Hopstate NY 2017

NY State Hops

As hop harvest wraps up in NY, we are proud to once again shine the spotlight on New York State hop farmers with the release of Hopstate NY IPA, the third annual vintage of Hopstate NY beer, brewed with all-NYS hops. Brewed to help support the state’s burgeoning hop industry, this year’s Hopstate NY is an India Pale Ale, and the beer is available now only in NY State on draft and in four-packs.

The hop industry has deep roots in NY State. The region was the epicenter of hops production in the United States in the 1800s, producing 80% of the country’s hops. For the past several years, Ommegang, which is located on the former Lynes Hop Farm in Cooperstown, NY, has purchased New York State-grown and processed hops. Hops for this year’s beer were sourced from Weathertop Farm in Palmyra, Pedersen Farms in Seneca Castle, Willet Hop & Grain in Willet, and Mosher Farm in Bouckville.

From our president, Doug Campbell: “In this, our third year of the Hopstate NY program, we are extremely proud to contribute to the continued advancement of the hop farming trade throughout New York. We are delighted to see the continued growth of Farm Breweries around the state and we continue to believe that with the sustained support of brewers, New York’s hop famers can regain their rightful place among the world’s most respected hop-growing regions.”

At 7.4% ABV, Hopstate NY IPA is brewed with Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, and Nugget hops, and is fermented with an English ale yeast. The beer pours a hazy pale orange with a fluffy white head. The aroma is bursting with tropical fruit and citrus notes balanced by hints of sweet malt. The flavor follows the aroma with tropical fruit, and citrus hop character upfront balanced by a pleasantly sweet bready malt character. Balanced bitterness spreads across the whole palate, paired with a velvety-smooth mouthfeel and a medium-full body. The finish is moderately dry with just a touch of lingering bitterness. Hopstate NY IPA pairs well with grilled and smoked meats and fish, pizza, burgers, and moderately sharp cheeses.

 This year, Hopstate NY IPA is only available in New York but as the local hop industry grows, this beer may expand to new states, symbolizing its rebirth and vitality. The beer is available now in 12oz. four-packs for the suggested retail price of $10.99. Our website offers a beer finder for locating retailers by zip code in case you’re thirsty to try this!


4 responses on “Hopstate NY 2017

  1. Bruce Campbell

    Sorry for a comment in the wrong place but I have not found a way of connecting online with a question. Will you be producing another run of Rosetta? I had some in a restaurant out here in Sonoma County California, home of many superior craft breweries and found it the equal of many.
    At one time BevMo had it in their inventory but they no longer stock it according to their Santa Rosa location. I would appreciate any information.


    1. Ommegang Post author

      Our beer finder isn’t showing any locations near Santa Rosa but there are a couple places near SF that have it in stock if you ever find yourself down that way.
      LEDGERS LIQUOR STORE 1399 UNIVERSITY AVE BERKELEY, CA 94702 (510)540-9243 48.3 mi
      COST PLUS WORLD MARKET 2552 TAYLOR ST SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133 (415)928-6200 48.6 mi

      We’ll see what we can find out from the local reps about Rosetta in Santa Rosa and let you know.

  2. Justin J Hower

    It’s great to hear about Hopstate, tho it doesn’t seem to be showing up quickly on the shelves here in the East Village of Manhattan. I do wonder why I see online that the 20th Anniversary ale is onsale in Connecticut but you haven’t bothered to post about it yet.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Hi, Justin. We can see some retail locations in the NYC area that have Hopstate in stock. Here’s the link to our beer finder: http://ommegang.com/blog/beer-finder/ If you’re still unable to find it with this tool, let us know and we’ll get you in touch with a sales rep in the area that can help you out. 20th Anniversary Ale is out now in many locations and working its way into more. We have a lot of beer news this month and didn’t want to overwhelm readers with back to back to back posts so we’re spreading them out a bit as the beer is saturating the market. It’s great to hear you found it in CT! That’s typically a trickier state for finding limited releases. We just put up the blog post about it. Keep an eye out for another beer post in about a week! This is a busy season for us. Cheers!