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F.X. Matt Brewing Company

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Address: 811 Edward Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: (315) 624-2400
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You could probably get trashed here

I've been on a lot of brewery tours, and the tour part is all pretty much the same. Graciously, this one did not demand you take taste tests of various varieties of raw barley or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been on a lot of brewery tours, and the tour part is all pretty much the same. Graciously, this one did not demand you take taste tests of various varieties of raw barley or take deep whiffs of raw hops and instead stuck to the history and brewing process. The history of the brewery proved interesting, the brewing process... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was never much of a beer drinker but my husband loves craft brews, so we like to take tours when we can. We were in the area so we stopped in on a warm Friday afternoon. Uticaclub was a favorite of our fathers, and now it brews the Saranac line so we decided to try it. The tour was... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We are big beer nerds, so we knew we had to stop at FX Matt as we passed through Utica. I am so glad we did! It was the best brewery tour we have been to in the US. The place is huge! The guide was great as he led us through the history of the brewery and the collection... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was so excited to introduce Jon to my early childhood in Utica/New Hartford; part of that includes touring the FX Matt Brewing Co! It's so funny to think that we used to do the tour as part of school and Girl Scout activities in the 1970's! It's just as I remember, the sights and smells. A great way to... More 

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Lewes, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Was slightly confused at first with all the different names on the signs......Saranac, Utica Club, FX Matt. So glad we dropped in for the tour. Was extremely interesting to hear the history of the FX Matt brewing company and all the ways they have grown over the years. They were pioneers of the craft beer movement. The tour was reasonably... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have taken many tours of facilities like the brewery, but none were like this one. Our guide was very personable and knowledgable. The opportunity to see this facility is an experience I will remember for a long time. The memorabilia in the building was outstanding. Where else could you rub elbows with the CEO? It actually happened. An admission... More 

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Schoharie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect from matt's, I know it's a big brewery that do a lot of contact brewing. But I was pleasantly surprised. The beer is obviously made with a lot of care, and the tour was great, very informative. The tasting at the end was good lots of stuff to try. The decor too is very gentlemans... More 

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St. Jacobs, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The value in this tour is insane - 5 bucks for 2 pints and unlimited additional samples! Oh, and a really interesting tour of the building and brewery family history... and the tour guide was fantastic... and the beer was really good (and I'm picky about beer!). Even the retail store was cool. If you are ever in Utica (for... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were very impressed by our tour of the F.X. Matt Brewing Company. Our tour guide was very well-versed in the brewery's rich history. The tour takes you through the entire brewing process, and we were lucky to see the bottling process in action, which we were told is unusual for a Saturday tour. Only disappointment was not receiving a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We visited this brewery one Saturday afternoon. Only $5 per person and it was great. Our tour guide was very informative and seemed as if he enjoyed his job, which made the tour more fun. We got to learn about the different types of beer and received tickets for the bar afterwards. I would highly recommend this place to anyone,... More 

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