Jay Edelstein, left, watches as Shari Doulman checks out a copper kettle-styled bottle of Samuel Adams Utopias beer in 2005. The beer has a 28 percent alcohol content by volume, a level illegal in 12 states.
Jay Edelstein, left, watches as Shari Doulman checks out a copper kettle-styled bottle of Samuel Adams Utopias beer in 2005. The beer has a 28 percent alcohol content by volume, a level illegal in 12 states. Kathy Willens Associated Press file
Jay Edelstein, left, watches as Shari Doulman checks out a copper kettle-styled bottle of Samuel Adams Utopias beer in 2005. The beer has a 28 percent alcohol content by volume, a level illegal in 12 states. Kathy Willens Associated Press file

This pricey beer is illegal in 11 states. California isn’t one of them.

November 01, 2017 09:36 PM

UPDATED November 06, 2017 04:41 PM

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