What is the meaning of the word Saranac?

Saranac is an Iroquois word meaning “Cluster of Stars” – a name fitting for a beer brewed in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, home to the Iroquois Native Americans. Not only do we brew our beers from the water that flows from the Adirondacks and the grains that grow in its soil, we also like to think of our family of beers as a cluster of stars – each unique and brilliant in its own way.

How is “Saranac” pronounced?

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Where is Saranac available?

Check out the “Beer Here” section of our website to find retailers closest to you. If that doesn’t work, feel free to get in touch via Twitter or Facebook; we’ll get back to you soon.

What if Saranac is not available in my state??

We wish there was an easy answer to this question. Trust us, we would love to be everywhere you are. Second best answer would be that we could ship you what you’re looking for, but unfortunately federal regulations prohibit us from doing so. Sadly, we can only hope you’ll continue your search of Saranac when you cross state lines, visit us in Utica and continue to spread the word. Some say demand creates supply.

How can I find out if a certain Saranac product is still available??

Our website proudly displays our offering of core products available all year long including Pale Ale, White IPA, Adirondack Lager and Black Forest. Depending on the season, our website will also introduce you to our limited release seasonals and seasonal mixed pack.
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Where do your beer ideas come from?

Our brewing philosophy is to create “round” beers. In simple terms that means we want our beers to be unique yet drinkable, so you can enjoy them one after another. So we have a team of master brewers that is committed to making really drinkable beers, but also thinking about how we can integrate interesting ingredients and incorporate new brewing processes so that you can taste our commitment to quality in each bottle.

How can I tell when my beer was packaged?

It’s in our best interest to make sure you’re drinking fresh beer, so trust us, we do our best. But if your beer doesn’t taste quite right, check the Julian date on the bottle shoulder (just above the label). The first three digits represent the day of the year (out of 365) and the fourth digit represents the year the bottle was produced.

Can I order Saranac Soft Drinks???

You sure can. We can ship our Saranac 1888 Root Beer, Diet Root Beer, Orange Cream, Shirley Temple, or Ginger Beer, as well as Saranac Trailwear items anywhere in the U.S.

For complete ordering and shipping information, please call our Brewery Gift Shop at 1-800-765-6288.

Do you offer tours of your brewery?

We do indeed, and we would love to have you visit our fourth-generation, family-run brewery.
We offer tours:

  • June through August, Monday through Saturday at 1:00 & 3:00pm
  • September through May, Friday & Saturday at 1:00 & 3:00pm
  • Closed Sundays and all major holidays
  • Except for the summer months, we do request that you call in advance to make reservations for tours. Tours typically run about 45 minutes to one hour. Don’t forget to plan some extra time for the best part… our tasting room
  • For more information, call: 1-800-765-6288.

Do you have a tasting room?

We have a tavern at the end of our brewery tour. Actually, it’s the original 1888 tavern, offering tourgoers a taste of the heritage and authenticity that runs throughout our brewery, and our beers. The tavern is a non-cash bar available only to those who attend our tour, and is also available for private parties. For more information, please contact info@saranac.com.

Do you have a gift shop?

Gift Shop hours: Mon.- Sat. 10am to 6pm. Closed Sunday and all major holidays.
For more information, please call 1-800-765-6288.

How do I apply for a job with Saranac?

We’re always looking for good people to help grow our business, and to help spread the word. For summer tour guide positions, please direct requests to Mrs. Leigh D’Agostino with a noted subject “Tour Guide Positions” via fax (315) 624-2452 or email to: leighd@saranc.com. Please direct all general requests to info@saranac.com.

What is your event sponsorship and donation policy?

We enjoy supporting our local communities and would be interested in hearing from you. We ask that requests be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance, and that all sponsorship requests include the following information in writing:

  • Date/ time/ location of event
  • Contact person
  • Number of people expected at event
  • Beer sale/ signage/ media opportunities

To:
Event Sponsorships
Matt Brewing Company
811 Edward St.
Utica, NY 13502

While we wish we could participate in all charitable causes-and do our best to engage in as many as possible-we have found it necessary to create some guidelines, noted below.

  • We can only accept donation requests from non-profit groups or organizations in our local area (Oneida County/Mohawk Valley/Central New York)
  • We are unable to consider donations to individual causes/events
  • We generally donate Saranac product on a buy-one-get-one-free basis, rather than contributing monetarily
  • Because of the nature of our business, we are also unable to support or make donations to groups or organizations that benefit children under the legal drinking age of 21.

I still need answers to my questions, how can I get in touch?

Sorry we haven’t answered your questions here, but look forward to hearing from you. Please contact us at info@saranac.com.