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Drinking Too Much Now Can Make You Forget … Much Later

A recent study showed a link between heavy drinking in mid-life with severe memory loss later in life.

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Saranac Hop Harvest Coming August 24th

As a former tour guide at the F. X. Matt Brewing Company, I always look forward to "what's brewing" at the home of Saranac. I just learned that the fourth annual local "Saranac Hop Harvest" will take place on Sunday, August 24th in Bridgewater. Check out what it's all about.

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F.X. Matt Brewery To Bottle NYS Fair ‘Homebrew’ Winner

Recently, the New York State Fair held its annual "Homebrew Competition", soliciting a number of beers from homebrewers. And the winning brew will be bottled by the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

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Get Your ‘Fins Up’ For ‘Landshark Lager’ [VIDEO]

If you're a "Parrothead", you know the phrase "Fins Up" and that "Fins" was one of the professor of Margaritaville's greatest hits. Of course, we're talking about Jimmy Buffet here, and his signature beer "Landshark Lager". Jimmy Buffetholds a place near and dear to my heart, because as my wife and I drive away on vacation each year, we pop in Jimmy's greatest hits CD to make the car trip more fun!

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Saranac Thursday Goes Country This Week [VIDEO]

Still plenty of summer left here in central New York, and that means more Saranac Thursdays in the parking lot of the F.X. Matt Brewery, at the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica. This week, they go country.

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Crop Circles In Bavaria Concerns Beer Drinkers [VIDEO]

As If people don't already have enough to worry about, it seems that German beer drinkers are concerned about crop circles recently seen in Bavaria, one of the world's largest beer producing regions.

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What Is The #1 Party College In The USA?

When I was an undergrad at Utica College way back when, UC wasn't considered a party school, but our fraternities seemed to hold beer blasts every week! So, in 2014, what is the number one party school? The answer is close to home.

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Sam Adams Thinks It’s October

You've probably already seen Halloween items in the stores this summer, and now  Octoberfest beers are arriving in August. Specifically, Samuel Adams/The Boston Beer Company Octoberfest Beer is now on central New York store shelves.

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Cheers To The 16th Annual Brewfest At Utica Zoo Saturday

If you're into craft beer, head to the Utica Zoo. The "16th Annual Brewfest" is Saturday, August 2nd at the Utica Zoo. Here's all about it.

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NYS State Fair To Tap New Official Beer

When "The Great New York State Fair" opens on August 21st, a new official state fair beer will start pouring: "State Fair Showstopper Ale". Here's more about the new brew.

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Utica Club Draught Beer Shortage – No UC For Me?

As a former tour guide at the F.X. Matt Brewery during my college days, I was weaned on Utica Club Pilsener Lager Beer. Now, according to the brewery, there is a two-week shortage of UC draught beer in central New York. Two weeks? It might as well be eternity, as UC on tap is my beer of choice in taverns. More thoughts on the subject.

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Oak Creek Brewery With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

Whenever I go on vacation, I like to search out and support the local brewery in town, and that's what I did a few weeks ago. While my wife and I were vacationing in Sedona, Arizona, we returned to the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill.

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