Due to the ABV, Boston Beer Company, which owns Sam Adams, says it can't be shipped to you if you live in any of these 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia.
The brewery describes it as having "a deep, rich, malty smoothness reminiscent of a vintage Port, Cognac, or fine Sherry." Even if that means nothing to you, you know that doesn't describe the last can of Natty Light you tossed back. The beer is a blend of batches. This year's release includes Utopias aged in Scandinavian Aquavit barrels and, for the first time with this beer, Moscat barrels. It also contains a bit of Vermont maple syrup.