Brewery Ommegang is expanding.
Popular this Cooperstown craft beer brand is.
I’d been to the rolling hill a few miles outside the village while I worked covering the music scene for the big daily. Cool promoter Dan Small puts on a warm weather series using the natural amphitheater behind the brewing operation and cafe.
But on this blue-sky President’s Day, my dear wife Karen and I capped our trip to the Hall of Fame with some sips of nicely delivered Ommegang beer.
Upon our arrival, we noticed a group had already gathered in the sampling room. We decided to buy our tickets in the souvenir store and join them instead of waiting another half-hour for a tour first.
Our sample master did a wonderful job of describing each brew, pouring the pretty glasses and setting the amiable mood in the hipster room.
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Behind him, a beautiful day beckoned. Above us was stationed modern art and old-time signage.
Nectar of the gods glistened in glasses we’d get to take home.
The only beer of the five poured neither of us liked at all was the IPA. I gave it my finest bitter beer face.
While the last beer lingered, I ran to the hostess stand in the cafe and put our name on the list for a late lunch.
Then we decided we’d buy some beer after lunch to bring home. Winning taste: Three Philosophers.
Tomorrow: Relaxing in the cafe
What’s your favorite beer, and why?