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GoEz
February 14th, 2013, 09:12 AM
I know it' recently been tapped earlier this month and I know of a few places here in the South Bay that has it (Naja's in Redondo), but wondering if I could find it at say Yardhouse or somewhere else by Staples? Or if you know some other good spot to have a taste feel free to share that as well.

mitchrock
February 14th, 2013, 09:32 AM
Pliny the Younger is the harder one to try. Piny the Elder is tapped ofted at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach and other places.

DougW8
February 14th, 2013, 09:47 AM
I think you are referring to Pliny the Younger, which was tapped earlier this month. Pliny the Elder can be found at many Craft Brew places. Beachwood is having a charity raffle for Pliny the Younger, with tickets being sold through tomorrow. A few of the places that regularly sell Russian River beer will probably have a limited release of Pliny the Younger in the next couple of weeks, but it will go quick.

DRGinLBC
February 14th, 2013, 10:40 AM
What they said.

You can also drive up to Russian River today...but you better hurry. Today is the last day.

WOOT!

Stormy2213
February 14th, 2013, 11:06 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Mohawk Bend. Tapping Pliny the Younger and doing RRB flights of both PTE and PTY as well as Blind Pig (which is my favorite). I am probably going to make a point of taking a business trip to LA that day just to drop in....Only been here twice and I've been able to overlook the hipster element to be able to enjoy the buffalo style cauliflower, poutine, and a few pints of outstanding craft brew. I kinda like this place.

About | Mohawk Bend (http://mohawk.la/about/)

DougW8
February 14th, 2013, 11:21 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Mohawk Bend. Tapping Pliny the Younger and doing RRB flights of both PTE and PTY as well as Blind Pig (which is my favorite). I am probably going to make a point of taking a business trip to LA that day just to drop in....Only been here twice and I've been able to overlook the hipster element to be able to enjoy the buffalo style cauliflower, poutine, and a few pints of outstanding craft brew. I kinda like this place.

About | Mohawk Bend (http://mohawk.la/about/)

I haven't tried Pliny the Younger, but I do rate Blind Pig above Pliny the Elder. I won't turn either one down, when I see them on tap.

DRGinLBC
February 14th, 2013, 11:48 AM
That's awesome. I prefer Pig to Elder as well. It seems like most true craft beer drinkers have that opinion. Just an observation.

daxx
February 14th, 2013, 12:25 PM
The Whole Foods by my house has both Pig and Elder in bottle. I'll have to give them a try.

Thanks for the recommendation.

D

!Kings!
February 14th, 2013, 12:59 PM
Been looking for anywhere in HB area that taps either BP or The Elder, I know Hollingshead deli in Orange gets the Younger now and then, but have not been by lately.

Stormy2213
February 14th, 2013, 02:02 PM
That's awesome. I prefer Pig to Elder as well. It seems like most true craft beer drinkers have that opinion. Just an observation.

I like 'em both, but I prefer Blind Pig b/c it's just a tad bit more balanced IMO. Plus, the lower ABV makes for a longer afternoon/evening of imbibing......:19smile:

DougW8
February 14th, 2013, 02:14 PM
Eureka Burger in Claremont rotates between Blind Pig and Elder pretty frequently, so usually one of them is on tap. I have info that they have a keg of Younger in the cellar, but they are being very hush hush on when they will tap it. I'm hoping that because of all the cookies I bring to the bartenders I might get at least a little notice.

DMAN3474
February 14th, 2013, 03:20 PM
Pliny The Younger Coming To Town: 6 Locations Confirmed - Los Angeles - Restaurants and Dining - Squid Ink (http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2013/02/pliny_the_younger_2013_locations.php)

BeerMan
February 14th, 2013, 07:50 PM
38 Degrees!

BeerMan
February 18th, 2013, 12:31 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/539829_466696036731426_1997544415_n.jpg
hardcores started lining up for the PLY at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena this morning, at 6AM. the pub opened at 11AM. photo courtesy of Haven.

Stormy2213
February 18th, 2013, 01:41 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/539829_466696036731426_1997544415_n.jpg
hardcores started lining up for the PLY at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena this morning, at 6AM. the pub opened at 11AM. photo courtesy of Haven.

How ridiculous. No beer is worth a 6 hour, much less a 1 hour, wait. I say this as a hardcore beer lover. And I'll repeat - NO BEER is worth that sort of wait.

BeerMan
February 18th, 2013, 02:06 PM
Stormy, you are much of a beer aficionado as I am, but when I say hardcore, I mean it.

I went to 38 Degrees at 9:30 the other day and what did I see? a line, 100 deep. fuggeddit.

Stormy2213
February 18th, 2013, 02:09 PM
Stormy, you are much of a beer aficionado as I am, but when I say hardcore, I mean it.

I went to 38 Degrees at 9:30 the other day and what did I see? a line, 100 deep. fuggeddit.

I'm with you there - fuggeddit. I'd head to the nearest local and find another well deserving crafty to imbibe. Puh-lenty of great beers out there to be had for no wait and not too many ducats.

UnholyGoalie
February 18th, 2013, 07:42 PM
There is no wait to get into my cellar and my beer fridge, both of which are fully stocked.

DougW8
February 18th, 2013, 08:38 PM
Well, I was just notified that I won a pint of Pliny the Younger at Beachwood Barbeque. I have until March 3rd to redeem my winning ticket. Much better than a 6 hour line.

UnholyGoalie
February 18th, 2013, 09:48 PM
How does that work? Kegs of PtY blow the same afternoon they get tapped.

lunchbox
February 19th, 2013, 04:29 AM
jesus, that's like a line at the apple store for their latest thing. i don't have the time or the patience to wait for ANYTHING in a line like that.

DougW8
February 19th, 2013, 07:50 AM
How does that work? Kegs of PtY blow the same afternoon they get tapped.

They had a raffle for charity and they are giving away 130 pints of beer. If you have a winning ticket you can come in anytime to get your pint. If you don't have a winning ticket, then you are out of luck.

KRC1221
February 19th, 2013, 11:03 PM
There is no wait to get into my cellar and my beer fridge, both of which are fully stocked.

Address please.....and no, I don't want to play the "does this smell like chloroform" game.

MetalRose77
February 20th, 2013, 01:24 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/539829_466696036731426_1997544415_n.jpg
hardcores started lining up for the PLY at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena this morning, at 6AM. the pub opened at 11AM. photo courtesy of Haven.

That's crazy. I live across the street from Haven. I should be on the look out for these things.

GoEz
February 22nd, 2013, 09:37 AM
Jezzus we were planning on going leaving Redondo around 9 glad something came up and we didn't go

DougW8
February 27th, 2013, 08:53 AM
Eureka Burger in Claremont tapped their keg yesterday. THey handled it a little differently than most of the places, and I think it kept the whole event within reason. They announced via Facebook and Instagram the minute it was tapped. The beer was only available in flights of 4 RRBC beers. For $16.00 you got Pliny the Younger, Pliny the Elder, 2 Row Hill 56, and Sanctification. I got there just before 4:00 and met some friends who had a table. At that point the wait for a flight was about 20 minutes, but you could order food and other beers to tide you over. At around 6, they informed us that the wait was about 45 minutes. Every time an order was delivered, they would update you on the wait time, in case you wanted to order another flight. The only thing holding up orders, was the them having flight glasses to serve the beer. I had a nice time with friends, had 2 flights of great beers, and even when I left, the people waiting for tables was no more than would usually be there. As far as the other beers, I have had bot the Elder and Sanctification before, and like them both. I had never had the 2 Row Hill 56 Pale Ale before, but another excellent beer from Russian River.

mr. kuckoo
February 28th, 2013, 02:59 PM
I had high hopes for R2H56 but I was dissappointed. I love a good session APA but this thing just did not live up to my expectations. Although, I think I should give it another shot...I had it after 3 PTY's, 1 pig, and 1 PTE. My palate was probably destroyed by the prior hoppy beers. What did you think of it? I thought it was overly dry, and lacking on the signature Simcoe hop flavor and aroma. I can find Pig and PTE relatively easy in where I am in Rancho Cucamonga, but I can never find R2H56.

DougW8
February 28th, 2013, 03:45 PM
I had high hopes for R2H56 but I was dissappointed. I love a good session APA but this thing just did not live up to my expectations. Although, I think I should give it another shot...I had it after 3 PTY's, 1 pig, and 1 PTE. My palate was probably destroyed by the prior hoppy beers. What did you think of it? I thought it was overly dry, and lacking on the signature Simcoe hop flavor and aroma. I can find Pig and PTE relatively easy in where I am in Rancho Cucamonga, but I can never find R2H56.

I enjoyed it a lot, but I was drinking it immediately after Sanctification. It was a good bridge between the sour and the hops. Eureka had very limited quantities of both that and Younger. Elder is on tap quite a bit there, and you could have a pint of Elder while waiting for the next flight.

mr. kuckoo
March 9th, 2013, 08:08 PM
I will be enjoying 2 liters of this bad boy for tonights game.
4227

mervaldez
April 2nd, 2013, 03:16 PM
https://vimeo.com/38866544

Stormy2213
April 2nd, 2013, 04:24 PM
https://vimeo.com/38866544

OK, now for my 2 minute drive to get a couple of six packs of Lagunitas Sucks.... :drinking:

UnholyGoalie
April 2nd, 2013, 06:06 PM
Hoppiest beer in the world, not likely. But it is delicious.

kingsfan32
May 28th, 2013, 05:35 PM
Got one in the fridge ready to crack open if we win game 7!!

Dr. Tran
January 29th, 2015, 07:09 AM
I finally tried Pliny The Elder. Wow, pretty strong stuff. I don't know if it's the hoppiest beer I've tried but it's close. They had it at Total Wine & More in Rancho Cucamonga but it was hidden by the checkout counter. I just happened to spot the sign. Anyway, I liked it a lot.

I'd love to try Pliny The Younger but it almost seems like an impossible task. Isn't it about that time though? Reading through this thread it came out last year around February or March.

I'd also love to try Blind Pig but I haven't seen it anywhere around.

DougW8
January 29th, 2015, 08:14 AM
I finally tried Pliny The Elder. Wow, pretty strong stuff. I don't know if it's the hoppiest beer I've tried but it's close. They had it at Total Wine & More in Rancho Cucamonga but it was hidden by the checkout counter. I just happened to spot the sign. Anyway, I liked it a lot.

I'd love to try Pliny The Younger but it almost seems like an impossible task. Isn't it about that time though? Reading through this thread it came out last year around February or March.

I'd also love to try Blind Pig but I haven't seen it anywhere around.

If you are on Twitter or Instagram, you might want to follow Eureka Burger. They have both the Elder and Blind Pig on occasion, and I'm sure they will have Younger again this year. You should also check out Claremont Craft Ales. They had their Triple Dude on tap last week, which is an excellent Triple IPA.

UnholyGoalie
January 29th, 2015, 12:47 PM
Knee Deep Hoparillo is probably the hoppiest beer I've had recently.

I don't believe Russian River distributes Blind Pig to Socal anymore. I believe they still do with Elder but not positive.

Younger is quite excellent but I personally wouldn't jump through hoops to get some, or any of the aforementioned. YMMV. Lots of beers out there on par with them.

DougW8
January 29th, 2015, 05:04 PM
Not sure when Eureka go their keg, but they had it tapped just a couple of weeks ago.

Dr. Tran
February 19th, 2015, 02:48 AM
[UPDATED] HopWatch 2015: Where to find Pliny the Younger in SoCal (http://thefullpint.com/events/hopwatch-2015-find-pliny-younger-socal/)

So I guess it's here already. I wish I would've seen this a few weeks ago. Especially with it being at Salted Pig in Riverside last Monday. It's still going on but it would be near impossible for me to try one. Oh well.

sarf
February 26th, 2015, 11:26 AM
[UPDATED] HopWatch 2015: Where to find Pliny the Younger in SoCal (http://thefullpint.com/events/hopwatch-2015-find-pliny-younger-socal/)

So I guess it's here already. I wish I would've seen this a few weeks ago. Especially with it being at Salted Pig in Riverside last Monday. It's still going on but it would be near impossible for me to try one. Oh well.

I saw this thread and was about to post that link as well, my buddy works for that site.

DougW8
February 27th, 2015, 08:30 AM
For what it is worth, I've heard from a couple of people that this year's batch of Younger isn't quite up to previous years.

Salty Dog
March 17th, 2015, 01:17 PM
Finally got to try the Younger today and even with all the hype, it is a delicious beer. Gotta love living in a small town that loves beer!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10984601_899935553361826_4313605704562613131_n.jpg ?oh=3c32aecb9dabd3354e696eb7784bb35c&oe=55851C37&__gda__=1433658461_356e991ccdef69b800f847615e22888 e

bad91
March 17th, 2015, 06:12 PM
Finally got to try the Younger today and even with all the hype, it is a delicious beer. Gotta love living in a small town that loves beer!

where is this?

Salty Dog
March 18th, 2015, 07:08 AM
where is this?

Suds and Suds (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suds-Suds/212046892150699)

bad91
March 18th, 2015, 01:12 PM
Suds and Suds (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suds-Suds/212046892150699)

Nice....and nice selections!

lunchbox
March 20th, 2015, 04:32 PM
i just got back from the bay area and i visited the russian river tap room. had white lies, salvation, STS pils and blind pig on tap.

brought this home:
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/MsSkye79/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_6118_zps1a0a0266.jpg

missed the boat on younger, but oh well. all of the above are/were pretty good!

WingHater
March 20th, 2015, 04:41 PM
You need more beer than that to watch the Sabres.

lunchbox
March 20th, 2015, 04:58 PM
LOL. i was in a hotel and that was the only game/channel i got. that was actually a good game against the caps. :)

bad91
March 21st, 2015, 12:36 PM
LOL. i was in a hotel and that was the only game/channel i got. that was actually a good game against the caps. :)

nice...i love 21st Amendment when I am up in the bay area. One of my girls goes to Cal, so i can go on many road trips!!

lunchbox
March 24th, 2015, 05:16 PM
nice...i love 21st Amendment when I am up in the bay area. One of my girls goes to Cal, so i can go on many road trips!!

ya, great beer, wish it got any kind of distro down here. i actually didn't have time to visit the brewery. i can only take my 5 yr old to so many, lol, so we only visited russian river. we go to the bay area at least once a year, so i will probably do 21st amendment next time. it is otherwise, super easy to buy at any grocery store up there. :)

bad91
March 24th, 2015, 06:31 PM
ya, great beer, wish it got any kind of distro down here. i actually didn't have time to visit the brewery. i can only take my 5 yr old to so many, lol, so we only visited russian river. we go to the bay area at least once a year, so i will probably do 21st amendment next time. it is otherwise, super easy to buy at any grocery store up there. :)

yup hard to find in so cal. Bev mo will have it sometimes. I think the restaurant was kid friendly. Also go across the street to The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen across the street. =)

lunchbox
March 24th, 2015, 07:13 PM
yup hard to find in so cal. Bev mo will have it sometimes. I think the restaurant was kid friendly. Also go across the street to The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen across the street. =)

well, every single time i go to SF, i eat at the slanted door in the ferry building. i usually fast all day and then pig out on a family style meal there, lol. and 21st amendment IS indeed super close by. it just so happened that the one day we spent in the city, we drove across the golden gate bridge (first time in 18 years and first time for my kid) to go to santa rosa for russian river. then we drove down the coast from half moon bay to santa cruz and went to sacramento for business. if i end up in SF for more than a day, i will for sure check out the american grilled cheese kitchen because i LOVE me some cheese. :)

oh and i never shop at bevmo anymore because i kind of hate how they keep all their beer on warm shelves. :-/
and the guy who works the whole foods beer dept has gotten to recognize and know me enough to put aside bottles of pliny for me so he's won me over. lol.

daxx
April 10th, 2015, 11:40 AM
Had it the other weekend over at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena. It was pretty good... not as good as some have been making it out to be.

Dr. Tran
February 27th, 2016, 10:47 PM
And once again I'm too late! Apparently they moved up their production a week early. There are a few places that have not yet tapped it but for the most part it's come & gone. I don't care how hyped it is or how long the lines for it are. Damn it, I want it!

http://thefullpint.com/events/hopwatch-2016-where-to-find-pliny-the-younger/

WestCoastIPA
March 1st, 2016, 09:57 PM
Finally got my hands on some Younger this year at 38 Degrees in Alhambra. I know many have said no beer is worth waiting that long in line for, but I had to do it. It was a tasty triple IPA but certainly not earth shattering.

But that's okay, I can finally say I've tried it, and I'm good with that. Funny thing is, I got there early in the morning (8:00 am) just to get a ticket that would allow me to come back later and get a flight of RR beers including the Younger. But when I came back a few hours later to get a table and the flight, people were just showing up and getting the flight without a ticket. Lesson learned for next year, if I choose to do it again.

Salty Dog
March 2nd, 2016, 09:56 AM
ULTRA-HOPPY WEST COAST IPAS THAT DESERVE THE HYPE (https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-ultra-hoppy-beers-best-west-coast-double-and-triple-ipas?ref=facebook-869)

Good list of IPAs.

Dr. Tran
March 2nd, 2016, 07:33 PM
I DEED IT! I finally got to try Pliny The Younger. Slater's 50/50 in Anaheim Hills has it today. They're selling flights of Younger, Elder, Blind Pig, & Row 2 Hill 56. I got here about 2 hours before the tickets went on sale, which was early but OK since it's my day off. Anyway, I know it's close to the point where the hype overtakes the reality. But it's really an excellent beer. I thought it would be super hoppy but it's not. It's actually pretty smooth with a bit of fruitiness. Not that I mind hoppiness. But anyway besides this flight I also had Damnation, Elder, & Pig on tap. And all of them are terrific . But Pliny the Younger wins & is definitely worth it.

BeerMan
March 3rd, 2016, 09:32 PM
Lucky Baldwin's three locations will have the Younger on tap at three subsequent dates.

pb2k
March 6th, 2016, 02:17 PM
There right now. This year's seems a little better than last year's.

Dr. Tran
February 10th, 2019, 06:14 AM
#PlinyWatch: (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=PlinyWatch%3A) Your 2019 Guide to Finding Pliny the Younger in LA

https://hoppedla.com/blog/plinywatch-2019

Stormy2213
February 11th, 2019, 03:09 PM
#PlinyWatch: (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=PlinyWatch%3A) Your 2019 Guide to Finding Pliny the Younger in LA

https://hoppedla.com/blog/plinywatch-2019

Waiting in hours long lines to get a few ounces of ANY beer is absolutely dumb, no matter what the beer is. This is me speaking personally, as well as professionally. There isn't a single beer in the world worth waiting in line for more than a couple of minutes, max.

lunchbox
April 25th, 2019, 12:19 AM
i’ve now had the younger twice. got a virtual ticket by rsvp’ing via social media at tustin brewing last year and just happened to walk into ladyface ale 2 months ago after visiting my mom at the hospital and got a glass just 30 min before the keg blew. never had to wait in a line. it’s good and i’m happy i’ve been able to try it but def not worth waking up early to wait in line for.

DRGinLBC
April 25th, 2019, 08:13 AM
And I repeat...most overrated beer ever. That is all.

Dr. Tran
February 14th, 2020, 07:07 AM
Pliny The Younger is back.

https://russianriverbrewing.com/pliny-the-younger-release/

https://hoppedla.com/blog/plinywatch-2020