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A guest holds a glass of Samuel Adams beer at Barilla’s Italian Table hosted by Giada De Laurentiis during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 92 on October 13, 2016, in New York City . (Photo by Cindy Ord / Getty Images for NYCWFF)

BOSTON, Mass. (BRPROUD) – Samuel Adams is back with his Utopias beer, which contains 28% alcohol by volume and comes at a sizable price tag.

Beer maker Samuel Adams, the Boston Beer Company, typically releases a very limited number of utopias every two years, Fortune reported. And if you can find it, this year’s bundle will hit your wallet pretty hard, priced at $ 240 a bottle.

Due to its high alcohol content, consumers in 15 states will not be able to purchase the beer when it releases on October 11.

Utopias cannot legally be sold or shipped to Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, or West Virginia.

This year’s offering is “a mix of lots” made with 2,000 pounds of cherries and has what the Samuel Adams website describes as “a rich, deep malty sweetness reminiscent of a vintage port, cognac or sherry. end”.

According to The Beer Connoisseur, each bottle of Utopias contains a portion of each previous edition of the beer.

“We pioneered the barrel aging and blending process of Utopias almost thirty years ago and continue this centuries-old tradition today,” said Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams. “Since the introduction of Utopias in 2002, brewers have explored uncharted territories with each brew, experimenting with different types of aging casks, new flavors and different blending techniques. The result is always special, fiery and worth waiting for.

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel Adams’ Utopias on the market.