Gary popped up north last weekend and was good enough to bring me a few quarts of Ommegang and Hennepin. Other than trading one for venison (how Canuck of me), we noticed that the label said "Product of Belgium." I figured I had been a dope and missed the point that all along none of it was actually made in New York at Cooperstown but, as is often the case, Lew set me straight in an email today relaseing me from dope-dom:
Moortgat has bought out everyone else and owns Ommegang. They can't expand production fast enough to meet demand, so they're brewing some in Belgium as a stopgap...though I suspect they may continue to do so. Not much progress on the expansion.Brewery Ommegang near Cooperstown sits down a country land in one of the most beautify settings of any brewery I have ever seen, in the loverly rolling hills of the Leatherstocking region between Albany and Ithaca. Their beer is swell as well and, being able to pick up quarts of this beer in gas stations throughout central NY at 4.99 or 5.99, I have absolutely no doubt that supply is not meeting well deserved demand.