Samuel Adams Utopias 2021
Blend of beers aged nearly 3 decades in charred oak bourbon casks from Buffalo Trace Distillery. This year we also aged a portion of the blend in Sauternes French oak wine casks and aged the finished blend on Balaton Cherries.
Balaton Cherries are Michigan-grown cherries admired for their slightly sweet, tart taste. Aging the finished blend on this unique fruit gives the 2021 Utopias enhanced black cherry and dark fruit flavor, with hints of maple and vanilla. For the first time, Samuel Adams aged a portion of this blend in Sauternes French Oak Wine casks, which brings subtle notes of honeyed apricot and caramel to the rich layers of flavor.