The Avett Brothers and John Prine

We’ve been dreaming about the 2015 summer concert series since Neutral Milk Hotel’s last song drifted away from the brewery on the breeze in September. We’ve missed the crowds, the music, and the ambiance these past few months so we’re excited to tell you that the first (announced) show of our 2015 summer concert season will pair longtime regional favorites and the massive draw of The Avett Brothers with the consummate songwriter and legend, the one and only, John Prine!

This match-up will happen just twice this summer and will surely never be forgotten. Join us and delight in the Ommegang concert experience, pairing music and craft beer in a perfectly intimate venue under the stars. On-site camping will be available for the first 1000 to purchase camping passes with a general admission ticket. In addition to great beer, there will be plenty of reasonably priced local food options on site. Additional information will be available soon at dansmallspresents.com.

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Details:
Date: Saturday, June 13th 2015, rain or shine.
Time: Gates: 5:00pm, Show: 7:30pm
Ages: All ages, under 12 free
Tickets: $55.00 in Advance
Camping is available for the first 1000 guests; $15.00 per person in advance.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 10AM. Purchase online at dansmallspresents.com, charge by phone at 888.512.SHOW, or in person at the Ommegang store, The Green Toad Bookstore (Oneonta, NY) or State Theatre Box Office (Ithaca, NY)

See you there!
Allison

Out with the Old, In with the Brew

Not sure what to do with your Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Bring it to us! Ommegang will be extending the magic of the holiday season into 2015 with our second annual “Out with the Old, In with the Brew” event on Saturday, January 3, from 12-5pm. Bring your tree to the brewery and toss it on the pyre (we’ll give you a gift from Ommegang’s past as a thank you!) Stick around for hot chocolate, exceptional beers, specials in the store and cafe, and the annual airing of grievances.

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Cheers!
Allison

#3philosophies

Three Philosophers is the perfect beer for many things – foremost among them, deep contemplation – from the greatest mysteries of the universe to why you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway.  

So naturally, that got us thinking… especially our Brewmaster & Chief Phil-osopher, Phil Leinhart.  Why not share some of our deep thoughts with our beer-loving friends to further the philosophical discourse for the benefit of all mankind.

Follow along on our social media channels for weekly #3Philosophies from Phil and some other deep thinkers (and beer drinkers) we love and respect. 

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Use #3philosophies to share your beer philosophies with us and you might see your words of wisdom on our social channels.

A look at Three-Eyed Raven

Yesterday, Fast Company announced the name and style of our next Game of Thrones-
inspired beer, Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale. 

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Before we get to the excited beer details, here are answers to some FAQs: Three-Eyed Raven will be available this spring in the run up to the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Ommegang is not available in North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, West Virginia, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming so unfortunately Three-Eyed Raven will also not be for sale in these states. Ommegang beers are only exported to a few provinces of Canada at the moment so Three-Eyed Raven will only be available outside of the United States in British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The 7.2% ABV ale will be available on draft (sixth-barrels) and in corked bottles (25.4 ounces). The recommended retail price is $9.50 per bottle.

Three-Eyed Raven is the fifth beer in the partnership between HBO and Brewery Ommegang.  Like its predecessors, the beer is inspired by themes and plot points from the award-winning HBO series. As season four wound down, the storyline of Bran and the three-eyed raven reached a shocking climax that portends dark and momentous events in store for the people of Westeros. A dark take on the classic saison style seemed most appropriate for the latest beer.

“A dark saison is a style that we’ve been intrigued with for a while now and one that’s open to a broader stylistic interpretation,” said Mike McManus, Brewery Ommegang’s Innovation Manager.  “When we zeroed in on Bran’s storyline with HBO, we knew this was the perfect opportunity to brew something with many different characteristics and attributes – a beer that’s not truly one thing or another. It is definitely the most unique beer in the series to date, which is very exciting.”

“Going into season five, Game of Thrones is bigger than ever, and we’ve learned very quickly over the past four beer releases that fans of this show are thirsty for Ommegang’s innovative and carefully conceived brews,” said Josh Goodstadt, Vice President of Global Licensing at HBO. “We’re certain those fans will be just as surprised by the complexity of Three-Eyed Raven as they were by Bran’s discovery at the end of season four.”

Three-Eyed Raven is brewed with a carefully crafted mixture of specialty malts, including malted rye, midnight wheat (provides depth of color but not the roasty flavor of a dark beer), and dark candi sugar. It’s hopped with Hallertau Spalt Select, Tettnang, and Bravo hops, which give the beer a spicy, fruity character. A fair amount of late-addition hops are added for character. Three-Eyed Raven is fermented and bottle-conditioned with Ommegang’s signature house yeast.

Saison qualities dominate Three-Eyed Raven with fruity esters, clean floral hops aromas, a light malt character with just a hint of roast and a pleasant yeastiness in the taste, and a crisp finish with lingering herbal hops and dry rye notes. The label art, which features the three-eyed raven, was created using an actual concept design illustration from the series.

Previous beers in the highly successful collaboration include: Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale (available now), Fire and Blood Red Ale (spring 2014), Take the Black Stout (fall 2013), and Iron Throne Blonde Ale (spring 2013.) The first three beers in the series completely sold out and Valar Morghulis is well on its way, despite being brewed at nearly 4x the volume of Iron Throne. 

Counting the days until spring…

Allison, Brian, and Mike

Brewery Ommegang Presents Fall Crawl: Upstate Invades the City

Brewery Ommegang Presents
Fall Crawl
 Upstate Invades the City
November 5th – 8th

Four days of hop-scotching events showcasing Upstate’s best take on food, fun and beer brings the best of Upstate to NYC. For a few days at least Ommegang’s Cooperstown home is brought to life in the Big Apple.

Wednesday

  • Taproom 307 – 307 3rd Ave – 6-9PM – Meet Brewer Mike McManus while tasting Scythe & Sickle, 3 Philosophers, Hop House, Witte, Chocolate Indulgence, Adoration and Upside Brown.
  • Good Beer – 422 E 9th St – 6:30PM – Keep the glass night for first 60 customers. Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis, Scythe & Sickle Harvest ale and a rare keg of Barrel Aged Adoration.
  • BXL East – 210 E 51st St – 5-7PM – Join us for a keep the glass night featuring Cuvee de BXL, Fleur de Houblon, Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis, BID IPA and Scythe & Sickle. (Glassware while supplies last)
  • BXL Cafe – 125 W 43rd St – 5-7PM – Join us for a keep the glass night featuring Cuvee de BXL, Witte and Abbey ale. (Glassware while supplies last)
  • BXL Zoute – 50 W 22nd St – 5-7PM – Join us for a keep the glass night featuring Cuvee de BXL, Hop House and Abbey ale. (Glassware while supplies last)
  • PONY Hell’s Kitchen – 637 10th Ave – 6-9PM – Stop by for a special tapping of a rare keg of Barrel Aged Adoration and other Ommegang specialties on tap.
  • ABC Beer – 96 Avenue C -6-9PM – Try some special cheese pairings with Ommegang Chef Evan Brown with Witte, Rare Vos, Hennepin, Gnomegang and 3 Philosophers on tap.
  • O’Lunneys – 145 W 45th St – 6-9PM – Time Square Hootenanny with special guest Naked Cowboy. Get ready for a night of fun paired with Witte and Hennepin.
  • FISHTAG – 222 W 79th St – Taste their delightful pairing menu paired with Cooperstown ale, Hop House Rare Vos and 3 Philosophers. Each purchase of the tasting menu enters you into a raffle of a Ommegang gift basket. View the pairing menu here.

Thursday

  • Whole Foods Tribeca – 270 Greenwich St - 4-7PM – Tap takeover and cheese pairing
  • Whole Foods Columbus Circle – 10 Columbus Cir – 4-7PM -Tap takeover and cheese pairing featuring Game of Thrones Fire & Blood and Valar Morghulis.
  • Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen – 87 2nd Ave – 6-9PM – Tap takeover with Scythe & Sickle, Gnomegang, Three Philosophers, Witte, Valar Morghulis, and Barrel Aged Adoration.
  • Mudville 9 – 126 Chambers St – 6-9PM – Special wings/beer tasting menu. 12 wings, 4 flavors, 3 8oz pours. Thai sauce with Scythe & Sickle, Jerk sauce with Rare Vos and Medium Buffalo with Hop House.
  • Rattle n Hum – 14 E 33rd St – 6-9PM – Meet Ommegang brewer Mike McManus with a tap takeover including Witte, Rare Vos, Hop House, Hennepin, Abbey, 3 Philosophers, Gnomegang, Scythe & Sickle, Chocolate Indulgence, Tripel Perfection, Barrel aged Adoration and bottles of Upside Brown.
  • Beer Culture – 328 W 45th St – 6-9PM – Wear a flannel, get a glass to take home. Buy a beer, get a raffle ticket for some special Ommegang prizes. Chicken Spiedies slider combo special. Special keg of Barrel aged Adoration as well as Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis, Hop House and Upside Brown.
  • FISHTAG – 222 W 79th St -Taste their delightful pairing menu paired with Cooperstown ale, Hop House Rare Vos and 3 Philosophers. Each purchase of the tasting menu enters you into a raffle of a Ommegang gift basket. View the pairing menu here.
  • Beer Culture328 W 45th St – 6-9PM – Wear a flannel, get a glass to take home. Buy a beer, get a raffle ticket for some special Ommegang prizes. Chicken Spiedies slider combo special. Special keg of Barrel aged Adoration as well as Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis, Hop House and Upside Brown.

Friday

  • Top Hops – 94 Orchard St – 6-9PM – Join us as we break out the Three Philosophers vertical with different vintages from 2011, 2012 and 2013. Meet Brewers Mike McManus and Justin “Beard” Forsythe.
  • Foley’s – 18 W 33rd St – 7-9PM – Beer and baseball, what more could you ask for? Join us for a special raffle featuring Cooperstown ale bats signed by legend Joe Torre. Featuring Scythe & Sickle, Hop House and Gnomegang on draft.
  • Royal Palms Brooklyn – 514 Union St – 5-8PM – Battle the brewers to shuffleboard and win some Ommegang prizes. Step up and let’s see what you got while we sip on Witte, Rare Vos, Hop House and Scythe & Sickle.
  • Whole Foods Union Square – 4 Union Square S – 3-6PM – Tap takeover and cheese pairing.
  • FISHTAG – 222 W 79th St -Taste their delightful pairing menu paired with Cooperstown ale, Hop House Rare Vos and 3 Philosophers. Each purchase of the tasting menu enters you into a raffle of a Ommegang gift basket. View the pairing menu here.

Saturday

  • Bronx Beer Hall – 2344 Arthur Ave – 12PM – Meet Brewers Mike McManus, Justin “Beard” Foresythe and Scott “Handsome Guy” Veltman and try the beer pairing menu.
  • FISHTAG – 222 W 79th St – Taste their delightful pairing menu paired with Cooperstown ale, Hop House Rare Vos and 3 Philosophers. Each purchase of the tasting menu enters you into a raffle of a Ommegang gift basket. View the pairing menu here.