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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 ($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.
    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

April 20, 2018

Mother’s Day – May 13, 2018

Mom’s receive a complimentary flower and pint of beer on Mother’s Day! Treat mom, she sure deserves it. For reservations, call 518-273-BEER.
April 19, 2018

Jeff Brisbin – April 26, 2018

Saratoga native songwriter Jeff Brisbin began writing songs at age six. Since then his songs have evolved to those about the navigation of the heart. Catch him performing live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
April 18, 2018

Hillary Chase – May 10, 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.
April 17, 2018

Hot Club of Saratoga – May 11, 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 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch – May 13, 2018

Treat mom right by bringing her to brunch at the Walloomsac Taproom on Mother’s Day where she’ll receive a complimentary flower and pint of our beer! Special brunch menu from 11 am to 7 pm. Live music by Jeff Brisbin from 12 to 4 pm. Reservations recommended by calling 518-205-5049. She deserves it.
March 30, 2018

Update – 3/30/18

A poignant image from the first packaging run of Krüsh Golden Lager. The lone upside down can among a run of 16,250 captured by brewer Duncan MacCrea encapsulates what it is like to be working and creating in craft beer. Within a massively crowded industry, nothing truly matters aside from the end result: the consumer and their experience. Krüsh is a new beer, a beautiful crisp golden lager that was dry hopped with Citra hops to impart our desired flavor profile. However we made it is somewhat irrelevant because in the end it’s still liquid contained in a vessel crafted for you to enjoy and use to celebrate a moment in your day. For us however, it’s so much more than that. This image tells a story, frankly ours. It provides a glimpse into our way of doing things and our way of life. That can resembles us, behaving, brewing, and acting on our own terms. That upside down can also represents our fellow craft brewers, all 7,000 +. It even represents current society where some folks are finding their voice. That upside down can says everything. It is everything that it means to be independent. It is everything that it means to be a visionary. Here is a heartfelt toast to that single can that is the core of Brown’s Brewing Company.
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.
March 26, 2018

’90s Dance Party – April 27, 2018

Join us beginning at 9 pm at Brown’s Revolution Hall in Troy, NY for a totally awesome ’90s dance party hosted by Brown’s Eric Bentley and Niki Riston. ‘90s hits by DJ Cherch. Drink specials. Prizes for most totally rad throwback outfit. No cover charge. 21+ only event.
March 12, 2018

Mac & Cheese Night – Wednesdays

Wednesdays are for cheese lovers! Enjoy an amazing macaroni and cheese creation by Chef Anthony at the Walloomac Taproom every Wednesday. Pair it with a pint for the ultimate dinner. A basic version will be available for the kiddos.
February 5, 2018

TAP NY Road Trip – April 29, 2018

4/9/18 UPDATE - TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! Hop on board Brown's Brewing Company's famous round trip bus transportation to the TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival at Hunter Mountain on Sunday, April 29! Join us as we provide a safe trip to and from this great event. A $90 ticket gets you a seat on one of the five buses to leave from our Troy Taproom, entrance to the festival, a ton of fun on the bus, and a fabulous t-shirt. Five buses will leave our Troy Taproom in Troy, NY at 9:45 am sharp. Arrive by 9:15 am with your ticket and ID in hand to check in and receive your t-shirt. Choose your t-shirt size when purchasing your ticket. You must be 21+ to board a bus. Club Brown tickets are $80. No refunds on tickets.

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