Reader and prize-winner Chad forwarded me some pictures from a visit to F.X. Matt in Utica to check out the place and give the brewery some support after their near calamitous fire in late May. I like this one the best. The brewery was called the West End Brewing Company in 1888 and appears to be the third name for the operation after the now more familiar F.X. Matt and Saranac monikers.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."