BCTC Beer Lineup: Ommegang, Duvel, Boulevard

We just put the finishing touches on our beer list for BCTC. We’ll have a full list of all the breweries and their beers posted prior to the event so you can plan your day. Here’s what Ommegang, Boulevard, and our Duvel siblings will be pouring on August 9:

Brewery Ommegang

Adoration Dark Winter Ale 10%
Lush, dark, with malty aromas and flavors, complemented by assertive spiciness. Flavors of coriander, mace, cardamom, grains of paradise, and orange peel. Modest hopping, well balanced and substantially warming.

Three Philosophers Quadrupel Ale 9.7%
Unique blend of our Belgian-style dark ale and Liefmans Kriek, a cherry ale from Belgium. Notable sweetness with low hop bitterness. Mid-palate shows soft malt center, which gives way to dry, warm, wine-like finish.

Gnomegang Blonde Ale 9.5%
Collaboration beer brewed with Chouffe’s fruity, spicy yeast. Nose has distinctive clove aromas. Flavors of ripe fruit, light caramel, clove, subtle candy sweetness, smooth maltiness, balanced hops. A true fan favorite.

Tripel Perfection 8.9%
Golden hue with rich depth and color.  Orange peel and licorice root give subtle sweet character. Deceivingly light with a substantial ABV.

Abbey Ale Dubbel 8.2%
Our first beer, styled after dubbels produced by Belgian Trappist monks. Deep, rich, and malty. Abbey uses Belgian specialty malts and spices resulting in a highly aromatic, flavorful beer.

Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale 8%
Crafted with a mixture of specialty malts and dark candi sugar. Deep brown chestnut hue with rich aromas of caramel, toffee, ripe fruits, burnt sugar and a hint of clove.

Hennepin Farmhouse Saison 7.7%
Crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with firm bitterness. Flavors of ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. A delicious brew for all seasons; aromatic, flavorful, spicy and refreshing.Upside Brown Farmhouse Brown Ale 7%

Upside Brown Farmhouse Brown Ale  7%
Brettanomyces yeast provides tartly complex flavor and sweet malt character with notes of cherry and dark fruits. Lively carbonation, dry with medium-light body. Carefully aged in warm cellars.

Fire and Blood Red Ale 6.8%
Spiced with deseeded Ancho chilies. Deep, dark red hue. Aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, and malt – followed by slightly floral, spicy hop character.

Fleur de Houblon Summer Ale 6.8%
Complexity and spicy notes from primary and secondary fermentation. Whole-cone Bravo hops impart earthy, fruity, floral aromas and flavors.

Rare Vos Amber Ale 6.5%
Caramel maltiness shines strongly with hints of sweetness. Profile leans toward dry fruitiness, slightly fruity/hoppy finish with beguiling spiciness.

Hop House Belgian Pale Ale 6.0%
Generous hopping, including dry-hopping. Tropical, citrus aromas, delicate malt. Smooth, effervescent, gentle bitterness, dry hop-forward finish.

Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale 5.8%
Smooth, creamy mouth-feel with light toastiness and sweetness. Amber hue from mixed malts, balanced with delicate hopping balancing the malt.

Cooperstown Blonde Ale 5.5%
Sweet malt, floral, light citrus followed by delicate herbal notes. Hints of banana and pear with clean herbal-hopped finish. Enjoyably quaffable.

Glimmerglass Spring Saison 5.4 %
Fruity aromas of pear, apple, and citrus from saison yeast. Delicate floral hop notes. Pink peppercorn and orange peel add sweetness and spiciness. Crisp finish.

Witte Wheat Ale 5.2%
Balanced malt and wheat sweetness. Light on the tongue. Hops and spice, subtle clove backed by lemon and orange peel. Crisp, refreshing finish.


Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 9.5%
The 2014 version of Duvel Triple Hop, with Mosaic hops joining Saaz and Stryrian Golding. The new US hop enhances the beer with tangerine sweetness, hints of tropical fruit and an interesting blueberry flavor.

Duvel Golden Ale 8.5%
Duvel is the absolute world standard among strong Belgian golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus and grapefruit thanks to the use of noble hop varieties.

Duvel Single Golden Ale 6.8%
Single fermentation. Dry and crisp with mild yeasty citrus notes. More hops on the palate than in the nose. Carefully balanced so hops play off equally well with malt and citrus.


Houblon Chouffe 9%
Dobbelen IPA Tripel (basically a Belgian IPA) golden-yellow with a delicate white head.  Grassy and citrus aromas from Amarillo, Tomahawk and Saaz hops with aromatics of clove. Biscuit malt flavors are followed by a touch of honey, then a dry, crisp finish marked with a touch of orange.

La Chouffe 8%
Golden ale, hazy golden-yellow in color with full, white head and aromas of peppery spice. Flavors are followed by a creamy, dry finish in this highly carbonated and gently warming ale.

Mc Chouffe 8%
Rich brown in color with a light tawny head; deep aromas of chocolate, toffee and caramel with rich, nutty and spicy flavors of almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg. A dry, creamy finish with noticeable warmth.


Goudenband 8%
Cultured in open fermenters and left to mature for 4 to 12 months in the cellars before blending with fresh beer. Wonderful aromas of caramel, apple, rhubarb, cherries and malt. The result yields hints of apple and cherries, combined with woody notes, and notes of nuts and dried raisins.

Cuvée Brut 6%
A blend of Oud Bruin and Goudenband from different vintages, consisting of between 15 and 20 different batches of beers. The beer matures for 18 months, bringing out the best of its intense flavor. The result is a beautiful, well-balanced, sweet and sour kriek of great originality and complexity.

Fruitesse 4.2% Fruit ale matured for 18 months on cherries in Liefmans’ cellars. Artfully blended with natural juices of cherry, bilberry, elderberry, strawberry, and raspberry. The result is a pleasantly sweet, sparkling and refreshing beer with a soft foam head.


Maredsous Tripel 10%
Golden-bodied Belgian tripel, redolent with festive sparkle, creamy body, and a luscious head. Its elegant smoothness belies the strong alcohol content. You’ll revel in its balanced, long and warming finish.

Maredsous Brune 8%
Rich mahogany-brown dubbel ale with delicate body, creamy head, and lush bouquet.  Within its velvety taste you’ll find subtle hints of dark fruit, chocolate, toffee, and a satisfying dry, warming finish.

Maredsous Blonde 6%
Delectable blonde ale with sprightly fruitiness, soft malting, slightly dry, gently-hopped finish. Sparkling nose, complex flavors, and a touch of bitterness give this all the refreshing qualities of classic blonde ale.


Triple D’Anvers 8%
A full-bodied Belgian triple with a blonde to light amber color. Fruity flavor and subtle interaction between pale malt and caramel malts. No spices are added. A delicious symphony of malts and Saaz hops. Slightly sweet start strikes a nice balance between hop bitterness and fruitiness.

De Koninck 5.2%
Amber ale with lively taste and velvety soft aroma. This Belgian session beer’s fluffy head, biscuity aroma and characteristic mellow finish from the Belgian yeast strain makes De Koninck incredibly quaffable.


The Sixth Glass  10.5%
Belgian-Style quad. Deep amber hued, full-bodied beer with aromas of figs and fruity esters, a rich, sweet caramel malt flavor containing notes of dark fruit, and low-to-medium hop bitterness and flavor.

Long Strange Tripel  9.2%
Our traditional take on a Belgian tripel is golden-amber in color with fruity, estery aroma,  prominent sweet malt flavor containing a hint of toffee, and low-to-medium citrusy hop flavor and bitterness.

Love Child No. 4   9%
Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 4, from 16 months to nearly six years. Another portion spends 11 months in stainless tanks with the house Lactobacillus. While very tart, the sourness is short-lived and the beer finishes dry with a trace of oak.

Saison-Brett  8.5%
Saison-Brett, based on the very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle-conditioned with mixed yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality.

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale  8.5%
Starting with a surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

Two Jokers Double-Wit  8%
Two Jokers is a revival of the classic Belgian “wit,” or “white” ale, with lactic fermentation providing a refreshing tartness while still being a modern, uniquely American brew. Big, flavorful, and spiced with cardamom, coriander, orange peel, lavender and grains of paradise.

Zōn Belgian-Style Witbier  4.4%
Boulevard’s summer seasonal is an interpretation of a classic Belgian witbier. ZŌN (Flemish for “sun”) combines the subtle flavors of coriander and orange peel with other traditional ingredients to create a delightful, refreshing summertime brew.

Long Strange Tripel 9.2%
Our traditional take on a Belgian tripel is golden-amber in color with fruity, estery aroma,  prominent sweet malt flavor containing a hint of toffee, and low-to-medium citrusy hop flavor and bitterness.

2014 Summer Concert Series

We can’t believe our 2014 Summer Concert Series begins in just a couple days! And with back-to-back SOLD OUT shows! If you are a veteran Ommegang concert-goer, we appreciate all the tips you’ve offered first timers on the event pages. If you have never attended a show at Ommegang before, the notes below will answer your questions.

Brewery Ommegang Concert Policies

No outside food or beverage is allowed in the concert area. These items are allowed in the camping area. Absolutely no outside alcohol is allowed in any area. There are food and beverage vendors on site. Cold and delicious Ommegang beer will be available for purchase during the show. And there will be non-alcoholic beverage options for sale too.

No alcohol may be consumed by persons less than 21 years of age. Our staff reserves the right to cut off alcohol service to any individual that appears to be intoxicated. Non-adherence will result in removal from event grounds.

Re-entry to the Ommegang concert area is only allowed until the music begins. The exception will be for attendees with camping passes.

No pets allowed except certified assistance animals. Paperwork may be required.

No weapons, explosives, or illicit substances of any kind are permitted on Brewery Ommegang property.

Please respect our property and staff. Anyone caught damaging property or buildings, or being abusive to any of our concert staff will be removed from the property. No exceptions.

Personal cameras are allowed in the venue. Flash photography, video, audio recording and removable lens cameras are not permitted without prior approval from tour management. Drone/aerial photography is not allowed. Contact with media inquiries.

Only vendors licensed with Brewery Ommegang and with New York State are allowed to vend at Ommegang events. No exceptions.

Brewery Ommegang is an outdoor venue and the show goes on rain or shine. Please plan for the weather. Lawn chairs, blankets and cushions are allowed.

Box Office Policies

The box office will open one hour prior to advertised doors and stay open until the headlining band takes the stage.

Will call patrons will need to show photo ID to collect their tickets.

Camping area has its own entrance and box office. If you have camping will call tickets, you will find them at the camping box office.

Camping Policies

No Open Flames (i.e. no charcoal or propane grills, no campfires) allowed anywhere on Brewery Ommegang property or satellite parking lots.

Brewery Ommegang offers rustic camping (tents only) – no RVs or camping trailers are allowed. No vehicles are allowed in the camping area. Camping is only allowed in the designated camping area.

Potable water and port-a-potties are located near the camping area.

All campers will need to vacate the event camping area by 12pm the following day. Any campers with overnight tickets for multiple nights may keep their camping areas set up but will need to vacate the area from 12pm until doors open the next day to allow the staff time to clean the grounds and prepare for our next group of campers.

Campers are encouraged to arrive early to avoid having to park in the satellite parking lot.


Parking is available in the field next to the brewery grounds and there will be signs and volunteers to direct you there. CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED!

Overflow parking is available at Wood Bull Antiques (3920 County Highway 28, Milford, NY 13807) and we’ll have shuttle buses to bring visitors from the satellite lot to the brewery and back again after the show. The shuttle will begin at 5PM and end at 7PM when the main act takes the stage. Return buses begin at 11PM.

Handicap parking is available in the parking field on either side of the check in tent.


Plan to get home safely. Taxi services are available but remember that this is a rural community so service is limited. Don’t drink and drive.

Medical personnel will be on site for emergencies. If you require assistance at any time, please contact one of our concert, security or medical personnel. They are there to assist you.

Yes, hula hoops are allowed but please be kind to your fellow concert-goers and hoop away from the crowds.

Please let us know if you have a question that we haven’t answered! We strive to make every concert and event at Ommegang a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees, performers, and our staff. We appreciate your adherence to our policies.

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Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2014

We are really excited that tickets for “Belgium Comes to Cooperstown” 2014 go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, April 1) at noon! BCTC is our annual celebration of Belgian and Belgian-style beer, food, music, and all-things-fun. BCTC is August 8 and 9 at the brewery (which will be closed to the public on those days) and we’re transforming the grounds into “Sin City” for a Vegas-themed event.

Tickets will be available through,, or by clicking the link on our Facebook event page.

A new feature we’ve added this year is a Game of Thrones Experience. While we JUST released Fire and Blood Red Ale, this experience at BCTC gives guests the first chance to receive a bottle of our not-yet-named fourth Game of Thrones-inspired ale, slated for release in fall 2014. This experience also includes a commemorative Game of Thrones glass, and your photo on a replica of the Iron Throne from the show.  This experience is included in all VIP ticket packages, and a limited number of upgrades will be available for General Admission and General Admission + Camping ticket holders.

VIP tickets sell out very fast, and all other tickets typically sell out the day they go on sale.  If you get a VIP ticket, the Iron throne is yours! If you are joining us with a General Admission or General Admission + Camping ticket, you will have a chance to upgrade your ticket during check out for only $25.

If you’ve been part of BCTC in the past, we hope you’ll join us again. If you are new to BCTC, we promise it’s an experience unlike any other. It’s not the biggest beer festival in the world, but it’s the most beautiful and the most fun.

Here are videos from BCTC 2011 and BCTC 2012 to get you pumped for the event. Good luck with ticket purchases tomorrow and don’t forget to “join” the event to be looped in for BCTC details.

Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner at Brewery Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang’s executive chef may be a genius in the kitchen but he’s got a lot to learn about Valentine’s Day.  Rather than making reservations for a night out or planning a quiet evening at home with him slaving in the kitchen, Chef Evan Brown is putting his sweetheart to work at Café Ommegang.

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“I love cooking with her and I’m definitely not in trouble for asking her to work on Valentine’s Day,” said Brown, smiling. “This is my gift to her; getting her back in a professional kitchen for an evening.  And of course flowers and a nice bottle of wine.”

Chef Evan enlisted the help of his wife and co-New England Culinary Institute alum, Siu Trang, to create a delicious menu for couples to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.  The pair, who has previously worked together in several restaurants, is excited to share their love of food with guests attending this special event.

The five-course dinner includes carrot and red cabbage consommé paired with Witte; pink peppercorn and blood orange tuna tartar with candied orchids and hibiscus vinegar paired with Ommegang’s new spring seasonal, Glimmerglass; fried oyster with fig caviar, buckwheat and brown butter sand, and mignonette foam paired with Hennepin; bacon-wrapped Berkshire pork tenderloin, braised lamb ribs, Jerusalem artichoke and beet puree, dauphine potatoes, and a Sauce Romaine paired with Abbey Ale; and Three Philosophers genoise with Cuvée Brut cherry jelly, chocolate ganache, and effervescent conversation hearts paired with Three Philosophers.

The evening begins with a beer tasting at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7 PM.  Reservations are $125 per couple and may be purchased in person at the Brewery Ommegang gift shop or by calling (607) 544-1800 ext. 832.  GBDGF dinners sell out quickly so please call early to reserve your seats.

Meet the Chefs: HopChef Chicago

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Seven of Chicago’s hottest chefs will compete for culinary honors at Brewery Ommegang and SAVEUR Magazine’s HopChef Chicago culinary competition.  Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead,Cosmo Goss of Publican Quality Meats, Tim Cottini of Fork, Jacob Saben of Graham Elliot Bistro, Alex Ageneau of Paris Club, Craig Fass of The Bad Apple and Rick Gresh of David Burke’s Primehouse will battle for the title of HopChef Chicago July 1 at 7:00 pm at Paris Club. Meet the chefs here.

Each chef prepares a dish paired with an Ommegang ale, then presents and defends their dish to a panel of local and national food critics including Shelley Young: CEO of The Chopping Block, Ray Daniels:  Founder of Cicerone Program, Chris Gerber GM at the Aviary, Laura Sant: Assistant Digital Editor and more…

HopChef Chicago tickets are $60 before July 1 / $75 at the door.   Admission include tasting dishes and open bar, with a portion of proceeds going to support Common Threads.

Can’t make it? Follow #HopChef to get a full glimpse of the action.