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Walloomsac Taproom Hours

50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick, NY
518.205.5049

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. 

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

January 31, 2019

Mac & Cheese Night – Wednesdays

Wednesdays are for cheese lovers! Enjoy an amazing macaroni and cheese creation by Chef Theresa at the Walloomsac Taproom every Wednesday. Pair it with a pint for the ultimate dinner. A basic version will be available for the kiddos.
January 31, 2019

Trivia Night – second Wednesday of the month

Brown's Walloomsac Taproom hosts monthly trivia nights from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Prizes for first, second, and third place. Wednesdays are also Mac & Cheese night making for one fun and delicious evening.
January 25, 2019

Adult Spelling Bee

Think your spelling ability is impressive? Prove it! Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom will host its first Adult Spelling Bee, a monthly competition of two person teams competing in multiple rounds for prizes and glory. Held Thursdays 1/17, 2/21, and 3/21 at 6:30 pm. Register in advance by emailing carly@brownsbrewing.com. There is a limit of 15 teams. Walk-ins are welcome but only 3 walk-in slots will be open each date. Entry is free. First and second place teams will be awarded prizes.
January 25, 2019

Hot Club of Saratoga – February 22, 2019

Hot Club of Saratoga, Saratoga/Capital Region’s premier gypsy swing ensemble, plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France most prominent in the 1930s and kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. The driving rhythms under dynamic soloing give the music a life and vibrancy sure to bring a smile and often an irresistible desire to move. Don’t miss this performance at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
January 25, 2019

Def Leprechaun – February 23, 2019

Larry Kernagis has been entertaining crowds across the country for 30 years with his special blend of Irish pub tunes, crowd sing-along favorites, and hilarious shenanigans. Catch him live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
January 25, 2019

Author John Holl – February 24, 2019

John Holl, an award-winning journalist covering the beer industry, will speak about his new book Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint at the Walloomsac Taproom on February 24 at 12:30 pm. He is the senior editor of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine and the co-host of Steal This Beer, a podcast. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Wine Enthusiast and more. John has lectured on the culture and history of beer and judged beer competitions around the world. Books will be for sale and John will sign copies.