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F.X. Matt Brewing Company Chairman and CEO Nick Matt is being recognized by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Matt was awarded the "Pioneer in Industry Award" for his leadership in growing the craft beer industry at a special October Fest Celebration at the Brooklyn Brewery.

The Governor's Office invited more than 20 craft breweries from across the state to showcase their fall offerings at the private event.

This is the first award of its kind given by Cuomo.

The F.X. Matt Brewery is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.