Author: OTSEGO COUNTY
Otsego County was once the largest producer of hops in the U.S. Today, the area is a forerunner in the craft beverage renaissance, producing high quality, small-batch beers, wines, ciders, and spirits. Consult the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, and add these places to your tasting tour!
On a 136-acre farmstead, Brewery Ommegang offers an eclectic café menu and daily tours, as well as a brewery store complete with Game of Thrones souvenirs. A wide variety of events, like Fire Pit Fridays and a summer concert series, also take place on the grounds.
Red Shed Brewing
Neighboring Brewery Ommegang, this craft brew facility produces a variety of beers made with 100% New York State ingredients and offers a strong line-up of guest taps from other NYS farm breweries, as well as a menu of farm-to-table eats. Locals and visitors alike feel at home.
Pail Shop Vineyards makes small production wines on site, sourcing grapes from the best growing regions throughout New York. Artist exhibitions and painting parties are held throughout the year.
A sister company offering products from the Cooperstown Distillery, award-winning hard liquors including vodka, whiskey, and gin, this Main Street location is a retail space and tasting room by day, and a gastropub and cocktail lounge by night.
Get a handmade wine glass or beer mug, view a glass blowing demonstration, or give it a try yourself at a "Make Your Own" class with a glass artisan.
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Add an aquatic element to your craft beverage tour with a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard trip on an unplanned route.
Experience a 19th century working farm village as if you traveled back in time. Watch the blacksmith as he forges tools for the farm and check out the hops grown on site for use by local breweries. Don't miss out on the Empire State Carousel which is completely hand-crafted and highlights New York State's history and regions.
The family owned and operated cider mill has been in business for 162 years. Come see how apple cider is made while shopping and sampling.
Experience Otsego County's craft beverage scene in style by using the Leatherstocking Trolley as your ride! The trolley can provide a craft beverage tour, as well as sightseeing and haunted tours with advance reservations.
A necessity for any craft beverage trip, this taxi company offers reliable service with background-checked drivers, 24 hours a day.
This property is an excellent highway jump-off point to the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, as well as several attractions. Recently renovated, with complimentary WiFi, indoor heated pool, and a hot breakfast buffet served daily.