Located 4 hours North West of New York City, Cooperstown may be famous for itâ€™s baseball heritage, but thereâ€™s a lot more to get excited about in this bucolic farm town. Thanks to their very own Belgian-Style Brewery, Cooperstown has got a lot more European!
Breaking ground in 1997, Ommegang Brewery has garnered a strong following and the respect of its international competitors. Now owned by Belgian monolith Duvel brewery, Ommegang’s Cooperstownâ€™s headquarters is expanding and busier than ever. Â While you can still enjoy the best FREE brewery tour in the North East, including free samples of each of their six ales and their beer infused snacks, they now have a gastropub and Visitor Center with all their wares for sale.
While the tour showcases their style of brewing and celebrates their expansion, the beer tasting at the end is what makes the trip soÂ special. Youâ€™ll learn the brewing style and flavor profile of your favorite Ommegang Brews (Abbey Style Ale, Three Philosophers, Hennepin, Witte, Rare Vos and the newly added to their roster, BPA: Belgian Pale Ale), sample cheese and mustards made from their signature ales and sit down and relax on their pristine country estateâ€”What could be better? Afterwards, a trip to the gift shop will be a must so you can buy the beers and the snacks theyâ€™ve inspired.
Not gotten your fill of the heavenly nectar? Ommegangâ€™s gastropub will cook you up Belgian specialties that will make you think youâ€™ve landed right in the motherland itself! Belgian frites with cumin ketchup, charcuterie plates with local cheeses and meats, mussels and waffles are all on the menu giving you an authentic experience.
Where? Brewery Ommegang, 656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY 13326
What? Try the Belgian frites with their cumin ketchupâ€”they go great with a draught Rare Vos!
When? Tours and tastings available daily
11 A.M. â€“ 6 P.M.
Memorial Day to Labor Day
12 P.M. â€“ 5 P.M. Winter Hours
Why? Learn about a particular style of brewing and get to taste the end results!