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F.X. Matt Brewery to add 25 jobs after completing nearly $35 million expansion

By Eric Reinhardt (


F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica on Wednesday said it has completed the $34.7 million brewhouse and tank-farm expansion project. The company also plans to hire 25 people immediately as it anticipates doubling its sales volume this year. (Photo credit: F.X. Matt Brewery)

UTICA, N.Y. — F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica on Wednesday announced plans to add 25 jobs following the completion of its $34.7 million brewhouse and tank farm expansion.

With the added capacity and sales projected to more than double this year, the brewery is looking to immediately hire more than two-dozen people.

F.X. Matt also has plans for another $11 million in brewery investments, per a Wednesday news release.

To help pay for the investments, the brewery sold a 20 percent interest in its business to its long-time brewing partner, Brooklyn Brewery in New York City, with which the Utica brewer has had a 30-year partnership. Empire State Development also awarded the brewery a $1.5 million grant to support the project.

The recent expansion includes a new “state-of-the-art” brewhouse and tank farm, doubling brewing capacity from five to six brews per day to 10 to 12 brews per day and adding fermenting and aging capacity, resulting in “greater flexibility and better quality control,” the company said.

“Our business-diversification strategy, along with investments in the brewery, have resulted in tremendous growth in our business,” Fred Matt, president of F.X. Matt Brewery, said. “In the last two years, we have added significantly to our capabilities, and are now producing a wide range of beverages, including distilled spirits, wine, energy drinks, and ‘good for you’ beverages, in addition to beer and soft drinks.”

The F.X. Matt Brewery is a 4th generation, family-owned company.

Growth of F.X. Matt Brewery’s own brands, including Saranac, Saranac soft drinks, and Utica Club along with the addition of more contract volume, is “driving the surge” in production volumes and the immediate need to hire more people.

Jobs are available in administration, production, and maintenance. Those looking to apply should visit or simply send a résumé to, per the company.



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