Located on 136 acres (55.03 hectares) of what was once a hop farm, Brewery Ommegang opened its doors in 1997. A brainchild of reputed brewers, Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, this brewery specializes in production of Belgian-styled brews. They boast of six award-winning and all-time favorite brews: Belgian Pale Ale, Three Philosphers, Hennepin, Witte, Rare Vos and Abbey Ale. Following a tour around the brewery, visitors can drop in at the cafe to enjoy delectable Belgian fares that will wonderfully complement the beers produced here. Brewery Ommegang regularly plays host to beer festivals and concerts; the annual event, 'Belgium Comes to Cooperstown', is a must-visit for every Belgian food and drink lover.
Beardslee Castle might seem a bit out of place in the woods near the Adirondacks, but this fine dining establishment in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional American menu with Asian and Mediterranean influences. Built in the 1860s, the castle remained a private residence until the 1940s when it opened as "The Manor" and allowed in visitors. Beardslee opened in its current incarnation in 1994. Soon after, reports came in of ghosts on the property and frequent sightings. In the castle's basement, patrons can find The Dungeon where you can grab a pint of local brews on tap.