Long-time contract with F.X. Matt is shifted to Mendocino

Dock Street Brewing Company has shifted its contract for brewing bottled product to the Mendocino Brewing Company.

Dock Street, which had been brewed by the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica, NY since 1987, is now being produced under contract at Mendocino’s Olde Saratoga Brewing in Saratoga Springs,. NY.

Smaller batch sizes at the Saratoga facility was cited as the primary reason for the change. The company also said they will now be able to revive its popular Illuminator Doppelbock as a seasonal brand in 2007.

Dock Street announced earlier this year intentions to reopen as a brewpub in the city of Philadelphia but issues with zoning have kept that project on hold.