Happy About a Hoppy I.P.A.
The Matt Brewing Company out of Utica, New York was craft before craft was cool, and, back in the Gay Nineties, or actually a full century later, the first craft beer I remember buying. Two decades and thousands of bottles of beer later, I regret to say that I have been disappointed by their brews after my return to Burned-Over District. That disappointment ends today, with Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA! While not quite up there with last night's even more locally-brewed Rohrbach Railroad Street IPA, it's far better than the standard Saranac India Pale Ale, which always send me back to the the old local stand-by my transplanted Mississippian grandmother preferred, Genesee Cream Ale.