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The Boston Beer Co's Samuel Adams 2013 Utopias

Category - Beer, barrel-aged, 28% abv

Available - From this month

Location - US, “at selected speciality beer and liquor stores”

Price - SRP of US$199 per 24oz bottle

The Boston Beer Co has released the latest batch of its high-abv barrel-aged beer, Samuel Adams Utopias.

The 2013 iteration has been blended with Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF), a Belgian-style ale barrel-aged for at least nine months in Hungarian oak tuns. A portion of the beer has also been aged in Bourbon casks from the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Boston Beer founder & CEO Jim Koch said: “The KMF brings a whole new spectrum of flavours and complexity to the beer, including brighter fruit notes like cherries and plums and just a little earthiness.”

Only 15,000 bottles will go on sale.

This week, Coca-Cola Amatil said it had signed a “long-term exclusive” agreement with Boston Beer to distribute the Samuel Adams brand in Australia.