SAMUEL ADAMS UTOPIAS 2013 AVAILABLE FOR ORDER NOVEMBER 22
November 8, 2013 09:32 ET
The rare and revered Samuel Adams Utopias – 2013 edition – will be available for order from the LCBO starting Friday, November 22. The 710mL bottle will sell for $114.95.
The LCBO will have approximately 600 bottles available, which is 50 per cent, or 200 bottles more, than offered for the 2012 10th anniversary batch released in February.
Beer collectors and connoisseurs already know Utopias is unique among beers, given it is blended with a variety of brews, some of which have been aged in different wood barrels for more than 20 years. The 2013 batch marks the first time the product was blended with Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk, or KMF, a unique, barrel-aged ale that is aged for a minimum of nine months and up to two years in Hungarian oak tuns. In addition, the brewers also aged a portion of the 2013 release in port casks from Portugal.
The brew is an uncarbonated blend of batches, some aged as long as two decades in bourbon, sherry and port casks. With an alcohol content of 28 per cent, Utopias is best enjoyed in the manner of a fine sherry, brandy or Cognac. The latest batch has notes of dark fruit, such as fig, subtle sweetness and a deep, rich, malty smoothness.
No tastings for the media or public are planned for this release.
Due to the limited availability of this product, and to ensure all customers have an equal purchase opportunity, the LCBO will be offering Utopias on a first-come, first-served basis by telephone only through the helloLCBO Contact Centre. It will not be sold in LCBO stores or online. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Orders will be shipped to the LCBO store of the customer’s choice at no extra charge.
Samuel Adams Utopias is considered by some beer collectors to be the culmination of the art of brewing. The 2013 batch produced about 16,500 bottles, of which the LCBO is offering almost 600 for sale. The LCBO is the first liquor board in Canada offering Utopias at this time.
Order by Telephone
Sam Adams Utopias will be available for purchase by telephone beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 22 by calling the helloLCBO Contact Centre at 1-800-668-5226 or (416) 365-5900 (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.) Due to the very limited availability of this product, there will be a limit of one bottle per customer per call. We expect this product to sell out quickly so customers are encouraged to call early.
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