Walloomsac Taproom Hours
Saturday: Noon to 9 pm
Sunday: Noon to 7 pm
Welcome...pull up a barstool!
The North Hoosick, NY brewing facility at 50 Factory Hill Road is called “The Walloomsac Brewery” as it sits right on the banks of the historic Walloomsac River. The Walloomsac River’s name is Native American in origin and one account claims that it is Algonquian for “paint rocks.” However there is documentation that suggests the river was also known as “Walloon’s Creek”, named for the French speaking Belgians who inhabited much of the Hudson Valley in the mid 1600 to 1700s. The area around the brewery was the site of numerous French and Indian, and American Revolution War skirmishes. The Walloomsac, or “Roaring Branch” is a 16.8-mile-long tributary of the Hoosic River with origins in Southern Vermont, just east of Bennington.
The site of Brown’s Walloomsac Brewery is steeped in manufacturing history. The current brewery and shipping and receiving buildings are just a part of several structures that occupied the site over the last one and a half centuries. The original factory was built around 1854 by the Stevens and Thompson Paper Company (a.k.a. Stevens and Thompson Wall Paper Mills) as a wallpaper manufacturing plant and became the Walloomsac Paper Co. around 1904. By 1943, the building was bought and became the White-Flomatic Corporation which manufactured water system valve products. Flomatic Corporation operated in the space until the mid 1980s when it expanded internationally and moved its manufacturing operations in 1996.
Garry Brown purchased the site in 2006 with the intent of converting the two brick structures into a full scale production brewing facility as an expansion from Brown’s Brewing Company’s Taproom brewpub in Troy, NY. Since his beginning days as a brewer, Garry Brown always had the goal of creating a craft brewery that distributed its beer throughout the Northeast. With the opening of the Walloomsac Brewery in 2013, this dream was realized and Brown’s Brewing was on its way to becoming a significant player in the growing craft beer segment in America.
In addition to offering a breathtaking view of the Walloomsac River waterfall, the Walloomsac Brewery is an ideal location for a craft brewery. Its two buildings provide ample space for brewing, fermentation, conditioning and packaging. The lower riverside brewery also houses a beautiful and relaxing tasting room bar area open to the public that directly overlooks the Walloomsac River. Brewery tours ($5) are available by appt. Please ask at the bar or call 518-205-5049 for more details.
Current Taproom Menu and Tap List
tap list subject to change without notice
(4.1% ABV, 20 IBU, Color: Light Coffee) *Small Batch
English Mild ale brewed with coffee and a touch of lactose. Served on nitro.
(5% ABV, 10 IBU, Color: Blonde) *Small Batch
Easy drinking wheat beer.
Triad IPA v.5
(7.5% ABV, 60 IBU, Color: Pale)
Rotating IPA series exploring the interplay between 3 hop strains. Batch #5 features Simcoe, Equinox, and Azacca.
Cherry Razz Ale
(6.5% ABV, 15 IBU, Color: Amber Red)
Tart and sassy like its name, this Amber Ale features a generous amount of whole crushed cherries and raspberries.
(6.25% ABV, 60 IBU, Color: Gold) *Core Style
Hoppy with just enough juiciness, this IPA bridges the land between the West Coast hoppy assertive beers and the juicier East Coast IPAs.
also available in can 6 packs to go
Brewer’s Reserve Sour - Blend #8
(6% ABV, 15 IBU, Color: Orange) *Small Batch
Blend of golden and red sour ales, aged in oak for an average of 1 year, then conditioned on blood orange, Indian coriander, and hibiscus flowers.
(6% ABV, 17 IBU, Color: Brown) *Small Batch
Classic and delicious, this malt forward, low hop ale imparts a subtle sweetness that’s extremely drinkable.
(5.5% ABV, 40 IBU, Color: Amber) *Brewed All Year
Aromatic rich and complex, gentle malt sweetness combined with a bright hop flavor.
(12% ABV, 15 IBU, Color: Amber) *Small Batch Collaboration with Helderberg Meadworks
A "braggot,” blend of mead and beer, aged 9+ months in oak. Flavors of floral honey with fruity white wine aromas and oak undertones.
Brett Better Have My Honey
(5.6% ABV, 10 IBU, Color: Straw) *Small Batch
A beautifully hoppy saison featuring Citra and Equinox hops
(5.25% ABV, 20 IBU, Color: Darkness) *Core Style
Classic, rich, dark, and silky smooth. This easy to drink ode to the English Stout has been on draught at Brown’s since ‘93 and remains our flagship.
also available in 6 and 12 packs to go
choose any six beers for a flight or walk a gauntlet flight of all our beers (about two pints worth)
1911 Hopped Apple Cider (6.9% ABV/Gluten Free) 12oz $6
1911 Original Hard Apple Cider (5.5% ABV/Gluten Free) 12oz $6
Steadfast Sorghum Pale Ale (6.8% ABV/Gluten Free) 12oz $6
Kaliber Non-Alcoholic $5
Gran Sasso Pinot Grigio, 2014, Italy $8
La Moreaux Landing Riesling, 2014, Finger Lakes, NY $9
Cardone Estate Chardonnay, 2010, Italy $8
Old Soul Pinot Noir, 2015, California $8
Old Soul Zinfandel, 2014, California $8
The Rusty Cigar Cabernet, 2013, Australia $8
Unsweetened Iced Tea $2
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Root Beer $2
Saratoga Sparkling Water $3
Saratoga Flat Mineral Water $3
Club Soda $2
Nachos - 7
fresh onions, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, and black olives, smothered in melted cheddar cheese and served with house made salsa and a sweet cherry pepper sour cream over tri-color gluten free crispy tortilla chips
(add guacamole or turkey chili for $2)
(add extra salsa for $1)
Cheese Board - 15
R&G's Herbed Chevre, Berleberg, Cabot cheddar cheese, Nettle Meadow's Kunik, dark pretzels, Porter mustard, imported olives, extra virgin olive oil, and sliced Roundhouse Bakery baguette
Loaded Hand-Cut Fries - 6.5
crispy french fries cut and cooked in house smothered in cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, and honey jalapeño sauce, served with sides of garlic aioli and Brown’s Cherry Razz ketchup
Chips and Fresh Guacamole - 5
fresh guacamole with diced tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and red and green peppers, served with golden fried gluten free tortilla chips
(add salsa for $1)
Grilled Wings - 12
grilled wings, brined with garlic and orange, and paired with your choice of sauce (rosemary, Whiskey Porter BBQ, or hot sauce)
Turkey Chili - 5
Soup of the Day - 5
house made dressings: bleu cheese, jalapeño ranch, balsamic, ranch, house herb vinaigrette
House Salad - 6 large, 3 small
mixed lettuce and local vegetables
Spring Orange and Herb Chevre Salad - 13
R&G Herb Chevre crusted with panko breadcrumbs, baby spinach, toasted sunflower seeds, candied pecans, red onion, and orange segments, served with a dijon vinaigrette (add grilled chicken for $4)
Warm Grilled Vegetable Salad - 10
local mesclun mix, candied pecans, grated Berleberg cheese, warm local vegetables, grilled onion and tomato, and bacon, served with beet poached carrots (add grilled chicken for $4)
Please enjoy these 12 inch pizza crusts by our friends at Roundhouse Bakery. Perfect for two and great with a pint!
- a 10 inch gluten free crust is available -
White Pizza - 15
fresh mozzarella, grilled tomatoes, fresh arugula, and Brown’s Cherry Razz balsamic reduction
Yushak’s - 16.50
grilled pepperoni, Yushak’s sweet Italian sausage and bacon, mozzarella, and tomato sauce
The Maggie - 15
tomatoes, basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, and EVOO
Brew Your Own - 13 plus 1 per topping
choose crust: gluten free or regular
choose sauce: red or white
choose toppings: Yushak’s sausage, grilled pepperoni, grilled peppers, grilled onions, grilled tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, Yushak’s bacon, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, shredded mozzarella, fresh arugula
SANDWICHES AND WOOD FIRE BURGERS
served w/hand cut fries or substitute a small salad, onions rings, a vegetable, or garlic mashed potatoes for $2 more
Tiashoke Farm Wood Fire Grilled Hamburger - 14
8 oz. grilled hamburger topped w/local spring mix greens, red onion, and juicy tomato, on a grilled sesame bun w/cherry pepper aioli
Wood Fire Grilled Portabella Sandwich - 13
arugula, grilled onion, tomato, swiss cheese, portabella mushroom with sweet garlic jalapeño aioli on ciabatta bread
Coast-to-Coast IPA Battered Onion Grilled Turkey Sandwich - 12
Coast-to-Coast IPA beer battered onions atop grilled turkey with arugula, tomato, swiss cheese, and rosemary aioli on toasted Heidelberg bread
add $1.50 each: Yushak’s bacon, sliced avocado
add $1 each: Cornell Farm fried egg, guacamole
add .75 each: bleu cheese, smoked gouda, Swiss cheese, American cheese, cheddar cheese, Whiskey Porter BBQ sauce, jalapeños
Grilled Sesame Tuna - 16
black and white sesame seed crusted Ahi tuna with a roasted red pepper and garlic coulis, served with ginger sage quinoa and a seasonal vegetable
Smoked Stuffed Bell Pepper - 16
smoked bell pepper stuffed with quinoa, grilled onions, tomatoes, herbed R&G chevre, and Cherry Razz infused cherries, topped with red diablo sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes and a seasonal vegetable
Peppercorn Ribeye Steak - 17.50
black peppercorn encrusted ribeye cooked to your liking with a Riveter IPA blue cheese sauce, served with a seasonal vegetable and garlic mashed potatoes
Smoked Pulled Pork - 17
smoked pork shoulder with Whiskey Porter BBQ sauce, cherry pepper cole slaw, and a wedge of ciabatta bread, served with a seasonal vegetable and garlic mashed potatoes
Maple Syrup Crème Brûlée - 8.50
rich vanilla custard above a Berle Farm maple syrup glaze, topped with a layer of caramelized sugar
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich - 4.50
Root Beer Float - 6
root beer meets Battenkill Valley Creamery vanilla ice cream
Cookies - 1.25
ask your server about today’s freshly baked cookies from Roundhouse Bakery
Cheers to this week’s local producers: Battenkill Valley Creamery, Cornell Farm,
Tiashoke Farm, Yushak's, Happenchance, Roundhouse Bakery, and Berle Farm
Beautiful structure, great food, and fantastic brews.
Beautiful setting, atmosphere, and drink! We will be back!
Visiting from Baltimore, what an amazing tucked away spot!
Awesome! We keep coming back.
Lyndsey and Rob
Your staff is amazing and the beer is great. Will return!
Loved the whole experience! Hunter and Kyle are real assets to the business. Kyle's bread is incredible.
Ginger and Frank
I just wanted to let you know that I gave Kyle the nickname "Coltrane" because the guy plays jazz while preparing food! I know first hand as a business owner the value of good employees. Watching Kyle in action is an impressive show that adds a unique feel.
Great place to relax!
Love everything! Beautiful building.
Came for Kyle B. and left with great and full bellies. Will be back soon!
Alyssa and Jordan
Love the beer, food, and ambiance!
Connie and John
Great beer, delicious food, and beautiful setting - I love the waterfall!
Chuck, Michelle, and Lily
Thank you so much for making it possible for us to have a cosmopolitan experience and drive 10 miles home.
Gail and Thom
Historic setting, exquisite food, finely crafted drinks, a gathering place for friends old and new — a gem for Hoosick Falls! Well done, Garry and Kelly.
John and Susan
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.
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.
The first Brown's cans you'll see in March are:
Our flagship OATMEAL STOUT
5.25% ABV, 20 IBU
sold in 6 packs, 12 packs
With conviction and inspiration, we’ve continually refined this defining brew into an even more approachable, easy to drink, rich, and silky smooth can of pure deliciousness. Little has changed, but with taking a deeper look at our brewing techniques, we have been able to get even more flavor from this beloved Brown's classic.
Beloved CHERRY RAZZ
6.5% ABV, 15 IBU
sold in 6 packs
Tart and sassy like its name, this Amber Ale features a generous amount of whole crushed cherries and raspberries balancing a sweet malt forward character and a slight hop zest. For a fervently dedicated fan base, this beer is an elegant tradition for many nights out. Easy to fall in love with, Cherry Razz is even easier to drink.
6.25% ABV, 60 IBU
sold in 6 packs
We’ve taken a classic, well-developed beer and make it even more enjoyable. Hoppy with just enough juiciness, this crushable India Pale Ale is the dream of those pioneering brewers who first over-hopped a beer to last the long sea voyage from England to India. About the name, Coast-to-Coast; during R&D we had hoppy assertive beers (West Coast) we brewed that we adored and juicier IPA's (East Coast) like the Burst IPA that we're also entirely crushable. So those of us IPA drinkers on staff put out a challenge to create a beer inspired by both flavors that meet somewhere in the center. This is a humble nod towards blending both those distinct translations of the style.
FIRST SEASONAL SMALL BATCH SERIES - Vienna Lager
4.6% ABV, 22 IBU
Sold in 12 packs
Our aim with this brewer’s classic is to create a beer full of subtle sweetness and rich hop notes for a crisp clean finish. Recalling the origin of this traditional Austrian style, Brown’s Vienna Lager is smooth, elegant, and very easy to drink.
All of these great beers and more are available on tap in our Troy and Walloomsac taprooms and at fine retailers, grocery stores, great beer bars, and restaurants in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont beginning in early March. We have many more styles including Double Oatmeal Stout, Burst IPA, Double IPA, and Black Cherry Stout, all in 16 oz cans, and Kolsch, Brown Ale, and Uncommon Porter, all in 12 oz cans, in the works for 2017 - a huge year for Brown's!
Thank you, we love you and are grateful for those of you who've been with us for nearly the last quarter century and for those of you who are getting to know us for the first time. Cheers to progress, cheers to you, and cheers to all the hard working staff at Brown's Brewing Company.