Brewery Profile: Brewery Ommegang

by Kevin on January 31, 2012

Brewery Ommegang

Location: Cooperstown, New York
Website: http://www.ommegang.com
Twitter: @breweryommegang
Founded: 1997

Brewery Description:

Before mass-produced beers ruled the earth, brewers used a variety of yeast strains, spices, grains, and artisanal methods to produce rich, heady brews full of robust aromas and exciting flavors. For years, the tiny nation of Belgium, situated at the crossroads of various European culinary traditions and agricultural regions, has been at the center of this brewing heritage, where hundreds of breweries produce countless styles and varieties of beer. At the end of the twentieth century, American tastes were rapidly evolving to encompass a rich and expanding multicultural cuisine. Home brewing was becoming a popular hobby, and sales of cookbooks and cooking magazines were growing at an astronomical rate. It was obvious: America was hungry (and thirsty) for something different. In October of 1997, not far from the birthplace of baseball, ground was broken for what was to become America’s most unique microbrewery. Based on traditional Belgian farmhouse architecture and set on a former hop farm in upstate New York, Brewery Ommegang was born with the philosophy that truly unique ales must be built from the ground up. Now brewing five award-winning Belgian-style ales and offering daily tours and tastings, plus a full calendar of special events, Brewery Ommegang is the place where brewing is an art and partaking is a passion. – www.ommegang.com

Flagship Beers:
Belgian Pale Ale
Rare Vos Amber Ale
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Hennepin Farmhouse Saison
Three Philosophers Quadrupel
Ommegang Witte Ale

Limited Beers:
Gnomegang
Aphrodite
Seduction

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