Saturdays Suds: Baseball & Beer #57 – Ommegang Hop House

14 03 2015

Here’s another beer posts of an offering from the Ommegang Brewery.  I have done quite a few over the years, and the newest one is called Hop House.

Ommegang Hop House 4-pack

Ommegang Hop HouseBrewery:  Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown, NY

(Now owned by the Duvel Belgian Brewery, though still operated out of Cooperstown)

Beer:  Ommegang Hop House

Description:  Per the website – “This uncommon Belgian-style pale ale is bronze in color with citrusy, spicy, floral hop flavors and aromas coming from the liberal amount of Bravo, Styrian Goldings and Columbus in the brew kettle followed by dry hopping of Bravo in the conditioning tank.

Hop House has combined the delicious aromas and flavors of Belgian-style pale ale with more hops than we’ve ever put in a beer. A well-balanced, yet ample hop character defines this fine pale ale offering citrus and tropical fruit aromatics and flavors, a full body and a lush white pillowy head.”

It’s a good, hoppy ale.  If that’s what you like (which I usually do) – it’s a great beer.  Ommegang rarely fails in their attempts, and they have a drinkable but very tasty beer here.

Medium:  I got a 4-pack of 12 ounce bottles.

How it’s related to baseball:  The beer and the brewery itself aren’t really related at all.  The Ommegang Brewery is a Belgian-style brewery that has been around for 25 years.  But the bottom line?  It’s in Cooperstown – home of the baseball Hall of Fame.  I went to Cooperstown with my dad last year, and we didn’t stop here, but I’d had a couple of these beers when I went to Cooperstown for Rickey Henderson’s induction.  The brewing tradition in Cooperstown actually goes back much further than the baseball tradition does – so I’ve been featuring these beers whenever I try one!




2 responses

14 03 2015
Tony L.

I think Ommegang is one of the best breweries in American and in the world. As you said — they rarely fail in what they attempt.

Now I want a Three Philosophers Ale!

15 03 2015

Lol. I’ve got to agree!

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