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F.X. Matt’s Looks To Win a Medal at ‘Bottoms Up’ Coming Soon To The NYS Fairgrounds

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Darren McCollester/Newsmakers

It’s ‘Bottoms Up’ coming soon to the New York State Fairgrounds. F.X. Matt Brewing Company is teaming up with one of the state’s largest breweries to offer one home beer hobbyist the opportunity of a lifetime. Do you think you’ve got the beer recipe that should be brewed right here in Utica?

If you’re an amateur brewer, don’t miss the State Fair’s annual Home Brew competition. It happens Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st, 2013. According to State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine:

In 2012, dozens of amateur beer brewers submitted bottles of their best work for judging. Judges from the Salt City Brew Club handed out bronze, silver, gold and double gold medals in the American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned event. This year, there’s an additional prize for the best beer in the competition.

Our own F.X. Matt Brewing Company, brewers of Saranac beers, will offer the winner the opportunity to have his or her beer recipe brewed in Saranac’s new pilot brewery. Their research and development facility is located at 830 Varick Street. The chosen beer will be entered in the Pro Am Competition at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado.

“This is a great opportunity for us to work more closely with the homebrewing community,” said F.X. Matt’s Product Development Manager Rich Michaels, who runs the state-of-the-art pilot brewery. “There’s actually a chance for us and the homebrewer to win a medal.”

Michaels went on to say that;

the winner will provide him with two bottles of the winning brew. The beer will then be analyzed and may undergo slight modification, if necessary, so it can be brewed in a commercial facility. Michaels will set a date for the beer to be brewed and the winning homebrewer will be on hand to watch and assist in the production of the final product to be sent to the competition.

It could be you beer pro, good luck?

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