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Saranac Brewery Tour

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Address: 830 Varick Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 800-765-6288
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A Review for Our Local Brewhouse.

Saranac Brewery Tour for the past few years have been a mainstay for a stop on My was The tour interesting and the tour guide was knowledgeable. The tour area was clean,; I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
George F
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Utica, New York
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Utica, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saranac Brewery Tour for the past few years have been a mainstay for a stop on My was The tour interesting and the tour guide was knowledgeable. The tour area was clean,; I spent 2 Hours at the tour and relaxed at the end of the tour with the free beers. The bar and sitting room was exquisite right out... More 

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Thank George F
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been on a few brewery tours. Some of the big ones and some small local. The Saranac tour was one of the better tours. Our tour guide knew what he was talking about. There was a lot of cool historic notes on the tour. For example the brewery was the was one of the first to serve beer following... More 

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Clark Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been on this tour numerous times, have been going for many years, the tour is basically the same but the beers obviously have changed over the years, I sometimes even get the root beer, it's delicious!

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Thank Laurie E
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went with a bunch of friends we had a great time. The beer, soda, and staff were all great. Can't wait to go again soon.

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Thank John W
Clinton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Many of our out of town guests arrived the day before to learn more about Utica and go on a brewery tour--it was a hit and everyone had tons of fun! Afterwards, we had 'local' food brought in to the downstairs area so it was a true Utica feast. All of the staff were very helpful and made this event... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My son lives in Saranac Lake. When we go to visit we make a trip to the brewrey. The food is great and service very good. But you have to get there early because it's always busy the beer is great. Many choices. Will return on my next visit!

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Thank Linda R
Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I had been to the brewery many times but this was my first tour. It was so fun to see all the areas and it was like walking through Willy Wonka's beer factory. The rooms are very unique and there are all these nooks and crannies, and little signs and posters, and so many other things to look at! The... More 

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Thank Jessica S
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area or who hasn't visited the brewery. The brewery tour is a great way to learn about not only the history, but the beer many of us drink on a daily basis. For $5 you can go on the tour and taste 2 beers for free in the tasting room.... More 

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South Trenton, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Friendly tour and a must do for anyone who enjoys their brew. Those that don't drink can have root beer. Varick St. businesses have come a long way in reviving Utica. Would definitely return. Great shopping as well.

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Thank Jazzijo56
Vicksburg, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you only do one thing in Utica, do this tour! The brewery was originally established in 1888, and is the only one to survive prohibition in this area. The building they are in now is very unique and is decorated in an old Victorian style. It is very cool! The tour is only $5, and you get two beers... More 

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