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


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, 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!

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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Waffles and Puppets!

Join us for Waffles and Puppets, our annual brewery birthday party, on October 25 from 11am to 5pm.

For the kids we have “The Puppet People” from Albany, NY bringing “The Wizard of Oz” to life on stage with their hand-crafted puppets. There will be a magician performing throughout the event, craft vendors, face-painting, bounce houses, games, a balloon artist, and a book tent where children may select a book to take home.  Hot, Belgian-style waffles, other food items, and Ommegang beer is available for purchase for the duration of the event.

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There will be a costume parade at 2pm for children who wish to attend the event in their Halloween costume. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

Admission to Waffles and Puppets is free.  For attendees 12 and over, a $2 donation to the Rotary Club is suggested.  Tickets for the activities will be available for purchase at the entrance.

The visitor’s center will be open for for tours and tastings during the event and the cafe will be open as well.

The Cooperstown Rotary Club’s annual fall event is its biggest fundraiser of the year, enabling Rotary to fund a variety of programs and charities that benefit the local community and communities around the globe.  Proceeds from Waffles and Puppets will benefit local programs such as the Cooperstown Food Pantry, the Angel Network, Village Parks, and countless youth organizations like Scout troops and Girls on the Run.

Hope to see you there.

Allison and Brian

Cooperstown Field Day is October 4. We’re bringing the beer.

We love a good party and our beautiful hometown is getting ready to throw a big one. Cooperstown Field Day is Saturday, October 4 from 12-9PM.

The Village  of Cooperstown is blocking off Main Street from the traffic light to the library on the day of the event. Haven’t been to Cooperstown before? We have one traffic light. One. And also one library. So if you’re coming to town and need directions, just mention either of those landmarks to a local and they’ll get you there.

There will be live music featuring Iron Horse Bluegrass, a farmer’s market, pumpkins, the CNY Cornhole Tournament, activities for kids, and an arts walk. The event is FREE and family-friendly.

During the event, attendees 21+ can swing over by Pioneer Street for Nine Innings of Beer. For $20, you can sample Ommegang ales paired with delicious dishes from some of our favorite local restaurants.

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9am – Cooperstown Farmers Market Opens

12pm – Main St. activities open

12pm – CNY Cornhole Tournament registration start

1pm – CNY Cornhole Tournament begins

2pm – 6pm: 9 Innings of Food & Beer begins

Pioneer Park Music Schedule:

12:00p – Mary & The Bogarts – Mary & The Bogarts have been a staple of the local Cooperstown music scene for years. Their dancy, unique selection of covers will get you moving early.

1:30p – Wayne Carrington & Friends – Spirited folk music from the heart of NY. Folk, blues, country, and a little fried up rock n’ roll meet in the middle in this intoxicating blend of Americana.

3:15p – Gradient- Gradient’s infections set-list is chock full of all your favorites.

5:00p – Blues Maneuver- One of the Catskill region’s premier bands for more than a decade. The bands top-notch musicianship and vast repertoire make them ideal music fans for all ages.

7:00p – Iron Horse – Best known for their spirited covers and “Pickin’ On:” albums; Iron Horse brings Field Days to a close in style. Whether they’re pickin’ on Elton John, Modest Mouse, Metallica, or Van Halen their unique style of Bluegrass will have you dancing long into the night.

Hope you’ll join us on October 4th to celebrate the culture, history, artistry, and community of Cooperstown.

HUGE thanks to the event sponsors (in no particular order) The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, Preferred Mutual, Taylors, The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown Bat Company, Carbone Auto Group, Otsego County Tourism, New York Central Mutual, Green & Green Law Office, Paperkite Creative, The Farmer’s Museum, The Fenimore Art Museum and of course, our lovely Village of Cooperstown.


Ommegang Innovation Beers at BCTC

Mike McManusOur Innovation Manager Mike McManus is responsible for developing news beers with the staff brewers and refining recipes. He says he has one of the best jobs at the brewery. Mike has been whipping up some interesting new beers on the pilot system this year and he’ll be pouring some of them at BCTC this weekend.

Here’s what’ll be rotating through the innovation tap on Saturday:

Bourbon Barrel Adoration 11.6% ABV
Adoration winter ale aged in Catskill Distilling Bourbon Barrels

Calypso Hennepin 7.7% ABV
Hennepin Saison with Calypso hops in kettle addition and dry-hopping

Gose 4.5% ABV
Tart, salty, spiced with toasted coriander and lemon and lime zest

Table Beer 3.5% ABV
“Dry-zested” with lemon and orange

Session IPA 4.5% ABV
Equinox single hop IPA

Coffee Ale 7.5% ABV
Full bodied amber ale with coffee, chocolate, and milk sugar

Dark Saison (% ABV
Dark farmhouse ale

There are very limited quantities of these beers and there’s no particular pouring schedule. The innovation tap at the Ommegang table will be like beer roulette so stop by a few times and try what Mike has on tap. You’re sure to walk away a winner.