Brewery releasing new beer that is illegal in 15 states


NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 13: A guest holds a glass of Samuel Adams beer at Barilla’s Italian Table hosted by Giada De Laurentiis during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Pier 92 on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

BOSTON, Mass. (BRPROUD) – Imagine a beer made with 2,000 pounds of cherries and is 28% alcohol by volume.

Samuel Adams is making that a reality with its upcoming release of Utopias.

What is also a reality is that consumers in 15 states will not be able to purchase this beer when it comes out on October 11.

According to Fortune, “Utopias, by law, cannot be sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia.”

So what would it cost you to try one Utopia?

If you can find it, it will hit your wallet pretty hard at a cost of $240 per bottle.

Next year will mark 20 years since Samuel Adams Utopias hit the market.

“We pioneered the barrel-aging and blending process of Utopias almost thirty years ago and continue that time-honored tradition today,” said Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams. “Since the introduction of Utopias in 2002, brewers have explored uncharted territory with each brew, experimenting with different kinds of aging barrels, new flavors, and different blending techniques. The result is always special, spirited, and worth waiting for.”

If you are interested in learning more about this high-alcohol beer, visit Beer Connoisseur.

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