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Why One Samuel Adams Beer Is Banned In 15 States
By DAVE MALYON
Over the years, alcohol has been banned across the U.S. for many reasons, ranging from offensive names to American sanctions. Although beers aren’t on any known list of banned American drinks, Samuel Adams Utopia is one beer that you won’t find sold in several states.
Samuel Adams Utopia — which comes in a fancy-looking 25.4-ounce bottle priced at $240 — is a blend of Samuel Adams' existing brews that age nearly three decades in old bourbon kegs. The brewing company asserts that it is "like no other beer on the planet" and is meant to be sipped.
However, Utopia’s exceptionally high ABV of 28% has led the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oregon, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia to ban this brew for being too strong.