Sam Adams has released a line of beer blends dubbed the Utopias that offer luxury crafted brew unlike its cheaper predecessors ranging at $200 per bottle. The opulent price range speaks to the brew's aged process, unique flavor and complex taste that elevates it to a higher status.
The Utopias are specifically brewed in aged liquor barrels that were used to hold luxurious blends such as cognac, Armagnac, port and bourbon. The brew extracts the notes of the liquor from the wood, further flavoring the ale. The blend is therefore complex as well as higher in alcohol content. The liquid is also surprisingly uncarbonated taking on the texture of a liquor with the thicker consistency of beer. There are less than 10,000 bottles of Utopias made making them an exclusive drink choice that is meant to be enjoyed in small quantities.