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New $200 Samuel Adams Beer Is Illegal in 12 States (But Not New York)

The beer is allowed to be served in New York, as well as New Jersey and Connecticut

Samuel Adams just released a new limited-edition beer (at $199 per bottle) with an alcohol content so high, it is illegal to sell in 12 states.

The Boston brewery just announced the beer called Utopias would be released to stores, including in the tri-state area, in early November.

Only 13,000 bottles of Utopias, a beer with an alcohol content of 28 percent. More than 10 points above the percent alcohol by volume limit for beer in some states, Utopias will be distributed in the entire country -- minus the dozen states where it's illegal.

You won't be able to find it in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont or Washington, where state liquor laws bar it from being available for sale.

Interested? 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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