Once the former hops-growing capital of North America, Cooperstown has a rich history when it comes to beverage production – from wines and spirits, to beers and ciders. Today, avid drink connoisseurs will find many a delightful libation to sample here, including Belgian-style and pop-culture inspired brews from Brewery Ommegang (Game of Thrones beer, anyone?), no-nonsense beers from Butternuts Beer & Ale, unique spirits from Cooperstown Distillery, and hard ciders from Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard.
After a day of exploration at breweries, wineries and distilleries, pair your new favorite wine, beer, or spirit with a delicious and tantalizing meal from a Cooperstown restaurant, many of which proudly serve local adult beverages on their menus.
Cooperstown Beverage Trail
The Cooperstown Beverage Trail is comprised of a variety of producers that honor Cooperstown's beverage-making legacy, many of them crafting beverages that are renowned across New York State and throughout the nation.
Boasting four breweries, two wineries and a vineyard, a historic cider mill, and a new distillery, visitors can stop by each of the trail's partners to tour facilities, see the production process, and sample products. Destinations along the trail include:
- Bear Pond Winery
- Brewery Ommegang
- Butternuts Beer and Ale
- Cooperstown Brewing Company
- Cooperstown Distillery
- Fly Creek Cider Mill
- Rustic Ridge Winery
- Pail Shop Vineyards
Brew Central NY
Otsego County is proud to be a part of Brew Central NY, a Central New York movement that fuses the region's stories and traditions with the tastes of craft beer, hard cider, wines and spirits from Cooperstown and beyond. Be sure to reference their complete member listing of breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries when exploring the region's beverage-making history.