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.


BCTC Schedule

Are you heading to Belgium Comes to Cooperstown this weekend? We have a full schedule of things to see, taste, and do!


12:00 pm          Registration opens for all breweries/importers/VIP ticket holders
9pm                  Registration closes for all breweries/importers
6-10 pm            VIP dinner w/ music
10:30 pm          National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation plays outside
12:00am           Midnight bonfire


9am                  Registration opens for breweries and importers
10am                Game of Thrones Experience Tent opens (ticketed event)
11:00 am           Brewery store & tours open
12pm                 Registration opens for all Tasting and Tasting+Camping ticket holders
12pm                 Relaxation station opens
12pm                 Food vendors open
12:30pm           Circus performance by Nimble Arts
2pm                  Circus performance by Nimble Arts
2:15pm              Keep your eyes to the sky for some special guests!
2:30 pm            VIP beer tasting begins
3:00 pm            Beer tasting open for all ticket holders
3:00pm             Cigar rolling tent opens
4:00pm             HopChef session one (ticketed event)
4:00pm             Circus performance by Nimble Arts
5:00pm             Ommegang wedding chapel opens (in archway)
5:00pm             HopChef session two (ticketed event)
5:30pm             Circus performance by Nimble Arts
6:30pm             The Gambling Abbey opens — come try your luck!
6:45-7pm         HopChef winner announced on main stage
6:45pm             Our special guests from the sky return from their lofty haven!
7:00 pm            Beer tasting ends
7pm                   Store and tours close/Ommegang cash bar opens
9pm                   Ommegang wedding chapel closes
10pm                 Game of Thrones Experience Tent closes
10:30pm           The Gambling Abbey closes
12am                  Fireworks & late night movie – Austin Powers — International Man of Mystery

August is going to be awesome.

There’s a whole lot of awesome coming to Ommegang in August. Concerts, BCTC, more concerts… the month is packed with excellent events. Here’s a rundown of the calendar so you can plan accordingly:

August 1: Conor Oberst, Dawes, and The Baseball Project kick off a music-filled weekend at the brewery. Tickets are still available.

August 2: Not at Ommegang but we’re working with our lovely hometown to show “Field of Dreams” at Lake Front Park in Cooperstown. Live music by Moonalice at 7pm, movie begins at 9pm. Family friendly. Local restaurants have take-out so you can enjoy dinner down by the lake.

August 3: Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Ommegang with Langhorne Slim and The Law plus Spirit Family Reunion to round out an amazing weekend. Tickets are still available.

August 8 and 9: Belgium Comes to Cooperstown. Beer, music, food, and all-things-fun, this year with a Vegas theme. Tickets are sold out but you can follow the fun on our social media pages and with #bctc. Tickets for BCTC 2015 go on sale April 1, 2015 at noon.

August 22: Farmhouse Friday featuring Justina Soto. Held one Friday each month in the summer, Farmhouse Friday concerts feature regional artists. Admission is free, food and beer are available for purchase until 9pm. Music is from 7-9pm.

September is shaping us to be excellent as well. We start the month with Neutral Milk Hotel on September 6. Tickets available here. More September events will be announced soon.


Music at Ommegang

We. Love. Music. So much so that we host a summer concert series each year and invite some of our favorite bands to play their beautiful music under the stars at the brewery.

We’re still giddy about Modest Mouse’s two sold out shows at the brewery over Memorial Day weekend and we’re counting down the days until August when our next concerts are scheduled.

On August 1, Conor Oberst and Dawes with special guest The Baseball Project.

On August 3, Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Ommegang bringing special guests Langhorne Slim and The Law, and Spirit Family Reunion.

We’re running a little contest on Twitter and Instagram from now until July 30. Show us your favorite Ommegang and music match up for a chance to win tickets to the Old Crow Medicine Show concert on August 3. Tickets to the show are on us however travel, lodging, food, and beer expenses are on you.


The winner will receive two tickets to the show PLUS a copy of Langhorne Slim’s new album “The Way We Move.”

We’ll also pick two runners up who will each win a pair of tickets to the show. Winners will be announced July 31.

Use #MusicAtOmmegang when you post. Cheers to great music and great beer!