Sam Adams’ Newest Beer Has So Much Alcohol, That It’s Illegal In 15 States

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Sam Adam’s new beer has a scary amount of alcohol, so much so, it’s illegal in 15 states!

Samuel Adams is bringing its Utopias beer back, but not everyone in America will be able to find the new brew. Due to the drink’s high level of alcohol, it’s illegal in 15 states.

Utopias beer reportedly has an ABV of 28 percent, much higher than the average beer.

Utopias is described as a “barrel-aged extreme beer” and has a multiyear-long brewing process.

According to Forbes, Sam Adams’ only brewed 77 wooden casks of Utopias, which the outlet describes as having “distinct vanilla notes and subtle nutty and elegant dark fruit aromas.” The beer also claims to have an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 28 percent, significantly higher than the average beer (which is usually lower than 10 percent).

The following states do not allow sales of beer with such high levels of alcohol.

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia.

If you do end up getting your hands on a bottle, always drink responsibly and safe.