There’s not enough that can be said about how good Ommegang is. Their beers are legendary, but the brewery itself is gorgeous, right in the middle of upstate New York, and their grounds are just lovely no matter what time of year you visit. Their menu is splendid as well and their selection in their gift shop is stellar. Go here!
It’s hard to believe this little "farm house" brewery puts out enough beer to distribute to 48 states! If you are in the area then it probably means you are here for baseball - either for the Hall of Fame or the Dreams Park tourney, or both. Either way, sneak over here for a tour and tasting. It’s free and oh so good!
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!
Got a very nice tour. Our (very attractive young lady) tour guide answered every question she could and made sure she got the answers to those she didn’t know. We got all teh tases and sample at the end that we wanted, perhaps as an inducment to buy stuff (it worked).
Everyone we encountered here was friendly and seemed eager to please. Looking for ward to going back again
Driving up to the brewery, which is in the beautiful upstate New York countryside, you might think you have been transported to Belgium. This is the most imposing and impressive brewery I have visited. Driving through the archway into the courtyard harkens to a different time and place. One enters through the gift shop to a large "cafe" with bar seating, large communal tables, and two-person high-tops. Everything is done with class. Clearly there was some big money behind this place. Around eight of their own beers were on draft along with quite a few bottles from their sister breweries in Belgium. The staff, however, did not seem very knowledgable about the beers they were serving and service was slow. The food was outstanding -- perfectly prepared ribeye, the biggest and most tender mussels I have ever seen, and frites prepared to perfection. Worth a journey!
I really enjoyed the brewery. In the middle of farmland with an authentic Belgian brewery feel, some really tasty food and a good number of their beers on tap. Been to many breweries and this one probably is the coolest and has lots of open field space for kids to run around off of a great outdoor seating area. Beers are great, food is great, interesting to see to brewery. Well worth the visit.
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.
My inlaws have a lake house near here so I stop by quite a bit. One of prettiest breweries I’ve been to. They built new eatery which isn’t quite done but the food was decent. the tour you get there standard year round brews which are all excellent and they had other special beers on tap including some Belgiums. their beerfest, BCTC, is one of my favorites. so overall i love this place.
What a great place...just a couple of miles from the Baseball Hall of Fame and nestled on an old hops farm. This brewery was built to look like a traditional Belgium brewery. Albeit small, the staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour is quick and informative culminating with the tasting of these fine beers…the perfect ending to a day of tourism in Cooperstown.