Brown's Brewing Company

Brown's Brewing CompanyBrown's Brewing Company
BA SCORE
54.4%
Liked Their Beers
3.64 w/ 1,019 ratings
Brown's Brewing CompanyBrown's Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

417 River St.
Troy, New York, 12180
United States

(518) 273-2337 | map
brownsbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
79
Reviews:
343
Ratings:
1,019
Liked:
554
Average:
3.64/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
84.5%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
71
Liked:
60
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by AllThingsNinja:
Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of edthehead
4.3/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Hollywood15
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Brown's is an ace pitcher: guaranteed to be a winner every time you venture to Troy. Serenely located on the banks of the Hudson River, you can sip on a variety of different styles as you watch the boats cruise by. What I love about this place is it's combinations; it is a neighborhood brewpub with regulars, but also inviting to outsiders; it has reliable standard-bearer beers, but innovative one-and-dones. They were wise to let their young brewers experiment in the old brewery because now anytime you visit you're guaranteed to have at least six new beers to sample. Brown's should update their tagline from "Dependable Ales & Lagers" to "Dependable & Eclectic".

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Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of HDRider08
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of smi69
3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of MikeDL
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of American_Hawk
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Nmelione
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of psweendogg
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of brentblack1
4.1/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of beerthirty30
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mlefebvre7
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of twizzard
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of RJFarley
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Boto
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Stopped here for a repeat visit. On our first visit (a Friday night) it was jam packed. We only sampled appetizers and drank at the outside bar. The apps that we had were good. This time we made a lunch trip while visiting RPI. The ambiance is good: I love using these old brick buildings for things like brewpubs. I never get tired of being in a place like this. Service was excellent. We had sandwiches for lunch. My wife had the French Dip, which she said it was one of the best she ever had. My Hickory Chicken was top notch. The beers are pretty good too. Worth a stop!

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Skylor
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%

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Brown's Brewing Company in Troy, NY
Brewery rating: 54.4% out of 100 with 1,019 ratings
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