F.X. Matt Brewing Co. is looking to expand.

The local brewery recently purchased several properties, on Edward Street, in West Utica with the aim to set up tanks to expand its capacity, Matt’s Chairman and CEO Nick Matt said.

“We’re planning to add on Edward Street tanks — fermenting and aging tanks — and a small building that would be used to monitor and run all that,” he said of the purchased buildings from 808-830 Edward St.
The property is in close proximity to the brewery located at the corner of Varick and Court streets.

F.X. Matt Brewing Co. currently brews about 350,000 barrels of beer a year, Matt said.

“As we get to the real peaks (like the fall season), we really are tight on capacity,” he said. “It really is consistent with what’s happening in craft brewing. Consumers are more and more interested in craft brews.”

The expansion could increase capacity between 100,000 to 150,000 barrels, Matt said