SCS 2018: Jack White on May 27

UPDATE 1/27: This concert is SOLD OUT!

Friends! It’s here! The first announced show of our 2018 Summer Concert Series with DSP Shows!

We are excited to welcome Jack White to the brewery stage on Sunday, May 27 during the US leg of his tour for his brand new album Boarding House Reach.

Tickets are $59.50 in advance, $65 at the gate, and go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 26 at 10 am local time. Families are welcome for this all-ages show, and children ages five and under do not require a ticket.

A limited number of camping passes are available to ticket holders until they sellout. Camping passes are $15 and can only be purchased online at dspshows.com.

Read on for more information about pre-sale opportunities, Jack White and his new album, and our partner DSP Shows, who we’re excited to be partnering with for an EIGHTH year of summer concerts.

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From the press release:

Jack White’s North American, U.S. & European tour in support of new album Boarding House Reach includes appearance at 8th annual Brewery Ommegang Summer Concert Series in Cooperstown, Sunday, May 27th. 
Tickets on sale Friday, January 26th. More Ommegang shows to be announced soon.

Hot on the heels of announcing his new album BOARDING HOUSE REACH (out March 23 via Third Man/Columbia) and releasing the first single, “Connected by Love,” Jack White has unveiled an extensive run of North American headline tour dates, along with shows in London, Paris, and Amsterdam. These dates, spanning from April to August, include stops at several festivals — Governors Ball, Shaky Knees, and Boston Calling, as well as at Brewery Ommegang as part of the famed brewery’s 8th annual Summer Concert Series on its 136-acre farmstead brewery in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday, May 27th. Gates open at 5 PM. Show is at 7 PM. Support to be announced.

On sale and Pre-sale Schedule

Ticketmaster Verified Fan Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 16 (10 AM ET)
Third Man VAULT (Fan Club) Presale: Monday, January 22 (10 AM Local) – Thursday, January 25 (10 PM Local)
Sign up HERE for Third Man Vault Package #35 featuring the ONLY limited edition version of the album and to gain ticket pre-sale access FIRST
Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale: Wednesday, January 24 (10 AM Local) – Thursday, January 25 (10 PM Local)
SPOTIFY Presale: Wednesday, January 24 (10 AM Local) – Thursday, January 25 (10 PM Local)
DSP Shows & Ommegang Local Presale: Thursday, January 25 (10 AM Local – 10 PM Local)
Public On Sale: Friday, January 26 (10 AM Local)

Additionally, every online ticket purchased in North America for the new headline shows will include a physical copy of BOARDING HOUSE REACH on CD. Fans will also have the option to upgrade their CD to the standard black vinyl LP. 

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BOARDING HOUSE REACH sees Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with no outside distractions, White replicated the identical environment and used the same gear as when he was a 15 year old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation) to pen sketches of the album’s songs. The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain — crunching rock ‘n’ roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country — all remapped and born anew to fit White’s matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation. BOARDING HOUSE REACH is a testament to the breadth of Jack White’s creative power and his bold artistic ambition.

BOARDING HOUSE REACH is heralded by the rapidly acclaimed new single, “Connected By Love” b/w “Respect Commander,” which is available now digitally worldwide and as a physical 7-inch vinyl single pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit.

“Connected By Love” is accompanied by a brand-new music video from director Pasqual Gutierrez — watch it here. The single was greeted with rapturous global applause upon its arrival, with Billboard declaring the song “a classic White confessional blues burner,” and Entertainment Weekly calling it “a searing, organ-lined plea to a former flame.” NPR’s Bob Boilen wrote, “it’s a blend of old guitar blues that is simultaneously on the edge of rock’s horizon.” “The four-year wait is over,” says Rolling Stone –– Jack is back with the “blistering first single” from BOARDING HOUSE REACH.
 
BOARDING HOUSE REACH TRACK LIST

  1. Connected By Love
    2. Why Walk A Dog?
    3. Corporation
    4. Abulia and Akrasia
    5. Hypermisophoniac
    6. Ice Station Zebra
    7. Over and Over and Over
    8. Everything You’ve Ever Learned
    9. Respect Commander
    10. Ezmerelda Steals The Show
    11. Get In The Mind Shaft
    12. What’s Done Is Done
    13. Humoresque

JackWhiteIII.com 

ThirdManRecords.com

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About DSP Shows

DSP Shows, based in Ithaca, NY and Northampton, MA, is a one of the leading independent concert promoters in America.  The company was founded as Dan Smalls Presents in 2008 by Dan Smalls and became DSP Shows in 2015 with the addition of partner John Sanders.  The company produces over 600 shows a year in venues throughout Upstate New York and New England including The State Theatre of Ithaca, Brewery Ommegang Summer Concert Series, The Academy of Music in Northampton, Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY and Babeville in Buffalo, NY among many others.
www.dspshows.com

 

Visitors’ Center Expansion

UPDATE 4/7/2018:

Dear friends,

As you know, our visitors center is undergoing an extensive renovation this winter and spring. Work inside and outside of the building is moving right along and we’re starting to see the final shape of the visitors’ center emerging. As we move on to the next phase of the renovation, it’s necessary for us to close the store and tasting room in order to complete the work. Beginning Monday, April 9, the brewery will be closed to the public until future notice while we continue the renovation. There will be no tours or tastings and the brewery store will be closed as well. Inside the brewery, we’re busy brewing new beers, including some extra special ones you’ll only be able to buy in the visitors’ center when it reopens. More on that later.

We apologize for inconvenience of closing the visitors’ center and will miss seeing you at the brewery this spring. Rest assured that when we reopen, it’ll be worth the wait! Please follow us on social media where we’ll share updates and sneak peeks of the renovation as it progresses.

-The Brewery Ommegang Team

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Big news, friends! We recently broke ground on an extensive expansion of our onsite visitors’ center! We’re upgrading all facets of the facility to enable us to better accommodate the surging crowds of beer tourists that flock to the area. The renovations began just before the holidays and will be completed by the start of the 2018 summer season. With nearly 80,000 visitors annually, 40% of whom visit between June and August, we are thrilled to enhance the capacity to deliver a superlative experience to every visitor.

Aiding in the renovation and marketing of the brewery once the renovation is complete is a $525 thousand grant that we received in December from the state’s economic development council. The grant designates $375 thousand for capital expansion and $150 thousand for marketing. The money for the expansion will allow us to expand café and retail facilities, enabling us to better serve the tourism traffic throughout the year.

A message from our president, Doug Campbell: “With this renovation, we will build an onsite experience that is world-class, matching the quality of the experience with the quality of the beer we brew here every day. As a significant tourist draw for the area, we always aim to provide a unique, memorable experience that leaves our visitors with a love of beer and of the Cooperstown area. The grant from New York State and the additional capacity it will enable us to add will aid in that aim significantly.”

Highlights of the $2 million renovation include a new entry way with access to the store, tasting room, and café; additional seating in the café with tables along a windowed wall that looks out onto the patio and brewery ground; additional outdoor seating under an all-weather pavilion; and an expansion of retail store including the addition of a beer cellar to accommodate new small batch limited releases.

We will post updates on the renovations via social media to give sneak peeks on the progress.

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Meet Candi Stout

We are excited to introduce a new evolution in the our brewery’s mission to blend the artistry of Belgian brewing traditions with a typically non-Belgian beer style. Candi Stout fuses rich roasted malts with Belgian candi sugar, bittersweet cocoa nibs, and a special strain of Belgian ale yeast. The result is a delightfully drinkable blend of a Belgian-style dark ale and a traditional stout.

From Brewmaster Phil Leinhart: “Candi Stout is unique in that the dark candi sugar lessens the body a bit and reduces the need for higher amounts of roasted grains so the beer drinks slightly lighter and less roasted than a typical stout.  This is a great beer for the cold months ahead, and we’re as excited to share this new beer with fans as we are to drink it this winter.”

Candi Stout is brewed with two-row, flaked barley, Pale Chocolate, Special B, aromatic, Midnight Wheat, and roasted barley malts. Candi syrup and cocoa nibs are added to create a smoothness and lightness of body not typically associated with stouts. Hopped with Styrian Golding and Saaz hops, and fermented with a Belgian abbey ale yeast, the beer’s ABV is 6.7%.

The beer pours a deep, dark black with a thick tan head. Dark chocolate and cocoa lead a complex aroma with subtle hints of dark fruit and spicy yeast. The flavor opens with mild sweetness, giving way to rich chocolate, and mild roast. The use of Belgian yeast and the extra dose of fermentables from candi syrup contribute a smooth body and finish, resulting in impressive drinkability, despite the beer’s complexity. Candi Stout is a perfect match for any variety of chocolate desserts, or on the savory side, with roasted or grilled meats, roasted root vegetables, and aged cheeses.

There will be a one-time release of Candi Stout in 750ml bottles on Saturday, December 23 at the brewery in Cooperstown and in the month of January in Wegmans, Total Wine, and Costco stores in the eastern part of the United States. Candi Stout on draft will be available in The Pub by Wegmans locations in February and nationwide in March, for a limited time.

We can’t wait to hear what you think about Candi Stout. Cheers!

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Royal Reserve Collection: Hand of the Queen

Hand of the Queen*CLINK*

We’re excited to announce that our new Game of Thrones-inspired Royal Reserve Collection launches in 2018! The first of four beers in the collection is Hand of the Queen, a big, bold barleywine brewed for Tyrion Lannister. It will be available only in the United States beginning in April. A list of distribution states will be available in March of 2018 when the beer starts shipping to our wholesalers. Details about the collection and the first beer are below in the press release.

Cheers!

Brewery Ommegang and HBO announce launch of Game of Thrones®-inspired Royal Reserve Collection this spring

As Game of Thrones approaches its final season, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are excited to announce the launch of the Royal Reserve Collection, a collectible series of four special, limited release beers, each designed and brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms. Packaged as a series, with simple, elegant iconography and sophisticated design representative of select Westerosi houses, each beer will be brewed and blended with ingredients selected to match the character and temperament of the chosen hero, designed and brewed as Brewery Ommegang’s interpretation of what a royal brewer might brew for his or her noble master.

The first beer in the series is Hand of the Queen, a beer brewed for Tyrion Lannister. As one who knows a great many things, Tyrion knows and loves wine above all else, so Hand of the Queen is a big, bold barleywine, a beer fit for those who seek knowledge and truth, both great and small. Available throughout Ommegang’s distribution network beginning in April, Hand of the Queen will be offered both on draft and in 750ml bottles. The suggested retail price for a bottle is $12.99.

“While technically not royalty at all, Tyrion certainly qualifies as a nobleman in our esteem,” says Doug Campbell, President of Brewery Ommegang. “We’ve wanted to brew for Tyrion for six seasons, and we believe his time has come. Knowing his preferences, our beer for Tyrion could only be a barleywine.”

“Ommegang’s collection of Game of Thrones beers has been an enduring hit with our fans, so we’re excited to offer them even more opportunities to pay tribute to their favorite characters next year by releasing four new and special releases,” says Jeff Peters, Vice President of Global Licensing at HBO. “And, of course, who better to receive our first tribute than Tyrion, the man who so famously drinks and knows things.”

Brewed with a complex blend of specialty malts and carefully-selected old-world hops, Hand of the Queen is a rich, full-bodied version of a classic barleywine and comes in at 10.7% ABV. Malt forward and multifaceted, the beer balances the intense flavors of brandy-soaked raisins and dark fruit with the lighter notes of apricot. Hints of molasses and toffee are evident before a finish characterized by the classic yet distinctive barleywine alcoholic heat. Hand of the Queen, an old-world example of the style, attempts to balance these strong yet unruly opposing forces, much like the way Tyrion maintains the balance of power among his influential contemporaries in Westeros.

The Royal Reserve Collection will feature four brand new beers in the brewery’s Game of Thrones-inspired series with HBO. All of the beers will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles and they’ll launch in April, July, October, and December for 2018. Details and images of future beers will be announced throughout the year.

Snommegang 2018

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Our Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival is a celebration of the passionate pursuit of perfection shared by brewers across the country. To celebrate this noble endeavor, we proud to announce that in March 2018, we’ll host Snommegang in two locations: the inaugural Snommegang Lake Placid, and the fifth annual Snommegang Oneonta. For the Oneonta event, we’ll once again partner with America On Tap, the country’s leading producer of premium craft beer festivals, to expand this increasingly popular beer festival this winter in the City of the Hills.

Snommegang Lake Placid is Saturday, March 3 from 2-6 pm at the beautiful High Peaks Resort and will feature some of America’s best breweries, their medal-worthy beers, and hors d’oeuvre stations. Enjoying these delicious beers will be all the better thanks to the breathtaking back drop of Lake Placid, a truly dazzling winter landscape where visitors can experience a one-of-a-kind cross section of awesome beer, delicious food, and world-class alpine sport. Beyond the pour, visitors can enjoy Saturday late-night specials at area bars and Sunday hair-of-the-dog brunch specials around town.

Snommegang Oneonta is Saturday March 10 from 2-6 pm on historic Main Street in Oneonta, NY and will also feature around 30 breweries from across the United States. 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, and tickets are only required for the tasting portion of the event.

Both Snommegang events are for guests age 21+. Tickets for both locations are on sale now. Snommegang Lake Placid tickets are $50 each and available on TicketFly.com. Tickets for Snommegang Oneonta vary in price depending on group size and purchase date. Visit Snommegang.com for more details.

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. Ommegang is pleased to continue their partnership America On Tap in 2018.

“As a proud Upstate brewery, we take great delight in celebrating our long, snowy season, embracing the beauty of this winter wonderland,” says Doug Campbell, our brewery president. “To add such a storied location and a fantastic partner as Village of Lake Placid to the Snommegang schedule represents a great evolution of the very strong event we’ve already built with America On Tap in Oneonta.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Brewery Ommegang and couldn’t be happier to see the Snommegang Festival expand to an additional location” said Brittany Gilman, Marketing Manager, America on Tap. “The Snommegang festival experience and reputation will only strengthen now with two weekends of overflowing fun and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

We hope to see you at Snommegang this winter!

Confirmed breweries for Lake Placid as of 2/26/18:

1911 Hard Cider
Brewery Ommegang
Big Slide Brewery & Public House
Big Tupper Brewing
Boulevard Brewing Company
Brooklyn Brewery
Browns Brewing
Empire Brewing Co.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Founders Brewing Company
Good Nature Farm Brewery
Jack’s Abby
Lake George Brewhouse
Lake Placid Pub and Brewery
Left Hand Brewing
Saranac Brewery
Shiner
Sixpoint Brewery (tent.)
Sloop Brewing
Tröegs Independent Brewing
Two Roads Brewing Co.
Wachusett Brewing Company