Monday, July 31, 2017

Brewery Ommegang

Whew, what a fantastic, whirlwind weekend.  Mike and I are on our way back from Cooperstown, NY.  We were there for my 29th Baseball Hall of Fame Induction (I've blogged about this yearly pilgrimage a few times before haha).  We go every year, and we are always looking for new things to do.  While my favorite will always be strolling up and down Main Street and checking out the new exhibits in the Hall of Fame, we've waded in Lake Otsego, toured the Cooperstown Distillery, fed the ducks at Fly Creek Cider Mill, and last year, we visited Brewery Ommegang for the first time.
I'll be recapping our whole weekend later in the week, but this place deserves its own post because we've had so much fun there.  It's hopefully pretty well known that I love visiting breweries.  Whether it's in Charleston or while we're traveling, and whether it's a huge operation or a small local spot, beer is beer!
Ommegang brews Belgian-style ales and is actually owned by the Duvel company.  They built their huge brewery in 1997 on an old hop farm just outside of Cooperstown.  My favorite is definitely the Abbey Ale with orange peel and licorice, but you really can't go wrong with any of the ales.
The grounds at Ommegang are fantastic, too.  They have a brew pub inside, tons of seating outside, lawn games, and a small farm so that you can see how everything is grown.  Throughout the summer, they have lots of special events and live music, and when we were there in 2016, there was even a huge group camping from NYC for the induction of Mike Piazza.
If you're ever in the area, I definitely suggest a visit to Ommegang.  Even if you're not, they distribute almost everywhere in the country, and check out Ommegang's website.  I'm obsessed with their recipe section where you can see tons of recipes to cook with their beer.

9 comments:

Missy said...

I love their beer! I discovered quite a few of them at our local craft beer joint. I hope I get to visit someday, looks beautiful and fun!

Julie said...

While I don't drink beer my hubby does and breweries are always at the top of our lists too!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you were able to be in NY again this year for this!!! :) My husband would be all about this for sure!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I love the grounds of this brewery! It looks like the perfect place to get outside and enjoy a beer or two!

Rebecca Jo said...

When I heard about this years inductees - I thought of you ;) haha I was like, I'm sure Meg is heading to Cooperstown. Funny how things remind you of other bloggers.

Sparkles and Lattes said...

The camping at the brewery, so cool. I love going to unique breweries.

BLovedBoston said...

Definitely a cool concept!! Looks like you guys had a blast! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Sounds like a fun place to visit and the beers look so good! I think it's always worth trying unique breweries like this one Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Girl Meets Bow said...

What a pretty brewery! it's on of my favorite things to do when traveling- visiting a local winery or brewery!

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