Matt Brewing Company – Utica, New York

Matt Brewing Company – Utica, New York

Situated at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains is the Matt Brewing Company.  It is one of the few remaining great American regional breweries where it has been for over a century.  The leadership of the company has stayed in the family since its inception.  The brewery was started in 1885 by F.X. Matt I, a German-born immigrant, where he had left a promising career at the famous Duke of Baden Brewery in the Black Forest region of Germany.  He decided to come to the United States and open his own facility.  It wasn’t an easy transition but after working hard he created the brewery and began making the same great beer that is produced today.

Being located at the foot of the Adirondacks offers those that come to the brewery a wide range of things to do besides visit the brewery.  The Adirondack Park is the largest state park in the country which encompasses nearly 6 million acres (which is as large as the state of Vermont).  It has pristine wilderness and breathtaking landscape for the outdoors man to truly enjoy.

Life in the Adirondacks, though often demanding, is rewarding for those who have an enduring love and respect for the outdoors. With 46 mountains over 4,000 feet, 2,800 lakes and ponds, 30,000 miles of streams, the Adirondacks have always been considered a “recreational paradise.” For those who love the outdoors, you can raft the whitewater of the Hudson, ski the challenging runs at Whiteface Mountain, canoe the scenic Saranac and St. Regis Lakes, hike to the High Peaks, sail, swim, picnic or just simply sit on the porch of a century old hunting cabin to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful region.

The beer produced by the Matt Brewing Company is called Saranac, which means that it is brewed from the pure water that flows from the Adirondacks and the grains that grow in its unspoiled soil.

Tours and other information.

June – August
Mon. – Sat.
1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Sept. – May
Fri. & Sat.
1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Gift Shop Hours
Monday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and all major holidays.

Except for the summer months, we do request that you call in advance to make reservations for tours, which typically run 1 hour.*

*The F. X. Matt Brewing Company tour schedule is subject to change, without notice, due to plant construction. Feel free to call (800) 765-6288 to verify that tours will be conducted no earlier than 24 hours before you plan on visiting the Brewery. Thank You.

Tour cost: $5.00 per person, children 12 and under are free.

For more information, call: 315.732.0022 or 800.765.6288.

Directions: From the NYS Thruway (I-90) Exit 31 Take Genesee South Through Downtown to Court Street. Take a right and follow the aroma of fresh malts and hops to the corner of Court and Varick Streets. You’re at the Brewery! Free parking is available.

The Brewery Shop
& Tour Center

830 Varick Street
Utica, NY 13502