I had the opportunity to visit Ommegang Brewery in Otsego County on Thursday. This was a private tour in advance of the official opening of their new $2-million dollar outside dining area, cafe and store. I could not have been more impressed!
David Neil, Ommegang's Director of Hospitality, guided me around the truly spectacular new facility and told me how excited he was to bring this to his growing list of customers. "Our new outside seating patio covers 4,000 square feet and can accommodate 125 people comfortably. Of course the view out over the lawn and into the trees on the hills behind us is gorgeous in all seasons. People can dine out here, relax with friends, enjoy our Ommegang products and be entertained by the live entertainment we have here frequently. It really is a special place," he told me. "Our food is delicious and we try and source as much of it locally as we can. Our area has some top quality beef, produce, cheeses and other items that we use. All of our food is prepared fresh in-house."
I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story!