The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and, traditionally, a time for great celebration. Winter is over and light has returned. Pay homage to the bountiful glory of the sun by joining us for our own summer solstice celebration as we unveil the 2017 edition of Burst IPA! On sale at high noon on June 24th from both our Troy and Walloomsac Taprooms and the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market. Cheers to endless summer days!
Cure your case of the Mondays! Steve Murray tests your knowledge of the universe during Monday night trivia at 7:30 pm upstairs in the Troy Taproom. Excellent giveaways awarded weekly and, in addition, one Club Brown’s mug club membership is given away the last Monday of the month. Must be present to win. Reservations taken (518-273-BEER). Runs all year except on major holidays.
Mt. Anthony Country Club, in Bennington, VT, hosts Brown's Brewing Summer Tasting Dinner on Friday, June 30 beginning at 6:30 pm. Join us for a delicious five-course dinner paired with Brown's Brewing summer craft brews and meet Brown’s owners Garry and Kelly Brown, and brewer Duncan MacCrea. $48 all inclusive. Purchase tickets at Brown's Walloomsac Taproom or online.
The evening's menu and beer pairings:
bruschetta with Maplebrook Farm Mozzarella, grilled tomatoes and eggplants paired with Brown’s Vienna Lager
prawn over avocado and red and yellow pepper salsa with a chipotle drizzle paired with Brown’s Cherry Razz Ale
grilled Verano chicken breast marinated with fresh herbs, olive oil, and garlic over a bed of True Love dressed arugula paired with Brown’s Krüsh Kölsch
perfectly grilled petit bistro sirloin steak with a cilantro jalapeño sauce and yuca fries paired with Brown’s Oatmeal Stout
decadent dark flourless Chocolate cake topped with fresh berries and ginger cream sauce paired with Brown’s Double Oatmeal Stout
Over the eight years between 1976 and 1984 existed a brief era in music: smooth soulful crooning and laid back beats combined with rich harmonies to rule our hearts. The name of this sub genre of toe tapping, infectious melodies is Yacht Rock. Beginning at 7 pm, Brown's Troy Taproom bar manager Niki Riston combined Brown’s hand crafted ales with specialty liquors from around the globe to create a menu of delicious sippers that will cast your souls away on the pristine seas of cool breezes. Come dressed to our Malt Room in your finest yacht worthy linen and be prepared to be soothed by drinks, food, and smooth music.
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.
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 evening, 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 / The Late Shift
Thursday, June 15 - Sir Sly / Trapdoor Social / Good Fiction
Thursday, June 22 - Rustic Overtones / Angels on the Fourth / Candy Ambulance
Thursday, June 29 - Eastbound Jesus / Black Mountain Symphony
Thursday, July 13 - Bleeker / Northern Faces / Stellar Young
All ages welcome. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Outside food and drink will not be allowed. Held rain or shine. Must be 21 and older to purchase and consume alcohol.
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.
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!