Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ommegang BCTC...more details

File this under "just in case you're not excited for this weekend in Cooperstown"....Overheard at BeerAdvocate: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Notes on BCTC 2007 Ommegeddon will be here. We have another new beer coming. We taste-tested the second pilot batch last week and expect to release it by October. There will be some limited availability at the brewery and at select beer fests before then. Not to give it away but it involves chocolate malts, real Belgian chocolate, and has a sturdy body to it. We'll do a preview tasting of this latest pilot batch this weekend at Begium Comes to Cooperstown. Regarding what beers and breweries will be at BCTC. It's impossible to list them all here but they are all Belgian or Belgian-style. Among the import standouts: Shelton Brothers, Artisanal Imports, Belukus Imports, Merchant du Vin, Manneken Brussels Imports, D&V International Imports, and 13 beers from Duvel Moortgat USA. Among the 46 American breweries: Ommegang with 8 beers. Along with Allagash, Avery, Boulevard, Brewers Art, Brooklyn, Cambridge, Captain Lawrence, Cisco, Dogfish Head, Harpoon, Iron Hill, Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey, Middle Ages, Magic Hat, Offshore Ales, Otter Creek, Port Brewing, Russian River, Southhampton, Stone, Troegs, Unibroue, Victory, Weyerbacher, Wolavers, and 20+ other breweries. As I said, I can't even list all the importers and breweries here let alone all the beers. We will easily exceed 200 beers on the list. Come rested and thirsty. At 2 ozs. per pour you'd have to consume 25 pints just to try them all once. I'm sure some of you will make the attempt. May your chosen deity have mercy on your soul. Cheers! Larry Bennett Brewery Ommegang / Duvel USA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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