Every two years, Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams unleashes an event that pleases the passion of beer lovers everywhere with the release of Utopias.
The biennial release carries a price tag of $199 USD and an ABV (alcohol by volume) content of a whopping 28%, and it’s one of the beer world’s highly-anticipated events, as only 13,000 bottles of the beer will be distributed throughout the U.S., except 12 states where it’s illegal to sell.
Those states are currently Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington due to that high alcohol content.
In regard to its taste, the Utopias boast a sweetness like a port or cognac and a smooth, almost buttery, malt-filled finish. However, they are unlike other traditional beers, as it’s not carbonated and should not to be consumed all at once. Instead, the brewer suggests just a one ounce taste.
“My original idea for Utopias was to push the boundaries of craft beer by brewing an extreme beer that was unlike anything any brewer had conceived,” said Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co., the parent firm of Samuel Adams, in a statement. “I’m proud to present to drinkers this lunatic fringe of extreme beer worthy of the Utopias name.”
Availability is scheduled for early November.