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Old 12-18-2007, 10:54 PM   #1
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Anyone have a bottle of this? The reason I'm asking is I just received my 07 bottle and compared to the previous years (3 other bottles), the bottle itself looks like crap (colors are really faded). I know they made more bottles this year so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it.

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Old 12-19-2007, 03:03 PM   #2
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Sorry to respond to my own post but I had to share this bit of stupidity. The Utopias this year includes a free glass offer. You get a coupon with the bottle, go to their site, and they send you the glass. I just received an e-mail from Sam Adams stating that several states, including Virginia, have made it illegal for SA to even SEND THE DAMN GLASS to any resident... apparently because it's associated with the Utopias product. My tax dollars at work... lol.

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I cant even find that stuff let alone drink it or look at the bottle. where can I get it?

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I know that Santa is bringing me an 07 bottle of Utopias. I snuck a peek at the bottle and it did look "rustic", and had some sliding windows of some sort on the bottle, but other than that, since it's the first time I've seen a bottle of it in person, I can't really speak much on it. Therefore this post is pointless (other than my gleeful boast of having a bottle of it).

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Old 12-19-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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Sorry to respond to my own post but I had to share this bit of stupidity. The Utopias this year includes a free glass offer. You get a coupon with the bottle, go to their site, and they send you the glass. I just received an e-mail from Sam Adams stating that several states, including Virginia, have made it illegal for SA to even SEND THE DAMN GLASS to any resident... apparently because it's associated with the Utopias product. My tax dollars at work... lol.
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I don't have anything to compare the bottle to, but it looked to me like they were going for that burnished look.

As for the glass not being sent because the beer is illegal, I think that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

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Yeah, pretty incredible. For those of you still looking for Utopias, eBay has tons of them. I looked at the 07 bottle again and it's definitely not as nice as previous years.

If the BATF (or Virginia ABC) is reading this, all this is purely theoretical and there's no way I would ever actually have any of this highly dangerous substance in Virginia.

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Man, I was laughed at when I called around to my old bottle shops in VA asking if they had the Utopias. I even tried using my connections through work to score a bottle. Saddly, most of our distributors only do wine/spirits and those that do beer are in states you can't get Utopias....

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:31 PM   #9
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Man, I was laughed at when I called around to my old bottle shops in VA asking if they had the Utopias. I even tried using my connections through work to score a bottle. Saddly, most of our distributors only do wine/spirits and those that do beer are in states you can't get Utopias....
Virginia alcohol laws are pretty Draconian. What's funny is that I read somewhere that we were still one of the top moonshine producers.
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Virginia alcohol laws are pretty Draconian. What's funny is that I read somewhere that we were still one of the top moonshine producers.
Coincidence?
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