If you love beer and are willing to splurge, you may want to try the Samuel Adams Limited Edition Utopias. For a limited time only, B.C. Liquor stores are set to sell a pair of $150 beers.
In a city where you can buy a $100 hot dog, $150 beers shouldn’t shock anyone.
The Samuel Adams’ limited edition, premium-crafted brew Utopias come in two editions– the 10th Anniversary (black) and the 2013 (copper). In order to purchase the beer, B.C. Liquor store is conducting a draw to allow customers a chance to buy one of these two special beers – no matter where they live.
The 10th Anniversary Edition (black)
Samuel Adams Utopias® brew was aged in hand-selected, single-use bourbon casks from the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery to enhance the beer’s distinct vanilla and maple notes. The 10th Anniversary batch also spent time in a variety of finishing casks: tawny port casks and vintage ruby port casks from Portugal which contribute slightly more elegant dark fruit aromas, and rum barrels from Nicaragua, which add flavours of fig, chocolate, raisin, vanilla, and a slight spice. Using traditional Samuel Adams’ brewing techniques, the brewers begin with a blend of malts that impart a rich, ruby-black colour. The distinct hop character comes from the finest noble hops which impart its unique complexity and balance.
The 2013 Edition (copper)
This year’s Utopias® was aged in casks from Buffalo Trace Distillery and eight-year-old port barrels from Portugal. It was then blended with a touch of Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF), a Belgian-style ale barrel-aged for at least nine months (and up to two years) in Hungarian oak tuns. This is the first time KMF has been blended into Utopias®. Here’s what Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer, had to say about the new addition: “The KMF brings a whole new spectrum of flavours and complexity to the beer, including brighter fruit notes like cherries and plums and just a hint of earthiness.”
Click here to enter for an exclusive opportunity to buy one of the two limited edition Samuel Adams Utopias. (Only 84 Utopias in total are available to purchase at BC Liquor Stores.)
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