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Score! Brewery Ommegang is Bringing Back “The 90s” When Belgium Comes to Cooperstown This Summer

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) This August, beer fans can break out their long-forgotten mixed tapes, windbreakers, and “Pulp Fiction” references for their pilgrimage to Cooperstown. That’s because “Belgium Comes to Cooperstown,” Brewery Ommegang’s beer, music, food, and all-things-fun fest is returning August 7 and 8 with a “90s” theme. The annual festival offers beer enthusiasts the opportunity
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Hopped Hennepin Series

It occurred to us at the brewery that when we trialed hops for evaluation on the pilot system, that Hennepin, our saison, might make a great base beer. We were right. The malt base of Hennepin is light on its feet, it’s got adequate body from the relatively high ABV, and it finishes crisp and dry.
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Hamilton Brewery Prepares for Massive Expansion

HAMILTON, N.Y.– A brewery in Hamilton is looking to expand after starting its company a few years ago. The company was started in 2012 by married couple Matt Whalen and Carrie Blackmore. The couple has roots in the farming and culinary fields, and is now putting that experience to good use, brewing beer from ingredients
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A Honey of a Plan

Five years ago, Greg Wilhelm, like many New Yorkers, started brewing beer at home.  “I was interested in using as many ingredients as I could produce myself,” he said.  So he began growing hops and fruit plants as ingredients for his beer brewing, but what turned the hobby into a serious business possibility was his
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Brewery Ommegang to launch its first-ever IPA for Tri-state heartland

Cooperstown, NY — Tri-State hop-heads are about to discover an entirely new state of being. This April, Brewery Ommegang will launch Nirvana IPA, its first-ever American-style India Pale Ale, across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Long-known for its highly imaginative Belgian-style beers, Ommegang continues its recent endeavors into hoppy beers with Nirvana IPA, laddering
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