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830 Varick Street
Brewhouse Square
Utica NY 13502
Telephone: +1 315-624-2400
Toll-Free: +1 800-765-6288
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm. Reservations required for tours.
Brewer: F.X. Matt Jr
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Notes

Opened: 1888

Annual Production: 270,000 bbl

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Tom Smith

F.X.Matt brews beer under many names, including Fiddler's Green Brewing, New Yorker Brewing Company, and Brewmaster's Choice.

Updated: August 13, 2015

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Beer List

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    • Date: March 7, 2011 (#8480)
      Package: canned
      Place: Place unknown
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright yellow. Huge head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Very very clean, with just a hint of grassy malt.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body, fizzy. Sweet, with a very mild grainy-grassy malt flavor. No bitterness at all.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Typical cheap lager, brewed as a house brand for Walgreens. Thanks to KJ Harnack for the can!

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    • Date: July 6, 2007 (#6570)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Thick white head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Earthy. Biscuity. Spicy hops.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body. Fizzy. Surprisingly intense resiny bitterness overwhelms the malt.
      Overall Impression (1½)

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    Golden or Blonde Ale
    • Date: July 6, 2007 (#6569)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright deep golden. Nice head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Sweet, grainy, sulfury (SO2).
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body. Moderately fizzy. Very sweet, fairly toasty. Quite a lot of sulfur. Mild resiny bitterness in the middle.
      Overall Impression (1½)

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    American-Style India Pale Ale
    • Date: July 6, 2007 (#6571)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep golden. Slight haze. Huge head.
      Aroma (3)
      Huge fruity, citrusy, spicy hops.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body, smooth. Big spicy, grassy, fruity hop flavor. Fairly bitter.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Good clean bitter beer.

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    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

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    Kirkland Hefeweizen
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier

  • Lake Placid Barkeater Amber
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    5.10% abv.

  • Lake Placid India Pale Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.80% abv.

  • Lake Placid Ubu Ale
    Strong Ale
    6.50% abv.

  • Lake Placid Wolf Jaw Wit
    Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
    5.40% abv.

  • Liquid Vibes Lager

  • Panther Lake Gose
    German-Style Sour Ale

  • Saranac Adirondack Lager
    Vienna-Style Lager
    5.50% abv.

  • Saranac Black Forest (discontinued)
    German-Style Schwarzbier
    5.30% abv.
    Awards:

  • Saranac Blueberry Blonde
    Garden (Fruit) Beer
    5.00% abv.

  • Saranac Hefeweizen
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier

  • Saranac High Peaks Chocolate Orange Porter
    Specialty Beer
    8.50% abv.

  • Saranac High Peaks Imperial IPA
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    10.00% abv.
    Awards:

  • Saranac High Peaks Imperial Stout
    Imperial Stout
    9.00% abv.

  • Saranac High Peaks Lemon Ginger Saison
    Specialty Beer
    8.50% abv.

  • Saranac High Peaks Wet Hop IPA
    Fresh Hop Ale
    7.00% abv.

  • Saranac India Pale Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    5.80% abv.

  • Saranac Irish Red Ale
    Irish-Style Red Ale
    Awards:

  • Saranac Kölsch
    German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch
    5.00% abv.

  • Saranac Legacy IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.50% abv.

  • Saranac Pale Ale
    Classic English-Style Pale Ale
    5.50% abv.
    Awards:

  • Saranac Pumpkin Ale
    Herb and Spice Beer
    Awards:

  • Saranac Rye IPA
    American-Style Rye Beer
    6.00% abv.

  • Saranac Session Ale
    Session Beer
    4.50% abv.

  • Saranac Shandy
    Garden (Fruit) Beer
    4.20% abv.

  • Saranac Summer Ale

  • Saranac White IPA
    American-Belgo-Style Ale
    6.00% abv.

  • Saranac Wild Hop Pils
    European-Style Pilsener
    5.20% abv.

  • Saranac Winter Wassail
    Herb and Spice Beer

  • Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout