Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Matt Brewing Company / Saranac BreweryMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac BreweryMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

811 Edward St, Brewhouse Square
Utica, New York, 13502
United States

(315) 624-2400 | map

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 21
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This building has serious historic charm. A very ornate brick/industrial monolith that just oozes brewing history. The entire block is made up of Ithicas significant brewing past. Matt/Ithaca Club and Saranac have deep roots going back to 1888. You seriously feel the history inside this beautiful brewery.

The upstairs 1888 tavern and tap room is seriously old school vibe complete with historic pictures. The selection on-tap is very good, from the newest ipa styles to the good ol American adjunct lagers that Saranac does soo well.

Do yourself a favor and give it a visit, soak in the brewing history and ambiance.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I finally made the trek to Saranac Brewery to visit one of the first craft brewers that piqued my interest back in the mid 90's when I started to dig craft beer. We started with lunch at the Nail Creek Pub and walked over to Saranac. Unfortunately, we were running behind schedule so we missed the 1PM tour. There is a spacious gift shop upon entering, but the real enjoyment was upstairs.

A large staircase brings you up to an open area with an abundance of beautiful dark wood with a bar in the center. The place was empty when we arrived with only a few other guests present. There were 12 taps on draft during my visit, those selections included Utica Club, Citra Pils, Cold Brew Coffee Lager, Legacy IPA, UBU Brown Ale, Imperial Rye Porter, Hoppy Hour Hero, Pale Ale, Brett Saison, Lake Placid Big Slide, Pumpkin Ale and Brewers Blood. I had the Saison and Imperial Porter, both were super fresh and tasty. Mini pretzels were served on the bar.

Service was attentive and responsive. What I truly enjoyed the most was the decor of the upstairs bar with it's cozy, ornate and historic vibe. An essential visit if you find yourself in the Mohawk Valley of New York.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

A historic brewery, the 1888 tavern is very different from today's craft brewery tasting room. It has a lot of history and some hidden small batch beers only available in the brewery. The tour is worth the $5 which includes two beers.

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Photo of Miguel_W
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

FX Matt/Saranac brewery produces some of the best brew I have tasted in years. A icon of downtown Utica, the employees are mainly locals or at least from Central New York. Fast and friendly and ready to please the customer. They pour their heart and soul into their craft.

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Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY
Brewery rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 19,064 ratings