Boozy beer packs quite a punch

A kettle-styled bottle of Samuel Adams 2005 edition Utopias beer and a snifter of the beer are displayed, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at Hop Devil Grill in New York's East Village. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

December 1, 2009 8:50:54 AM PST
It's Sam Adams with quite a punch -- and a price to match. The new brew from Samuel Adams has the highest alcohol content of any beer on the market, 27 percent. It's also banned in 13 states because of the alcohol.

It's called Utopias and it sells for about 150 bucks a bottle. It has a cognac-like hit and is served at room temperature.

Jim Koch, founder and owner of the Boston Beer Co., says they're trying to push the envelope. He says the Utopias are aged for 15 years and should be sipped like champagne.