I 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!