Friday, May 30, 2008

Burning brewery

Flames have struck the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica, where Saranac beer is made.

It appears some sort of welding accident touched off the blaze yesterday afternoon, which cause $10 million to $20 million in damage.

The owners are vowing to rebuild.

The brewery is the oldest in New York. It's been a family business since it was started in 1888.

Saranac has long been one of my favorite beers. I've bored many people with the story of the day Mike, Aaron and I spent at the brewery swigging free beer after free beer.


PLANET3RRY said...

what HORRIBLE news! You need to go out and clean out the grocery stores of Saranac...
1) you'll have your ration
2) It'll increase the demand for them to restock, thus getting the owners to rebuild faster.

I think I'll have a beer in solidarity!

p.s. there's no boring story that involves getting free beer.

Rob said...

Absolutely...the best thing we can do is suppport this great New York company and buy an extra six pack of Pale Ale.

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