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Brown's Brewing Company
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 558
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
417 River St.
phone: (518) 273-2337
(Place added by: MTMugs)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
A nice little brewpub in Troy, Ny. Atmosphere is nice with high celings and that good, old abandoned warehouse feel to it. The quality of the beers was good, but not amazing. With an interesting selection of beers gracing the tap on our visit. Pils, ESB, Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Imperial Stout, Cherry Berry, Hefe, and Brown. All were tasty, but none were amazing. The service was super frindly, knowledgable and just plain nice, with some awesome local conversation to be had as well. An educational experience for me, for sure. Not the best beer in the world, but a really nice stop when in Troy.
01-11-2005 01:16:26 |
More by francisweizen
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3
My recent trip to troy allowed me to experience the full range of opportunities at Brown's Brewing Company both in their Taproom and at Revolution Hall they're adjoining concert venue. Blue Echo and I took dinner, beers, and saw the Charlie Hunter Trio. Their concert venue is a great room, and takes full advantage of the renovated warehouse to produce a wonder feel with balcony and floor seating. It has an identical tap list to the taproom; that is 8-10 house brewed beers.
The Taproom is also renovated warehouse, and has a nice industrial feel, but it seems that it's either over crowded or vacant. We were seated upstairs and out of our waitress' normal siteline. The upstairs seemed spacious and a bit too empty, although there was a function room off to the side which might have been nice. The main floor was cluttered, and crowded. We didn't check out their deck, overlooking the Hudson and scenic Albany. Maybe that would have been inspiring. All in all, the Taproom seemed a bit sterile with areas of forced intensity, and areas of ordered neglect. It's not really a room that I'd enjoy frequenting - especially when the pump house is just across the river.
The brews were lackluster. I tried an imperial stout and a brown. While I don't have detailed tasting notes, I recall being unimpressed. Maybe that afternoon's tour of the Berkshire Brewing Company set my standards too high.
The menu was basically pub grub, with little food prepared with beer. We had the fish and chips and a burger. Neither of us was impressed with the food. In fact, it seemed a bit over priced for its mediocre quality.
11-28-2004 13:30:22 |
More by AllThingsNinja
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Arrived on a friday for lunch, 11:30, only one in the bar. Questionable neighborhood, not really sure I want to be walking around after dark. Service was prompt and friendly. Noticed right away that they had about 10 beers on tap, and nice mix and range of styles. I was pleased. In addition, they had growlers and 22 oz. bottles of all their offerings available to go. I especially liked the bottles. A great touch, and I got about 4.
This is a big place, 2 floors plus outdoor seating area. Big bar area. An industrial feel, with brick wall and exposes ventilation piping, but felt real, not the faux industrial. Place (and bathrooms) were clean. Great sound system, and a nice brewery smell. Bartender was extremely familiar with the brewing process. She might actually have been the brewer. Didn't get that.
The beer was good. Not exceptional, but solid. Nothing disappointing, even if nothing screamed at me to have another. The menue was not extensive, but the burger was delicious, large, and not overpriced.
I would certainly come back here for lunch. Looks like it might get crowded at the bar area later, but there are lots of tables, and they appear to have a large wait staff.
A fine brewpub in a questionable location.
10-12-2004 17:25:19 |
More by TheJudge
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
An above-average joint that seems to have added a little spit and polish since the name change.
Really, the name is the only thing that has changed. The selection's still pretty much beyond ordinary encompassing gateway beers to imperial stout. The restaurant/bar/patio set-up is still voluminous, dark [well, the patio ain't dark] and inviting. The mural on the side of the building visible from the bridge to Troy from Albany still makes it hella easy to find. Customers still a nice mix of upstanding and getting-rid-of-the-hangover, the blue and white collar.
Our server was a bubbly bunch of energy on a summer Sunday afternoon. She was clearly a whiz with the bartowel and kept the bar and taps sparkling while we were there. Lunch orders were taken efficiently with just enough chatter to make you think it was a fun place to work.
Fish and Chips were a monster portion for the price. Onion Rings were huge, and came with dipping sauce that wasn't just some spinoff of catsup. My friend's burger was also suitably huge. You WILL get full at Brown's.
Continues to be a nice entry in the capital/upstate region's excellent beer culture.
09-02-2004 20:14:38 |
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