Alcohol and the Nanny State
“In heaven there is no beer,” so the song goes, “That’s why we drink it here (Right Here!), and when we’re gone from here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!”
Well, that depends on the alcohol content of the beer and what state they live in.
Samuel Adams brewery recently released the newest version of its Utopia—the twelfth incarnation. Only about 13,000 bottles of Utopias are brewed every two years. According to the brewer:
Sam Adams Utopias is a spirited blend of multiple batches of our extreme beers, some held in reserve for just this coveted biennial release. In fact, some of the beer dates back nearly three decades, aging in wooden bourbon casks. Brewers then finish the blend in a combination of Carcavelos, Madeira, Ruby Port, and Sherry Oloroso barrels. This year, for the first time, brewers also aged a portion of the blend in Sauternes French oak wine casks which brings subtle notes of honeyed apricot and caramel to the rich layers of flavor.
Utopia doesn’t come in six-packs, just a 25.4-ounce copper-clad decanter with a suggested retail price of $240.
However, because Utopias contain
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