Samuel Adams Utopias

Dec 2, 2015

Category: Vices

You can say a lot of things about what Samuel Adams has become since it was first introduced. Now, it has blown up and has been spread all around the country, becoming a household name. But that doesn’t mean the brewery is going to just lie dormant and rake in the cash. Instead, they’re set on pushing the boundaries on what exactly should be called beer. For example, the Samuel Adams Utopias.

These brews are only made on special occasions, and they’re well worth the wait. They’re a unique concoction that starts with traditional two-row Caramel and Munich malts and Noble hops, and then, they’re blended with a variety of barrel-aged beers. But things don’t stop there, of course, as the brewer then adds some maple syrup, and then the blended batch is finished in different barrels. Some sit in barrels that once held cognac, Armagnac, ruby port, or Madeira, while others site in barrels that held White Carcavelos wine or Buffalo Trace Bourbon. The result is an uncarbonated treat that is meant to be sipped like a fine whiskey, tipping the scales at 28% ABV. They’re available for $350 each. [Purchase]

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