, the release of Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Younger every year is an event that beer lovers look forward to. This year, the release is a bit different, with the brewery focusing on distributing Pliny the Younger to bars and restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area during San Francisco Beer Week (Feb. 10-19). This is the first time the North Bay brewery has released the world-famous triple IPA to bars and restaurants before its in-person release, which is scheduled for March 24 to April 6 this year.
Pliny the Younger is highly sought after for its unique flavor profile, which features intense hop bitterness, a hint of pine and a smooth, creamy finish. The beer is also highly coveted for its rarity, as only about 25,000 people are able to get it each year due to limited production.
For those who want to experience Pliny the Younger in person, you can find it at Russian River’s Santa Rosa and Windsor locations from March 24 to April 6. For those who don’t want to wait, you can find it at many of your favorite bars and restaurants around the Bay Area during San Francisco Beer Week.
At these locations, you can expect to find Pliny the Younger on draft, as well as special events like tap takeovers and beer festivals. For example, The Bistro in Hayward is hosting the 23rd Annual Double IPA Festival on Feb. 11, where Pliny the Younger will be pouring alongside other rare and limited-release IPAs.
For those who are looking to get their hands on Pliny the Younger, it’s important to act fast. The beer is only available for a limited time, and it’s sure to go quickly. So be sure to check your favorite bar or brewery’s social media accounts for updates on when and where Pliny the Younger will be available.
No matter how you choose to experience Pliny the Younger, it’s sure to be a memorable experience. The beer is a true classic, and it’s a great way to celebrate the start of a new year. So be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to try Pliny the Younger before it’s gone.