Limited-edition beer Utopias is released by Sam Adams every two years. The going rate for this highly sought-after brew? $199 before tax.\r\n\r\nBut what is it that makes this beer so expensive?\r\n\r\nTo start, Utopias contains beer older than many of those who can legally enjoy it, with part of the blend made up of beer aged for 24 years. Also included in the blend are beer samples aged in former Aquavit barrels, and others seasoned in Moscat wine barrels.\r\n\r\nThis brew\u2019s alcohol by volume (abv) is 28%, or more than five times higher than the abv of Sam Adams\u2019 signature Boston Lager. Because of this, it\u2019s illegal to sell Utopias in 15 states. The brewers are able to get such a high abv by using multiple types of yeast, including a variety intended for Champagne production, and a \u201cninja\u201d strain that is able to remain active even at high alcohol levels.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMultiple malts and three types of hops are also mixed into the brew, making this a non-carbonated beer to be enjoyed\u2026slowly.\r\n\r\nSam Adams only released 13,000 of these bottles when the line debuted late last year, but some specialty online retailers still have stock if you\u2019re bold enough to track some down.\r\n\r\nWhether or not you are looking to try this limited-edition bottle, Here\u2019s Eight Tips for Becoming a Better Beer Drinker.