Cooperstown's Rich Brewery History
Once the former hops-growing capital of North America, Cooperstown has a rich and storied history when it comes to beverage production – from wines and spirits, to beers and ciders – and avid drink connoisseurs will find many a delightful libation to sample here, including Belgian-style and pop-culture inspired brews from Ommegang (Game of Thrones beer, anyone?), no-nonsense beers from Butternuts, and unique spirits from Cooperstown's newest microdistillery, Cooperstown Distillery.
After a day of exploration, pair your new favorite wine or beer with a delicious and tantalizing meal from a Cooperstown restaurant, many of which proudly serve local brews, wines and more on their menus.
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, traditions and tastes of craft beer, hard cider, wines and spirits. Be sure to reference their helpful and definitive member listing of breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries when exploring the region's storied history in the art of beverage making.
Cooperstown Beverage Trail
As New York State's first official cuisine trail, the Cooperstown Beverage Trail is comprised of a number of establishments and recommended destinations that today honor Cooperstown's beverage-making legacy as producers of some of New York State's, and the country's, top beers, wines and ciders.
Boasting four breweries, two wineries, 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. Members and recommended destinations along the trail include: