This limited-edition craft beer can be yours—for $115 a bottle

This limited-edition craft beer can be yours—for $115 a bottle

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Craft beer fanatics—and luxury goods connoisseurs—will want to get their dialing fingers good and primed. At precisely 8:30 a.m. on November 22, the LCBO opens its phone lines to take orders for the 2013 Samuel Adams Utopias, a rare beer coveted by aficionados worldwide. Each 710 ml golden vessel contains an international blend of beer, including a bourbon cask–aged beer from Kentucky, a port barrel–aged beer from Portugal and, for the first time, a Belgian-style ale called the Kosmic Mother Funk, which is aged for two years in Hungarian oak tuns. The resulting brew, which is meant to be sipped like a Cognac, has a mellow maltiness, a whopping 28 per cent alcohol content and notes of tobacco and dark fruit. Of the 16,500 bottles of Utopias produced worldwide, the LCBO has snagged 600, which it will sell on a first-come, first-serve basis. You’ll have to hustle: last spring’s allotment sold out in under three hours. To order, call the LCBO phone service at 1-800-668-5226 or 416-365-5900. [Canadian Beer News]