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Make History with Saranac: Join Boilermaker Post Race Party Toast to Brewery's 125th Anniversary

Jul. 3, 2013

Saranac 12 Beers of Summer

July 2, 2013 UTICA, N.Y. — The F.X. Matt Brewing Company and Saranac want you – and 40,000 of your closest friends – to help them achieve the world's largest toast.

The toast will be dedicated to the brewery's 125th anniversary and is set to go off at around 10:25 a.m. on July 14, just before our National Anthem and the greatly anticipated flyover at the Boilermaker Post Race Party festivities at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

"This year is our 125th anniversary and we plan to go over the top to celebrate," said Saranac President Fred Matt. "And what better way to do that than to cheers with as many of our Boilermaker friends and loyal Saranac supporters as we can fit into one awesome party?"

The Boilermaker 15k Road Race was established in 1978, with F.X. Matt Brewing Co. as a founding sponsor. Since then, the bond has remained strong with the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. annually hosting the highly anticipated Post Race Party.

"The brewery has not only made incredible achievements as a business, but they have also done so much to support our region," said Boilermaker President Tim Reed. "I can't wait to see the sea of Saranac cups raised in a toast to all that the F.X. Matt Brewing Company has done in the past 125 years, and to the next 125."

For the 125th anniversary toast, guests will enjoy Saranac Wild Hop Pils – the official beer of the Boilermaker – while listening to entertainment by Letizia and the Z-Band and recording artist Beth Zaje. Also, three jets from the Genesee Warbirds of Batavia, NY, will return for a spectacular flyover.

Wild Hop Pils, one of the Saranac 12 Beers of Summer, is a unique pilsener that features Belma hops – which were found growing wild on a hop farm in Washington State – for a clean, tropical taste.

If you are unable to make it to the event, pick up a specially marked 125th Anniversary Celebration package and post a picture of yourself with your bonus pint of Legacy IPA to the Saranac Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Saranac).

Celebrate with us all year long. Use #Saranac125 and connect with F.X. Matt Brewing Company and Saranac on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Saranac), Twitter (@SaranacBrewery), and Instagram (@SaranacBrewery). For more information, visit saranac.com.


F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica, N.Y., was founded in 1888. Today, under the leadership of the third and fourth generations of the Matt family, the brewery is celebrating 125 years of brewing. Through a commitment to innovation and brewing excellence, the company has earned a reputation as one of the country's most respected brewers of craft beers, including the Saranac line. In each bottle of Saranac, you'll find exceptional quality, distinctive ingredients and a refreshing twist on tradition – the signature of the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.