A version of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s World Wide Stout aged in freshly-emptied barrels that previously held one of Samual Adams’ most famous creations is set to return this year.
That beer is Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout 2021, an imperial stout brewed with “a ridiculous amount of barley” that—as the name of the beer indicates—was aged for seven months in freshly-emptied barrels that previously held Samual Adams Utopias, a 28 percent ABV blend of aged ales dating back more than 25 years. The stout debuted last year packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles that were released exclusively at retailers in the state of Delaware on March 27, 2020.
While that debut incarnation of Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout came in at 17.3 percent ABV, labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) feature three different ABVs for the newest version: 16 percent ABV, 16.6 percent ABV, 17 percent ABV and finally one that just reads “Ages Well.”
Dogfish Head has sold multiple variants of its World Wide Stout since it debuted in 1999, including Port Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.