoosick will host a six week knitting class for secondary/intermediate knitters at 5 pm on Thursdays, March 30 through May 4, 2017. Included in this series led by Colleen Viera is instruction on a new project or assistance on an existing project. Knitting needles and locally sourced and spun yarn from Battenkill Fibers will be available for purchase. The secondary/intermediate class is limited to six people to allow for one on one instruction. Sign up online. Experienced knitters are welcome to join the group free of charge from 7:30 to 9 pm for an open knit session.