Cooperstown, NY — Typically this time of year, Brewery Ommegang would be finishing up its presentation plan and finalizing details of its on-going sponsorship of the Brewer’s Association’s culinary showcase SAVOR. But a BA rule meant only one brewery from the Duvel Moortgat family could be represented at the event — forcing a tough decision following Moortgat’s acquisition of Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewery at the end of last year.
In a welcoming gesture to its new sister brewery, Ommegang stepped aside for the SAVOR showcase and now for the first time in several years, finds itself on the outside looking in. Never one to be sheepish, and ever passionate that Great Beer Deserves Great Food, Ommegang will host a one-of-a-kind event that will also benefit the charity DC Central Kitchen.
On Saturday May 10 from 8 PM to 1 AM at Hierarchy in Adams Morgan (1841 Columbia Road, NW (Downstairs), Washington, DC.), Brewery Ommegang is hosting “Black Sheep” where guests are invited to sample Ommegang ales paired with dishes by Chef Jan Van Haute, owner of Haute Saison Catering and former Executive Chef of the Belgian Embassy, and Brewery Ommegang’s Executive Chef Evan Brown. DC Fans of Lamb will join the chefs to discuss cooking and pairing beers with lamb, the culinary canvas for the Black Sheep food pairings.
“We really hope moving forward the BA changes its position and both Ommegang and Boulevard can participate together at SAVOR,” said Bill Wetmore, Director of Marketing for Brewery Ommegang. “For several years it was a signature element in our marketing plan. But for this year, rather than go out like a lamb we are going to have a bit of fun and create what should be a fantastic experience of beer, food, art, music with a good cause to boot — and the event is open to all: SAVOR attendees, local DC food-and-beer lovers and anyone else who wants to join us.”
No Kings Collective, a DC-based artist group specializing in multi-media arts will enhance the event with music, art exhibits, screen printing, and other fun in addition to the food pairings. Entry to Black Sheep is a $10 suggested donation, benefitting the DC Central Kitchen. Guests will receive an Ommegang glass and special Ommegang gift while supplies last.
Buses will depart from the National Building Museum (401 F St NW) at 10:00pm, 10:30pm, 11:00pm, and 11:30pm to allow SAVOR guests to join this unique event.
Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 to craft-brew fine Belgian-style ales. Ommegang brews seven ales year-round, as well as an extensive and imaginative range of seasonal and specialty ales. The beers have won a national following by connoisseurs of fine beer and are distributed in 43 states and internationally. Ommegang is located on a 136-acre farmstead in Cooperstown, New York and offers free daily tours and inexpensive tastings as well as a 100-seat café, a well-stocked brewery store, and an annual calendar of public events. Ommegang is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-800-544-1809, or visit www.ommegang.com. Ommegang is a member of the Duvel family of fine beers. Follow Ommegang on Twitter: @BreweryOmmegang, Facebook.com/Ommegang, and Instagram: @BreweryOmmegang