Sam Adams Utopia 2012

Discussion in 'New England' started by shueyy, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. shueyy

    shueyy Nov 28, 2010 New York

    Has anybody had it yet? How hard will it be to get this year? I've already heard $300 a bottle the last few I bought were in the $200 range. Any sightings yet? I travel the East Coast from Philly to Portland so I might be able to travel to get it.
     
  2. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Feb 9, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Plenty of sightings. Check out the thread about it in the Beer Release section. I have seen it for $160.
     
  3. pjl44

    pjl44 Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Redstone said they had some in. Not sure if it's still there or how much, but that's a start.
     
  4. BobCobb

    BobCobb Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    As of Saturday morning, Redstone was out. The guy said the Friday batch that came in was "gone in like 5 minutes" and also commented that he didn't expect anymore in. Still worth a call though.
     
  5. BChertow

    BChertow Mar 7, 2012 Massachusetts

    gordons on moody st in waltham has some for sure just ask one of the guys and they will get you one
     
  6. fistfight

    fistfight Jan 13, 2006 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    The $300 price tag was a mistake by a distributor I was told. I picked up a bottle at that price and was later tracked down by the shop I bought it from and was given a refund. The shop was Colonial Spirits in Acton if that helps.
     
  7. ComRock12

    ComRock12 Sep 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    Good to know. Colonial in Stow had it marked up in the ~$260 range two weeks ago
     
  8. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Tried it the other day at Sunset Grill and Tap with a few friends. Perhaps my favorite back in quite a few years.
     
  9. RobCorriveau

    RobCorriveau Dec 15, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Found a bottle at Greenwood Liquors in Wakefield for $170. I believe they had a few others in stock.
     
  10. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    batch* I meant
     
  11. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Dec 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    I have 1btl at The Vin Bin in Marlborough.
     
  12. ICCULIS

    ICCULIS Mar 16, 2011 Massachusetts

  13. slugworthh

    slugworthh Jul 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    I have been hunting it all day it looks like most stores are getting 3 bottles. I got One in Greenwood wakefield for 169 and one from Boscy liquors in saugus for $199 they have two left but are only selling one per person. I also called blanchards in allston but they wanted $279 no thanks
     
  14. pjl44

    pjl44 Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Utopias hoarding. I have officially seen it all.
     
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  15. jonneh

    jonneh Feb 20, 2006 Connecticut

    I'm not sure it's quite the right place but I've still got a 2003 set aside for a rainy day. Almost 10yrs on here I haven't found that day. It's been stored the same place just about that whole time, temperature fairly consistent. Any chance it's still good?
     
  16. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Chances are that it's far better than "good".
     
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  17. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Dec 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    The stores that are selling it for as much at 280-300 should be ashamed of themselves.
     
  18. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Gasbarros in North Attleboro had some for $199 as of a day ago.
     
  19. jonneh

    jonneh Feb 20, 2006 Connecticut

    good to know, I mean I know it's sealed and very unlikely to go bad on it's own. is it likely to just continue to improve with age? how long is too much? I'm sure that's a matter of opinion but hey any info is helpful.
     
  20. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Jun 7, 2005 New York

    I can't say for sure as I've never had the 2003, but the way that this beer is designed makes the possibility of it going "bad" very slim. Even once you open it, the beer still has a considerably extended lifespan. I've had my 2009 open for a year next week.....and to me, it's tasting better than ever.

    But keep in mind, the idea of a beer actually improving over time is entirely subjective. Yes, it'll certainly change, but you would need to have enjoyed it fresh to truly determine whether you feel that it has improved.
     
  21. jonneh

    jonneh Feb 20, 2006 Connecticut

    true, I guess I spoke without considering what I'm talking about here. that is entirely subjective. and it changing over time is certainly a given. cool thanks.
     
  22. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I saw it for $175 at Bottles (corner of Gano and Pitman) in Providence.
     
  23. braineater

    braineater Dec 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    Why? They're in the business of selling alcohol for profit, and there are clearly people willing to fork over that amount of money for a bottle of Utopias.
     
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  24. shueyy

    shueyy Nov 28, 2010 New York

    Thanks for all the help I really appreciate it I was able to score a bottle for $200 which I think is inline with all the comments on this thread. I haven't open it yet but look forward to trying it around the Holidays with friends.
     
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