Ommegang announces 2010 Innovation Program, new beers

ommegang_logo.gifI first saw this on BeerNews.org, and was so excited I just had to post about it here, too!

A press release from Ommegang announces a new “Innovation Program” for 2010.  If you listened to our Cooperstown-themed podcast, you might remember that Ommegang is expanding their operation.  Well, this development is a direct result of that expansion.

The Innovation Program will be bring us some new and tweaked craft beers this year.  Here’s the schedule from Ommegang:

Jan-Feb 2010: Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout. Very slightly revised for the 2010 edition. In release.

Mar-Apr: Ommegang BPA (Belgian Style Pale Ale). 5.8% abv. 5 malts, 2 hops, and dry-hopped. Citrus & tropical fruit aromatics.

May-Jun: Ommegang Tripel (name not yet confirmed). Around 9%, spiced, we’re in the test brew stages now.

Jul-Aug: Ommegang Sour Ale. Around 6% ABV. Oud Bruin style beer made in collaboration with Liefmans of Belgium. Name TBD.

Sep-Oct: Ommegang Scotch Ale. A new Belgo-Scotch mash up. ABV, name and even recipe still to be confirmed.

Nov-Dec: Ommegang Adoration. Still 10% ABV, still malty, still big and spicy. But may be tweaked a bit.

Another result of the program will be special, on-location pilot batches. The first one will be a “Belgian-ish porter” called Porter, Sorter. 

Just another reason to take a trip to Cooperstown, NY, I guess! 

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