A major fire has hit the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica, N.Y., which makes Saranac and Utica Club among other products. Matt is also a major contract brewer for a number of brands.
Video of the fire and an interview with Fred Matt can be found at www.wktv.com.
The fire started in the canning area of the facility and was being fueled by packaging in that part of the historic brewery complex. The extent of the damage is not known at the moment and fire fighters continue to try to bring the blaze under control.
Many locals had started to gather for Saranac Thursday, an outdoor festival hosted by the brewery when flames broke out around 5 p.m. There are no reports of injuries or a cause of the fire at this time.