Link How much would you pay for an exceptional brew? $10 a six-pack? $20 a six-pack? ... How about $5 an ounce? That's the minimum going rate for Boston Beer's Samuel Adams Utopias, which retails starting at $120 per 24-ounce bottle. On eBay a bottle of the 2007 was on sale last week for $350. The country's most expensive beer is also the strongest. The 2007 edition of the vintage-dated biennial release clocks in at 27 percent alcohol by volume, more than five times the proof of the average American golden lager. The previous record holder: the 2005 Utopias, at 25.6 percent. Boston Beer is releasing 12,000 bottles of the 2007 Utopias. The beer will be available nationally (except for 14 states, including Oregon, where caps on the alcohol level of beer make it illegal).