New York Brewery Resumes Bottling after $10M in Fire Damage

July 1, 2008

Bottling is resuming at a Utica, New York brewery damaged by a serious fire a month ago.

F.X. Matt Brewing Co. President Nicholas Matt says those bottles will be shipped to stores Monday and on shelves in time for Independence Day.

The blaze started accidentally on May 29 when two employees working on a welding project inadvertently melted a plastic conveyor belt. The fire caused $10 million in damage to the bottling operations — although it did not affect Matt’s brewing facility.

In fact, the company resuming brewing just five days after the fire, sending its suds to High Falls Brewing Co. in Rochester to be bottled and canned.


Information from: The Utica Observer-Dispatch

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