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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 Beer

  • Mary

    Last evening was perfect! The atmosphere, the chef, you, and all the servers were top-notch! You all seemed to be having fun while providing excellent service. The food was out of this world amazing. I cannot stop talking about it. All of our hospice volunteers had the best time and raved about the food as well. You all really out did yourselves! Thank you!

    Mary
  • 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 18, 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.
July 18, 2019

Derrick Forgét – July 26, 2019

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.
July 18, 2019

Record Night – August 2, 2019

From 6:30 to 9 pm, relax in our Walloomsac Taproom and enjoy three records selected to specifically harmonize with Brown’s beer and food.
July 18, 2019

Red Dirt Highway – August 3, 2019

Red Dirt Highway is a folk/country/grass duo with strong melodies and powerful storytelling. Think Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless combined with Joni Mitchell, Guy Clark, and a touch of Steve Earl. Catch them live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
July 18, 2019

Big Stone Gap – August 9, 2019

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.
July 18, 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.
July 18, 2019

Girl Blue – August 23, 2019

Girl Blue is the moniker of singer-songwriter/producer Arielle O’Keefe. Compared often to the likes of Laura Marling, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King and Jeff Buckley, she is a powerhouse vocalist with the rare ability to write songs that both catch the ear and touch the heart. Girl Blue’s first single, “Fire Under Water” was released completely independently, and was immediately recognized by Spotify on their “New Music Friday” playlist. It has since been featured in Visit Las Vegas’ viral commercial “Now and Then”, and sits comfortably at over 2.5 million streams on Spotify alone. Spotify embraced Girl Blue once again with the release of her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s hit song “Dreams”, giving her another spot on “New Music Friday”. O’Keefe is a rare and genuine talent, most especially shining as a live performer, where she has the unique ability to silence a room with just her voice and a guitar. Catch her live in Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.