Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Samuel Adams Utopias 2019

Samuel Adams Utopias 2019
Samuel Adams Utopias Beer is an "extreme beer" made with caramel, Vienna, Moravian and Bavarian smoked malts, and four varieties of noble hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Tettnanger, Spalter, and Saaz hops. Utopias is matured in scotch, cognac and port barrels for almost a year. The result is a high alcohol, non-carbonated beer that seems closer to a fine sherry or a port rather than a beer. A limited number of bottles of Utopias are released each year and a single 25 oz bottle tends to go for around $200. I have been trying for years to obtain a bottle without success. Many friends, family members and significant others have also made the attempt on my behalf over the years and none of them were up to the challenge. Until now. Thanks to my very savvy girlfriend, I found a 2019 bottle under my Christmas tree this morning.

This is it. This is the Holy Grail of beers. I was so consumed with excitement that I sent a txt to my beer group friends to announce my acquisition and the resulting message was near gibberish. The 2019 Utopias has 28% alcohol by volume which makes it illegal in 15 states. Only 77 wooden casks of Utopias were brewed this year and I am the proud owner of bottle #05163. I'll be doing a tasting video in the coming weeks and will also be soliciting opinions from the friends in my beer group sometime afterward.

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