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Visitors enjoyed brewery gathering in Lake Placid

April 12, 2013
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

Brewery Ommegang, a Belgian-style brewery located in Cooperstown hosted its third annual Snommegang Sweepstakes event in Lake Placid on March 7-10. Ten grand prize winners, each with a guest, were treated to a fun-filled weekend of winter activities and Ommegang beer and some surprisingly warm weather.

The event began with a meet-and-greet for the winners and Ommegang staff, as well as members of the Ommegang and Duvel USA sales teams and beverage distributers from surrounding states. Friday and Saturday were spent on the slopes at Whiteface Mountain or enjoying one of the many outdoor adventures that Lake Placid has to offer. Guests had a variety of attractions and events to chose from including visiting Olympic sites, cross country skiing, toboggan, bobsled and dog sled rides and visiting downtown Lake Placid for shopping and cuisine.

On Friday night, guests dined on a delicious four-course beer paining dinner at The Whiteface Lodge. The day's festivities continued with a live musical performance by Mary Doherty at The Cottage.

Following more outdoor fun on Saturday, Snommegang ended with a rare beer tasting and food and beer pairing seminar with Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart, Kate Smalls who heads Ommegang's Great Beer Deserves Great Food program and Chef Tim Loomis from Lake Placid's Liquids and Solids at the Handlebar. Chef Loomis made headlines recently when he was named a semifinalist for the esteemed James Beard Foundation's Best Chef: Northeast Award. The Beard Awards are the highest honors awarded to food and beverage professionals in North America.

Guests raved about every aspect of the event from the outdoor activities to the dining to the hospitality provided by the High Peaks Resort and the

community of Lake Placid. Ommegang has received several emails from guests who plan to return to Lake Placid this summer to share the unique town with their families and friends.

Allison Capozza,

for Brewery Ommegang




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