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'Extremely sought-after' craft beer coming to CT

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Samuel Adams Utopias is coming to Connecticut. (Samuel Adams) Samuel Adams Utopias is coming to Connecticut. (Samuel Adams)
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Connecticut is getting an extremely sought-after craft beer. 

Samuel Adams announced the tenth release of Utopias, which is being called "the craft beer community’s most renowned and sought-after extreme barrel-aged beer." 

"While we pioneered the practice of barrel-aging, now a mainstay for American craft brewers, our brewers continually push the brewing and barrel-aging limit with proprietary brewing techniques to create Utopias, a beer unlike any other in the U.S," Samuel Adams posted on its website. 

There were only 68 wooden casks of Utopias, which a special blend of two-row pale malt combined with Munich and Caramel 60 malts, created in 2017 and the company will release just 13,000 bottles to stores. 

"The brew is reminiscent of a rich vintage Port, old Cognac, or fine Sherry with notes of dark fruit, subtle sweetness, and a deep rich malty smoothness," Samuel Adams posted on its website. 

The beer has a 28% ABV and has been banned in some states

Each bottle of Utopias corresponds with each employee hired by Samuel Adams. Founder and brewer Jim Koch was number 1 and brewer Dean Gianocostas was number 2.

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