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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

 

Irish Dry Stout

(4.75% ABV, 35 IBU, Color: Black) *Small Batch

Roasty and dry, served on nitro.

Hefeweizen

(5% ABV, 10 IBU, Color: Hazy Blonde) *Small Batch

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

Raspberry Sour

(4.75% ABV, 0 IBU, Color: Raspberry Jam) *Small Batch

Lemony tart wheat beer aged on raspberries.

Cherry Razz Ale

(6.5% ABV, 15 IBU, Color: Deep Amber Red) *Core Style

We combine buckets of juicy whole crushed cherries and raspberries with a strong amber ale to craft this unique, complex, and revered brew.

also available in can 6 packs to go

Coast-to-Coast IPA

(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.

Brown Ale

(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.

Pale Ale

(5.5% ABV, 40 IBU, Color: Amber) *Brewed All Year

Aromatic rich and complex, gentle malt sweetness combined with a bright hop flavor.

Imperial Brown Ale

(9.6% ABV, 30 IBU, Color: Brown) *Small Batch

Imperial Brown Ale aged in bourbon barrels with a touch of toasted coconut.

Sea Legs IPA

(7.6% ABV, 60 IBU, Color: Light Amber) *Small Batch

A traditional and balanced IPA, with a sturdy malt bill to back up the hops. Hopped only with Falconer’s Flight, a proprietary blend of American hops.

Oatmeal Stout

(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)

 

  

Other offerings:

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

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

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) 

 

SOUP

Turkey Chili - 5

Soup of the Day - 5

 

SALADS

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)

 

PIZZA

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

 

 Topping Options

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

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

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

 

DESSERT

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

Battenkill Valley Creamery vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two 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: Battenkill Valley Creamery, Cornell Farm, 

Tiashoke Farm, Yushak's, Happenchance, Roundhouse Bakery, and Berle Farm

  • Beautiful structure, great food, and fantastic brews.
    Eric
  • Beautiful setting, atmosphere, and drink! We will be back!
    Megan
  • Visiting from Baltimore, what an amazing tucked away spot!
    Suzanne
  • Awesome! We keep coming back.
    Lyndsey and Rob
  • Your staff is amazing and the beer is great. Will return!
    Randy
  • 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.
    Al
  • Great place to relax!
    Zach
  • Love everything! Beautiful building.
    Jerry
  • 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

March 28, 2017

Sip ‘n Stitch – Intermediate Class

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.    
January 9, 2017

Sip ‘n Stitch – Beginner Class

Craft beer, a cozy taproom, and learning to knit with a great instructor equals a fantastic time! Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom in North Hoosick will host a new six week knitting class for beginners at 6:30 pm on Thursdays, March 30 through May 4, 2017. Included in this series led by Colleen Viera is six weeks of instruction on how to knit a beautiful scarf or cowl, a set of wooden knitting needles, and locally sourced and spun yarn from Battenkill Fibers. No experience necessary. The cost for the class, instruction, materials, and a token for one complimentary pint is $115. The beginners 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.    
January 7, 2017

Birds and Brew – May 7, 2017

Observe birds in full spring migration and enjoy the finest locally brewed beer on Sunday, May 7! See and hear a wide variety of spring birds along the Hoosic River Greenway trail in Hoosick Falls and then head to Brown’s Brewing in North Hoosick to purchase lunch. Walk led by John Loz of the Audubon Society of the Capital Region. $5 donation. Bring binoculars. To register and for information on where to meet, visit the Rensselaer Land Trust or email Nick Conrad at nbconrad@msn.com.

Walloomsac Taproom