DSC_2382web

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

  • 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

December 15, 2017

Festival of Manliness – January 21, 2018

An adventurous, wild game, beer supper held in Revolution Hall on Sunday, January 21 at 3 pm to benefit Pints for Prostates. Amazing hand crafted pints of Brown’s beer, a delicious “Game from Around the World” menu by Chef Melissa, a raffle to benefit Pints for Prostates, and the AFC and NFC championship games on the big screen. After dinner, settle in with hand rolled cigars from Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe. 21+ event. Club Brown’s members must be current with membership and must purchase tickets in person at the Troy Taproom.
December 4, 2017

Ugly Sweater Party – December 16, 2017

Round up your family and friends, and dust off your ugliest holiday threads for Brown’s Ugly Sweater Party on Saturday, December 16 beginning at 9 pm. Enjoy drink specials and a collection of the most aesthetically unappealing sweaters all in one location in the Troy Taproom. Wearer of the most hideous sweater wins a $75 Brown’s gift card and Brown’s swag!
November 21, 2017

Update – 11/21/17

This time of year we are very thankful for hoppy hearts, cold beer, raucous loud cheer, and of course all of you. From our brew houses, taprooms, and offices, we wish you nothing short of the finest of hearty helpings of perfected meals with your best pals, loved ones, pets, and partners, accompanied by our hand crafted beer. While you’re out traveling to and from you holiday adventures, remember you’re always welcome in our taprooms. We know that these times are not always for everyone, so we’ll be here pouring something fresh, delightful, and glorious for you to soothe whatever needs attention.  Though we’ll be closed on Thanksgiving day, we will be open on Brown Friday to help you avoid the big box freak show. Cheers to all of you and happy Thanksgiving.
November 7, 2017

The Qualitones – December 21, 2017

The Qualitones are a two-piece combo from Hoosick Falls playing music influenced by the typical American grab bag of melodies, rhythms, and stories.
November 3, 2017

Update – 11/3/17

Why independence? As brewers and small business operators, we’ve always carved our own course for no other reason than for the love of the liquid. That purity of four ingredients of the earth are what inspire us everyday to stand on our own, to strive to make the best product and be proud of how we spent our day. As brewers, the Take Craft Back movement is as important to our way of life as much as it is to our livelihood. It’s no secret that big beer is reliant on nudging out small producers by purchasing them. This note is about survival, about staying relevant and pushing our personal and company wide intentions to the highest level possible.  Our goal has always been: Make the best liquid, put out the very best menu, make people crave seeing us, dining with us, and drinking with us. It is Brown’s aim to put the “cult” back in craft beer culture. So that’s why we’re fiercely independent and will forever remain so. We support wholeheartedly the Take Craft Back efforts. Cheers.
October 6, 2017

New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2017

Ring in the new year with us at our Troy Taproom! Music by 4 Philosophers from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am, a special dinner menu, a champagne toast, and a select menu during extended kitchen hours. 21+ only.
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 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!
June 19, 2017

Trivia Night – Mondays

Cure your case of the Mondays! Steve Murray tests your knowledge of the universe during Monday night trivia at 7:30 pm upstairs in the Troy Taproom. Excellent giveaways awarded weekly and, in addition, one Club Brown’s mug club membership is given away the last Monday of the month. Must be present to win. Reservations taken (518-273-BEER). Runs all year except on major holidays.

Walloomsac Taproom