High-Brow Beer Costs $100 Per Bottle


High-Brow Beer Costs $100 Per Bottle
POSTED: 8:15 am EDT August 19, 2005
NEW YORK -- A hundred bucks might seem cheap for a bit of utopia.
But in this case, Utopia is a beer brewed by the Samuel Adams company. It sells for $100 a bottle.
Earlier this week, beer lovers got a chance to sample the high-brow brew at the Hop Devil Grill in New York City. Shot-sized servings were included as part of a $40-a-head beer lover's four-course dinner.
This is a brew to sip not swill. Some of the patrons say Utopia is closer to cognac or whiskey than to beer. The bar bought four bottles of the pricey, 50-proof brew.
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Garrison Hilliard

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Wasn't bad, but sure as hell wasn't worth $100.
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Dan Iwerks

Oh, but you get that cool-looking ceramic "bottle" shaped like a brewing vessel to keep as a collectible afterwards, or sell as a breweriana collectible afterwards.
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Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sounds like this should be my first stop. Any other suggestions for great beers at GABF that may run out quickly?
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Mortis

It was the only one that ran out that I encountered. I'm sure that there were others but hey, free samples of a plus $100 per bottle brew has to make it an early "sell" out. lol
This year, I'm gonna visit some brewers I overlooked last year like Pizza Port, Kalamazoo, Ommegang, Bristol, Flying Fish, Old Dominion, and Weyerbacher just to name a few. :^)
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Bill Becker

I wish the web page listed the actual beers instead of just the breweries.
This is my first time. Kalamazoo and Weyerbacher are definitely on my list. I think I've tried most of the Ommegangs already since they were at the Athens Classic Festival this year.
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Mortis

One that I encountered that sold out fairly quickly last year was the New Glarus Belgian(-style) Red. In my limited experience the Thursday evening session is key-- not as many people, and AFAIK nothing sells out by the end of that session. It's only after the drunken hordes descend on Friday night that it gets dicey.
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Joel

Thanks, this is exactly what I'm trying to find out, which ones to look for on Thursday and which ones can wait.
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Mortis

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