Add one award-winning Master Brewer and one Football Hall-of-Famer to make eight — EIGHT beer, that is, a joint project of Cooperstown’s Phil Leinhart and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman that jumps into the jam-packed craft beer market later this year.
It’s a brew more than two years in the making, Mr. Leinhart said, made with no sugar and featuring Hallertau Taurus hops.
“They’re a variety of Bavarian-growth hops that are heavy in antioxidants,” Mr. Leinhart said before traveling to New Orleans to supervise the first packaging of the new lager. “We’re using these high-alpha, xanthohumol hops that carry the highest level of antioxidants that we could find.”
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. Learn about “Oneonta’s Restaurants: Memories of Former Favorites” with Big Chuck and Leslie Ann. Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta.
TRIBUTE – 5:30 p.m. Celebrate our veterans with Eric Owens performing anthems such as “Over There,” “We’ll Meet Again,” “Goodnight Saigon,” more. Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/events/over-there-with-eric-owens/
PREVIEW – 3 p.m. Concert previewing the 2018 season. Benefit for Springfield Center 4th of July Committee. Tickets available at Country Memories, Tom & Kelly’s. Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy 80, Cooperstown. Call 315-858-2691 or visit glimmerglass.org/events/springfield-appreciation-concert/
ANTI-RENT WAR – 2 p.m. Enjoy performances by the Templeton Players depicting the Anti-Rent Movement. Included with museum admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/rent-wars
FLOAT NIGHT – 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Make a boat with the family and race it in the pool. All supplies provided. All welcome if accompanied by a YMCA member. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. SUNY Oneonta Theater dept. presents “Barefoot in the Park,” a romantic comedy about a newlywed couples emerging life in NYC. Admission, $5/person. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit connect.oneonta.edu/event/1163087
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/
HOPS FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn and celebrate the local history of hops in the Cooperstown area. Includes family friendly activities, an exhibit, visiting with the tradesmen to learn how hops were incorporated into daily life. There will be opportunities to brew and taste craft bears. Finish the day with some food and drink with your friends on the Bump tavern green. Tickets, $12 adults, $10.50 seniors, $6 juniors. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Hopsego
Todd Snelson, Oneonta, above, left, pours glasses of his New York Maple Imperial Pilsner for Robin Haddock, Judy Tator and April Gates at a tasting event Saturday to raise funds for the Sixth Ward Athletic Club. The event featured 10 locally brewed beers made especially for the event by the Homebrewers of Oneonta Proper Society (HOPS). Matthew Brown, right, Oneonta, won first place in both the Public vote and the Brewer’s vote for his American lager. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SPRING FEST – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features music and events including the Ross Park Zoomobile and a Fishing Derby by Trout Unlimited. Copes Corner Park, on Rte. 51 between Gilbertsville and Mt. Upton. Info, www.townofbutternuts.org/copes-corners-park/
ONEONTA – Saying “I thought I should buy the next round,” state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, brought a $250,000 check to today’s grand open of Hartwick College’s Center for Craft Food & Beverage.
In announcing the legislative grant in a ceremony in the Johnstone Science Building, Seward called the center “a one of kind resource for existing businesses and budding entrepreneurs that will help develop superior products and foster economic growth.”
At the gathering, other contributors to the center were also cited:
$123,525 from the Appalachian Regional Commission;
$128,000 from the Empire State Development Corporation;
$110,000 from the George I. Alden Trust (Worcester,Mass.);
Aaron MacLeod, the new director of Hartwick College’s Center for Craft Food & Beverage, speaks today on Barley and Malt Analysis in the Shineman Chapel House. The talk was one of many making up the sold-out Farmer Brewer Winter Weekend, an immersive experience where farmers and brewers could meet and listen to industry experts. Talks continue through Sunday evening.