Visited Brewery Ommegang last month, it was truly worth the trip (from North Jersey). Jared took us on the tour and imparted his knowledge and answered all our questions. Went to the tasting room and sampled all 6 of their main beers and he even pulled out the "Art of Darkness" to taste which was a nice treat. Had lunch and some Fleur de Hoblon after and the food was very good, had the fries and a crepe. entire experience was great and was able to buy some of their harder to find beers in their shop (chocolate indulgence, Gnomegang) will look forward to going back again soon!
Visited June 21, 2013 for lunch. Very large place really disconnected from everything (although I have not yet visited Hill Farmstead). Although there was room on the terrace, I had lunch inside at a communal table with tourists. My lunch was weird, but delicious, fried chicken on a waffle with pepper sauce and strawberry jam. I only had one beer on tap, Fleur De Houblon, it was very good. I visited their shop, full of beautiful things. But the beer selection has disappointed me, other than their regular products, there were only three houses, I tried all of them. But it is a very cool place, maybe next time I’ll be there for BCTC!?
In Cooperstown June 1-7 for 12u baseball tournament. Hit Ommegang to sample their brews went back with all team families. We overwhelmed them but service was great considering and the food was the best we had in the Cooperstown area hands down. Try the chicken & waffles! Great experience.
The best time to visit Brewery Ommegang is in the Fall. I try to make their Waffles and Puppets festival every year- the timing is just as the leaves are turning, and they have a beautiful rolling hillside behind them. It is breathtaking. My only experience at Ommegang is for this festival, which is a lot of fun and the beer runs plentiful. After the tour, you try about 7 beers on tap- if the weather is nice and you have a big group, they will pour them into pitchers out by the picnic tables and often pair it with cheese, crackers, and pretzels. Lots of fun and I look forward to getting back out there again!
Stopped by Brewery Ommegang while on a long 4,000+ mile motorcycle brewery tour. Had to dodge several deer on the 2-lane roads in to the brewery, but ti was well worth it. The brewery is beautiful, a little slice of Belgium in New York State! Well worth the trip to visit!
Great spot for a Belgium brewery. Tour was nice, but guide basically was following the script and not super knowledgeable about their brewing practices. Would’ve been nice to have a chance to sample more of their one off beers and imports also they were out of several of their imports.
Awesome spot. Hard to fault them for the selection as they serve their beer mainly with some of the parent companies’s offerings. You aren’t there for the wide selection. As hard as it is to get to, it would definitely be worth the trek.
Another one of those “whoops, how did I never rate this place?” place ratings. I honestly can’t say that I’ve ever been here at a time that wasn’t Belgium Comes to Cooperstown weekend, but that will likely changed next time we’re on a trajectory that puts them within a half hour detour range. In the last couple of years the retail areas and bar areas have been added and upgraded and they are just gorgeous. All of the staff that I’ve come into contact with through volunteering at BCTC and being a customer up there are great. Certainly worth a visit, and especially worth going to BCTC.