June 1, 2011 at 9:20 am by Steve Barnes, senior writer
Brown’s Brewing Co. in Troy in 2010 was the nation’s 33rd largest brewpub by volume of beer brewed, according to statistics on approximately 950 such businesses that are compiled by New Brewer magazine for its annual review. (The charts are not online.) How the locals ranked:
- 33: Brown’s, Troy: 2,338 barrels (one barrel is 31 gallons).
- 180: Davidson Brothers., Glens Falls: 1,100 barrels.
- 241: Albany Pump Station, Albany: 960 barrels.
- 391: Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Lake George: 704 barrels.
According to Brown’s:
The 2,338 barrel mark represented a 12% increase from the previous year which outpaced the brewpub segment’s growth of 6.9%. Overall, the craft brewing category enjoyed 11% growth in 2010 while the major domestic category, which includes Budweiser, Coors and Miller, was down 1.6%.
For the purposes of the survey, a brewpub is defined as a restaurant-brewery selling at least 25 percent of its beer on site and permitted sell beer to go and/or distribute to outside accounts.
Brown’s is located at 417 River St., Troy