Empire State Development reacts to Brewery Fire

The following statement regarding the fire at the F.X. Matt Brewery has been issued by Daniel C. Gundersen, Empire State Development Upstate Chairman:

“We recognize the valuable role The Matt Brewery, one of the most important historical institutions in Utica, maker of the iconic New York brand, Saranac and the oldest brewery in New York State, plays in the Mohawk Valley both as a long-standing employer and contributor to this community. We have alerted Governor Paterson of this tragic event and will be reaching out to this venerable organization to offer our support in helping them to rebuild and reclaim their place as one of the country’s most outstanding specialty brewers.”

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