Since 1993, Brown’s has crafted its own revolution, and this year (our 24th!) we are realizing a dream we’ve been working hard to achieve. We will switch from bottles to cans, and in doing so provide our fans with many more styles at retail than ever before! The cans, beautifully designed by our Troy neighbors id29, contain liquid tested by all of you, our loyal hero patrons. Putting our liquid in a can is a dream come true for us, but ultimately we’re doing it for you. Join us starting at 4 pm in our Malt Room for samples of our freshly canned beer (Oatmeal Stout, Cherry Razz, Coast-to-Coast IPA, and our new Vienna Lager). Stay for an a la carte menu of oysters, local sausages, and more.
Hot Club of Saratoga, the area’s premier gypsy swing ensemble (and a Walloomsac Taproom favorite), plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France most prominent in the 1930s and kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. The driving rhythms under dynamic soloing give the music a life and vibrancy sure to bring a smile and often an irresistible desire to move. Catch them from 6:30 to 9 pm on February 25 in the Walloomsac Taproom!
Think you are king or queen of lip syncing? Prove it at Brown’s Troy Taproom on Saturday, March 25 at 9 am during Lip Sync Battle hosted by Brown’s own Ashley. Sign up (no charge) in advance in the Troy Taproom. Prizes, drink specials, awesome music, and a great time! 21 years of age or over only.
Three Calls for Cans
Let's be honest, it’s all about the liquid. As brewers, our aim is to get said liquid in your hands by the freshest means possible. An aluminum can provides for that and here's why.
1. Protection of the Liquid
Cans are impenetrable to light so there is no risk of light turning the beer skunky and undrinkable. Aluminum cans are airtight and oxygen-free, thus freshness is preserved and an authentic taste is ensured. Bottled beer has to contend with a bit of oxygen which over time can incidentally alter the flavors. Think of a can as a mini-keg for your craft beer.
2. Infinitely Portable
Average weight of a six pack of 12oz of bottles: 7.5 pounds
Average weight of a six pack of 12oz cans: 5 pounds
Do like to go hiking? Are you a 46er? Do you like to go camping or canoeing or swimming? Snowshoeing? Frankly, you can carry more cans in your back pack than bottles. Plus, what happens if you drop that six pack of bottles? Glass and precious liquid spills everywhere, creating an environmental disaster and a tragic misuse of a quality libation. Also, during clean up you run the risk of cutting your hand and thusly attracting bears and zombies. All bummers for your outdoor adventure. Plus, cans cool down faster than any other beverage container resulting in fresher, better tasting beer.
3. Environmental Impact
A case of cans weighs around 10 pounds less per case than bottles. For a pallet of 60 bottle cases (1,440 bottles) that's around 1,800 pounds. A pallet of 60 can cases (1,440 cans) clocks in at about 1,200 pounds, or 600 pounds less than a pallet of bottle cases. Less overall weight translates to less fuel required to deliver for the distributor. Cans contain an average of 68% recycled aluminum, are infinitely recyclable, and are the most recycled beverage container of any kind in the United States. Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make aluminum cans from virgin materials. Used aluminum cans are recycled and returned to a store shelf as a new can in as few as 60 days. That means you could basically purchase the same recycled aluminum can from a retailer's shelf nearly every nine weeks or six times a year.
There will always be reasons to bottle beer (bottle conditioning, cellaring, corked and cage traditions, for example). As a brewery, our goal is quality. We use the finest ingredients and brewing methods, and can allow you to experience our craft the way we intend it - fresh and excellent - brewed by us for you and enjoyed by all. To this end, expect big changes in 2017. Cheers friends!
Hop on board Brown's Brewing Company's famous round trip bus transportation to the TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival at Hunter Mountain on Sunday, April 30! Join us as we want to provide a safe trip to and from this great event. This year, five buses will depart from our Troy Taproom and one bus will depart from our Walloomsac Taproom. Your ticket gets you a seat a bus, entrance to the festival, beer on the bus, and a fabulous t-shirt. Buses will leave our Walloomsac Taproom at 8:30 am (arrive by 8 am) and our Troy Taproom in Troy, NY at 9:45 am sharp (arrive by 9:15 am). When you arrive, have your ticket and ID in hand to check in and receive your t-shirt. Choose your t-shirt size when purchasing your ticket. You must be 21+ to board a bus. Club Brown members should purchase tickets in person from the Troy Taproom. Purchase your ticket online for Troy or North Hoosick departure.
Cradle Switch, a four-piece acoustic Americana group based in Cambridge, NY, will perform in the Walloomsac Taproom in Hoosick Falls on Sunday, February 26 from noon to 3 pm. Tunes include originals and a range of songs drawing from bluegrass, country, folk and a little blues. Singer-songwriters Ferrilyn Sourdiffe and Dave Lawlor swap out guitars for banjo and mandolin, and Kate Ritter brings it on the fiddle, along with some angelic vocal harmonies to add to Ferrilyn and Dave’s robust vocals. David Norman throws in some percussion and has been known to wear his special washboard tie to gigs. On occasion, fellow lyricist Chip Macdonald shows up to add a little rhythm on his lobster pot. The group performs throughout southwestern Vermont and upstate New York.
Happy new year…and what a year it’s been. For us at Brown’s Brewing Company it was fantastic hosting all of you in our breweries and taprooms. With gratitude, we are humbled by your choice to spend time with us. Our small-batch brewhouse in Troy produced more unique batches of beer than any year previous in our 24 years of operating. 2016 also saw for us a dream realized as we released our first canned beer, Burst IPA. While we have many exciting developments in store for 2017, we want to take this moment to remind you that though trends may shift, climates might change, attitudes realign, and relationships grow stronger, we at Brown’s Brewing Company will always be here for you, crafting our own revolution of beers and serving excellent food. We’re in your corner, always. Thank you for being such an integral part of our year. Cheers!
Since 1993, Brown’s has crafted its own revolution, and this year (our 24th!) we are realizing a dream we’ve been working hard to achieve. We will switch from bottles to cans, and in doing so provide our fans with many more styles at retail than ever before! The cans, beautifully designed by our Troy neighbors id29, contain liquid tested by all of you, our loyal hero patrons. Putting our liquid in a can is a dream come true for us, but ultimately we’re doing it for you. Join us starting at 12 pm at our Walloomsac Taproom and Brewery for samples of our freshly canned beer (Oatmeal Stout, Cherry Razz, Coast-to-Coast IPA, and our new Vienna Lager). Stay for a special menu and music.