We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us!
Up next: Brewery Ommegang!
Looking for tasty Belgian-Style brewing in the beautiful Northeast? Look no further than Brewery Ommegang, located in Cooperstown, NY. Ommegang began creating these Belgian brews back in 1997, in a building that was built to replicate a Belgian farmhouse. The brewery has grown rapidly since its early days: In 2005 they were struggling to meet demand, so they added 40% more to their production capacity over the next year. These days, the brewery distributes its beer to 46 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, plus the District of Columbia. They also export to Canada, Mexico, the US Virgin Islands, and recently France!
Ommegang provides a unique variety of thirst-quenching ales, including their Game of Thrones series of beers, paying homage to the Emmy Award-Winning Show. The latest in this series is Bend the Knee, a golden ale with a frothy head. It mixes maltiness and citrus flavor, and finishes strong with a firm bitterness from hops. They also offer a range of other ales from dry-hopped pale ales to refreshing wheat ales and everything in between!
Interested in trying some Ommegang brews?
Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Brewery Ommegang’s craft beer, take home some brewery swag and more.
Saturday 1/5, 11am – 2pm at our Cooperstown Price Chopper
Saturday 1/12, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton Market 32
Saturday 1/19, 11am – 2pm at our Johnstown Price Chopper
Saturday 1/26, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Shoppers World Market 32
Tune in next month for our February Brewer of the Month!