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Saranac Brewery Tour

830 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4030
+1 800-765-6288
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Great way to spend the day

They are very knowledgeable all about beer and how they make it they take you from the start to... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Jack chwazik
Whitesboro, New York
Historical and Great Value.

Your $5.00 admission is a great value for the tour and a beverage at the end. There was a wide... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Ithaca, NY
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830 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4030
+1 800-765-6288
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

They are very knowledgeable all about beer and how they make it they take you from the start to the finish of the process and then share a beer with you afterwords in the old Victorian bar room

Thank Jack chwazik
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Your $5.00 admission is a great value for the tour and a beverage at the end. There was a wide variety on tap of the beer and soda lines. The West End Brewing Co. building lets you step back in time. The building is so...More

Thank Skbqc
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend time touring local brewery and at end of the tour having a free beer at end in the old world Saranac brewery bar. Great gift shop there as well.

Thank votfinoski
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Saranac puts on one of, if not THE BEST, brewery tours! I've done the tour numerous times and have never been disappointed. There is always something new to learn and you get to see a significant amount of the brewery and brewing process. More so...More

Thank luv2Trvl017
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Wonderful space for a meal and to buy souvenirs, however, although the tour is interesting, the lay out is a bit awkward to get around

Thank GeraldineLady
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The tour was very interesting and Jessica was very sociable.You get to taste a drink at the end, alcoholic or non alcoholic.it is a very historic looking building and the factory was big with huge tanks of beer and enormous copper drums for cooking the...More

Thank spenceNY0215
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Liz was my guide! She was very informative, had an upbeat enthusiastic attitude! I could feel her passion for your business! Joyful, happy tour! I loved every minute of it!

Thank sueshephard
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We really enjoyed our tour of the facility. The main rooms were beautiful and filled with history of the Utica Club and Saranac brands. It was interesting to see how beer is made on a large scale. I found the bottling part of the tour...More

Thank dgarforth
Reviewed 13 August 2017

You've got to make time to take this tour - it is so much fun and so informative! And for the low low price of only $5- it cannot be beat! The building itself is steeped in history as is the beer and brewery. We...More

Thank Ellesor826
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The tour guide is well versed in the history of the brewery and the making of beers. I liked seeing the actual factory and conveyor belts working. The free beer or root beer at the end of the tour in the old style tavern is...More

Thank LouiseUpstateNewYork
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Cornelia B
9 August 2016|
Response from fireinjunjoe | Reviewed this property |
Call and get the tour times.... I think that they are 1PM and 3PM. Good tour.
Cornelia B
9 August 2016|
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Response from birdluver79 | Reviewed this property |
We actually called ahead for information about the tour and was told the tours were at 1pm and 3pm. We arrived approximately 1 hour early just to see the gift shop, get our tickets and relax prior to the actual tour.