New $200 Samuel Adams Beer Is Illegal in 12 States, But Not Illinois

The beer is allowed to be served in Illinois

Samuel Adams' biennial new beer is here and boozier than ever.

The Boston brewery just released a new limited-edition beer called Utopias to be released to stores, including in the Chicago area, in early November.

While only 13,000 bottles of Utopias are set to be distributed in the U.S., 12 states will not be able to find it.

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington are prohibited from selling Samuel Adams' new beer due to state liquor laws. 

Utopias contains an Alcohol by Volume (ABV) of 28 percent, more than 10 percent over the legal limit of most states listed above. 

The alcohol content isn't Utopias' only sky-high characteristic.

Each bottle of Utopias has a lofty price tag of $199. 

The brewery describes the beverage as "reminiscent of a rich vintage Port, old Cognac, or fine Sherry with notes of dark fruit, subtle sweetness, and a deep rich malty smoothness." 

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