Visiting Ommegang: Tour Regulations and Cafe Information, Summer 2016

UPDATE: Beginning February 2, 2017 the price for a tasting is $6 per person. 

Hi, friend! Are you coming to see us this summer? Great! We can’t wait to welcome you. Here’s some updated information about visiting Ommegang to help plan your trip.

Beginning Thursday, May 26, we are open daily from 11 am to 6 pm for tours, tastings, cafe service, and for shopping in the brewery store. We’re also open for dinner from 6-9 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. We are closed for BCTC (August 5-6), concerts (May 28, July 8, July 9, July 21, and July 24) and occasionally for other special events. Closings are posted on Facebook, on our website, and they are also on our phone message when you call 607-544-1800.

At the brewery, we run tours on the hour and tastings on the half hour. Tours are FREE and tastings are $6 per person and include a souvenir tasting glass. You must be at least five years old to take the tour and 21 years old to participate in a tasting. Tours and tastings fill up fast so we recommend getting to the brewery early to make sure you get a spot. Tours and tastings are limited to 20 people for each time slot.

Last summer we introduced new safety regulations for our tours.

  • No bare shoulders.
  • No open toe shoes.
  • No items in shirt pockets.
  • No dangly jewelry.

Coming to see us but only have a tank top? Do you only wear sandals in the summer? Not a problem! We have clean, short-sleeve work shirts, stylish CROCS, and disposable socks that we’re happy to lend to you for the tour.

These clothing requirements are for the safety of our guests, our staff, our brewery, and our beer. We appreciate your adherence to these policies.

Want to have a meal at Ommegang? We do that too! Here are a few things to know about our  communal dining café:

  • Your entire party must be present before seating.
  • We do not sit parties larger than 14 and we do not split checks for parties larger than seven.
  • If you are here with your children, please order for them to avoid double orders and double charges.
  • Please don’t move tables or seats after ordering. This will help expedite your service.
  • If you are going to enjoy a tour or tasting while you’re here, please don’t leave your children behind! Kids may not be left unattended at a café table or anywhere else on the brewery grounds. They must be supervised at all times for their safety and the safety of all guests and our staff.

Still have questions? Email and we’ll do our best to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at Brewery Ommegang this summer.


6 responses on “Visiting Ommegang: Tour Regulations and Cafe Information, Summer 2016

  1. Donna Magrini

    How long is the tour for the brewery? I am assuming it is an hour long?


    1. Ommegang Post author

      Hi, Donna. Tours are about 30 minutes. Tastings are about 30 minutes as well. Tours are free and tastings are $5/person and come with a souvenir glass.

  2. edwin fitzsimmons

    I’m coming up for Hall of Fame weekend. Do I have to do a tour of your facilities or is there an area where I can just sit and try a few beers without having to do the tour?

    1. Ommegang Post author

      You certainly don’t need to take a tour if you don’t want to. You can do the tasting on it’s own or simply sit in the cafe or on the patio and enjoy a beer.

  3. Lisa Davila

    Is the brewery closed on July 9 for dinner only or both dinner and day tours/tasting? We are looking to visit for a tour and/or tasting on that day.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      The brewery is completely closed on July 9 for the Ben Harper concert that night. We’ll be open at 11am on Sunday, July 10 though and would love to have you visit us then!