COOPERSTOWN, NY — Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY is beginning the New Year with a cherry bomb bang by bringing tart/sweet newcomer Rosetta Kriek to the market on draft. Rosetta in bottles, which launched October 2015, has elicited a very positive response from craft consumers and retailers alike. The arrival of draft will bring the unique ale to fresh assemblies of beer lovers nationwide.
Brewed and blended by Ommegang’s sister brewery Liefmans in Belgium, Rosetta is a perfectly balanced combination of old (aged on cherries at least three years) and young Flemish brown ale (or oud bruin) with a lively and fruity kriek, or cherry beer. The blend, which was developed by Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart, results in a complex yet refreshing mahogany-brown brew that is an intriguing interplay of tartness and sweetness.
“The initial response to Rosetta has really proven exciting, says Leinhart. “It’s moved out of our warehouse as quick as we bring it in. We are really pleased the blend is resonating so strongly. The beer seems to hit just the right note with fans and we’re thrilled to now be able to bring Rosetta’s unique flavor to draft lines across the country.”
Rosetta is a moderate 5.6% ABV and its unique flavor pairs perfectly with light fare such as salad, chicken liver pâté or a pork terrine, soft cheeses such as Brie or Camembert, or a smooth chocolate mousse. In addition to draft, Rosetta is available in 11.2 oz four-packs at the suggested retail price of $10.99 each. Both bottles and draft are available throughout Ommegang’s 45-state USA footprint.
Learn more about Rosetta by visiting Ommegang’s YouTube channel for a video by Brewmaster Phil Leinhart.
Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 to craft-brew fine Belgian-style ales. Ommegang brews eight 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 45 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