Cafe Ommegang

Harvest Weekend Experience 2017

Brewery Ommegang and The Farmers’ Museum have teamed up for a Harvest Weekend Experience in the village from Friday, September 15 until Sunday, September 17. The multi-faceted event includes a New York State Farm to Table Dinner at the brewery on Friday night from 6-9:30 PM and a harvest festival at the museum on Saturday and Sunday. The dinner will also serve as the launch event for Hopstate NY 2017, an IPA brewed with 100% NYS-grown hops. Local lodging properties have created packages to host out-of-town visitors for the weekend.

The brewery’s NYS-inspired, grown, and raised dinner is an all-inclusive, three-course, family-style beer pairing experience on the brewery lawn bookended with charcuterie and dessert hours. Guests will have the opportunity to wander in the Ommegang hop yard, and mingle with NYS hop growers and farmers who contributed ingredients for night’s meal. Each course of the meal is paired with a different Ommegang beer including the brand new Hopstate NY 2017. Each guest will also receive a discount voucher for the brewery store for redemption that weekend. Tickets for dinner are $135/person (includes tax) and attendees must be 21+ to attend.

The Farmers’ Museum’s 39th Annual Harvest Festival is a regional favorite, bringing together a wide range of performers, artisans, and exhibitors. Guests will enjoy hands-on activities, artisan demonstrations, live music and dance performances, wagon rides, crafts and more in addition to the museum’s outstanding collections and interpretative exhibits. The festival is from 10 am to 5 pm, each day. Admission is $12/adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), and $6/children (7-12). Children (6 and under) are free. The event is all ages.

A few local hospitality properties are offering weekend packages for the Harvest Weekend Experience. Please click on an individual property to view available packages and to book directly with the property. Packages all include dinner tickets and admission to the festival so there’s no need to purchase those separately.

The Inn at Cooperstown
The Landmark Inn (please call for information and booking: 607-547-7225)
The Phoenix Inn
The August Lodge

Don’t required overnight accommodations but would still like to attend?

Tickets for the NYS Farm to Table Beer Dinner may be purchased here.

Tickets for the 39th Annual Harvest Festival at The Farmers’ Museum may be purchased here.

We hope to see you for the Harvest Weekend Experience!

Hops Behind Brewery Photo


Visiting Ommegang: Tour Regulations and Cafe Information

Fall/Winter Hours for the Tap House, including tours, tastings, store, and cafe:
Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 5 pm
Friday and Saturday 12 pm to 9 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Closings are posted on our website, and they are also on our phone message when you call 607-544-1800.

Tours are on the hour and tastings are on the half hour. Tours are $5/person and tastings are $10/person and include a souvenir tasting glass and six 3 oz. tasting pours. You must be at least five years old to take the tour and 21 years old to participate in a tasting. We do not take reservations for tours and tastings and they can fill up fast so we recommend getting to the brewery early to make sure you get a spot. Tours and tastings are limited to 20 people for each time slot.

Closed-toe shoes and covered shoulders are required to tour the brewery. We no longer provide shirts and Crocs for visitors. 

Friendly dogs are welcome on the brewery patio provided they are on a six-foot or shorter leash and remain with their owners at all times.

Visiting Ommegang: Tour Regulations and Cafe Information, Summer 2016

UPDATE: Beginning February 2, 2017 the price for a tasting is $6 per person. 

Hi, friend! Are you coming to see us this summer? Great! We can’t wait to welcome you. Here’s some updated information about visiting Ommegang to help plan your trip.

Beginning Thursday, May 26, we are open daily from 11 am to 6 pm for tours, tastings, cafe service, and for shopping in the brewery store. We’re also open for dinner from 6-9 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. We are closed for BCTC (August 5-6), concerts (May 28, July 8, July 9, July 21, and July 24) and occasionally for other special events. Closings are posted on Facebook, on our website, and they are also on our phone message when you call 607-544-1800.

At the brewery, we run tours on the hour and tastings on the half hour. Tours are FREE and tastings are $6 per person and include a souvenir tasting glass. You must be at least five years old to take the tour and 21 years old to participate in a tasting. Tours and tastings fill up fast so we recommend getting to the brewery early to make sure you get a spot. Tours and tastings are limited to 20 people for each time slot.

Last summer we introduced new safety regulations for our tours.

  • No bare shoulders.
  • No open toe shoes.
  • No items in shirt pockets.
  • No dangly jewelry.

Coming to see us but only have a tank top? Do you only wear sandals in the summer? Not a problem! We have clean, short-sleeve work shirts, stylish CROCS, and disposable socks that we’re happy to lend to you for the tour.

These clothing requirements are for the safety of our guests, our staff, our brewery, and our beer. We appreciate your adherence to these policies.

Want to have a meal at Ommegang? We do that too! Here are a few things to know about our  communal dining café:

  • Your entire party must be present before seating.
  • We do not sit parties larger than 14 and we do not split checks for parties larger than seven.
  • If you are here with your children, please order for them to avoid double orders and double charges.
  • Please don’t move tables or seats after ordering. This will help expedite your service.
  • If you are going to enjoy a tour or tasting while you’re here, please don’t leave your children behind! Kids may not be left unattended at a café table or anywhere else on the brewery grounds. They must be supervised at all times for their safety and the safety of all guests and our staff.

Still have questions? Email and we’ll do our best to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at Brewery Ommegang this summer.


Valentine’s Day Dinner 2016

UPDATE (2/14): Thanks for celebrating Valentine’s Day 2016 with us! Check back on the blog in early 2017 for details about next year’s Valentine’s Day dinner.

UPDATE (2/8): This event is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching! Do you have date night plans yet? No!? Then let us help!

On Saturday, February 13, our cafe team will serve a four-course beer pairing dinner that’s sure to delight! Two seatings are available: 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Reservations must be made by calling Joe or Alexa at the cafe: 607-544-1800, extension 828 or extension 847.

Details: Dinner is $100/couple. Please add an additional $10/guest for the suggested beer pairings. This includes taxes but not gratuity. We will gladly accommodate vegetarians and food allergies but please notify us at the time of reservation. Reservations will be held with a $25 deposit that will be deducted from the final bill.

First Course
Green salad with roasted beets and chevre dressed with Hop House vinaigrette OR Carrot, ginger and Hennepin soup
Paired with Nirvana IPA

Second Course
Oysters in half shell OR Chorizo stuffed portabella cap
Paired with Hennepin Saison

Third Course
12 oz prime rib OR Pork osso bucco OR Grilled salmon
All entrees served with vegetables and a choice of rice pilaf or mashed potatoes
Paired with our BRAND NEW Bourbon Barrel-aged Three Philosophers Quadrupel

Fourth Course
Slice of Belgian Chocolate Cake with a Liefmans cherry reduction and two chocolate covered strawberries
Paired with Rosetta Kriek

Valentine’s Day dinner at Cafe Ommegang always books up quickly so don’t delay in making your reservations!

Winter at Cafe Ommegang 2015/2016

Winter is coming. And while we love to see the brewery grounds blanketed in snow, the cold weather means that we’ll see fewer friends at the cafe during the week. So for the next few months, the café will offer a limited menu Monday-Thursday. This menu features our popular frites, cheese and charcuterie plates, wings, and waffles. And of course, we always have more than a dozen beers to enjoy with your meal. Our full menu is still available Friday-Sunday and during dinner hours. You can view both menus here. The limited menu is on the first page.

Dinner reservations are available for Friday and Saturday from 6-9 pm. Reservations can be made online or by calling the cafe at 607-544-1800, ext. 825.

Tours and tastings will run as usual through the winter, on the hour for tours and on the half hour for tastings. Tours are free and tastings are $5/person and include a souvenir glass. The store is stocked with beer, wearables, barware, local food items, and fun gifts for the beer lovers in your life. Gift cards for the store and the café are also available.

If you’ll be in the area for the holidays, please note we’ll close at 3 pm on Christmas Eve and we’re closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day so our employees can spend time with their friends and families. Regular cafe and store/tour/tasting hours are 12-5 pm Sunday to Thursday. The store will remain open until 8 pm on Friday and Saturday nights while dinner is being served but tours and tastings will still end at 5pm on those nights. For more information, visit our website.

Stop by and see us!