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Awesome brewery in historic setting

Known also as Utica Brewing and makers of Saranac beer. We have done countless brewery tours, but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GREAT Home town brewery

Great old hometown brewery where you can take a tour and try some products in the 1888 tavern. They... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Utica, New York
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811 Edward St, Utica, NY 13502-4092
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Known also as Utica Brewing and makers of Saranac beer. We have done countless brewery tours, but this was one of the best. Founded in 1888 the original buildings are vintage. Their replica “speak easy” reminds us of a bygone age. The tour is $5.00...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great old hometown brewery where you can take a tour and try some products in the 1888 tavern. They also have a gift shop where you can purchase some of the many beers and sodas produced by the brewery. The tour is fun for everyone...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We just happened on this neighborhood and had a couple of hours so took the Brewery Tour. It was $5 per person, which included and very informative tour of this fourth generation family brewery and a full sized beer at the 19th century bar. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The United States is home to thousands of breweries, most of which tend toward the smaller size and which are only a few years old at most. But there are breweries that have stood the test of time and one of them is FX Matt...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Great_Beer_Now
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I've lived in Utica for over 20 years and have never visited the FX Matt Brewery. Don't make my mistake! go take the tour and have a drink.....you won't regret it. Tours are offered at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 and cost $5 (this includes a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SDB61
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had a good time on the tour and it was only 5 bucks a head and you received 2 tickets each for beer at the end. Tour was very informative about the history and brewing of the Matt brewery. Will go again.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Being no stranger to brewery tours, I will often pass. However, I was there on 2 for 1 tastings with a tour, so I passed a 5 spot to join the tour. They did a great job remodeling the rooms on the first half of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SingingOTune
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The brewery tour has a little something for everybody. It starts out in the original part of the old brewery which is now full of antiques. The tour guide shares the history of the brewery, the story of prohibition and the legends behind the building,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mike p
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Manageable number of people in our group. Tour guide was cheerful and very knowledgable. Tour lasted about an hour, and ended up in the tasting room.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank EastCoastGambler
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The tour is of a working brewery so be ready to be cold, hot and ready for lots of narrow passages and stairs. The nice lady who led our tour had it all down and was able to answer all but one question. Of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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7 August 2016|
Response from BurnWash | Reviewed this property |
closed on Sundays
24 September 2015|
Response from Alicia P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Saranac Brewery tour is at the FX Matt Brewing Company.