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Homebrew Beer Making Package

Interested in brewing your own beer? You’ve been brewing for a while and want to take it to the next step, whether from beer kits to all grain or to your own brew pub or brewery? This is the package for you!Council Rock Brewery Cooperstown NY

Home brewer turned brewpub owner, Roger Davidson, started brewing beer in 2005 as a father and son project. Roger was born and raised in the Cooperstown area and is a fulltime science and technology teacher at a local Occupational Center. Roger received his undergrad Biology degree at the University of Rochester and his Masters in Science and Technology at SUNY Oneonta.

In 2005, his son was home from college and said “Dad, you should brew beer.” At the time Roger didn’t even like beer, but his son thought it would be a great father and son project. Roger purchased a pale ale kit and they brewed their first batch. That one kit opened his eyes to the world of beer making and that led to many more kits. Roger soon moved from kits to 5-gallon batches, then 15-gallon batches and more technology. At this time, Roger started serving beer to friends and at special events. The response to his beer was positive and the idea of starting his own brewery was hatched. After three years of preliminary work, Council Rock Brewery opened in May 2012.Homebrew Beer Package

Council Rock Brewery is a family run affair with wife Maureen, daughter Emily, daughter-in-law Marissa, and sons Will and Michael.

This exciting opportunity is limited to six people only. You will have the opportunity to actually brew beer in a running brewery with the brewmaster. This is a hands-on package. Roger will walk you step-by-step through the all grain brewing process. Come prepared to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and taste of brewing!

Package Includes:

  • 2 nights lodging at The Inn at Cooperstown
  • Beer making instruction and demonstration by Roger
  • Beer making DVDs - Getting Started & Brewing Better Beer
  • 1 Inn at Cooperstown growler filled with your choice of any current Council Rock beer
  • 1 Inn at Cooperstown pint glass per person
  • Lunch at Council Rock Brewery with Roger

Itinerary (times subject to slight changes):


3:00 PM or later

Check-in and registration. Free time in Cooperstown.


8:00 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast at The Inn at Cooperstown

10:00 - 1:00 PM

Meet at Council Rock Brewery and start beer-making package.

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Lunch at Council Rock Brewery with Roger.

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Finish beer-making package.

3:00 PM and later

Free time in Cooperstown


8:00 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast at The Inn at Cooperstown

11:00 AM


2013 Package Dates Homebrew Beer Package

April 19/20

Package Price:

Luxury Suite*


Prices do not include tax.
*Double occupancy

Make a Reservation 1-800-437-6303
All serioius beer enthusiasts should reserve a spot on what will be a truly unforgettable and unique visit to Cooperstown by calling The Inn at Cooperstown toll free at 1-800-437-6303.

Cancellation Policy
If a reservation is changed, in whole or in part, a processing fee of $25 per room will be charged. When notice of a cancellation is provided more than 14 days in advance of the arrival date, a full refund less the processing fee will be made. When notice of a cancellation is provided fewer than 14 days from the arrival date, a refund is subject to re-rental of the reserved room without loss to The Inn at Cooperstown.

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The Inn at Cooperstown
16 Chestnut Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
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