Brewery Ommegang

Brewery OmmegangBrewery Ommegang
Brewery OmmegangBrewery Ommegang
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

656 County Hwy 33
BOX 656
Cooperstown, New York, 13326
United States

(800) 544-1809 | map
ommegang.com

Notes: Acquired by Duvel Moortgat in 2003.
BEER STATS
Average:
4.08
Beers:
59
Reviews:
10,921
Ratings:
33,331
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.49
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
288
pDev:
13.14%
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r-m-kaylor from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My "local" brewery for the longest time...favorite American take on the Belgian Style (Allagash is a close second)...THe styles and selection of beers on tap and for sale.

Nov 08, 2020
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eluvah from New York

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I have visited a handful of times over last 20 years. They continue to grow and improve the facility while still making high quality beer staying true to its Belgium roots. This is a must visit brewery.

Nov 01, 2020
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Elpollo4 from New York

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Writing this review retroactively - I visited in Winter 2017-2018 with my then girlfriend, now fiancé, and had an amazing time. The grounds are absolutely beautiful - it felt like we were transported to medieval times. Everyone is super nice and the unlimited tasting was very cheap (maybe $30 for tasting and tour). It was quite packed so at times the bartenders were overwhelmed but generally it was a really good time and everyone got their fill. They have you taste in increasing ABV for the best experience, and then you can return to your favorites. Overall awesome experience.

Nov 24, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had a blast driving on Rt28 from Utica to Cooperstown after the Friday night Aqueous>Moe. Concert at Saranac Brewery on 9/7 & 9/8/18. We were thirsty!!
Beautiful "Abbey" style brewery building, gorgeous land. A fat Red Tailed Hawk sat on the fence looking at us as we drove in!
Im very familiar with what Ommegang offers for brews and quality. I decided my flight should include: Nirvana ipa, Saison Rose, Hop State ipa and pale sour. My only big pour was of the Hop State ipa. Which was seriously tasty. 100% all NY state grown ingredients I believe.
The Carrot Ginger Curry soup was a life saver!
Fun place.

Sep 09, 2018
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QuadKing42 from New York

4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

True Belgian farmhouse brewery feel with a NY flare, Superb Belgian style ales that rival some of the greatest Belgian beers. Food is delicious from the Belgian style foods to the more average pub fare. Friendly faces all around and beer tastings and tours at 5$ you can't beat it! All nestled into the beautiful landscape and hills of Cooperstown. Truely magical place. Also to be noted, there always is a limited time beer in the merchandising room which I as a avid beer drinker really appreciate. GO TO BREWERY OMMEGANG!

Mar 24, 2017
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Finally got up to Ommegang after saying I wanted to check it out for a long time. The place is pretty large, there is a taproom, a gift shop, and a pub area where you can get food. That doesn't even include the brewing space which I'm sure is huge. The service and the beers were good. The selection was nice too because they had some specialty beers they released in bottles. I wouldn't mind visiting again sometime.

Nov 25, 2016
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hfKenealy from New York

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great stop after the Baseball Hall of Fame. Outstanding Beer, beautiful setting. Had to wait a while to eat, but was quite happy drinking Nirvana IPA so didn't care. Food is pretty good as well. The muscles were outstanding.

Sep 11, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.43/5  rDev -45.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

For such a well-known brewery with wide distribution, I was surprised at just how remote Ommegang truly was. It is right up there with Hill Farmstead and Jester King, beating out the likes of Tree House, Smuttynose and Hoof Hearted by a wide margin. So obviously the drive can be pretty picturesque, but it is mostly farmland and windy, tree covered roads. There may even be the occasional hunting club shooting at targets precariously close to the same angle as oncoming traffic.

With that kind of unusual starting point, you drive up to that photogenic exterior we've all seen, with the large Belgian-style architecture you must drive under in order to pull in and park next to the even larger outdoor tanks (one of which is a cheesy moo-cow black and white print). Walking in, there is a bottle shop first, then the bar and restaurant after. You may be expecting a thematic restaurant and bar, and quite a large one considering the exterior, but its actually quite modest inside, with a few massive communal tables, then a few smaller ones, accompanied by one long bar. If you show up at 8PM on a Friday, don't expect to get comfortable or catch the full duration of a sports game. These guys are serious about closing time and will begin sweeping and picking up chairs at 8:45PM. It's not just awkward, but a bit rude, not to mention pretty lame for a brewery's bar.

The menu is also not very inspired, with pretty typical bar food that doesn't take much influence from the region their beer tends to look to for pointers and inspiration. While the food was serviceable and decently executed, and helps keep you fat and happy, it's disappointing they couldn't be bothered with offering as authentic an experience as possible to go along with the tease you get driving into the complex.

All in all, if you're coming here you've likely had plenty of Ommegang brews, since this is the only reason to be in the area, except for the Baseball Hall of Fame. What they offer here is obviously fresher than you may get at your local super market, but considering how dead they were on a Friday at 8PM and the fact that they prefer being closed as opposed to open, those kegs may not get changed out as often as one might expect. Not to mention, for being THE ACTUAL BREWERY, they didn't have very many Ommegang brews on tap and actually had more Duvel and Liefman's. Regardless, their beers are still consistently and reliably some of the best Belgian-style brews done in America. If you happen to be in the area for the Baseball Hall of Fame, it's probably a good place for many large groups to look forward to for a pit stop.

Jul 12, 2016
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XpL0d3r from New York

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Big fan of this place! The place itself is very large. Beer tasting was very fun. They pair their great selection of beers (seasonal and flagship) with snack foods and jellies, mustards, peanut butter, etc.

Jul 12, 2016
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wrayb from New York

3.96/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Food: menu casual but distinctive with French touches. Staff sometimes not quite keeping up with the needs of customers but friendly and competent. Good enough to make the brewery a destination and of course happy to take home a trunk full of hour brews. Nice selection of Belgium brews in addition to the "home brews".

Jul 04, 2016
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livin4jc from New York

4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Visited on 5/21/16 - I have been on a number of tours at breweries. This place is special. They duplicated a Belgium brewery when they built it. It is small, surprisingly small, but worth the trip. I had JP as a tour guide. Wow! He knew his stuff and made it fun. They don't brew on the weekends. You come in off the main roadway through the arches and then find a parking spot. They had a beer tent setup, cornhole games going, and a very busy cafe and shop. They were very friendly.

The tour is great, the tasting was even better. JP was joined by Dillon who both breezed through the beers at the right speed and gave a ton of information. The entire staff was passionate and you could tell they loved their jobs! One of the best small brewery tours I have been on.

May 30, 2016
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Maybe my honeymoon period with craft is over, and I'm becoming overly bitter, but when it comes to expectations vs reality, Ommegang may be the most disappointing brewery that I've ever visited.

The Duvel ownership was shoved down your throat the second you sat down at the bar. Half of the draft menu was Liefmans or Duvel, with two Boulevard beers. Only 4 actual Ommegang brews at the time of my visit, and none that were anything note-worthy. They were out of Three Philosophers, and I can't even begin to comprehend that.

The bartender had no interest in giving us any sort of service because it took him almost 10 minutes to acknowledge us. I ordered a flight, which took another 5 minutes to receive when my girlfriend and I were his only customers. As he set the flight down, my girlfriend started to say "and I'll have a..." as he walked away and completely ignored her. It took yet another 5 minutes for us to flag him down to get her a Rosetta. So 20 minutes to even get our beers when there were only 7 total people at the bar and 3 bartenders all standing around bullshitting, eating food, and drinking beer (can't totally fault them for the last one. I miss being a bartender). Halfway through the night he vanished only for us to notice that he was standing at the end of the bar talking to two women and completely ignoring us.

The food was heart-breaking. All of it sounded phenomenal, but nothing was that great. It was solid ideas and ingredients, but sloppy execution. Vanilla peppercorn gravy (on the chicken and waffles) has been delicious every time that I had it, except for here, where is was like greasy vanilla ice cream. It was all cold, poorly cooked, and disappointing.

I recognize my score is FAR below average, and almost everyone else has had great experiences here. I'll try not to let this one bad bartender sully my image of the brewery, but he was terrible. Just the worst.

Not taking points off for this, but it's a major annoyance: there is no cell signal here. At all. Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint/T-Mobile (I have Google Fi). This wouldn't be a huge deal, but their WiFi can only support about 10 people/devices before you can't receive an IP. Lame.

May 22, 2016
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rjd722 from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I visited Ommegang when I was in Rochester for a friend's wedding, we made the trek over to Cooperstown and did the brewery/baseball HOF two-fer. When you're driving up to the main building, you feel like you're in the Belgian countryside approaching the unique main farmhouse. It was a hot summer day and we got shaded seats on the back patio area which overlooks a beautiful green field and the rest of the Ommegang estate.

I stopped briefly inside to make a trip to the gift shop, so I didn't really get to experience the main bar area. I'd love to get back here and do the sampling activity they have set-up. Got to love Cooperstown!

Feb 28, 2016
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BierRunner from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Beautiful building and location (it even feels like Belgium). The retail Store and Cafe is in a separate building, but tours are available every hour. They have a good selection of bottles and glassware, but only one cashier for the 25 patrons. The Cafe was filled to the brim and while there appeared to be a tasting area, it was not accessible at the time. The Cafe lunch menu looked excellent but with a 1.5 hour wait we weren't able to taste anything. If this is what it is like on a weekday in December, I can't imagine what it is like in the height of the summer. We managed to obtain a few bottles of their beer for carry out and left without tasting anything. Too bad because it has so much potential to be a fun place. They need to think about crowd control, perhaps provide access to tasting separately from the Cafe.

Dec 29, 2015
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scxcrunner from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Have gone here on a few occasions for lunch and for a concert. Both experiences were great. A lot of offerings on tap and a nice patio to sit and enjoy a beer in the summer. Reasonable bottle prices in their shop and incredible cheese spread for sale! their horseradish cheese spread is out of this world.

Dec 12, 2015
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DoubleMalt from New York

4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

We had a great afternoon here. The brewery is in a very unique old barn-like building. The tour was nice and the tasting was great. The lunch menu is unique and delicious just like the beer. The staff is very knowledgeable and they obviously enjoy their jobs.

Nov 11, 2015
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D-Rock from Japan

4.76/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Ommegang, these guys are seriously great. The attitude and style of not only the beers they produce, but the architecture of the brewery, the layout of the bar, and of course the cafe, are comforting, inviting, classic beer culture. The staff are excited to share the beer lore with visitors and they have a lot to say about the flights, which is nice. The food leans towards what you would find in Belgium and is excellent, the staff can help you pair up their beers with the food. Come and hang out, have a flight, learn about their beer, have a gourmet meal, its all good here.

Oct 07, 2015
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bmeehan from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

There's not enough that can be said about how good Ommegang is. Their beers are legendary, but the brewery itself is gorgeous, right in the middle of upstate New York, and their grounds are just lovely no matter what time of year you visit. Their menu is splendid as well and their selection in their gift shop is stellar. Go here!

Aug 29, 2015
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baseball636 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went here last winter. Overall the vibe is excellent. The brewery sits on an old farm. Tour was standard, but our guides were very knowledgeable. Tasting proved excellent, with many different varieties on tap. Good variety for sale as well. The bar/restaurant is also very clean and new. Food was good for a brew-pub.

Aug 24, 2015
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NickyHouHou from District of Columbia

4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Have done the tasting tour twice. Both times, was fantastic! A bit disappointed that there wasn't too much variety in their brews for sale at the brewery itself outside of their year-round offerings. Overall, a great tour and operation.

May 08, 2015
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Trubsy14 from Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This brewery is a great place to visit. It is in a beautiful part of New York and is on a old hop farm. I have been lucky enough to see some great live music there as well. One of my favorite visits was when my wife's mother was in town from Omaha. We had the pleasure of introducing her to some great Belgium style beers and to top it off saw two amazing performances from Arlo Guthrie and the late Levon Helm. This is a true gem of a brewery!

Apr 18, 2015
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Wilshade from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The best brewery I've visited. The grounds are beautiful and hosts many events each summer. Brew house tours are popular and very informative. The folks there treat everybody very well. And, the food in the cafe is exceptional.

Apr 06, 2015
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ilthik from New York

4.13/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Great place if you like Belgian style ales or are willing to give them a try. The tour is nothing special, but the tasting gives you a great introduction to Ommegang's beers and lets you keep the tasting glass. Their growler is the nicest I've seen. I did not try their food as nearby Cooperstown has a number of nice local places, but the brewery diner is clean and cozy.

Jan 01, 2015
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JimKochFan from New Jersey

1/5  rDev -77.7%

As much as I like the beer from this brewer I need to be critical of their customer service. My wife and I had a trip planned up to the Baseball HOF one weekend in the summer. We carefully laid our itinerary to make sure our trip went smoothly. We wanted to visit this brewery and even went as far to call them to make sure we could bring our underage son on the tour. We told them which weekend we were coming up and even checked the website to make sure we had their hours straight. Well when we got there there was a huge festival that shut down the whole facility. If you didn't pre-buy tickets you couldn't attend. They wouldn't even let us visit the shop to buy a bottle of beer. The employee working the gate simply shrugged their shoulders and told us to come back another weekend. After driving 6 hours to get there this isn't a real option. Now this is where we get really upset. We sent a certified letter to them expressing our dissatisfaction about what happened to us. Even if the website mentioned the festival it would have helped. Well our letter went unanswered. So unfortunately I can't promote this place.

Dec 08, 2014
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RancidAggro from New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

I brought my family and everyone loved it. The tour was quick but the guide was great and added to the whole experience. The only bad thing was deciding which beers to take home!

Sep 18, 2014
Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY
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