Sam Adams Utopias

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by gdodd12, Sep 18, 2013.

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  1. gdodd12

    gdodd12 (0) Oct 1, 2009 Georgia

    I have a friend turning 40 in November and I want to secure a bottle of this for him. Anyone have any ideas how I can get one? Any online stores sell them?

    Thanks.
     
  2. pmoney

    pmoney (0) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois

    I did a fairly thorough online search a few weeks ago and didn't have any luck. Check Beer Menus near you and see if there are any locally. Otherwise you can overpay on *.
     
  3. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker (0) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado

    I was back in MA at the end of June and saw it on several store shelves
     
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  4. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid (565) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts

    A store near my place was just advertising it for sale on a giant billboard. You can't buy it online but they are easy to track down around here
     
  5. pmoney

    pmoney (0) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois

    Any idea what they're charging?
     
  6. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker (0) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado

    I want to say they were all between $170-200
     
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  7. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid (565) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts

    Somewhere around $200. More often under that than over.
     
  8. pmoney

    pmoney (0) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois

    Damn, that's not too bad....WANT! :slight_frown:
     
  9. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan (0) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    if anyone can get the 2012 for less than 200 hit me up. it is 200+ locally for me.
     
  10. cayenne

    cayenne (0) May 9, 2012 California

    I got it a few weeks ago from $185 including tax. I will see if they have any more left and let you know.
     
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  11. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York

    Glen cove has it for 250 but he said he would sell it under 2. Think he's afraid of it sitting there forever. Make him an offer
     
  12. LambAndTunaPhish

    LambAndTunaPhish (0) Nov 16, 2012 Connecticut
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    There might be some here in CT for under $200 (maybe 179.99 before tax), but not sure which year.
     
  13. pmoney

    pmoney (0) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois

    I second this if/when Evan is taken care of.
     
  14. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA (0) Jan 2, 2010 California

    Whole Foods had it for 199.99. I think they received like 6 bottles or less for those stores that got it...
     
  15. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan (0) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    please do.
    what year?
     
  16. BradStokley

    BradStokley (0) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland

    Speaking of Utopias, what do these trade for? 1:1 for a Rare? 1:2 for a BA Huna and BA DL? Would one land a KBE+? Just curious.
     
  17. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois


    utopias is probably the most situational beer trade around. it tends to sit on shelves in some places for quite a while because of its very high cost so it's really not all that hard to track down, which makes it a very complex beer to calculate a trade value for. because of this, you're not going to see people trying to trade, say, BA dark lord for it. i've been very wrong before, but don't get your hopes up on getting something mega rare (assuming you're the one with utopias). i

    also, to me, utopias was good, but there's no way i'd ever buy a bottle for myself. it's the kind of thing i'm happy to try but 1-2 oz is more than i'd ever want.
     
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  18. PeterP-516

    PeterP-516 (0) Jul 14, 2013 New York

    What's better ? The 11 or 13?
     
  19. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York

    the '12
     
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  20. Lorianneb

    Lorianneb (0) Apr 27, 2012 New Jersey

    Just a FYI, OP. I read somewhere that the latest release was blended with cosmic mother funkier, their sour beer. I haven't tried it, but it must be different from other releases. I have had 05,07,09 and 11 and they were all delish. Not sure how it is with the sour. If he doesn't like sours, you might want to consider a different release
     
  21. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York

    It doesn't taste sour at all. I has less of a sweet maple syrup taste compared to the '12. I has mor of a dark fruit thing going on
     
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  22. PeterP-516

    PeterP-516 (0) Jul 14, 2013 New York

    The 12 Is the 10th anniversary edition of utopias? So better off buying the 12 to drink now. .
     
  23. PeterP-516

    PeterP-516 (0) Jul 14, 2013 New York

    Just curious because I have option to buy 12 or 13.... and can't decide which one.. ?
     
  24. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York

    I'd go with the '12.
     
  25. Lorianneb

    Lorianneb (0) Apr 27, 2012 New Jersey

    I agree. 12
     
  26. ediaz

    ediaz (0) Nov 23, 2011 Florida

    Orlando has it for 239 but every time the manager sees me looking at it he hints at that being a very soft price.
     
  27. Lorianneb

    Lorianneb (0) Apr 27, 2012 New Jersey

    Saw it for $205 yesterday
     
  28. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler (0) May 15, 2011 New York

    It sold out where I live at 349$ - not a typo
     
  29. Westuh

    Westuh (0) Oct 9, 2012 Wisconsin

    The cost on these beers (for stores) are around $140, so think about that price and try to barter with their beer manager if possible.
     
  30. DaGio

    DaGio (0) Aug 1, 2011 Fiji

    Just saw it for $249 in Tampa.
     
  31. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan (0) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    in NY, they don't mind not selling it for $140. they'll hold out cause next year they can raise the price. at best you can talk them down to around 2 bills in NY
     
  32. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York

    cost in NY is higher than $140 also
     
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