Otesaga and Ommegang – Oh My!

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Cooperstown - Otesaga and Ommegang

Cooperstown - Otesaga and Ommegang

Cooperstown - Otesaga and Ommegang

Cooperstown is enjoyed by more than just the boys of Summer. The girls of Spring flock to the same town to tie the knot at The Otesaga.

I spent the day on assignment at this magnificent Federal-style lakefront dream. The hotel was under considerable window washing (400 in total!) and primping for a big weekend wedding.

When the 133-room resort opened in 1909 it was touted as the “Grand Dame” of hotels – 100-plus years later the name still applies.

For lunch, I rerouted to Brewery Ommegang, 5 miles out of town in the pastoral highlands. The commercial popularity of this Belgian favorite has catapulted their reputation.

HBO recently teamed up with Ommegang-Duvel to create a series of beers based on the themes and characters of “Game of Thrones.” Their first beer is called “Iron Throne Blond Ale.” It debuted on March 31. Instead, I complemented my crepe with the classic Abbey Ale while dozens of patrons were lining up to taste the new golden swill.