Sam Adams Makes Illegal, Expensive Beer

Perhaps you’ve heard of Utopias, Sam Adams’ $150-a-bottle beer that’s banned in 13 states. An AP story says the brewery is releasing a new edition of its every-other-year beer, which the story says has the most alcohol by volume of any other beer at 27 percent.

As a comparison, straight-up Scotch has an alcohol by volume of 40 to 46 percent, according to the all-knowing Wikipedia

The story lists the states that won’t let its citizens waste a ton of money on the crazy brew:

Thirteen states – including Ohio – prohibit its sale because its alcohol content exceeds the legal limit for beer. The other states are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington.

What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a bottle or glass of beer?

Sam Adams pushes new limits on extreme beer [Associated Press, via Cincinnati Enquirer]
(Thanks, NORMLgirl!)