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Rare beer coming to the LCBO for $115 per bottle

Rare beer coming to the LCBO for $115 per bottle

It’s either the height of pretentiousness or the tastiest beer ever to come out of Boston. This November, Samuel Adams Utopias is hitting LCBO shelves with an expected price tag of $115 per bottle. The American import (banned in 12 states for its 27 per cent alcohol content) is made of a blend of several strong beers that have been aged for up to 15 years in casks that once held bourbon, port or cognac. The process of blending the beers has been likened to the making of a fine brandy. Also like a fine brandy, it’s rare: only 40 bottles of the brew will be sold here.

“It makes a great port taste like a Jolly Rancher, and it makes a great cognac taste harsh,” the founder and chairman of Boston Beer Co., which produces Utopias, told the Star. (That’s big talk, considering it’s brewed in a country known for making some of the world’s worst beer.) The paper also notes that local restaurant Beerbistro is hoping to sell the brew for $20 per ounce.

This whole thing has us wondering two things: how many asinine conversations could we milk out of having one of these in our liquor cabinet, and what’s wrong with Jolly Ranchers?

Sam Adams beer hits LCBO at $115 a bottle next month [Toronto Star]

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