Brewery Ommegang to celebrate 18th birthday in whimsical fashion this October.
Cooperstown's acclaimed Brewery Ommegang reaches a milestone this fall when the company turns 18. Just a few years shy of the legal drinking age, the brewery is celebrating its 18th birthday with "a very merry un-birthday" party commemorating 18 years of world-class beer, music, fun, and community involvement. The event is Saturday, October 17, from 4-9 pm at the brewery (656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY).
In collaboration with presenting sponsor More Art Space from Oneonta, NY, the event will feature interactive games, art installations, a small shop of wonders where local artists will sell their art work, magic shows, fire throwing, and live music by Bella's Bartok and Puddles Pity Party, the sad clown with the golden voice. Gourmet food will be available for purchase including whimsical breakfast items like giant pancakes and miniature sausages. And of course, no brewery birthday party would be complete without a giant birthday cake and beer. Lots and lots of beer.
"For the past 18 years, we've been so fortunate to call Cooperstown home," says Bill Wetmore, Ommegang's general manager. "We truly believe one of the biggest reasons for our success is the support and involvement of the local community.This event is as much about celebrating our community as it is celebrating our birthday. We hope to see both new and familiar faces at our birthday party. No presents are required. Community presence is present enough!"
Thanks to generous sponsorships by local businesses Norwich Beverage Corporation, ISD, Green & Green Attorneys at Law, Northern Eagle Hops Pelletizing Company, Catskill Food Company, and Topstitch, the event is free to the public. For guests who would like to give a birthday present, donation stations will be set up around the event and all donations will benefit The Arc Otsego, which creates opportunities for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families throughout Otsego County.