Saturday, August 27, 2005
As if there aren't enough alcoholic concoctions on the market already, a Boston brewer introduces one that promises to bring more newcomers into AA.
The new beer - at 25% alcohol - is six times more powerful than a normal beer and twice the strength of a bottle of wine.
And at $40 a bottle, Samuel Adams Utopias is also among the world's most expensive.
Just 8,000 of the limited edition 24 oz tipple, sold in a copper kettle, have been brewed by the Boston Beer Company.
Brewery founder Jim Koch said the beer was designed to be enjoyed slowly as an after dinner tipple.
He said: "We are passionate about brewing quality, one-of-a-kind beer that amazes beer lovers and aficionados alike."