Events

Bend the Knee Golden Ale

Hi, friends!

We’ve finished brewing and packaging our latest Game of Thrones-inspired beer, Bend the Knee Golden Ale, and the beer is now working its way from distributors to your favorite stores and bars. The official release date for Bend the Knee is today, May 22. The beer is now available in many locations across the country and it will be available in many more locations by Memorial Day Weekend.

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If you are in the Cooperstown area, Bend the Knee will be available at the brewery this Saturday, May 27, from 11 am to 9 pm. We’ll also have a replica Iron Throne from the show on site at the brewery that day. All guests are welcome to take a seat (and a photo) on the most powerful seat in Westeros. Photos on the Iron Thrones are available from 12-8 pm on Saturday. 

Ommegang is currently not distributed in Mississippi, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming so unfortunately Seven Kingdoms will not be for sale in these states. Outside of the United States, Seven Kingdoms may only be available in Ontario, Canada. There is not currently a release date set for Canada. We’re working with our distributor there and we’ll update this post when/if we have one.

We have a beer finder that will show the locations that the beer has been sold to. The beer finder works by aggregating sales data from the distributor and it is uploaded often a few days after the sale into the account. With the great demand it might even be sold out by the time it is listed on our beer finder, so we strongly encourage you to call your local retailers in advance to ask about availability. When you find Bend the Knee, you can tag a photo of the beer with #GoTxOmmegang on social media to let friends know where you found it.

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It is illegal for us to sell online or directly to customers who are not at the brewery, so we cannot do any online orders. There are a few websites that are allowed to sell beer directly to fans and we will post those here as they come in. For starters, keep an eye out on Craftshack.com which typically carries our limited release beers.

Happy hunting.
Allison

 

2017 SCS: Foster the People

Earlier this week we announced that Grammy-nominated Foster the People will play their first show at the brewery on Saturday, June 10 at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the show are on sale now via DSP Shows.

Tickets are $39.50 in advance and $45 at the gate. Families are welcome for this all-ages show, and children ages five and under do not require a ticket. Camping passes are available on a first come, first served basis for the first 1000 people to purchase a ticket. Camping is an additional $15 per person and available only through DSP Shows’ website. If camping does not sell out online ahead of the show, passes will be available at the gate for $20 per person.

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Foster the People was founded by Mark Foster in Los Angeles in 2009. The group achieved success with the 2011 release of their debut album Torches, which has sold nearly two million albums and over ten million singles worldwide. Torches features the #1 hit single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was declared “the year’s anthem” by SPIN, and also spawned the chart topping singles “Don’t Stop (Color  On The Walls),” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat.”

Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for their monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini.”

Foster the People’s sophomore album, Supermodel, was released on March 18th, 2014. Produced by Paul Epworth and recorded in various locations around the world, the album reached number three on the U.S. album chart. Two singles, “Coming of Age” and “Best Friend,” hit the Top Ten of the alternative chart.

DSP Shows (formerly known as Dan Smalls Presents) is a top talent buyer and concert promoter in New York and New England. DSP Shows has a proven track record of pairing the right acts with the right venues and producing unique and exciting music-based entertainment.

Brewery Ommegang is one of the premiere outdoor concert venues in Upstate NY, hosting a variety of national touring acts and more than 20,000 concert goers each year. A selection of Ommegang’s award-winning ales and non-alcoholic beverages options are available for purchase at every show along with festival-style favorites and locally procured dishes from a variety of local food vendors such as Origins Café, and Ommegang’s Café and food truck. The brewery’s natural amphitheater and gently-sloping grounds are a perfect venue to enjoy a show, rain or shine. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs for their comfort.

 

 

BCTC 2017: Big Top BCTC

Come One, Come All! 

This summer, the Greatest Show on Earth will be Big Top BCTC on August 4 and 5 here at the brewery in Cooperstown, NY. Recognized annually as one of the most exclusive and must-attend beer festivals in America, our Belgium Comes to Cooperstown event offers 3,000 lucky guests the opportunity to taste hard-to-find Belgian import brews as well as Belgian-style ales from all over North America. Tickets go on sale to the public April 1 at noon via our website

Nearly 100 breweries will be on-hand pouring while festival-goers fully immerse themselves in a theatrical and over-the-top experience. As always, BCTC promises more than just great beer – gourmet food vendors, live music, on-site camping and fireworks make the weekend truly special.

Festivities begin on Friday, August 4 at 6 pm with a five-course beer-pairing dinner for VIP ticket holders. Festival grounds open at noon on Saturday, August 5 for patrons holding camping tickets. Tasting begins at 2:30 pm for VIP ticket holders and 3 pm for general admission. Tasting ends at 7 pm. Live music runs from 3 pm until midnight. On Sunday morning, breakfast will be served from 8 am until noon. The brewery will be closed to the public Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, but reopens for regular service on Sunday, August 6 at 11 am.

BCTC is a 21+ event. VIP tickets cost $280 and include the beer pairing dinner, two nights of camping on the brewery grounds, and additional access to the beer tasting on Saturday afternoon. General admission tickets for Saturday’s tasting event cost $115 and general admission with camping on Saturday night costs $145. Please note that VIP tickets have sold out in under a minute for the last several years and historically, all tickets sell out within a day of the event going on sale.

Interested in volunteering for BCTC? Sign ups for volunteers also begin April 1 at noon at the same link as ticket sales!

We hope to see you at Big Top BCTC this summer!

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2017 SCS: Old Crow Medicine Show

Another awesome addition to our 2017 Summer Concert Series was announced this week: Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show returns to the Ommegang stage for a FOURTH year on Sunday, May 28 at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, February 24 at 10:00 am via DSP Shows

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Nashville-based Old Crow Medicine Show has spent years touring the world- playing renowned festivals and venues alongside some of the biggest names in Americana music- which makes it all the more special that they’ve also played shows at Brewery Ommegang in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In a change from past performances, this 2017 concert will feature Bob Dylan’s seminal album, Blonde on Blonde, performed in its entirety.

“Old Crow Medicine Show is definitely a favorite at Ommegang and we are delighted to have the band back in Cooperstown this Memorial Day Weekend,” says DSP President Dan Smalls. “Seeing the band perform Blonde on Blonde is something we are all looking forward to.”

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate. Families are welcome for this all-ages show, and children ages five and under do not require a ticket. Camping passes are available on a first come, first served basis for the first 1000 people to purchase a ticket. Camping is an additional $15 per person and available only through DSP Shows’ website. If camping does not sell out online ahead of the show, passes will be available at the gate for $20 per person.

DSP Shows (formerly known as Dan Smalls Presents) is a top talent buyer and concert promoter in New York and New England. DSP Shows has a proven track record of pairing the right acts with the right venues and producing unique and exciting music-based entertainment.

Brewery Ommegang is one of the premiere outdoor concert venues in Upstate NY, hosting a variety of national touring acts and more than 20,000 concert goers each year. A selection of Ommegang’s award-winning ales and non-alcoholic beverages options are available for purchase at every show along with festival-style favorites and locally procured dishes from a variety of local food vendors such as Origins Café, and Ommegang’s Café and food truck. The brewery’s natural amphitheater and gently-sloping grounds are a perfect venue to enjoy a show, rain or shine. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs for their comfort.

Snommegang 2017

Snommegang logoIn December we announced that we were partnering once again with America on Tap to bring back our Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival for another year of beery, wintery fun. This year’s event is Saturday, March 11 from 2-6 pm on Main Street in Oneonta, NY.

Tickets to the tasting portion of Snommegang are $50 each and are available now on the event website, Snommegang.com. Day-of tickets will be $55. Snommegang sold out last year so we advise getting tickets in advance.

More than 30 breweries and their representatives from across the United States will each pour at least two of their best offerings at the event. The beer tasting is accompanied by live music, food and activities – all within heated tents along Muller Plaza and surrounding businesses on Main Street. Music and activities in Muller Plaza are free and open to the public.

America On Tap Beer Festivals is the first and only national live event series dedicated to showcasing specialty and craft breweries from around the globe, while also delivering authentic, craft beer-focused experiences filled with live music, great vendors, and delicious local food.

Snommegang has become one of the region’s most anticipated winter events,” says Ommegang president Doug Campbell. “We in Upstate NY take tremendous pride and delight in our long, snowy winters, and we can think of no better way to celebrate the season than to host and event that pours the best beer in the world right here in Oneonta.”

“We are excited to partner with Brewery Ommegang and look forward to another very successful Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival,” said A.J. Bodden, executive producer, America on Tap. “Our goal is to deliver a more robust festival experience by providing the best of the local and national craft beer scene for an unforgettable and authentic beer experience.”

We’re also looking for volunteers to help with Snommegang. Volunteers will receive an America on Tap crew neck t-shirt and a souvenir America on Tap sample glass to take home at the end of the event. Sign up here: https://americaontap.com/volunteer/

We hope to see you at Snommegang on March 11.