Guests Can Enjoy Two-ounce Pours of this Limited-Quantity Beer Released Every Two Years by the Legendary Boston Brewer

YARD HO– USE TO POUR COVETED SAM ADAMS LIMITED-RELEASE UTOPIAS STARTING MARCH 28Starting March 28th beer connoisseurs will want to head to the nearest Yard House for a taste of Sam Adams Utopias, a biennial beer released in very limited quantities that retails for nearly $200 a bottle.  Yard House, one of the few restaurants to carry the limited-release beer, will make Utopias available in two-ounce pours at $22 per serving while supplies last.  Most locations will have from 12-24 servings with nothing more to spare.

“Utopia is one of the most unique beers the iconic team at Boston Beer has ever created.” said Gregory Howard, beverage manager for Yard House.  “It’s released every two years in very limited quantities and, for a beer, it is extremely expensive – about $200 a bottle.  Guests can come to most Yard House locations and try it without having to make much of an investment.”

To create Utopias, the brewers at Sam Adams use traditional brewing ingredients including four types of Noble hops coupled with elements that set it apart from other varieties of beer.  Caramel and Vienna malts add a rich amber color with several different types of yeasts, including one used to make Champagne, added during the brewing process.

Meant to be sipped and savored at room temperature, much like a fine brandy or cognac, Utopias is one of the highest gravity beers on the market and contains approximately 28% alcohol by volume although the exact percentage varies each release. It’s also non-carbonated, blended and brewed in small batches, then aged in the brewery’s barrel room before being bottled in ceramic kettle-shaped, keepsake decanters which are numbered.   Sam Adams produces less than 60 barrels of Utopias.

“Considering what goes into making Utopias, it really is like a work of art,” added Howard.  “Just like a sommelier excited about the release or acquisition of a rare wine, cicerones and beer aficionados are equally eager about the release of Utopias.”

Most Yard House locations, except those located in Oregon, Georgia, Ohio, Idaho, North Carolina and South Carolina, will receive a maximum of two bottles of Utopias and guests can enjoy a two-ounce serving of this limited-release beer for just $22.  Utopias are available while supplies last, but with just 12-24 servings per most locations it’s not expected to last long.  For more information, visit yardhouse.com or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/yardhouse or on Twitter @yardhouse

About Yard House
When Yard House opened in 1996 in Long Beach, California, it revolutionized the restaurant industry by creating a 250-tap draft beer system.  Its lofty design, warm wood accents, and industrial vibe with the use of steel and chrome, made it a dining destination from the start.

Nearly 20 years and 63 restaurants later, Yard House still leads the way with great food, classic rock and a vast selection of draft beer while evolving into an award-winning dining destination known for its menu of American favorites, crafted cocktails and endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best American craft and import beers.  The exhibition kitchen creates more than 100 items made from scratch daily with quality ingredients and globally inspired flavors.   The menu reads like a road trip across America and guests can select from an array of items, including grilled burgers, gourmet salads, street tacos, steaks, seafood and house favorites.

Each Yard House has its own distinct beer list with a handful of taps reserved for local and regional brewers along with an offering of seasonal and small-batch selections as part of the rotating “Chalkboard Series.”  The glass-enclosed keg room showcases hundreds of steel barrels containing as much as 4,000 gallons of beer that flow to the center-island bar through an extensive network of tubing positioned overhead.  From there the beer is fed to the taps where it’s served ice-cold by the pint, 9-ounce shorty, goblet or half-yard glass container.  Yard House is also well-known for its classic rock boasting a library of 5,000 songs with each location having its own distinct playlist.  Yard House is open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining.