Snommegang Breweries and Bands

It’s been a busy and exciting week at the brewery: announcing details of our new beer Nirvana IPA, announcing a new summer concert featuring Pixies, and finalizing the details for Snommegang, our winter invitational beer festival. Happily though, it’s Friday, Pixies tickets are on sale, and we just printed out the final table sign for the Snommegang breweries. Here’s who’s pouring at the event tomorrow:

21st Amendment Brewery
Bacchus Brewing Co.
Brasserie d’Achouffe
Brewery Ommegang
Browns Brewing Co.
Cooperstown Brewing Co.
Davidson Brothers Brewing Company
Duvel Moortgat
Good Nature Brewing
Goose Island Beer Company
Gordon Biersch Syracuse
Gravity Ciders Inc.
Harpoon Brewery
Hazlitt’s Cider Tree
Keegan Ales
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Peekskill Brewery
Rare Form Brewing Company
Roots Brewing Company, Inc.
The Roscoe NY Beer Company
Shipyard Brewing Company
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Sixpoint Brewery
Smuttynose Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Co.
Two Roads Brewing Co.

While you’re enjoying  delicious beers from these breweries you can enjoy the musical stylings of:
The Woodshed Prophets-a perfect mix of riff-based rock and roll and NY-roots folk music, The Ruddy Well Band-Americana folk and rock with strong harmonies and high energy, Bella’s Bartok-purveyors of a highly danceable brand of pop that borrows from many a direction and incorporates everything, and The Revenuers-playing songs you know and songs you’ll be glad you discovered.

Snommegang is Saturday, February 28 from 2-6 PM on Main Street in Oneonta. The event is open to the public and tickets for the tasting portion of the event are available online for $50 in advance. Tickets at the door are $55. Discounted student tickets are available at the event for $40 (must have a vaild student ID.)

Hope you’ll join us tomorrow.

Nirvana IPA

Tri-State hop-heads are about to discover an entirely new state of being! Yesterday we released details about Nirvana IPA, our first-ever American-style India Pale Ale that will be available in across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It’ll be available in mid-April in 12oz bottle six-packs and on draft.Nirvana IPA_12oz slim

Nirvana IPA is kettle-hopped with Bravo, Simcoe, Centennial, Topaz, and Mosaic, dry-hopped with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo and clocks in at 6.5% ABV and 60 IBUs. The flavor is hoppy, juicy and citrusy goodness – without harsh bitterness.

Innovation Manager Mike says the aromas of grapefruit, peach, pineapple and apricot are mouth-watering and the taste is a big citrus smack, rounded and juicy with tropical and floral notes and just a touch of honey malt sweetness. We’re sold.

Nirvana IPA is also the first Ommegang beer that will be produced at our sister-brewery Boulevard in Kansas City, MO. Mike developed the recipe here in Cooperstown and then worked with Boulevard’s amazing team of brewers on the pilot batches.

Why is Boulevard brewing this beer? The reason is very simple: Boulevard is family and their hop-forward beer experience and dry-hopping capabilities coupled with their automated ability to produce six-packs (which we currently cannot) made them the perfect fit for our new beer.

We’re really excited about this new addition to our line up and can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Stay tuned for details about other new beers.



Pixies are coming!

We can’t imagine a better way to kick off Memorial Day weekend than with a cold beer and a concert under the stars on the brewery’s back lawn. Happily, that’s exactly what’s going to happen on May 22 when indie rock legends Pixies with special guests TV on the Radio and John Grant visit the brewery for the first time!

Refreshing Ommegang beer, non-alcoholic beverages, Cafe Ommegang favorites, and local food truck treats will be available for purchase at the event. Bring a chair or a blanket for relaxing on the lawn. And be sure to pack your rain gear if the weather looks iffy.

pixies posterDetails:
Date: Friday, May 22, rain or shine
Time: Gates: 5:00pm, Show: 7:00pm
Ages: All ages, under 12 free
Tickets: $45.00 in Advance
1000 camping passes are available; $15.00 per person in advance.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10AM.  You can find the ticket link and other information on our event page. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Ommegang store, The Green Toad Bookstore (Oneonta, NY) and State Theatre Box Office (Ithaca, NY) or charge by phone at 888.512.SHOW.

See you there!


2015 Release Calendar

Our brewing team has been working hard these many months to come up with new and exciting beers to add to our line up. We think you’re going to love what they’ve come up with. We’ll share more details about each new beer as they are released.

Allison and Mike

2015 Release Calendar_V2

Valentine’s Day Dinner Event

Executive Chef Evan Brown will serve up delicious dishes with love on Valentine’s Day at Café Ommegang. The café will offer evening hours on Saturday, February 14, and four seatings are available: 6:00, 6:30, 8:00, and 8:30. Reservations are required and must be made for groups of two or four.

Feb-14 Beer Dinner Cover Photo

Dinner will be served in three courses.

First course: butternut soup with apple foam OR Ōra King salmon tartar.

Second course: roasted beef tenderloin with Yukon potato puree and sautéed carrots OR half a young chicken served with truffle and herb frites and boudine blanc OR  vegetable pasta with Moroccan sweet potato puree, chickpeas, Swiss chard, preserved lemon, cilantro, and pappardelle pasta.

Third course: chocolate pot de crème with Three Philosophers, dried cherries, and a caramel Chantilly cream.

Tickets are $50 per person. An optional beer pairing is available for an additional $15 per person. Reservations are available now by calling the brewery store, 607-286-4090, between noon and 5pm, daily.

Hope you’ll join us!