Our July home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Saranac Brewery!

We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us!

Up next: Saranac Brewery!

In 1985, Saranac 1888, named after the iconic Saranac Railroad, was the first concoction to don the brewery name. The Saranac Railroad line connected Utica to the Adirondacks. Similarly, Saranac’s Utica location connects with the Adirondacks through the tastes and experiences provided by their brews.

In fact, back in 1991, Saranac’s Adirondack Lager was awarded the top premium lager at the Great American Beer Festival, chalking the Lager up as Saranac’s first brewing home run.  Naturally, the brewery focused in on making this beer their main priority for the time being.

Today, Saranac Brewery has a plethora of beverages showcasing their name. Tropical Storm, an unfiltered, hazy IPA with wheat, oats, and fruity notes is a fan favorite. Their new IPA 100 is an easy-drinking brew with half the calories, yet full-flavor and smooth taste of a standard American IPA. Finally, Strawberry Tart is a wheat ale with the perfect balance of sweet and sour. The drinks hazy-gold flow comes from the use of real strawberries, creating an inviting, fruity aroma.

Interested in trying some Saranac brews?

Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Genesee craft beef, take home some brewery swag and more.

Saturday 7/6, 11am – 2pm at our North Utica Price Chopper

Saturday 7/13, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Shoppers World Market 32

Saturday 7/20, 11am – 2pm at our Glenville Market 32

Saturday 7/27, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton Market 32

Interested in visiting the brewery?

Make the most of everything Saranac Brewery has to offer! Visit https://www.saranac.com/ for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more.

Brewery House Address: 830 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502


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