Once the former hops-growing capital of North America, Otsego County offers a deep-rooted history in the making and consumption of beers and ciders. This foundation has carried forward into the modern world with a variety of local breweries, ciders, wineries, and even distilleries. And at the heart of all is Cooperstown with its local breweries and the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. Uncover the best of our quaint hamlet with a visit to one or all these breweries in Cooperstown.
With a focus on brewing fine Belgian-style ales, Brewery Ommegang got started in Cooperstown in 1997 and hasn’t looked back since. The brewery brews eight beers year-round with mixed in special releases and seasonal flavors, including one of its most popular one, the Game of Thrones beer series. They also have a calendar stocked full of events, including its most popular one, Snommegang. The brewery and tasting room are open year-round except major holidays.
In partnership with Brewery Ommegang, The Inn at Cooperstown has teamed up with one of the top breweries in Cooperstown to bring guests our highly popular Bed & Brew packages, as featured on Wanderlust on a Budget travel blog. Enjoy the VIP treatment at Brewery Ommegang while you tour their award-winning brewery and later indulge in a multi-course meal and beer pairing. Take home with you, special memories plus a souvenir beer glass, growler, and branded clothing. Plus enjoy a two-night stay in one of our luxurious rooms at The Inn at Cooperstown.
Red Shed Brewery
While the main brewery is located in Cherry Valley, NY, Red Shed Brewery offers a taproom that is open year-round in Cooperstown. Red Shed Brewery is a craft farm brewery that focuses on using local NY hops and grains in each of their beers. This taproom features 20 beer taps from Red Shed and a selection of other local and regional craft beers, ciders, and even wines. And if you are hungry, they offer a moderate-sized menu with tasty bar food choices including sandwiches, burgers, and nachos, plus be sure to try one of their homemade sauces for a unique twist to old classics. Enjoy indoor seating year-round and the outdoor beer garden in the summer months is the best place to grab a beer with your friends and family.
Fly Creek Mill & Orchard
If ciders are more to your liking, then don’t miss out on a visit to Fly Creek Mill & Orchard. As a historic water-powered mill, it sits on the banks of Fly Creek, and for over 150 years has produced fresh, sweet cider for locals and visitors alike. Sample the traditional ciders or try one of their apple wines. Don’t forget to shop their market that features over 40 different food products, all made right there at the mill.
Council Rock Brewery
Council Rock Brewery in Cooperstown serves up a nice selection of handcrafted brews and a plentiful food menu all within a casual tasting room. In the summer, patrons enjoy the outdoor patio and a weekly Friday Fish Fry.
Bed and Brew Package
One of the best ways to experience these breweries in Cooperstown is with the Bed and Brew Package with Brewery Ommegang and The Inn at Cooperstown. Together we offer an exclusive, limited availability two-night Bed & Brew package for the ultimate beer enthusiast. The package features a two-night stay at The Inn at Cooperstown, a brewer-led seated tasting of Ommegang beers with a complimentary charcuterie board, a multi-course, gourmet food and beer pairing, a commemorative growler, and more. Call 607.547.5756 to make your reservation!
Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown
Whether you booked one of our brewery packages or not, complete your visit to these breweries in Cooperstown with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Where comfort and luxury meet, our historic award-winning bed and breakfast offers an excellent location for exploring downtown Cooperstown and main attractions like the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rest and relax in one of our rooms or suites, plus enjoy a complimentary to-go breakfast every morning, served with a side of excellent hospitality. Start planning your getaway today and book your stay with The Inn at Cooperstown.