Cooperstown’s Brewery Ommegang makes list of top U.S. breweries to visit



Brewery Ommegang just south of Cooperstown has been named one of the Top 10 breweries in the United States to visit, according to a report at, the food arm of

It joins such destination breweries as San Diego’s Stone Brewing, St. Louis’ Schlafly Bottleworks and Denver’s Wynkoop on the list.

Ommegang opened in 1997 as a Belgian-style farmhouse brewery, specializing in bottle-conditioned Belgian-inluenced ales. It recently completed an expansion that boosted its production capacity and added a cafe specializing in Belgian food.

Here’s the had to say about the Ommegang experience:

New York’s homage to Belgian brewing offers complimentary tours of its 136-acre facility, plus tastings of up to six of the award-winning, house-made ales. Located on a former hops farm in the Susquehanna River Valley, the brewery happens to be a mere four miles from Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame. In spring 2013, Ommegang brewmaster Phil Leinhart is launching a series of Game of Thrones-inspired brews. First up? Iron Throne, a blonde ale as smooth and sultry as an Emilia Clarke clone.

A beer trip to the Cooperstown area is more than a one-stop experience, by the way. Nearby are Cooperstown Brewing Co., Butternuts Beer & Ale and the new brewpub, Council Rock Brewery.