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Walloomsac Taproom Hours

Wednesday – Friday: 3 pm to 9 pm
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

 

Cherry Razz Ale

6.25% ABV, 15 IBU, core style, 6 packs available to go

Strong Amber Ale with sour cherry and raspberry puree.

 

Wholly Moses Pumpkin Ale

6% ABV, 25 IBU, single batch

One of the most anticipated beers of the year, featuring a mountain of roasted pie pumpkins from Moses Farm in Eagle Bridge along with fall spices.

 

Brunch

4% ABV, 0 IBU, small batch

Sour wheat beer fermented with champagne yeast and conditioned on grapefruit and juniper berries.

 

Breakfast Pale

5.25% ABV, 30 IBU, small batch

Hoppy pale ale brewed with oats and lactose.

 

Brown Ale

5% ABV, 17 IBU, seasonal, 12 packs available to go

A nod to English brewing tradition, our Brown Ale hits all the classic notes by using open fermentation to impart subtle fruitiness while maintaining smooth malty flavors.

 

Oktoberfest

5.2% ABV, 25 IBU, single batch

Amber, malt forward German lager. A perfect way to welcome the Autumn months.

 

Coast-to-Coast IPA

6.25% ABV, 60 IBU, core style, 6 packs available to go

Hoppy with just enough juiciness, this IPA bridges the West Coast hoppy assertive beers and the juicier East Coast IPAs.

 

Hefeweizen

5% ABV, 10 IBU, small batch

Traditional wheat beer with refreshing notes of banana, pear, and clove, all derived from the special yeast strain.

 

#WhatYouTook

5.4% ABV, 20 IBU, small batch

The latest in our “hashtag” IPA series. Gratuitous hopping with Citra and Amarillo atop our tropical fruit forward yeast strain.

 

RYEzen Shine

5.6% ABV, 20 IBU, small batch 

Spicy rye malt balanced with caramel malts and a fruity yeast character.

 

Brett Better Have My Honey

5.6% ABV, 10 IBU, small batch

A beautifully hoppy saison featuring Citra and Equinox hops.

 

Oatmeal Stout

5.25% ABV, 20 IBU, core style, 6 and 12 packs available to go 

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.

 

 

choose any six beers for a flight or walk a gauntlet flight of all our beers (about two pints worth)

 

 

Other offerings:

Harpoon Hard Apple Cider (4.8% ABV) 12oz $6

New Belgium Glutiny Pale Ale (6% ABV/Gluten Free) 12oz $6

Kaliber Non-Alcoholic $5

Old Soul Cabernet, 2015, California $8

Ste. Genevieve Merlot, 2014, Texas $8

Game Bird Red, Red Blend, 2015, New York $8

Arias Sauvignon Blanc, 2014, California $9

Cavazza Chardonnay, 2016, Italy $8

Stival Pinot Grigio, 2013, Italy $8

Unsweetened Iced Tea $2

Lemonade $2

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Root Beer $2

Saratoga Sparkling Water $3

Saratoga Flat Mineral Water $3

Club Soda $2

Coffee $2

Tea $2

APPETIZERS

Thai Chicken Tacos - 8.50

two grilled chicken tacos with spicy Thai garlic sauce, served with arugula, cherry tomatoes, and banana peppers

Nachos - 7

fresh onions, tomatoes, peppers, jalapeños, and black olives, smothered in melted cheddar cheese and served with house made salsa and a sweet cherry pepper sour cream over tri-color crispy tortilla chips (gluten free chips available upon request)

(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 tortilla chips (gluten free chips available upon request)

(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) 

Brown’s Beer Pretzel - 5.50

two soft German-style pretzels served hot and salty with our Pale Ale mustard sauce

 

SOUP

Turkey Chili with Heidelberg dinner roll - 5.50

Soup of the Day with Heidelberg dinner roll - 5.50

 

SALADS

house made dressings: bleu cheese, jalapeño ranch, balsamic, ranch, house herb vinaigrette

add chicken for $4 additional

House Salad - 6

mixed lettuce and local vegetables

 

Strawberry Caprese Salad - 12

local mesclun mix, fresh mozzarella, fresh strawberries, grape tomatoes, crispy lo mein noodles, and basil pesto, served with beet poached carrots

Moses Corn Salad - 12

farm fresh seasoned Moses Farm corn, local fruit, Moses Farm banana peppers and cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes, served with a watermelon vinaigrette

 

PIZZA

Please enjoy these 12 inch pizza crusts by our friends at Roundhouse Bakery. Perfect with a pint!

 - a 10 inch gluten free crust is available for $2 additional - 

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

Classic Cheese - 13

house made marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella

 

SANDWICHES AND WOOD FIRE BURGERS

served w/hand cut fries or substitute a small salad, onions rings, a vegetable, or side of the day for $2 more

gluten free bun available for $1 additional

Tiashoke Farm Wood Fire Grilled Hamburger - 14

grilled hamburger topped w/local spring mix greens, red onion, and juicy tomato, on a grilled sesame bun w/cherry pepper aioli

(house made vegetarian burger available served with cumin cucumber sauce instead of cherry pepper aioli - $12)

Wood Fire Grilled Portabella Sandwich - 13

arugula, grilled onion, tomato, swiss cheese, portobello mushroom with sweet garlic jalapeño aioli on ciabatta bread

Grilled Turkey and Beer Battered Onion Ring Sandwich - 12

beer battered onions atop grilled turkey with arugula, tomato, swiss cheese, and rosemary aioli on toasted Heidelberg bread

Grilled Pulled Pork Sandwich - 13

wood fired grilled pulled pork with Whiskey Porter BBQ sauce, and cherry pepper cole slaw on ciabatta bread with lettuce, tomato, and onion

 

 Topping Options

add Yushak’s bacon for $2, add guacamole for $1

add $.75 each: bleu cheese, smoked gouda, Swiss cheese, American cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeños

gluten free bun available for $1 additional

 

ENTRÉES

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

Grilled Salmon and Arugula Salad - 15

grilled salmon atop an arugula and cherry tomato salad with a lemon and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrette, served with a seasonal vegetable

Wood Fire Grilled Ribeye - $19

grilled 10oz ribeye steak seasoned with Brown’s signature rub, served with a seasonal vegetable and side of the day

 

 

DESSERT

Raspberry Stuffed Baked Apple  $5

Local apple stuffed with apple butter and raspberry jam served with  Battenkill Creamery vanilla ice cream

Beer Pretzel Cinnamon Bites a la Mode $5

Belgian soft pretzel bites, dusted with cinnamon and sugar, served crispy with Battenkill Creamery vanilla ice cream

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich $4.50

Battenkill Valley Creamery vanilla ice cream sandwiched between 2 Roundhouse cookies

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: Iron Coffee, True Love Farms, Moses Farm, Battenkill Valley Creamery, Cornell Farm, Tiashoke Farm, Yushak's, Happenchance, Roundhouse Bakery, Heidelberg Bakery, and Berle Farm

  • Eric
    Beautiful structure, great food, and fantastic brews.
    Eric
  • Megan
    Beautiful setting, atmosphere, and drink! We will be back!
    Megan
  • Suzanne
    Visiting from Baltimore, what an amazing tucked away spot!
    Suzanne
  • Lyndsey and Rob
    Awesome! We keep coming back.
    Lyndsey and Rob
  • Randy
    Your staff is amazing and the beer is great. Will return!
    Randy
  • Ginger and Frank
    Loved the whole experience! Hunter and Kyle are real assets to the business. Kyle's bread is incredible.
    Ginger and Frank
  • Al
    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.
    Al
  • Zach
    Great place to relax!
    Zach
  • Jerry
    Love everything! Beautiful building.
    Jerry
  • Alyssa and Jordan
    Came for Kyle B. and left with great and full bellies. Will be back soon!
    Alyssa and Jordan
  • Connie and John
    Love the beer, food, and ambiance!
    Connie and John
  • Chuck, Michelle, and Lily
    Great beer, delicious food, and beautiful setting - I love the waterfall!
    Chuck, Michelle, and Lily
  • Gail and Thom
    Thank you so much for making it possible for us to have a cosmopolitan experience and drive 10 miles home.
    Gail and Thom
  • John and Susan
    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

October 15, 2017

Brown’s Fall Sessions with Hembree – November 10, 2017

Brown’s Brewing Company and WEQX have teamed up again to create perfect evenings for their loyal fans with a second series of craft beer and live music pairings called Brown’s Fall Sessions. Each concert will be held at popular live music venues in the Capital District and Brown’s beer for sale on tap and in cans. Hembree will perform at The Hollow, 79 N. Pearl Street, Albany, on November 10 at 8 pm. Admission is free.
October 13, 2017

Oatmeal Stout Night – October 27, 2017

Engaging, dark, and bold, our ever popular ode to the classic English Stout earned Brown’s the prestigious gold medal at the World Beer Cup but that hasn’t prevented us from refining our Oatmeal Stout over the years to be even more of a rich and silky smooth glass of pure deliciousness. Join us from 4 to 8 pm on our Troy Taproom deck as we raise a pint to this flagship nearing 25 years of delighting stout drinkers. Garrett Oliver, in the July 2017 issue of All About Beer, described Oatmeal Stout as “Exceedingly well done and very drinkable; I counsel oysters.” And so we will serve oysters. And Oatmeal Stout and root beer floats, plus so much more. Dress warm!
October 13, 2017

Farm to Canvas – October 28, 2017

The third annual Farm to Canvas art lottery at Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom will feature a carefully curated selection of art works donated from artists and private and corporate collections. The Farm to Canvas lottery is a drawing where each ticket sold is numbered and secretly matched in advance to a work of art. Beginning at 7 pm, each painting’s number is revealed one by one, and each lucky ticket holder then receives an original work of art to take home from the generous ensemble of donors. Individual Farm to Canvas attendees may purchase one ticket ($48) for the art lottery on that evening only, beginning at 6 pm. The number of participating artists will determine the number of art lottery tickets sold. Farm to Canvas artworks may be previewed in Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom beginning on October 25. Proceeds from Farm to Canvas benefit CiviCure (Civic and Cultural Restoration) of Hoosick Falls. CiviCure’s plan calls for renovation of the currently vacant second and third floors of Wood Block with gallery and performance spaces in its mission to use art and cultural events to build ties and promote economic revitalization in the community and throughout the region.
October 9, 2017

Halloween Party – October 28, 2017

Brown’s Troy Taproom will be a frighteningly good time beginning at 9 pm with food specials and the all important costume contest!
October 9, 2017

Pint and Paint – November 12, 2017

Troy’s “Toast of the Hudson” mural artist Kevin Clark will lead Paint and Pint at Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom on Sunday, November 12 from 1 to 4 pm. $40 includes all materials, instruction by professional artist Kevin Clark, and one pint of Brown’s beer or a glass of wine. This benefit for the Riding Right Youth Dressage Team based in Cambridge, NY is limited to 30 people. Call 518-677-5148 or email hollie(at)ridingfarm(dot)com to purchase tickets.     Kevin Clark has been a full time muralist and decorative painter since graduating from Syracuse University in 1990. His paintings, murals, and faux finishes are seen in breweries, shopping malls, schools, sporting arenas, and countless homes and businesses in New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Capital Region residents may be familiar with Kevin’s “Toast of the Hudson” mural on the outside of Brown’s Troy Taproom.     Proceeds support educational opportunities for young riders in the exciting and demanding sport of dressage to develop good sportsmanship and horsemanship skills.  
October 1, 2017

Brown’s Fall Sessions with Wild Adriatic – November 18, 2017

Brown’s Brewing Company and WEQX have teamed up again to create perfect evenings for their loyal fans with a second series of craft beer and live music pairings called Brown’s Fall Sessions. Each concert will be held at popular live music venues in the Capital District. These shows are free admission and will feature Brown’s beer for sale on tap and in cans. Wild Adriatic will perform at Jupiter Hall at 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany on Wednesday, November 18 at 8 pm with special guests IAMDYNAMITE, and Stellar Young in celebration of WEQX’s 34th birthday! Admission is free.
September 20, 2017

Update – 9/20/2017

Intonation Double IPA is our next Revolution Series release. All of the beers in the Revolution series are limited in production, Intonation is very limited, so to ensure you're ability to secure a four-pack of this supremely drinkable lupulin bomb we're hosting a one of a kind pre-release sale. Before Intonation hits the shelves we're encouraging you to join us, Saturday, September 30th in the R&D Brewery in Troy at 10:30 am by purchasing a ticket that provides you with the following: 1. One four-pack of Intonation Double IPA ($14.99 value). 2. One can for drinking with us while you hang out in the R&D brewery ($7.50 value for the can, the camaraderie: priceless) 3. The opportunity to meet the brewers behind Intonation and share a beer with them. 4. The option of purchasing up to an additional two cases on Intonation DIPA. 5. Artisan cheeses for snacking (also some carrot cake, the ideal IPA complement) to enjoy while drinking this remarkable beer. 6. Giveaways. Who doesn't love a giveaway? 7. The prestige of being among the first ever to enjoy this first release. The pre-sale is limited to 40 tickets. Tickets must be presented to receive your package.
August 19, 2017

Brown’s Fall Sessions with Spoon – December 5, 2017

Brown’s Brewing Company and WEQX have teamed up again to create perfect evenings for their loyal fans with a second series of craft beer and live music pairings called Brown’s Fall Sessions. Each concert will be held at popular live music venues in the Capital District and Brown’s beer for sale on tap and in cans. Spoon will perform at Upstate Concert Hall, 208 Rte. 146 Clifton Park, NY, on December 5 at 7 pm. Tickets are $27.50 in advance or $30 at the door.
August 11, 2017

Update – 8/11/17

The air just feels different these days. Maybe it’s the impending partial lunar eclipse or just summer’s subtle diminution to autumn. Whatever it is, it is truly beautiful out and these past few days have felt incredible. In speaking of awesome days, on Friday, August 4 we had the honor of packaging a true Brown’s Brewing Company classic. For the first time, Brown’s Brown Ale is available in a can. Born from years of R&D in our Troy Taproom and Brewery, this iteration is a blend of Northern and Southern traditional English Brown Ales, full of caramel righteousness, brilliant dark fruit flavors, and a little softer on the palate while being entirely crushable. Brown’s Brown Ale is delicious at 4.2% ABV with very low bitterness. An exceptional beer to share with friends late into the early autumn late evenings, sitting around the campfire, on the porch, or along the shoreline. Cheers.
June 20, 2017

Update – 6/20/17

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!

Walloomsac Taproom