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Beer, Wine + Spirits – Find All of it in Cooperstown

Visit breweries, wineries and distilleries with unique flavors and international flare.

Believe it or not, the country's former epicenter of hops production was right here in Cooperstown during the 19th century. It's no wonder then that today, the region has become known as a beer haven, as well as burgeoning wine and spirits destination.

From the international flavors of the Duvel-Moortgaat owned Brewery Ommegang, which produces a variety of Belgian-style beers, to Fly Creek Cider Mill's hard ciders or apple wines, beer, wine and spirits fans will find something to suit their palate. There's even a beverage trail you can reference to make sure you don't miss a thing – err, beverage – during your visit!

So if you're a foodie at heart who loves to pair delicious culinary creations with unique and flavorful beverages, Cooperstown is your kind of destination.

Take a look at some of our breweries, wineries and distilleries, and other beverage-friendly attractions to start planning your Cooperstown getaway.

Fan Favorites for Beer + Wine: Things to Do

Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Located in Fly Creek just outside of Cooperstown, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is celebrating its 160th season in 2016 and offers visitors a chance to sample over 40 specialty foods and beverages at its Mill Store Marketplace. Fly Creek’s beverage offerings span beyond their famous apple cider to hard ciders, a variety of apple wines made at the on-site Farm Winery, and their smooth 1856 Vodka. Pair your favorite beverage with the mill’s delicious sharp cheddar cheese or other tasty treats to take home after a visit.
Location: Fly Creek
Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum
There’s nothing like a beautiful summer day at the Fenimore. Take in the museum’s variety of permanent and rotating exhibitions, step outside into the sunshine among their beautiful, spacious grounds along the shores of Otsego Lake, and enjoy a light lunch with a glass of wine or a locally brewed beer from the Fenimore Café, proudly serving local beverages and foods from the Cooperstown area.
Location: Cooperstown
Brewery Ommegang
Brewery Ommegang
One of the nation’s top breweries, Ommegang has a proud tradition of producing Belgian-style beers that will transport you straight to Flanders. Offering an excellent, educational brewery tour, on-site dining at Café Ommegang with a menu that serves up Belgian fare like frites and aioli, Belgian waffles, and crêpes, and a variety of wares and beer at the Ommegang Store, Ommegang is pretty much a beer lovers’ paradise in the heart of Central New York, and a must-visit during a trip to Cooperstown.
Location: Cooperstown
Cooperstown Farmers' Market
The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market is open year-round and celebrates the region’s varied bounty of foods, beverages, and more. In total, around 30 vendors participate, coming from within a 50-mile distance to showcase the best of the area’s local produce, dairy, meat, poultry, baked goods, wine and spirits. With live musical performances at their Saturday markets, visitors will discover that this is not your average Farmers’ Market.
Location: Cooperstown

Fan Favorites for Beer + Wine: Places to Stay

Cooper Inn
Cooper Inn
Visit Cooperstown to tour the area’s wonderful offerings for beverage connoisseurs and stay at the Cooper Inn. Located in the heart of Cooperstown, the Cooper Inn is close to Cooperstown’s top beer, wine and spirits attractions, including Brewery Ommegang, the Cooperstown Distillery and Fly Creek Cider Mill. After a day of tasting local beers, wines and spirits, return for a relaxing evening at the Cooper Inn, or stroll into town to a nearby restaurant with local beers on tap.
Location: Cooperstown
CooperstownLuxury.com
CooperstownLuxury.com
After a trip along the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, collect bottles of your favorites wines, brews, and ciders to enjoy in the comfort of your private vacation rental from Cooperstown Luxury. With properties that can sleep two or twenty, treat yourself to some of the most gorgeous views in Otsego County, and take advantage of amenities such as private docks, private pools, hot tubs, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, private chefs and in-house massage.
The Inn At Cooperstown
The Inn At Cooperstown
The ultimate lodging option for beer and libation lovers in Cooperstown, the Inn at Cooperstown offers a variety of beer and beverage-themed packages throughout the year. From the Bed & Brew with Brewery Ommegang, which includes a VIP tour of the brewery and a special beer and food pairing dinner, to the Lodging & Libations Package with the Cooperstown Distillery – whether beer or spirits are your passion, the inn has a package just for you at its killer central location in Cooperstown.
Location: Cooperstown
Best Western Inn and Suites
Best Western Inn and Suites
Stay at the Best Western Plus in Cooperstown during a visit and know that you’ll be close to all of the area’s breweries, wineries and distilleries, perfect for days of tasting and sampling delicious, locally made products from around the region. After a fun day along your own beverage trail, walk to nearby restaurants and enjoy your favorite brew from your samplings earlier in the day.
Location: Cooperstown