Monday, February 2, 2009

Pliny The Younger Watch 2009


It's that time of year again. Pliny the Younger, one of the best beers ever created burst from the taps today up at the Russian River brewpub. Some beers are all hype and no substance, but Pliny the Younger is the furthest from that. Growler fills costing $30-36 will be shipped from the Bay Area to people all across the country who will give half their cellar to have a taste of what is not available to most people in the nation. This year, SOB will try to document the appearances and disappearances of Pliny the Younger at Southern California beer establishments. Go ahead and bookmark this page and return for updates or contribute information by leaving a comment. I don't have any inside info, just compiling facts & rumors from different sources on the web or in person.

Release date: 2/2/09, at the Russian River Brewpub in Santa Rosa, CA.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SIGHTINGS:

  • 1/30 O'Brien's in San Diego had two special 5 gallon pre-release kegs on tap which lasted 20 whole minutes.
  • 2/5 - Hollingshead's Deli has tapped into their first keg. (Hollingshead's keg blew around 6:30pm on 2/6. They only received one keg but expects a couple more to be delivered next week)
  • 2/6, Friday, at 6pm The Daily Pint in Santa Monica will tap kegs of Younger and Consecration as a tribute to Pacific Gravity homebrew club. Open to all.
  • 2/6, Friday, at 8pm The Verdugo in Glassell Park Los Angeles will be tapping their first keg.
  • 2/6, Friday, Tustin Brewing Company will host a Russian River night which will include the Younger on tap.
  • 2/6, Friday, at 11:30am Younger will be on tap as Toronado SD opens (thanks Nat)
  • 2/7, Saturday, at 5pm O'Brien's will have a keg on tap.
  • 2/7, Saturday, Hamilton's in San Diego shows Younger currently on tap.
  • 2/7, Saturday, Blind Lady Alehouse in San Diego has on tap per JRhode.
  • 2/10, Tuesday, Beachwood BBQ, should be tapping a keg around 4pm today. (only lasted one night)
  • 2/10, Tuesday, on tap at Pizza Port in San Clemente (and probably the other Pizza Ports too)
  • 2/12, Thursday, should be on tap at 5pm at Downtown Johnny Brown's in San Diego.
  • ***Pliny is now showing up at pretty much every good beer establishment, often in multiple kegs, so get out and find it, it shouldn't be too hard!***

16 comments:

Drunkenpolack said...

Steve,

I know you dont know me but if you could get me a growler of this stuff, id pay for the beer, growler and shipping plus trade you more beer or give you extra money for your troubles

Dave

Rational Realist said...

Steve,

Any idea what time that keg is going to be tapped on Saturday?

Nat

Steve said...

Dave, if I didn't live 500 miles away from the only place we can get growler fills (the Russian River brewpub in Santa Rosa), I would definitely get one for ya. Sorry :(

Nat, Tom said 5pm on Feb 7th the other Younger keg will be tapped at O'Brien's. Not sure what size keg it is, but I have heard it's suppose to be a full keg.

Drunkenpolack said...

Hah sorry man my bad. I just realized where you were compared to where Russian River is. Thanks man. If you ever need any East Coast beer let me know.

J.Rhode said...

Sounds like Verdugo, tomorrow 8:00 pm?

Steve said...

If you guys actually came up for some Younger I'm there. And first round is on me.

J. Rhode said...

Would love to, but can't do it this weekend. Just trying to contribute to the Younger Watch. We'll have to plan out a trip that hits Hollingshead and Beachwood though.

Steve said...

Yeah I know, but it's fun to think about. But you wankers have O'Brien's right up the freeway. If I could enjoy a PtY anywhere it'd probably be O'Brien's (except on a TION night, of course).

Rational Realist said...

Steve,
Toronado in San Diego has Younger tomorrow morning when it opens. Check out its website for more details.
Nat

J.Rhode said...

Hamilton's and Blind Lady today too. Gonna hit up one of them.

Steve said...

Thanks.... Enjoy!!!

Rational Realist said...

Steve,

Just got back from Toronado (Sat 7:00 pm). Pliny the Younger is still on tap, plus Lost Abbey's Angel Share is on tap, too. Had one of each (13 oz tuplip glasses). Damn, not sure whether it's a late Christmas or an early Valentines Day present.

Nat

BJR said...

Full Younger keg gone in 45 minutes tonight at O'Brien's. Oh yeah, Consecration too.Tonight there was about 1/4 the crowd of Tion night. Much better. Still got 6 Youngers (10 oz), 2 Consecrations between the three of us. No JTH tonight.

J.Rhode said...

Crowd was much more manageable at O'Brien's tonight. Younger and Consecraton were great again. Longest wait was 15 minutes. Table next to us shared some Isabelle Proximus, which we hadn't tried yet and was very tasty. Reminded me of Beatification a little.

Steve said...

Angels Share, Younger, Consecration, Isabelle Proximus... I need to hurry up and move to SD.

Can't believe a full keg blew in 45 minutes with not as many people there. We're they filling up pints and mugs, or just 10oz's still?

Das Boot of Weihenstephaner afterward???

J.Rhode said...

10 oz. only, two at a time max per person. I watched the keg for a few minutes this time. Either Tom or one of the girls was pouring from the keg constantly for 45 minutes.

No boot afterwards; no hangover, headache, or booze induced amnesia either.