Visiting Ommegang: Tour Regulations and Cafe Information, Summer 2016

 

Hi, friend! Are you coming to see us this summer? Great! We can’t wait to welcome you. Here’s some updated information about visiting Ommegang to help plan your trip.

Beginning Thursday, May 26, we are open daily from 11 am to 6 pm for tours, tastings, cafe service, and for shopping in the brewery store. We’re also open for dinner from 6-9 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. We are closed for BCTC (August 5-6), concerts (May 28, July 8, July 9, July 21, and July 24) and occasionally for other special events. Closings are posted on Facebook, on our website, and they are also on our phone message when you call 607-544-1800.

At the brewery, we run tours on the hour and tastings on the half hour. Tours are FREE and tastings are $5 per person and include a souvenir tasting glass. You must be at least five years old to take the tour and 21 years old to participate in a tasting. Tours and tastings fill up fast so we recommend getting to the brewery early to make sure you get a spot. Tours and tastings are limited to 20 people for each time slot.

Last summer we introduced new safety regulations for our tours.

  • No bare shoulders.
  • No open toe shoes.
  • No items in shirt pockets.
  • No dangly jewelry.

Coming to see us but only have a tank top? Do you only wear sandals in the summer? Not a problem! We have clean, short-sleeve work shirts, stylish CROCS, and disposable socks that we’re happy to lend to you for the tour.

These clothing requirements are for the safety of our guests, our staff, our brewery, and our beer. We appreciate your adherence to these policies.

Want to have a meal at Ommegang? We do that too! Here are a few things to know about our  communal dining café:

  • Your entire party must be present before seating.
  • We do not sit parties larger than 14 and we do not split checks for parties larger than seven.
  • If you are here with your children, please order for them to avoid double orders and double charges.
  • Please don’t move tables or seats after ordering. This will help expedite your service.
  • If you are going to enjoy a tour or tasting while you’re here, please don’t leave your children behind! Kids may not be left unattended at a café table or anywhere else on the brewery grounds. They must be supervised at all times for their safety and the safety of all guests and our staff.

Still have questions? Email info@ommegang.com and we’ll do our best to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at Brewery Ommegang this summer.

Cheers!
Allison

The 2016 Summer Concert Series

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Hi, friends! Big weekend coming up: the start of our 2016 Summer Concert Series! Produced in conjunction with Dan Smalls Presents, we’ve put together another great lineup! We couldn’t be more excited to welcome these great performers to Cooperstown, New York.

The 2016 Summer Concert Series: 
May 28-Lake Street Dive with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
July 8-The String Cheese Incident withTwiddle
July 9-Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals withTrombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
July 21-Norah Jones with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
July 30-The Lumineers with Rayland Baxter and Langhorne Slim & The Law (SOLD OUT)

Camping passes are still available for some shows. The links above will take you to the ticketing page for each show where you’ll find ticket and camping passes availability information. If you’re on Facebook, you can find an event page for each of concert by clicking here.

Brewery Ommegang Concert Policies

No outside food or beverage is allowed in the concert area. These items are allowed in the camping area. Absolutely no outside alcohol is allowed in any area. There are food and beverage vendors on site. Cold and delicious Ommegang beer will be available for purchase during the show. And there will be non-alcoholic beverage options for sale too. Some vendors do not accept credit cards but there will be ATMs on site for all events.

No alcohol may be consumed by persons less than 21 years of age. Our staff reserves the right to cut off alcohol service to any individual that appears to be intoxicated. Non-adherence will result in removal from event grounds.

The parking lot opens at 3 pm and the gates for all shows open at 5 pm. Campers will be allowed into the camping area at 5 pm (this is when sound check wraps up) but fear not! You only have a couple hundred yards separating you from the stage so you don’t have far to walk once your site is set up.

Re-entry to the Ommegang concert area is only allowed until the music begins. The exception will be for attendees with camping passes.

No pets allowed except certified assistance animals. Paperwork may be required.

No weapons, explosives, or illicit substances of any kind are permitted on Brewery Ommegang property.

Please respect our property and staff. Anyone caught damaging property or buildings, or being abusive to any of our concert staff will be removed from the property. No exceptions.

Personal cameras are allowed in the venue. Flash photography, video, audio recording and removable lens cameras are not permitted without prior approval from tour management. Drone/aerial photography is not allowed. Contact dan@dansmallspresents.com with media inquiries.

Only vendors licensed with Brewery Ommegang and with New York State are allowed to vend at Ommegang events. No exceptions.

Brewery Ommegang is an outdoor venue and the show goes on rain or shine. Please plan for the weather. Lawn chairs, blankets and cushions are allowed.

Box Office Policies

The box office will open one hour prior to advertised doors and stay open until the headlining band takes the stage.

Will call patrons will need to show photo ID to collect their tickets.

Camping area has its own entrance and box office. If you have camping will call tickets, you will find them at the camping box office.

Camping Policies

No Open Flames (i.e. no charcoal or propane grills, no campfires) allowed anywhere on Brewery Ommegang property or satellite parking lots.

Brewery Ommegang offers rustic camping (tents only) – no RVs or camping trailers are allowed. No vehicles are allowed in the camping area. Camping is only allowed in the designated camping area.

Potable water and port-a-potties are located near the camping area.

All campers will need to vacate the event camping area by 12 pm the following day. Any campers with overnight tickets for multiple nights may keep their camping areas set up but will need to vacate the area from 12pm until doors open the next day to allow the staff time to clean the grounds and prepare for our next group of campers.

Campers are encouraged to arrive early to avoid having to park in the satellite parking lot.

Parking

Parking is available in the field next to the brewery grounds and there will be signs and volunteers to direct you there. CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED!

Overflow parking is available at Wood Bull Antiques (3920 County Highway 28, Milford, NY 13807) and we’ll have shuttle buses to bring visitors from the satellite lot to the brewery and back again after the show. The shuttle will begin at 5PM and end at 7PM when the main act takes the stage. Return buses begin at 11PM.

Handicap parking is available in the parking field on either side of the check in tent.

Safety

Plan to get home safely. Taxi services are available but remember that this is a rural community so service is limited. Don’t drink and drive. 

Medical personnel will be on site for emergencies. If you require assistance at any time, please contact one of our concert, security or medical personnel. They are there to assist you.

Please let us know if you have a question that we haven’t answered! We strive to make every concert and event at Ommegang a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees, performers, and our staff. We appreciate your adherence to our policies.

Email additional questions to info@ommegang.com.

Hope to see you at a show this summer!
Allison

 

2016 World Beer Cup

Hi, friends.
Our feet still haven’t quite touched the ground since Friday night when our brewery, our team, won top honors at the 2016 World Beer Cup SM in Philadelphia. Not only did Rosetta win gold and both Three Philosophers and Gnomegang win bronze in their respective categories but Ommegang was named the champion mid-size brewery and brewmaster for the 2016 competition. We’re humbled and honored and so proud of each and every member of our production team: brewing, packaging, quality, maintenance, and warehouse-they all had a hand in making this happen.

Here’s the press release will all the details about the event:

Brewery Ommegang named world’s best mid-size brewery at 2016 World Beer Cup SM

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Cooperstown, New York’s tranquil Brewery Ommegang sent up a boisterous cheer on Friday night when they were named the Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for mid-size brewing companies, and won three individual beer awards at the 2016 World Beer Cup SM competition. The brewery won a gold medal for its newest beer, Rosetta, in the Belgian-style fruit beer category, a bronze for Three Philosophers in the Belgian-style dubbel and quadrupel category, and a bronze for Gnomegang in the Belgian-style tripel category. The World Beer Cup’s SM biennial awards ceremony was held in Philadelphia on Friday, May 6.

Breweries that produce between 15,001 and six million barrels a year are considered mid-size and in 2016, nearly 350 breweries participated in the World Beer Cup SM competition at that level. Ommegang was one of only six breweries to win three individual beer awards at the event.

“This is a tremendous achievement for our brewery and a testament to the skill and passion of our brewing, packaging, quality, maintenance, and warehouse teams,” said Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart. “We never go to an event expecting to win. We believe our beers to be very high quality and we know they’re beloved by many, but so are many beers from many breweries all over the country and the world. To win a single award at the World Beer Cup SM is quite an achievement, but to win three along with the Champion Mid-Size Brewery Award leaves us a bit speechless.”

The Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade group that protects and promotes America’s small, independent craft brewers, created the World Beer Cup SM competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. The 1996 competition was held with 600 beers and 250 breweries competing from 20 countries. Held biennially since then, the World Beer Cup SM has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious events in the international brewing industry. This year’s competition boasted 6,596 beers judged in 96 categories, beers from 1,907 breweries from 55 countries.  Judging was completed by approximately 260 judges from 31 countries, 75% of them from outside the United States.

Brewery Ommegang’s sister brewery Boulevard Brewing Company from Kansas City, MO was also a big winner that night. They were awarded a pair of awards: gold for The Sixth Glass in the Belgian-style dark strong ale category and silver for Tank 7 in the American-Belgo-style ale category.

Cheers!
Allison

2016 SCS: The String Cheese Incident w/vsg Twiddle

Did you know that The String Cheese Incident and Twiddle are playing at the brewery on July 8!? It’s true! And tickets are available now via Dan Smalls Presents.

The details:
Date: Friday, July 8, 2016
Time: Gates: 5:00 pm, show: 6:30 pm
Ages: All Ages. Under 12 free with a ticketed parent/guardian
Tickets: $49.95 in advance, $60 at the gate
Camping is available for the first 1000 guests for $15.00 per person in advance. Camping upgrades at the gate are $20 if spots are available. Camping typically sells out so get your tickets/passes early!

How to get tickets:
Online: www.dansmallspresents.com
Charge by phone: 888.512.SHOW
In person: Brewery Ommegang, State Theatre Box Office (Ithaca)

All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

What’s welcome: you!, kids, personal cameras, blankets/chairs, great attitudes, weather-appropriate clothing, responsible drinking, cash for purchasing beer/food, kindness towards our awesome staff and security/EMS teams, carpooling.

What’s not welcome: underage drinking, drinking and driving, weapons, illicit substances, fire, outside food and beverage, pets (except service animals w/papers and prior approval), drones/professional photography equipment (without prior approval), camping in the parking lot, being rude to our staff and the security/EMS teams.

You can read more about our concert and camping policies here.

Hope to see you there!
Allison

2016 SCS: Norah Jones and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

We’ve announced another show! Norah Jones and Preservation Hall Jazz Band will take the Ommegang stage on Thursday, July 21. Tickets are on sale now via Dan Smalls Presents.

The details:
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: Gates: 5:00 pm, show: 7:00 pm
Ages: All Ages. Under 12 free with a ticketed parent/guardian
Tickets: $55 in advance, $65 at the gate
Camping is available for the first 1000 guests for $15.00 per person in advance. Camping upgrades at the gate are $20 if spots are available. Camping typically sells out so get your tickets/passes early!

All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

What’s welcome: you!, kids, personal cameras, blankets/chairs, great attitudes, weather-appropriate clothing, responsible drinking, cash for purchasing beer/food, kindness towards our awesome staff and security/EMS teams, carpooling.

What’s not welcome: underage drinking, drinking and driving, weapons, illicit substances, fire, outside food and beverage, pets (except service animals w/papers and prior approval), drones/professional photography equipment (without prior approval), camping in the parking lot, being rude to our staff and the security/EMS teams.

You can read more about our concert and camping policies here.

Hope to see you there!
Allison