I did a post on Ommegang last week, but we attended one other Cooperstown brewery while there. For the next few weeks, I plan on doing a Cooperstown beer, since I’ve now had quite a few that are “baseball related”. This is the last brewery I’ll do for a while, but it fits because we went here right after the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Establishment: Cooperstown Brewing Company
Ballpark: Doubleday Field, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Dreams Park in Cooperstown
Location: 110 River Street, Milford, NY 13807 – about 6 miles south of the Hall of Fame
It’s really close to Ommegang, just a few minutes south.
Beers served: They have 6 or 7 beers on tap at any given time. They have a good variety – the flagship is Old Slugger Pale Ale, but they have an IPA (Back Yard), an English Golden Ale (Nine Man), and a Porter (Bench Warmer) that are always on tap. When I was there they had the following special brews:
- Induction Ale – a Rye IPA that was available everywhere in Cooperstown and I had a few times (but not at the brewery) – it was very good
- Pride of Milford – an English Strong Ale
- Bambino Amber – an Amber Ale
Menu (if applicable): They don’t serve food, however there’s a food truck – Pig Dog Food Truck – right there on site that has solid food. We were eating somewhere else that night, but we did get fried pickles.
Is it baseball-themed? Or is it just close to the ballpark? All their beers are baseball themed; they are built around the idea that a brewery around Cooperstown should focus on the baseball part of the town. They also sponsor the Binghamton Mets.
Description: CBC actually over 20 years ago in 1995. I had a few of their beers when I went to Cooperstown in 2009. The original owner sold the business to Butternuts Beer & Ale in 2011, but it was shut down in late 2013. Northern Eagle Beverages bought it in 2014 and reopened it shortly thereafter.
Today it’s a small but fun place to hangout. You can play cornhole (we did), get a dog from the Pig Dog food truck, and buy plenty of their beers on tap or to go. If you like beer and you’re going to Cooperstown, I’d recommend stopping here.