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

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2016 SCS: Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals w/vsg Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Lots of music coming this way this summer! We recently announced that Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals with very special guests Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will play at the brewery on Saturday, July, 9. Tickets are on sale now via Dan Smalls Presents.

The details:
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time: Gates: 5:00 pm, show: 7:00 pm
Ages: All Ages. Under 12 free with a ticketed parent/guardian
Tickets: $45.00 in advance, $50 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 at a show this summer!
Allison

Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale

seven_kingdoms_750ml_bottleWe’ve finished brewing our latest Game of Thrones-inspired beer, Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale, and the beer is now working its way from distributors to your favorite stores and bars. There are always a lot of questions about how to get the Game of Thrones-inspired beers and it’s proved helpful for us to post search tips for both pro-beer seekers and those new to the sport. We know there’s a huge demand for this beer series so we brewed 74 brews of Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale which is the equivalent of about 545,000 bottles or nearly 90,000 gallons of beer.

Unlike previous releases in our Game of Thrones-inspired series, there’s no specific release date for Seven Kingdoms. The beer is now available in many locations across the country. If you are in the Cooperstown area, Seven Kingdoms is in stock at the brewery store and we’re open daily from 12-5 pm.

Ommegang is currently not distributed in North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, West Virginia, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming so unfortunately Seven Kingdoms will not be for sale in these states. Outside of the United States, Seven Kingdoms will be available in Ontario, Canada. There is not currently a release date set for Canada. We’re working with our distributor there and we’ll update this post when we have one.

We have a beer finder that will show the locations that the beer has been sold to. The beer finder works by aggregating sales data from the distributor and it is uploaded often a few days after the sale into the account. With the great demand it might even be sold out by the time it is listed on our beer finder, so we strongly encourage you to call your local retailers in advance.

It is illegal for us to sell online or directly to customers who are not at the brewery, so we cannot do any online orders. There are a few websites that are allowed to sell beer directly to fans and we will post those here as they come in. For starters, check out Craftshack.com.

Lastly, our awesome sales teams are hosting a variety of launch events to celebrate the arrival of the new beer. You can visit our event page on Facebook to see if there’s an event near you.

Stay warm. Winter is coming.
Allison

A look at our new look

Cheers to our graphics designers and design partners who’ve worked for the past few months on an exciting new evolution of all Ommegang labels and packaging.  We’re thrilled to share our fresh new look with friends and fans.

Our large format 750ml, for Three Philosophers, Hennepin, Gnomegang, and Abbey Ale, are in lovely new bottles that are as elegant and refined as the wonderful beers inside. The labels that adorn each feature playful and intriguing illustrations done by illustrator Yann Legendre atop the iconic argyle pattern seen throughout our brewery and site. Our back labels now feature rich and illuminating stories about each individual beer, complements of our wonderful agency partner Phun & Dunn.

While the 750mls are perfect for sharing, these stronger and more complex Ommegang beers are also moving into stylish new 12 oz. bottles for individual drinking occasions.  The lighter and more accessible beers in our range – Nirvana, Witte and Rare Vos – get new bottles as well, but of a more easy-drinking style.  And excitingly, we’ve decided that Witte and Rare Vos should join their hoppy little sister Nirvana in six-packs.

Our graphic design team would love to thank and recognized illustrator Yann Legendre (http://www.yannlegendre.com/) on the beautiful illustrations, and with Phun & Dunn (http://www.phunanddunn.com/) on the beer stories. We are thrilled with the way these two elements help bring the beers to life on each label.

We hope you like our new look! We can’t wait to show you more in the months and years to come.

Cheers!
Bill

Bill is the director of marketing/general manager/resident Cavs fan here at Ommegang!

2016 SCS: The Lumineers w/vsg Rayland Baxter

It’s so nice to be able to start the month with another awesome concert announcement. On Saturday, July 30, we’ll welcome The Lumineers to the Ommegang stage for the very first time! They’ll be joined by very special guest Rayland Baxter. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, April 8.

The details:
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time: Gates: 5:00 pm, show: 7:00 pm
Ages: All Ages. Under 12 free with a ticketed parent/guardian
Tickets: $39.50 in advance, $45 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!

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10 am.
Online: via Dan Smalls Presents
Charge by phone: 888.512.SHOW
In person: Brewery Ommegang store, 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.

About the headliner: It took four years for The Lumineers to follow up their platinum-plus, multi-Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut — which spent 46 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #2 — but ‘Cleopatra’ is well worth the wait. After exploding onto the scene with their monster single, “Ho Hey” (which spent a staggering 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3) and its follow-up, “Stubborn Love” (recently featured on President Barack Obama’s Spotify playlist), The Lumineers spent a solid three years touring six of the seven continents. During that time, The Lumineers — whose original members Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites founded the band in Ramsey, New Jersey back in 2002 — earned a pair of Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Americana Album), contributed two songs to ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise (including the hit Jennifer Lawrence/James Newton Howard collaboration, “The Hanging Tree”) and sold an impressive 1.7 million albums in the U.S., and 3 million worldwide.

See you there!
Allison