The uncarbonated beer retails for $199 and is available at specialty beer and liquor stores -- alas, not in Ohio because of a 12 percent alcohol limit here. Fewer than 15,000 bottles are available.
A portion of the beer -- meant to be tasted like a fortified wine or cognac -- spent time in bourbon casks from Buffalo Trace Distillery and Port casks from Portugal.
"Utopias takes time to perfect," founder and brewer Jim Koch said in a prepared statement. "We are constantly checking in on it: tasting, comparing, blending vintage beers and trying different blends to see what might improve the flavor.
"This year as part of that exploration, we incorporated a touch of our Kosmic Mother Funk in the recipe and really liked what we tasted. The KMF brings a whole new spectrum of flavors and complexity to the beer, including brighter fruit notes like cherries and plums and just a little earthiness."
Samuel Adams, which operates a brewery in Cincinnati, also teamed up with Ted's Cigars to create a limited edition, Utopias-seasoned cigar.
"Cigars and craft beer, particularly a complex brew like Utopias, have more in common than most people would imagine and complement each other quite well," Ted Jackson, president of Ted's Cigars, said in a prepared statement.