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Address: 811 Edward St, Utica, NY 13502
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Saranac Brew shop

I have taken the tour several times over the last 30+ years. Always enjoyable. Cost is $5 but you get two beer or soft drink samples afterwards. However I try to stop at the shop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2015
Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

I have taken the tour several times over the last 30+ years. Always enjoyable. Cost is $5 but you get two beer or soft drink samples afterwards. However I try to stop at the shop whenever I am passing through between Syracuse/Buffalo and Albany NY. I always find something to buy with company logos. Usually a stein but could be... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I wanted to see another brewery that was close to home. For 5.00 a person you get 2 tickets for beer at the end of the tour. The tour was nice but I realized that it's not handicap accessible, so if you can't do stairs this would not be something you will be interested in. Although the history was very... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

A little Surprise in a city full of surprises. Try all of the Saranac brands...they're wonderful...but not nearly as wonderful as the history behind this family run business...A MUST visit...

Thank 172mary
New York Mills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The Saranac line of beers and ales are really something one needs to experience. The brewers have come up with some of the finest tasting brews on the market. It's worth taking the tour and trying some of the fine beers and ales. The Matt Brewing Company is an upstate New York gem!

Thank Eugene K
Vaxholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Great tour for only 5$, the tourguide presented the brewery and the beer tasting was nice. a really extensive tour including the brewery history

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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Very well organized with knowledgable staff! Something worth seeing! Building itself with many antiques in entrance and public areas. Fun.

Thank CoCoMcMulley
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Great tour of the brewery offered, providing you with details about all the ingredients & every step of the brewing process. Young guides make it fun. The tour ends with free beers and root beers at the 1890s tavern. Make it a must when you visit Utica. It's free and family fun.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have been on a couple brewery tours but this one is by far, the best. There is so much history in this brewery. This tour is great for adutls as well as children. The two drinks in the tavern at the end isn't too shabby either.

Thank Alicia P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

A must see for all when visiting the Utica area. Gain insight into how a brewery works and at the end of the tour stop and have a brew or a great root beer!

Thank Larry325
Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

This tour was educational and fun. Learn how Beer is made and get to sample some at the end of the tour. Under 21 visitors get to sample Root Beer which is also made at the brewery. The Matt Brewery was the first to open when prohibition ended. It uses local grown ingredients and water. Great trip for couples, families... More 

Thank Peter M

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