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Sip-Worthy Adventures: Planning a Craft Beverage Getaway

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 31 May 2022

If your idea of a perfect summer afternoon includes relaxing with a cold beer, delicious cocktail, or glass of wine, then Cooperstown is the place for you! The Cooperstown Beverage Trail has an incredible array of options to choose from, with many of the stops a short drive from The Otesaga. Read on to see why it's the perfect time to sit back, sip, and savor the many flavors of Cooperstown.

Adventures on Tap

Beer enthusiasts won't want to miss an opportunity to visit Cooperstown, with stops at Brewery Ommegang and Red Shed Brewery a must on the itinerary. Ommegang's scenic farmstead brewery offers a Taphouse complete with delicious pub menu and patio seating to enjoy their world-class brews like Rare Vos, Witte, and Neon Rainbows. With a full lineup of concerts this summer, including bands like The National and Wilco, it's also the place to see incredible live music.

A short drive from Brewery Ommegang, Red Shed Brewery's Cooperstown Taproom has a variety of sip-worthy beers to enjoy. With its distinction as a New York State farm brewery, Red Shed uses locally grown hops and grains in their handcrafted ales. Popular beers on tap include Jessica's Red Ale, Otsego Golden Ale, and the Cherry Valley Smoked Porter.

Raise Your Glass

If wine is your beverage of choice, you're sure to find the perfect vintage during your getaway in Cooperstown. In nearby Fly Creek, Pailshop Vineyards offers a variety of red, white, and rosé wines, as well as their popular Painted Pail Red sangria. In 2021, Montezuma Winery opened a Cooperstown location, offering their award-winning wines as well as their line of spirits.

For craft beverage enthusiasts looking for a more spirited destination, Cooperstown Distillery offers two locations to try, both within walking distance of The Otesaga. In their recently renovated tasting room, visitors can get a behind-the-scenes tour and barrel tasting. Their Beverage Exchange on Main Street features a variety of seasonal cocktails made from Cooperstown Distillery spirits, as well as other local beers, ciders, and wines.

Hit the Trail

The Otesaga is the perfect home base for your craft beverage getaway in Cooperstown. With a variety of award-winning stops close to our lakeside resort, there are more still that are only a short drive away, including Fly Creek Cider Mill, Cooperstown Brewing Company, Rustic Ridge Winery, High Burl Brewery, and Honeypot Farms Meadery. Of course, one of the best places to savor local craft beverages is right here at The Otesaga! Enjoy a beer, glass of wine, or delicious cocktail at our Fire Bar, with the beauty of Otsego Lake offering spectacular views. Book your sip-worthy getaway today!

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