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There are 19 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 30, 2009, titled Boston brewer pushes new limits on $150-a-bottle beer banned in.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

It is banned in 13 states and sure doesn't come in a six-pack. The maker of Samuel Adams beer has released an updated version of its biennial beer Utopias - now the highest alcohol content beer on the market.

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AAA

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 30, 2009
Ohioans do not fear. Your nanny state will protect you from this evil brew.
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 30, 2009
Stupid law.... but it's not like I'm gonna run out and drop $150 on a bottle of beer. Had a similar prew, EKU, in Germany. Was also 54 proof. But I bought a 6-pack of it for about $25 back in 1984. The 6-pack got 4 people lit like a XMas tree. Ahhhhh - the good ol' days!!
Vroom

Columbus, OH

#4 Nov 30, 2009
Here's a little secret: Beer is disgusting.
Eddie

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 30, 2009
For 150 that better be the best tasting beer ever. It is kind of stupid that Ohio doesn't allow this beer to be sold in the State. At a price like that I do not see that many people buying it. If people want to get drunk they will. They will just have to do it on a regular Bud than a 150 bottle of beer.
Frank

Columbus, OH

#6 Nov 30, 2009
Well, it might be called beer but it is not beer. Malt, barley and water make beer--nothing else.

It seems ridiculous that it is illegal in this state but I wouldn't spend $150 on it anyway.

Since: Aug 09

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 30, 2009
That's okay, I hired a trucker named bandit and an escort who drives a Trans Am to bring me a load of this beer.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#8 Nov 30, 2009
And we thought Maximus Super was badass 'back in the day'.
Tyler

Dayton, OH

#9 Nov 30, 2009
So why is it I can buy 90 proof alcohol, but I can't buy a beer that's over 12%. This law makes no sense.
BuckeyePa in TN

Jackson, TN

#10 Nov 30, 2009
Just like the state. No money, yet doesn't want the tax money from a $150 bottle of beer. So now, the idiots that would drop that kind of money has to go to another state. Just like the fireworks scenario. Get a clue!
PaulMark

Hilliard, OH

#11 Nov 30, 2009
Frank wrote:
Well, it might be called beer but it is not beer. Malt, barley and water make beer--nothing else.
It seems ridiculous that it is illegal in this state but I wouldn't spend $150 on it anyway.
really...no yeast huh? you may want to let all of the brewers know that.
aaaah

Columbus, OH

#12 Nov 30, 2009
Burp!
The Happy Crab

Orange Park, FL

#13 Nov 30, 2009
So MAD wants to be sure that the marketing is not aimed at minors. I hate to be the one to break the news to MAD, but drunken teens just do not seem to fit the demographics of a $150.00 bottle of beer. However, on the other hand, even though I normally drink less that a six pack a year, if anyone out there is looking to buy me a really unique Christmas present......
Pessimistic Optimist

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 30, 2009
Tyler wrote:
So why is it I can buy 90 proof alcohol, but I can't buy a beer that's over 12%. This law makes no sense.
1. According to the story, this beer = fermented grain, illegal to sell. Scotch = fermented grain, legal to sell. Riiiiiight!

2. Since I won't even pay $150 for old Scotch, I'm not paying that for beer, I don't care how good either is. And I like both Scotch and beer.
Cru Jones

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 30, 2009
Does anyone else find it hilarious that a reactionary group named Mothers Against Drunk Driving has a man for a CEO.
Gort

Dayton, OH

#16 Nov 30, 2009
Big Hank wrote:
Stupid law.... but it's not like I'm gonna run out and drop $150 on a bottle of beer. Had a similar prew, EKU, in Germany. Was also 54 proof. But I bought a 6-pack of it for about $25 back in 1984. The 6-pack got 4 people lit like a XMas tree. Ahhhhh - the good ol' days!!
Ahhhhh, EKU 626!! Good beer.
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#17 Nov 30, 2009
Frank wrote:
Well, it might be called beer but it is not beer. Malt, barley and water make beer--nothing else.
It seems ridiculous that it is illegal in this state but I wouldn't spend $150 on it anyway.
Forget a little something called "hops", Frankie?? lol
Jay

United States

#18 Nov 30, 2009
Eugene_C wrote:
That's okay, I hired a trucker named bandit and an escort who drives a Trans Am to bring me a load of this beer.
I hired a trucker named Snowman, and an escort named Bandit to bring me mine. The last thing I heard was that they were east bound and down.
Hoss614

Hopkinsville, KY

#19 Nov 30, 2009
Why in god's name is 54-proof ABV beer illegal but 151-proof rum is perfectly ok???
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#20 Nov 30, 2009
Cru Jones wrote:
Does anyone else find it hilarious that a reactionary group named Mothers Against Drunk Driving has a man for a CEO.
Not when you realize that most 'ladies of the night' work through a male 'pimp'.

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