Brown's Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.63/5
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:
78
Ratings:
1,014
Reviews:
340
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
5.53%
 
 
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Reviews by jwc215:
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4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped here with a couple of friends on the way to the Vermont Brewers' Festival. Upon entering there is an industrial feel. After passing some tables, we encountered the sizeable U-shaped bar in the back. There is a small upstairs area and an outdoor patio. A TV was on above the bar with music in the back. Clean men's room.

There were eight offerings, including one on-cask (a whiskey porter - a porter aged in Jim Beam barrels - worth having for sure), with a pretty wide variety of styles. A cider and Guinness also available. Bombers available to purchase.

Very friendly service. The friendly bartender was helpful and efficient. We met with one of the brewers, Mike, who talked with us for awhile and gave us two bottles of the IPA. The beers, from having a few different pints, and sampling a few others, were well-done. The menu offfered a variety of foods. From the small variety of foods we ordered, everyone in the group was pleased.

This place is certainly worth stopping in for a visit. I could see it being a regular hang-out place if I lived in the area.

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Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Hollywood15
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
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 +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of HDRider08
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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

Photo of mklisz
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of MikeDL
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of American_Hawk
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Nmelione
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of beerthirty30
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mlefebvre7
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of twizzard
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of RJFarley
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Boto
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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 +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Brown's Brewing Company in Troy, NY
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,014 ratings.
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