This beer costs $200 and is illegal in 12 states, but you can get it in N.J.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017, 11:54:44 PM. Samuel Adams Utopias are back for their biannual release. You can get the coveted (and expensive) beer in South Jersey.
It's illegal in 12 states; it costs almost $200; and it's only released every two years. Samuel Adams Utopias is back, and you can buy the 28 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) beer in New Jersey. Except the news isn't all rosy, boozers: Currently, the company's website shows only 10 New Jersey stores selling the beer, most of which are in the southern part of the state. On its website, Samuel Adams calls the beer as "the craft beer community's most renowned and sought-after extreme barrel-aged beer." The beer is a blend of batches, including some beers that have been aged up to 24 years in barrels with fancy names like "Scandinavian Aquavit" and "Moscat."  Apparently it is made using something called a "ninja yeast." The flavor is described in flowery language as being "reminiscent of a rich vintage Port, old Cognac, or fine Sherry with notes of dark fruit, subtle sweetness, and a deep rich malty smoothness." The reason it's illegal in many spots? Some states have laws in place that cap the ABV of beer that can be sold -- typically, those caps are between 12 percent and 16 percent.  The recommended serving is just 1 ounce, according to Esquire.  According to the Samuel Adams's website, this is the tenth time the brewery has released Utopias. Only 68 casks of the beer were created for this year's release, so that means roughly 13,000 bottles will be on sale.  Pick one up for $199 per 24-ounce bottle (about $8 per ounce.) Ashley Leduc, a spokeswoman for the brewery, said that...Read more
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