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Philosophy of Brewing

Regardless of the style or flavor,
I only use the best ingredients available and
never skimp on them. It’s a must!

-Roger Davidson

Roger Davidson On Brewing…

How do I make beer?

“I make beers inspired by a memory, atmosphere and feeling. The Scotch Ale was inspired by a trip to Belgium to see my daughter. To me, it tastes like sitting in Delirium Café in Brussels after an entire day of touring breweries and cathedrals with Emily.”

“Or I’ve made beers based on a specific flavor or style, and build the recipe with that in mind, knowing exactly how I believe it should taste. I choose ingredients that bring out the notes I want. Some recipes are complicated, while others are simple. My simpler recipes attain complexity from special brewing techniques. They are all multi-dimensional in taste regardless of their recipe.”

“Regardless of the style or flavor, I only use the best ingredients available and never skimp on them. It’s a must!”

And if you ask my right hand man Chris what our philosophy of brewing is:

“Clean, clean, clean, clean and clean some more!”

Roger Davidson

Chris Brewing
Pumpkin Ale is on!!Currently on tap:Goldenrod Ale- A golden cream ale-usually our lightest offering. 4.2% abvFarmers’ Harvest- Brewed with fresh whole leaf wet hops from the Farmers’ Museum. This pale ale features a light malty backbone supported by the herbal and earthy notes of Fuggles hops, followed by the lighter piney and citrusy Cascades. 4.5% abv Mango Wheat- This beer starts out as an American style wheat beerand then we load it up with real mango! Slightly tart and not overly sweet, with big mango taste and plenty of “real beer” flavor. 5.3% abvFull Nelson- A pale ale brewed with the Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. Late additions and dry hopping produce distinctive tropical fruit aromas in an ale that is aromatic but not as bitter as an IPA. 25 IBU 5.1% abvAll American IPA- Generally our hoppiest beer, brewed with 3 American West Coast hops: Columbus, Chinook, and Citra. It is also dry hopped with Citra. A complex and balanced IPA. 7.0% abv Sleeping Lion Red Ale- A hoppy, full flavored red ale. We add a double dose of Cascade Hops at the beginning and end of the brewing process. We also employ a technique called “Mash Hopping” where we add fresh, whole-leaf Cascades from New York State to the barley mash. 5.9% abvPumpkin Ale- We used almost 20 pounds of house-roasted local pumpkins in this malty seasonal beer. Plenty of pumpkin flavor mingles with pie spice and restrained hoppiness. 6.8% abvLeatherstocking Brown Ale- A full flavored ale, very malty with roasty flavors and more than a hint of chocolate. ****The 2017 Silver Medal Winner at Tap NY**** 5.7% abvSunken Island Scotch- A rich, brown, strong "120-shilling" Scottish style ale; full of malt and caramel flavor, a little raisiny with just the right amount of sweetness. 9.0% abv* Barrel Aged Trippel Sour- Aged in a honey locust barrel for 6 months. Picked up tones of honey and grape. ... See MoreSee Less
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Council Rock Brewery
Suggestions from Council Rock!!We are open from 11:30am to 8:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.Fridays we are open from 11:30am to 8:30pm.We are closed on Mondays.TAKEOUT AND CURBSIDE ARE ALSO AVAILABLECall 643-3016 Reservations are recommended.Buffalo Chicken Sandwich- Two fried chicken tenders tossed in our Buffalo sauce over greens and topped with our house made blue cheese dressing. Served on a toasted brioche bun.Grilled Veggie Burger- A patty loaded with veggies including red bell peppers, corn, soybeans, and Zucchini. Grilled and topped with caramelized onions, greens, and tomato. Served on a toasted brioche roll.Smoked Gouda Burger- Our 8 oz CAB graded Choice/Prime steak burger topped with smoked gouda, fried red onions, Applewood smoked bacon, house made horseradish aioli, with lettuce and tomato on a toasted pretzel roll.Fish Burger- Made with haddock, grated carrots, onions, and scallions. Topped with our Louisiana style remoulade and served on a brioche bun.Bacon Mac & Cheese- A cheese blend including sharp cheddar, parmesan, and creamy brie complemented by apple-wood smoked bacon and topped with toasted Panko.French Onion Soup- Served in a crock with crusty croutons and melted Swiss and Parmesan cheese. ... See MoreSee Less
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Council Rock Brewery
Suggestions from Council Rock!!We are open from 11:30am to 8:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.Fridays we are open from 11:30am to 8:30pm.We are closed on Mondays.TAKEOUT AND CURBSIDE ARE ALSO AVAILABLECall 643-3016 Reservations are recommended.French Onion Soup- Served in a crock with crusty croutons and melted Swiss and Parmesan cheese. Council Rock Brewery's Fish Burger- Made with haddock, grated carrots, onions, and scallions. Topped with our Louisiana style remoulade and served on a brioche bun.Council Rock’s Signature Garlic-Pesto Fries- A basket of premium fries tossed with fresh garlic and pesto. Served with a side of Chipotle aioli. BBQ Pulled Pork- Pork butts dry rubbed and slow roasted in house, then simmered in ale and our slightly sweet and spicy barbeque sauce. Served on a toasted brioche bun.Buffalo Chicken Sandwich- Two fried chicken tenders tossed in our Buffalo sauce and topped with our house made blue cheese dressing. Served on a toasted brioche bun. ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact

4861 State Highway 28
Cooperstown NY 13326

Phone: (607) 643-3016
Email: councilrockbrewery@gmail.com

Business Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Thurs  
11:30 am to 8:00 pm
Friday - 11:30 am to 8: 30 pm
Saturday - Sunday - 11:30 am to 8:00 pm