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