That's only $780.00 a six pack or a mere $1,320.00 a case, but the bottles are big! See, gas ain't so bad.
Beer is one of those tastes that most people think they can identify. But most have probably never tasted a brew like Utopias. It's made using the basic brewers' arsenal - hops, malt, yeast, water - but at 27 percent alcohol by volume (called ABV in the industry), and with flavors that call to mind a cognac or a fine sherry, this is beer taken to the extremes of flavor and alcohol content.
"Utopias is a reminder of how wonderful the range is of what beer can be," says Jim Koch, founder and owner of
Boston Beer Company, which makes Samuel Adams beers.
The silky, brandy-colored drink is a blend of liquids that have been brewed over the last 13 years, then aged in various woods, including bourbon casks. It's finished in sherry and Madeira casks....
The release of Utopias, which retails for about $130 per 24-ounce bottle, is an event in the beer world. It routinely sells out ("If we could get more, we could sell more," says Wes Narron, manager of the Wine Gallery in Brookline), but with only 12,000 bottles produced, "Sam Adams isn't going to rise or fall on how much Utopias we sell," says Koch.
Almost every picture of the stuff I can find has it in a snifter. I've never been convinced that's proper beer drinking accommodation.
And for that price, I expect a 1960's era Barbara Eden to come out of th bottle as well.
Have a great weekend! And don't spend all your gas money on beer.