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Saranac ’12 Beers A Falling’ Have Arrived

I love those Saranac seasonal mix packs, because they give you a chance to sample various styles of beer. The latest seasonal 12 pack to arrive in stores is the Saranac "12 Beers A Falling". Here's what's inside this year.

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Who Is ‘The Pope Of Foam’? [VIDEO]

I first heard of "The Pope Of Foam" while watching an episode of The Esquire Network's "Brew Dogs". He's Charlie Bamforth, an accomplished brew master who is well respected by all brewers. I've had a fascination with how beer is made ever since my college days as a tour guide at the F.X. Matt Brewery.

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Enjoy The Last ‘Saranac Thursday’ Of The Season w/Simple Props!

Where did the summer go? This week marks the final "Saranac Thursday" of the 2014 season in the parking lot of the F.X. Matt Brewery, at the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica. Find out who's playing at this week's season finale!

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Get Ready To Rock At Saranac Thursday This Week [VIDEO]

As summer winds down, Saranac Thursdays keep rolling with a favorite rocker group onstage this week. As always, the fun takes place in the parking at the F.X. Matt Brewery parking lot at the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica.

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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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Electric Guitar Closeup
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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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Greg McShea UC Glass on deck
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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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A Perennial Favorite Returns To Saranac Thursday [VIDEO]

Can you believe we're halfway through summer already? But don't worry, because there are plenty of Saranac Thursdays left in the season, meaning plenty of summer left. Check out who's playing tonight in the parking lot at the F.X. Matt Brewery at the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica.

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Utica Club Schultz & Dooley Costers
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Louisiana Beer Guy Reviews Utica Club Beer [VIDEO]

As a former tour guide at the F.X. Matt Brewery during my college days, I'm a loyal supporter of the brewery, in particular Utica Club Pilsener Lager Beer. It's still one of my favorites, and even though today's craft beers are more complex, UC is an honest brew that delivers more body and flavor than most of the big brands. So, what does this guy from Louisiana think of UC?

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Saranac Releases New ‘Clouded Dream’

I always like to share news from our friends at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, and they've just released a new beer. The brew is "Saranac High Peaks Clouded Dream".

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It’s ‘Showtime’ Tonight At Saranac Thursday[VIDEO]

As summer keeps heating up, Saranac Thursdays are there to cool you down with cold beverages and cool music. This week, "Showtime" (our morning man Keith James' Alma Mater) takes to the stage at the F.X. Matt Brewery on the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica. Here are more details.

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Greg McShea Holding Saranac Shirt
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Classic Utica Club And Saranac Collectibles [PHOTOS]

If you listen to 96.1 WODZ weekdays at 3:20 p.m. for your "Beer Break At Work", you know that I have an interest in the subject. It all started back during my college days at Utica College, when I was a tour guide at the F.X. Matt Brewery. Since then, I've been a collector of anything Matt's Premium Lager or Utica Club. Check out a few prize possessions from my collection.

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