Royal Reserve Collection: Queen of the Seven Kingdoms

Ommegang GOT Queen 7 Kingdoms 750 ML bottle shot FINAL Mar 21 2018[1]

*clink* We’re pleased to announce Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, the second of four special beers in this year’s Game of Thrones-inspired Royal Reserve Collection. Inspired by Cersei Lannister, this exceptional blend of Belgian sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale will be available only in the United States, beginning in late June. A list of distribution states will be available earlier that month when the beer begins shipping to wholesalers. Details about the collection and the first beer are below in the press release.

__________________________________________________

Brewery Ommegang and HBO® announce Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, second beer in Game of Thrones®-inspired Royal Reserve Collection

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) The first beer in Brewery Ommegang and HBO’s Royal Reserve Collection is just hitting stores this month, but the second beer is already on the horizon! Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, the second in a 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, is brewed and blended for Cersei Lannister.

An exceptional blend of Belgian sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms is fitting for the fair-haired ruler who is as acerbic as they come. Available throughout Ommegang’s distribution network on June 29, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms will be offered both on draft and in 750ml bottles. The suggested retail price for a bottle is $12.99.

“Cersei is a complex character, and we’ve tried to emulate that profile with this beer, which blends a lovely, dry blonde ale with a subtly tart Belgian sour,” says brewery president Doug Campbell.

“When we set out to create the Royal Reserve Collection, we knew we had to pay homage the character currently sitting on the Iron Throne. We’re very happy to present this tribute to the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms herself, Cersei Lannister” said Jeff Peters, Vice President of Global Licensing and Retail, HBO.

Queen of the Seven Kingdoms pours a pale gold color with a brilliant white head. Aromas of melon, citrus, and lactic acidity meld together with fruity esters from the Belgian yeast. Tart citrus flavors soften to sweet malt flavors with notes of apricots. The finish is dry and crisp with a subtle citrus bite from the lemon peel. Queen of the Seven Kingdoms pairs well with sharp aged cheeses and salty cured meats, red meat or dark poultry, and spiced desserts like pumpkin pie or apple tarts.

The Royal Reserve Collection features 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. The series begins with Hand of the Queen, a barleywine, which launches in April, then Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, followed by two additional beers that launch in October and December 2018. Details and images of future beers will be announced throughout the year.

 

SCS 2018: Old Crow Medicine Show

Great news, music fans. Old Crow Medicine Show is returning to the brewery stage this summer on Saturday, July 14. Tickets are $45.00 in advance and on sale now via DSP Shows and at the brewery store in Cooperstown. Families are welcome for this all-ages show, and children ages five and under do not require a ticket. Gates 5 PM. Show starts at 7 PM.

A limited number of camping passes are available to ticket holders until they sell out. Camping passes are $15 and can also be purchased online at dspshows.com. Read on for more information about Old Crow Medicine Show.

071418_Old-Crow_IG

 

 

 

 

 

DSP Shows Presents Old Crow Medicine Show at Brewery Ommegang on 7/14!
http://www.crowmedicine.com/home/

Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band was hired to entertain crowds between shows at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

It’s been over nineteen years since these humble beginnings. The band has gone on to receive the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and have won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” for Remedy (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, “Wagon Wheel”, received the RIAA’s Platinum certification in 2013 for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Old Crow Medicine Show has toured the world playing renowned festivals and venues such as:  Bonnaroo, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Cambridge Folk Festival, Coachella, London’s Roundhouse, The Ryman Auditorium, The Barclays Center, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Fox Theater Atlanta, The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Summerstage in Central Park NYC, Forecastle, the Newport Folk Festival, and several appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. They’ve toured with artists such as Willie Nelson & Family, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine, The Avett Brothers and others.

In 2011 Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this musical excursion across America’s vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express.

Old Crow Medicine Show now have five studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records – O.C.M.S (2004) and Big Iron World (2006) produced by David Rawlings, and  Tennessee Pusher (2008) produced by Don Was. In 2012, ATO Records released the Ted Hutt produced, Carry Me Back, on which they continued to craft classic American roots music. The band’s latest album, Remedy (2014), released by ATO Records and also produced by Ted Hutt includes new Old Crow classics like “Sweet Amarillo,” “8 Dogs 8 Banjos,” and “Brushy Mountain Cojugal Trailer”.

In 2017 Old Crow Medicine Show released two albums: Best Of Old Crow Medicine Show (Nettwerk) and 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (Columbia Nashville). Best Of is comprised of fan favorites from Old Crows’ three Nettwerk released albums, as well as two previously unreleased tracks. 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde is Old Crow’s reimagined version of Bob Dylan’s classic Blonde On Blonde album. Released via the historic Columbia Records label, it finds Old Crow Medicine Show exploring new territory while paying homage to their biggest influence.

We hope to see you at the show in July!

Hand of the Queen

Hi, friends!

The first beer in our Game of Thrones-inspired Royal Reserve Collection, Hand of the Queen, is shipping to distributors beginning this week and will be available nationwide by the beginning of April. Due to shipping times, some locations received their beer sooner than others. If you are in the Cooperstown area, mark your calendars! You’ll be able to purchase Hand of the Queen at the brewery store beginning at noon on Saturday, March 17. 

It is illegal for us to sell online or directly to customers who are not at the brewery, so we cannot take any online orders. We sell the beer from the brewery to distributors who then sell to retailers (bars, grocery stores and other locations). There are a few websites that are allowed to sell beer directly to fans and we will post those them here as they come in.

Ommegang is currently not distributed in Mississippi, Montana and Wyoming so unfortunately Hand of the Queen will not be for sale in these states. Distributors in the following states have ordered this release: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S.V.I. Outside of the United States, these beers may only be available in Ontario and Alberta, 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 to ask about availability before you drive around to find it. When you do find Hand of the Queen, you can tag a photo of the beer with #GoTxOmmegang on social media to let friends know where you found it.

We can’t wait to hear that you think about our latest Game of Thrones-inspired release. Cheers!

Ommegang-GOT HOTQ case and bottle

SCS 2018: Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case

Exciting concert news to share today, thanks to our friends at DSP Shows. Ray LaMontagne and very special guest Neko Case will perform at the brewery on Wednesday, July 4. Tickets are $55.00 in advance and go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 9 at 10 am local time via Ticketfly and raylamontagne.com. Families are welcome for this all-ages show, and children ages five and under do not require a ticket. Gates 5PM. Show starts at 7PM.
A limited number of camping passes are available to ticket holders until they sell out. Camping passes are $15 and can only be purchased online at dspshows.com. Read on for more information about Ray LaMontagne, Neko Case, and for ticket pre-sale information.
070418_Ray Lamontagne poster
From the press release:

Ray LaMontagne to play Brewery Ommegang with special guest Neko Case on Wednesday, July 4th.
Ray’s Seventh Studio Album “Part Of The Light” out May 18th.

Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne and very special guest Neko Case will perform outdoors on Wednesday, July 4th at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York.  Tickets are $55 and go on sale to the general public starting Friday, March 9th 10:00 AM local time at dspshows.com and raylamontagne.com.

Ray LaMontagne is set to release his seventh studio album, Part Of The Light, on May 18th via RCA Records.  The album was written and produced by Ray LaMontagne and will feature the first single, “Such A Simple Thing.”  Starting today at 2:00 PM ET through Sunday, March 4th 10:00 PM local time, fans who pre-order the new album on Ray’s website will be given a code on Monday, March 5th to purchase tickets to the show early and will be able to stream a live version of the single before its release. There will also be a DSP Shows presale on Thursday, March 8th for members of our mailing list.

Ray LaMontagne has released 6 studio albums, 5 of which have reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard’s Digital Albums chart.  Additionally, his 2010 album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow.” 

Each release from his catalogue over the last 13 years carries its own character and feel. Having worked with producers Ethan Johns, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Ray’s vast sonic catalogue has been called everything from “a perfect throwback to the lost art of the album-length format,” from Entertainment Weekly to “epic and magical,” from Rolling Stone and “gorgeous and ambitious,” from Esquire.  NPR’s All Things Considered said that Ray throughout the course of his career “has continued to push himself in different directions,” while People called Ray a “marvel of nature.”

We hope to see you at the show this summer. Cheers!

Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2018

Hello and happy Friday, friends. Some beery exciting news for the start of the weekend:

This summer, we will return to a page in the history books for our annual beer, food, music, and all-things-fun festival on August 3 and 4 in Cooperstown, NY, theming our annual Belgium Comes to Cooperstown event off the original Ommegang of 1549. Tickets go on sale to the public April 1 at noon and we’ll update this blog post and our website once the ticket link is live. 

Belgium Comes to Cooperstown offers 3,000 lucky guests the opportunity to taste the very best Belgian beer in the world, including hard-to-find Belgian imports as well as Belgian-inspired beers from the top breweries in North America.

The Ommegang, for which the brewery is named, is a renowned festival in the city of Brussels, Belgium. The first Ommegang welcomed Emperor Charles the Fifth to the city, and the celebration is still held annually. While the emperor won’t be in attendance in Cooperstown this year, nearly 100 Belgian and Belgian-style breweries will be, each pouring their best offerings against the idyllic backdrop of the brewery, which was itself modeled after farmstead breweries found in Belgium. As always, the festival promises more than just great beer. Gourmet food vendors, live music, and a chance to camp under the stars alongside some of the world’s leading brewers and fellow craft beer enthusiasts make the weekend truly unique.

The festivities begin Friday, August 3 at 6 pm with a five-course beer-pairing dinner for VIP ticket holders. Ommegang will partner with Sharon Springs, NY neighbors Beekman 1802 farm and mercantile to celebrate their new cookbook, A Seat at the Table, creating a dining experience featuring products from their delicious artisanal food line, expertly paired with Brewery Ommegang beers.

The brewery grounds open at noon on Saturday, August 4 for all General Admission and GA+camping ticket holders. The tasting begins at 2:30 pm for VIP ticket holders and 3:00 pm for General Admission, and ends at 7:00 pm. Live music will be performed on the brewery stage from 3:00 pm until midnight. The brewery will be closed to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 3, 4, and 5, but reopens for regular service on Monday, August 6.

VIP tickets cost $280/person and include:

  • Two nights of camping on the brewery grounds
  • A free tasting at the visitor’s center tasting room, a discount voucher for the brewery store, and access to Café Ommegang from 12-4 pm, all on Friday afternoon
  • Friday evening’s beer pairing dinner
  • Additional access to the beer tasting on Saturday afternoon

General admission tickets for Saturday’s tasting event cost $115/person, and general admission with camping on Saturday night costs $145/person (camping is Saturday night only). Please note that BCTC is only for guests aged 21+ and that historically tickets for the event sell out quickly.

We’ll have additional information to share about breweries, beers, musical acts, food, activities, etc. in the next new months. We hope you’ll join us at BCTC this summer!

BCTC by Bryan J. Kolesar at TheBrewLounge.com.

BCTC by Bryan J. Kolesar at TheBrewLounge.com.