Samuel Adams' 'Utopias' Is One Of The World's Strongest Beers And Is Banned In 15 States

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In the ever-evolving landscape of craft brewing, Samuel Adams has long held a prominent position, and one of their premium offerings, Utopias beer, is making waves for its extraordinary qualities. With an astonishingly high alcohol by volume (ABV) of 28%, this beer blurs the line between brew and spirit.

Aged in a medley of barrels, including whiskey, cognac, and peated Scotch casks, it offers a complex flavor profile marked by notes of dark fruit, maple syrup, and baking spices.

However, due to this brew's high ABV, it is illegal in a number of states, such as Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia.


Moreover, Utopias is not an annual offering, but rather a sporadic release, as it's available every two years. This infrequent availability adds an element of exclusivity and anticipation for beer aficionados who eagerly await each new batch.

As the craft beer community continues to be captivated by Utopias, enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike are invited to explore the intricacies of this extraordinary brew.

Samuel Adams Utopias 2023 can be found at select specialty beer and liquor stores now, for a suggested retail price of $240 per 24.5-ounce bottle.