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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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Nice afternoon activity

The afternoon tour is interesting for all ages but the tasting afterwards obviously includes alcohol. Our time slot (1pm) had three different groups that started about 10 minutes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sherri K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The afternoon tour is interesting for all ages but the tasting afterwards obviously includes alcohol. Our time slot (1pm) had three different groups that started about 10 minutes apart. Only two time slots are available 1 and 3 pm. The actual brewing process is closed on the weekends. The tour would be much more exciting during the week and I... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was not our first visit here and won't be our last. The tour guides are very informative and are always willing to answer questions. There are stairs to go up and down if you have problems though. The beer tokens are also good for their sodas also. Tours are at 1pm and 3pm and cost $5 per person.

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Rensselaer Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice tour, unrushed, lots of interesting history, $5.00 per adult, given two tickets for free drinks at the beginning of the tour to use at the end of the tour (full size drinks (beer or soda), not a small cup). If you know some history about this place, during the tour you will be asked questions and you will receive... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours are 1PM and 3 PM Not free anymore. $5.00/person. BUT 2 free beer tokens for the price. So essentially free. Bone up on the history and answer questions on the tour for free beer tickets. It is a brewery tour (lots of volume, not a micro or nano-brewery). I make my own beer, and the brew tour guide was... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the free tour of the brewery. Samples in the tap room are a small additional charge. Walk through the real brewery. Waiting area and tour are very charming. On a hot day the walk through the chiller room will really cool you off! Try the hard sodas too!

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Thank TravelnJeff
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Matt family knows how to do thing right. Always updating and improving. and now the tasting area is open as a full fledged bar. Fantastic!

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Thank mkrukar
Steuben, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go to "Matt Brewery Company" and read that review. It's the same place. Saranac Brewery, West End Brewery, FX Matt Brewery, Utica Club is all the same place. Say hello to Schultz and Dooley for me.

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La Place
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a well done, interesting brewery tour ($5.00), that is not rushed. On the tour, one can earn extra drink tickets, by winning trivia contest questions. I won two tickets. At the end, they are not stingy with the beers, as pint offerings are available. RJT

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Rome, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A group of us visited the brewery. A few had not been on the tour before, but with most of us being locals, the majority had visited before. It was still fun and informative. The story is interesting and the antiques are wonderful. They have expanded their drink choices at the end of the tour and I was pleasantly surprised... More 

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Delmar, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I loved hearing about the history of the Matt Family and seeing the beer making and bottling process. You get two free glasses of beer with the tour. I do wish they would make a wheat beer.

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