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 ($10) are available by advance appointment on Friday afternoons. 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.
  • Megan
    Beautiful setting, atmosphere, and drink! We will be back!
  • Suzanne
    Visiting from Baltimore, what an amazing tucked away spot!
  • Lyndsey and Rob
    Awesome! We keep coming back.
    Lyndsey and Rob
  • Randy
    Your staff is amazing and the beer is great. Will return!
  • 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.
  • Zach
    Great place to relax!
  • Jerry
    Love everything! Beautiful building.
  • 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 30, 2018

Clambake Weekend – September 21 to 23, 2018

Fresh clams and oysters, local vegetables, Moses Farm corn, live music, and our independently brewed beer - a perfect late summer celebration! Join us at our Walloomsac Taproom and Brewery in North Hoosick for a clambake from 3 to 9 pm Friday, 12 to 9 pm Saturday, and 12 to 7 pm Sunday, while supplies last. Live music by Big Stone Gap from 6:30 to 9 pm on Friday, Hillary Chase from 6:30 to 9 pm on Saturday, and The Lane Brothers on Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Our regular menu will be available as well.

Special Clambake Menu

6 Blue Point oysters grilled and served with a spiced butter
cornmeal dusted traditional style hush puppies deep fried and served with creamy cajun sauce
grilled local vegetable platter served with grilled pita and housemade hummus
RAW OYSTER BAR - $2/oyster
a selection of oysters shucked to order

All bags are steamed in Old Bay garlic Pale Ale broth and served with drawn butter and homemade bread. Because we ♡ clams and beer so much we are including a pint of Brown’s beer with each bag purchase.
1 dozen clams, corn, andouille sausage, and red potatoes
4oz lobster tail, ½ dozen clams, andouille sausage, corn, and red potatoes
snow crab, ½ dozen clams, corn, andouille sausage, and red potatoes
THE ½ & ½ BAG - 25
1 dozen clams, 1 lb PEI mussels, corn, andouille sausage, and red potatoes
June 28, 2018

Big Stone Gap – September 21, 2018

Classic Appalachian music with a touch of swing.  Big Stone Gap’s repertoire stretches from anonymous Old Time to the Bluegrass of Bill Monroe and the modern era of David Grisman. Catch them live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
June 1, 2018

Hillary Chase – September 22, 2018

Hillary Chase is a prolific song-writer who has been performing in and around western Massachusetts since the age of 10 a Bennington College graduate of the class 2014. Her music has been described as soul/folk and she writes songs of love and change, soul-searching, and travel. She mixes complex imagery with poetic lyrics and structures that range from very simple to intricate and sometimes unexpected. Catch her live at Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
May 28, 2018

The Lane Brothers – September 23, 2018

Brothers Benjamin and Christopher Lane continue the classic brother bluegrass mandolin/guitar duo tradition while at the same time bringing lively interpretations of R&B, jazz and rock and roll tunes along for the ride. From quiet, cocktail-hour acoustic instrumentals to upbeat, soulful and energetic tunes, the duo’s range and musical ability find an appreciative audience in any room. Catch them live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 1 to 4 pm.  
May 20, 2018

Katie Louis – September 29, 2018

The Walloomsac Taproom welcomes Katie Louis, a full time singer/songwriter from Saratoga County, NY, from 6:30 to 9 pm. After studying classical piano for nearly all her life, Katie took a leap of faith when she was 18 years old to pursue her dream of writing successful songs. Katie performs 2-4 nights a week all around New York State and Vermont. Her dedication has led to her performing in Nashville, New York City, and Washington D.C., and opening up for bigger artists like Moriah Formica and the DollyRots.  
May 17, 2018

Wholly Moses Pumpkin Ale Release – October 3, 2018

The wait is finally over! Our Wholly Moses Pumpkin Ale will be released in our Walloomsac Taproom on Wednesday, October 3. Wonder why this delicious fall beer isn’t available until October? We use local pumpkins from the Moses Farm in nearby Eagle Bridge, NY and those pumpkins aren’t ready until early September. Local pumpkins plus hard work equals one very special brew so we hope you’ll join us in savoring a pint and toasting local farmers and the fall harvest.
May 15, 2018

Washington County Line Band – October 5, 2018

Washington County Line Bluegrass is a traditional bluegrass band from the Capital District/Saratoga region. The five members are experienced bluegrass musicians who have come together to play the music they love. They play the songs of the first and second generation bluegrass bands as well as bluegrass adaptations of early country, folk, and contemporary numbers. This is a band that honors bluegrass traditions by the songs that they select and by the respect that they show for their audience. Band members are: Steve Wood and Sean Quinn, guitars and lead and harmony vocals; Daryl Smith, banjo and harmony vocals; Ken Meyer, bass; and Andy Bing, dobro, mandolin, and harmony vocals.
May 1, 2018

Hot Club of Saratoga – October 12, 2018

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 1930’s 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.
April 26, 2018

Derrick Forgét – October 13, 2018

Albany native, Derrick Forgét spent 10 years in Los Angeles as a professional musician. Primarily a rock ‘n roll bass player and background singer, he diversified his style and skill set taking on guitar, keys, harmonica, and percussion. While playing with various rock and pop he developed his songwriting chops, churning out songs for everything from rock bands to a Disney actress. After joining the critically acclaimed rock band, Tsar, he toured the US, UK, and Canada sharing a stage with such acts as Billy Idol, New York Dolls, Social Distortion, Cake, 30 Seconds to Mars, Shinedown, Juliette Lewis, and many other national acts. Catch him live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm as he delivers a set list of nonstop hits from the ’50s, originals, and today’s chart toppers.
March 26, 2018

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.

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