After an especially long workday yesterday, that started around 8:30 am and ended around 8:00 pm, I decided to grab a burger and a beer at one of my favorite beer gardens. Not only did I get to catch the end of the Hawks game, I was thrilled to see that they had Samuel Adams Utopias 2017 on their draft menu.
You might remember I posted about this beer a little over a week ago. This 2 ounce pour cost me $26, much cheaper than picking up my own bottle for $199 - not to mention, I'd need a bunch of friends to share that bottle with, since this beer comes in at 28% ABV. This is a beer one should sip slowly, and I did - my dinner companion finished an entire pint in the time it took me to finish my 2 ounces.
The beer was lovely: rich, malty, and slightly sweet. It's served room temperature, as most cask-aged beers are, and is not carbonated, because of the high alcohol content. If you're a beer-lover and get the chance to try it, I highly recommend it.