Upstae New York beer drinkers who enjoy the Saranac line may want to stockpile their favorites while they still can. The Matt Brewing Company brewery in Utica – makers of the Saranac line and their much nastier tasting older brother Utica Club – burned down yesterday.
Interesting side note. Utica Club, or “Uncle Charlie” as it’s affectionately known locally, was the first beer sold legally following prohibition. So we lost a little bit of beer history in the fire as well.
The company says they will continue production at another brewery while they rebuild. But I imagine there will be a sharp dropoff in supply in the short term. So get your Saranac while it’s hot! (Pardon the pun.)