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2017 SCS: The Shins

Last week we announce that Grammy-nominated Americana band The Shins will play their first show at the brewery in Cooperstown, NY on Saturday, June 17 at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the show go on sale TODAY, March 17, at 10:00 am via DSP Shows.

Tickets are $42.50 in advance and $47 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. 

Founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1996 by James Mercer, The Shins’ debut full length, Oh, Inverted World caused a seismic shift in the indie rock scene upon its release in 2001, singlehandedly ushering in the modern era of the genre, and selling nearly a million copies. The Shins are currently promoting their fifth album, Heartworms, with a world tour that includes stops in Europe and along the east coast ahead of the show in Cooperstown.

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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.

We hope to see you you at the show!

2017 SCS: Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Ween

Earlier this week we announced two additional shows for our 2017 Summer Concert Series at the brewery in Cooperstown, NY. An Evening with Ween will take place on Friday, June 9 at 7:00 pm, and internationally acclaimed artist Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform at the brewery on Friday, July 21 at 7:00 pm. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10:00 am via DSP Shows.

Tickets for An Evening with Ween are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Tickets for Elvis Costello & The Imposters are $55 in advance and $60 at the gate.  Families are welcome for both of these all-ages show, and children ages five and under do not require a ticket. Camping passes are available for both shows 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.

WEEN-IGFormed by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, Jr. in New Hope, PA, Ween has taken on a cult-like status with legions of devoted fans around the world. Beginning with six self-released cassettes in the 1980s followed by 11 studio albums, 6 live albums and a smattering of EPs through the 1990s and 2000s, Ween’s recorded output is far-reaching in its styles moving from rock to punk to psychedelic to country to alternative and all points in between.

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters bring their new show, “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers,” back for a coast-to-coast North American run of 20 dates this June and July. Last fall, Costello debuted the tour to rave reviews. A musicologist of formidable breadth and knowledge, Costello is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. Costello was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

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.

Meet Short Sleeve Saison

We are ready to welcome warmer weather with a brand new seasonal offering, Short Sleeve Saison. This refreshing 4.5% ABV, 35 IBU saison is the perfect accompaniment for celebrating the arrival of spring, and the fresh air adventures that come with it.

Short Sleeve Saison is one of our most easy drinking offerings to date,” says Justin Forsythe, our innovation manager. “The delicate yet complex balance between lightness, spice, and fruitiness is sure to please the palate and leave you desiring another sip. As the weather begins to warm again, we hope this beer is a go-to for refreshment, and something light enough to keep you anticipating the warmer months ahead.”

Short Sleeve Saison pours a pale straw-colored with a pure white head. The aroma is floral, with a touch of fruit, and has grassy undertones. The flavor opens with a bit of lemon tartness followed by mild wheat character, and the mouthfeel is delicate and quickly resolves in a crisp, clean finish.

Brewed with pilsner, wheat, acidulated malts, and flaked oats. Short Sleeve Saison is hopped with Southern Hemisphere Topaz and Motueka hop varieties, and spiced with grains of paradise, lemon peel, and coriander.

Pairing suggestions for this pleasantly crisp saison include delicate fresh flavors like poached salmon over a microgreen salad with strawberry vinaigrette, mild cheeses like queso blanco and fresh mozzarella, and light desserts like berry sorbet. Short Sleeve Saison will be available in 12 oz. six-packs and on draft at the brewery beginning Saturday, March 4, and in select Ommegang retailers in the following states beginning in late February and early March: AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, plus Washington D.C., and P.R.

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2017 SCS: CAKE

Earlier this week we announced that CAKE will return to the brewery after a five year hiatus. Tickets for An Evening with CAKE are on sale now via DSP Shows!

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As they approach their twentieth anniversary, CAKE’s lucid yet ever-inventive music has left them with no obvious peers. The band’s most recent album, Showroom of Compassion, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and was touted as “deadpan brilliance” by the New Yorker. In addition to writing, arranging, producing, and performing their own music, CAKE have taught themselves to engineer their recording projects in their own solar-powered studio. The band is currently in the recording studio working on their ninth album due for release in 2017. CAKE last played at Brewery Ommegang five years ago, in June 2012, during the brewery’s second annual summer concert series.

“We are excited to bring CAKE back to the brewery in May,” says DSP President Dan Smalls. “The band is unparalleled, a great start to Memorial Day Weekend in Cooperstown.”

Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 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. 

A Look at Bend the Knee

Last week, GQ announced details of our next Game of Thrones-inspired beer, Bend the Knee. This Belgian-style golden ale brewed with honey is due out around Memorial Day. It’ll be available on draft and in a series of three collectible bottles, each featuring one of three Great House sigils. We’re very exciting about this new beer and can’t wait to share it with you in a few months.

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Please note: Ommegang is not currently distributed in Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, or Wyoming so you won’t be able to find this beer in those states. We have very limited distribution in Canada (only in Ontario) and when the Game of Thrones-inspired beers are brought to Ontario, they are typically a few months behind the US release. We’ll share more details about availability, and tips for find the beer, when we get closer to the launch.

Here’s the press release we shared last week:

When fans last gripped their glasses at the end of Game of Thrones’ sixth season, the great houses of Westeros were on the brink of an epic conflict. Cersei had ascended to the Iron Throne as the first queen of Westeros, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark had just reclaimed the North, and Daenerys Targaryen had set sail for the Seven Kingdoms. To commemorate the coming mêlée in the Emmy® Award-winning show’s epic seventh season, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are excited to announce a new beer in their collaborative series: Bend the Knee Golden Ale.

Paying homage to the struggle for control of the Seven Kingdoms, Bend the Knee will be available on draft and in a series of three collectible 750ml bottles, all finished in matte black and adorned with one of the three Great House sigils: Stark, Targaryen, or Lannister. The beer clocks in at 9.0% ABV and bears a suggested retail price of $10.99 per bottle. And while the show’s return date has yet to be announced, fans can mark their calendars for the official nationwide release of the beer, which will be on shelves around Memorial Day.

“With this next Game of Thrones-inspired release, we wanted a beer and a pack that was fit for a king… or a queen,” said Brewery Ommegang President, Doug Campbell. “Drawing from a rich Belgian brewing tradition, Golden Strong Ales are deceptive due to their unique combination of extreme drinkability and relatively high alcohol content. Bend the Knee walks that line, while also incorporating the delicate flavors of honey into the mix. The subtle noble and floral hop contribution adds to its delicateness, and the beer finishes smooth and dry.”

“We love the idea of a golden ale to kick off the summer and to keep fans engaged as they wait for Game of Thrones to return,” said Josh Goodstadt, Vice President of Global Licensing and Retail, HBO. “With the story focusing in on these three major houses—Stark, Lannister and Targaryen—we’re excited to give fans the chance to align themselves with their favorite house as they sip this latest brew.”

Bend the Knee is brewed with pils malt and flaked oats and hopped with Saaz, Bravo, and Styrian Golding hops. It pours a golden hue with a large, frothy head. Both the aroma and flavor mix maltiness and citrus from the hops, while Ommegang’s signature house yeast produces prominent fruitiness. Wildflower honey added during fermentation provides light sweetness to the beer, which finishes dry and with firm hop bitterness.

Fit for any feast table, Bend the Knee’s clean and balanced flavor and effervescent carbonation make it a fine pairing for a variety of foods including seafood and shellfish, roasted or grilled chicken, grilled steaks, and aged Swiss-style cheeses.

Stay warm, friends.
Cheers.
Allison