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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 11, 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 2, 2019

Flying Rob & Friends – January 12, 2019

Inspired by the great singer-songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s, Flying Rob & Friends brings to the stage a uniquely enjoyable homemade brew of folk, rock, country, and blues. Their songs respect and are inspired by Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, and Gram Parsons to name a few. Catch them live from 6:30 to 9 pm.
January 2, 2019

Big Stone Gap – January 19, 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.
January 2, 2019

Brass and Blues – January 26, 2019

Dixieland Jazz meets Delta Blues in this trio of Mark Tolstrup on vocals, slide guitar, and tenor banjo, Ernie Belanger on tuba, and Woody Strobeck on trombone. Together they produce a sound from the roots of American music moaning low with the blues and rollicking with the joy of traditional jazz of New Orleans. Catch them at Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
January 2, 2019

Doodle Between the Drafts – January 27, 2019

Our Walloomsac Taproom hosts “Doodling Between the Drafts”, an afternoon of relaxation through coloring and fresh beer on Sunday, January 27 from 2 to 5 pm. Led by local resident Kim Brownell. The cost is $20/adult and includes a coloring book, colored pencils, and one beverage of your choice. Seating is limited, please call Kim at 518.491.8278 to reserve a spot. Those who bring in a non-perishable item or make a monetary donation to the Hoosick Area Church Association food bank, will be entered to win one of various raffle prizes that afternoon.
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 12, 2018

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.