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March 15, 2014

Ommegang introduces new brew this weekend

Brewery Ommegang in Middlefield is hosting a dinner and other activities this weekend to commemorate the release of its Fire and Blood Red Ale, which was inspired by “Game of Thrones.”

At the cafe Saturday, Brewery Ommegang chef Evan Brown will face off against chef Teddy Folkman from Granville Moore Restaurant in Washington, D.C., to serve a “Game of Thrones”-inspired dinner, a media release said. A beer tasting at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m., and the cost is $125 per person.

On Sunday, the third Game of Thrones-inspired beer will go on sale at noon at the brewery store, which is the only place to purchase Fire and Blood before the national release date of March 31. The brewery is on Otsego County Route 33 near Cooperstown.

The HBO series “Game of Thrones” returns April 6 for its fourth season.

Brewery customers may purchase a $5 tasting glass and enjoy samples of Ommegang beers plus Fire and Blood Red Ale, the release said, and guests with camera may have photographs taken on the “Omme-throne” in the tasting room.

For more information, call the Brewery Ommegang gift shop or by calling 544-1800, ext. 832.


A newly built convenience store on Oneonta’s Southside will have an official opening event next week.

The Mirabito Convenience Store at 4968 State Highway 23 will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce.

The newly built structure opened in phases after the previous store was razed last year, Ivan Rosengrant, assistant manager at Mirabito Holding Inc., said Friday. The store replaced a smaller store, he said, and the initial phase opened in December and sold gasoline.

The remodeled site has 10 instead of six fueling pumps, Rosengrant said, and for trucks, the business offers six instead of four diesel pumps.

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