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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.

 

Brunch

4% ABV, 0 IBU, small batch

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

 

Fir Sure

6.2% ABV, 30 IBU, small batch

Pale Ale brewed with Balsam Fir tips from Bailey’s Christmas Tree Farm in Eagle Bridge, NY.

 

Whiskey Porter

5.75% ABV, 35 IBU, small batch

Porter aged two months in Whiskey barrels. This award-winning brew will warm and inspire you.

 

Cream Ale

5.25% ABV, 20 IBU, small batch

Light and as easy drinking as they come with a delicate hop character.

 

Coast-to-Coast IPA

6.25% ABV, 60 IBU, core style

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

 

Callista Pils

5.4% ABV, 30 IBU, small batch

German Pilsner, clean and crisp, subtle Callista hop profile.

 

Pale Ale

5.5% ABV, 40 IBU, brewed all year

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

 

High Tide DIPA

8.8% ABV, 70 IBU, small batch 

Extra-strength IPA featuring Mosaic, Amarillo and CTZ hops.

 

Iron Horse Ale

6.5% ABV, 50 IBU, small batch

IPA brewed with the Ales for ALS proprietary hop blend. $1 per pint benefits ALS research.

 

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)

 

AVAILABLE IN CANS AT THE BAR AS WELL AS TO GO

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

Taco of the Day - market price (ask your server for today’s delicious tacos)

chef’s choice tacos

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) 

 

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 steak for $9 additional, add chicken for $4 additional, add salmon for $8 additional

House Salad - 6

mixed lettuce and local vegetables

Spinach and Arugula Salad - 10

baby spinach and arugula with sliced red radish, R&G Herb Chevre, grape tomatoes, candied pecans, and red onion

Moses Corn Salad - 12

farm fresh seasoned Moses Farm corn, local blueberries, 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 $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, 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

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

Black Angus New York Strip - 19

grilled black Angus New York strip steak with bacon onion marmalade, served with a seasonal vegetable and side of the day

 

 

DESSERT

Moses Farm Blueberry Cobbler - 5

homemade blueberry cobbler with Battenkill Valley Creamery vanilla ice cream

Housemade Fudge Brownie à la Mode - 6

decadent chocolate fudge brownie served with Battenkill Creamery vanilla ice cream

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: 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

July 3, 2017

Brown’s Covered Bridge Tour – September 16, 2017

Love craft beer, beautiful farmland, and covered bridges? Join us for the third annual Brown's Covered Bridge Tour bicycle ride! Choose from 50, 30, or 20 mile, fully supported rides. Entry includes lunch, one post ride Brown's beer (21 & older only), ride leaders, clear course markings, and mechanical and sag support. The ride departs and finishes at Brown's Walloomsac Taproom in North Hoosick, NY. Click here for details and to register.

Walloomsac Taproom