Matt Brewing Company’s brewery caught on fire a few days ago, luckily nobody was hurt in the blaze and the brewers are already working to rebuild the damage. Although, after the fire was put out a few new hot spots arose to re-kindle the fire but firefighters put it out quickly.
It has been said to have hit the bottling portion of the building, status of the bottles is yet to be determined.
“It is important to note that much of the company was not affected by the fire including the actual brewing, fermenting, and aging operations. The president of F.X. Matt Brewery also says kegging operations will be back up and running on Monday.”
For those not familiar with the Saranac brand, it’s a very tasty micro-brew competitive with other good micro breweries in the area. Matt Brewing Company is an American owned family business, the third-oldest family brewery in the United States.
“During Prohibition the company stayed afloat by producing soft drinks under the label Utica Club. After the end of Prohibition, Utica Club became the name of the brewery’s flagship beer, promoted during the 1950s and 1960s by two puppet characters, Schultz and Dooley, voiced by Jonathan Winters.” (wikipedia)
We’re glad everyone is all right and happy to know this obstacle is already being worked around. As a partner in family owned business I can tell you it’s a tough day when you’re hit with bad news like this, but hopefully you can be stronger for it. They’re still not sure what caused the fire.