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Saranac Wins Awards at New York International Beer Competition

The New York International Beer Competition is a unique competition because of its judges, who are retailers, distributors and beer buyers. Therefore, we’re very proud to share the following results: Saranac Legacy IPA won silver for “American Style India Pale Ale” Saranac Black Forest won bronze for “German Style Schwarzbier” “New York Brewery of the
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F.X. Matt Brewing Co. Celebrates 125 Years in Business

Back in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, talking beer stein characters Schultz and Dooley promoted the mellow taste and naturalness of Utica Club lager in TV commercials. At the time, the brand was a strong regional competitor produced in Utica, N.Y., by West End Brewing Co., which is known today as F.X. Matt Brewing Co.
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ADK Vodka Takes Silver at World Vodka Awards

Utica’s Adirondack Distilling Co. added an international silver medal to its growing collection of awards for its outstanding ADK Vodka. After an extensive five-month judging process, the World Vodka Awards in London named its top three Vodkas in the world, giving ADK Vodka the silver. “It really is an honor” says Jordan Karp, master distiller.
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Ommegang Releases Glimmerglass as New Spring Seasonal

Brewery Ommegang — located in Cooperstown N.Y., where it may not feel like spring just yet—has released its newest seasonal beer. The spring Saison called Glimmerglass is fourth of Ommegang’s seasonal brews and pays homage to Cooperstown’s Otsego Lake. Brewery Ommegang’s Innovation Manager, Mike McManus said in a press release, “It’s the perfect beer to
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Bees Aren’t the Only Thing Abuzz at 1911 Spirits

An apple a day might keep the doctor away but the hard cider, vodka and gin being produced by 1911 Spirits with apples grown at the Beak and Skiff orchard have people visiting in droves! One such visitor even wrote an article on 10Best.com (a division of USAToday.com with 186,258 unique monthly visitors) showcasing an array
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