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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

  • 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

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 1, 2017

Brown’s Fall Sessions with Wild Adriatic – November 18, 2017

Brown’s Brewing Company and WEQX have teamed up again to create perfect evenings for their loyal fans with a second series of craft beer and live music pairings called Brown’s Fall Sessions. Each concert will be held at popular live music venues in the Capital District. Wild Adriatic will perform at Jupiter Hall at 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany on Saturday, November 18 at 8 pm with special guests IAMDYNAMITE, and Stellar Young in celebration of WEQX's 34th birthday! Admission is $10.27 presale and $15 day of the show. Click here for tickets
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 19, 2017

Brown’s Fall Sessions with Spoon – December 5, 2017

Brown’s Brewing Company and WEQX have teamed up again to create perfect evenings for their loyal fans with a second series of craft beer and live music pairings called Brown’s Fall Sessions. Each concert will be held at popular live music venues in the Capital District and Brown’s beer for sale on tap and in cans. Spoon will perform at Upstate Concert Hall, 208 Rte. 146 Clifton Park, NY, on December 5 at 7 pm. Tickets are $27.50 in advance or $30 at the door.
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.
April 28, 2017

Update – 4/28/17

Our Troy Taproom deck is open, the Walloomsac River in North Hoosick is rushing, buds are cracking the surface - warm weather is at long last here. As we have many things to share, here's a very quick highlight of what to look out for in the next week from Brown's Brewing Company.

COLLABORATIVE RELEASE
Braggoting Rights (12% ABV, 15 IBU, Color: Amber)
We've made an extremely rare libation called a Braggot, a type of mead made from honey and barley malt, in collaboration with Helderberg Meadworks. We're all so very excited about this cross-industry (beer and wine) project and we can't wait to share it with you.  It'll be on tap within the week.

The "braggot" is a blend of mead and beer aged over ninth months in oak. It is rich in it's complexity, with bright flavors of warm floral honey, and fruity white wine aromas and oak undertones. Lightly tart, expect little to no foam as you would a mead or wine.

"Collaborations are becoming a dime a dozen but no one I know of is doing cross-industry collaborations (mead falls in the wine industry).  How awesome is that?!  That's why we get 'braggoting' rights" explained Duncan MacCrea, Walloomsac brewer.

MCA DAY - 5/6/2017
On Saturday, May 6th we pay tribute to another musical icon of our time, Beastie Boy's Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA. MCA's untimely death was four years ago and while his genius lingers with the tapping of our Adidas sneakers to his beats and bouncing basketballs, we choose to celebrate his artistry and humanitarian efforts with an evening of old school hip hop, good vibes, street art, and hanging out. We'll have drink specials, a highlight of his favorite foods, and we'll build a small shrine in our taproom to acknowledge how much MCA enhanced our lives through the years. Join us as we kick things off around 5 pm. As the evening grows, so will the volume of the jams! See you Saturday, May 6th!

TAP NY WEEKEND
This weekend is the TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival.  If you're going, be safe and have an awesome time. Here's what we plan to pour for the hoards of craft beer fans: Coast to Coast IPA, Whiskey Porter, Cherry Razz, Oatmeal Stout, King Leopold's Ghost, Raspberry Sour, #Nameofthegame, Brewer's Reserve Sour - Blend #8, Eised Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (Saturday's cask), and Eised Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Brown (Sunday's cask). If you're sticking around Troy, our newest New England juice forward IPA, #Nameofthegame is on tap.
April 14, 2017

Update – 4/14/17

It's been a week since we unleashed our Double Oatmeal Stout. A week since we unveiled our new Troy Taproom menu. A week since we opened the deck in Troy, and there is still so much more to do, share, and talk about. Here's a run down of what next week looks like.

Join us Monday as we roll out a brand new happy hour menu of pretzel and fresh handcrafted cocktails, and offer a discount on a flight of beers. Come in later in the evening as we've added two additional hours (happier hours) from 9 to 11 pm. Happy hours happen Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 6 pm and 9 to 11 pm. These great deals and extended hours were the brainchild of our Troy bar manager Niki Riston, who truly wants everyone to be happy. Thank her when you see her!

Ready for release from our Troy pilot brewers is: Brewer's Reserve Sour #8. This beautiful blend of our red and golden sour ales has spent the better part of a year sealed in an oak barrel. Further conditioned on blood orange, Indian Coriander, and Hibiscus flowers, this 6% ABV, 15 IBU brilliant orange hued beer will be on tap in our Troy taproom Wednesday, April 19.

On Friday, April 21st join us as we pay special tribute to iconic purple polymath Prince. All day we'll feature incredibly special, inspired by Prince, food and drink specials. Starting at 5 pm we'll begin a battle of the bartenders with unique cocktails crafted to pay homage to this revolutionary artist. Of course we encourage and will judge a best purple outfit costume contest, so dress to impress. Prince's jams will be pumped and danced to as we're planning to have a royal day. Be sure to go crazy like it's 1999 for this dearly beloved purple gem.
March 30, 2017

Update – 3/30/17

Continuous change.

There is something inspiring about being in state of constant change. Here at Brown's Brewing Company we encourage an ever changing horizon like a freshly poured pint. While participating in the world of hop forward beers, we have boldly decided to defy the spring release trend and boldly unleash our Double Oatmeal Stout on Saturday, April 8 at 10 am in our taprooms.

This titan of an Oatmeal Stout features locally roasted coffee, bourbon extracted Madagascar vanilla, and cacao nibs, clocking in at 8% ABV and sealed in a gorgeously designed 16oz can. This beer is a reckoning, and our spring release of this big bold brew is aimed at celebrating the change from the cold northeastern relentless winter to spring.

Never seeking permission or to be just another beer on the shelf, we break conventions and stand wholeheartedly on our own to allow this amazing beer to do the talking and inspiring. Welcome to our Revolution Series.

Brown's Double Oatmeal Stout goes on sale Saturday, April 8, at 10 am from our Troy and Walloomsac Taprooms.  Sold in four pack 16 ounce cans and cases. Limit two cases per person. When they're gone, it's gone!

Walloomsac Taproom