Brewing & Cellaring
With almost 30 years on his instrument, Ommegang brewmaster Phil Leinhart knows how to make a brewhouse sing. From small start-ups to regional breweries to the biggest of the big and now, to our great good fortune, a long and fruitful career at Ommegang.
His team includes some who’ve been here for years, along with fresh faces learning our ways. The work is technically and physically demanding, but the rewards can be, well, delicious. Our laboratory staff backs up the brewers, using state-of-the-art equipment to run comprehensive daily analyses on all our work in progress.
Our crew keeps the equipment running, cares for our grounds (all 140 acres), and maintains our buildings in tip-top shape. From welding stainless steel to machining gears to fabricating almost anything imaginable (don’t ask about the t-shirt cannon), they keep us running smoothly and on time… and have a great time doing it.
We’re distributed in 47 states, so that means salespeople across the nation. Sometimes we export beer to Canada but most Ommegang beer is sold in the USA by the dedicated guys and gals who work where the rubber meets the road.
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The Office Stiffs
Somebody has to deal with the endless paperwork associated with alcohol production, pay the bills, plan the coming and going of trucks, get the labels printed, run the social media and… did we mention the paperwork? The payoff? These non-brewers get to work at a great brewery. It’s a pretty good deal.
Our production team packages bottles, kegs and cans, filling, packing, storing and shipping. Each step is difficult work, requiring efficiency, speed and painstaking care to ensure that every sip delivers on our promise.
With 30 draft lines, indoor seating for 200, a dedicated tasting room and a store stocking everything a beer lover could want, the Tap House hums with activity. Busy or not, we welcome every guest in every season. Our staff is well trained in our beers, and in taking care of people. They can offer advice on which beers to pair with our food, and they’ll make you feel welcome at the bar, in our tasting room, and in our store.