Our own Jimmy Carbone made a visit to Ommegang Brewery for Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, arguably one of the best beer festivals on the east coast. He recorded two episodes of his radio show "Beer Sessions". You can hear these two episodes August 24 and August 31 on the Heritage Radio Network. You’ll hear some great interviews with nano- brewers Sean Lawson (Lawson’s Finest Liquids) and Brian Strumke (Stillwater Artisanal Ales) and the gang from Ommegang including President and CEO Simon Thorpe and brewmaster Phil Leinhart.
Cooperstown is, historically, a hop growing region. This photo of hops was taken at the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, not far from Ommegang. We had a great time in Cooperstown and are excited to share the experience with our listeners. Tune in to Beer Sessions Radio tomorrow for a great discussion on hops with our friends from We Dig Plants and Ben Granger of Bierkraft. Keep tuning in to "Beer Sessions" this month for previews of our Ommegang interviews and other surprises.