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Friday, February 10, 2012
PLINY THE YOUNGER
‘Pliny the Younger’ not to be confused with ‘Pliny the Elder’ is a specialty beer brewed by the ‘Russian River Brewing Company”. This special elixir of yeast, grain and hops is a fresh food product that is made only once a year. The demand for this ‘American Double, Imperial India Pale Ale’ is huge. This last weekend hopheads stood in line up to five hours to gain entry to the restaurant/brewery. We did not have to wait in line but it was standing room only this last Wednesday at noon. This brew is planned to be served for 14 days. So many kegs will be allotted for each day.
“Pliny the Younger’ is served in a 10 ounce glass. It is a beautiful golden color with a white foam head. It is not very carbonated and the foam subsides quickly. It smells of caramel and citrus. It may even have a nuance of pine needles. The first sip was so very smooth. It has a great bitter taste from the hops. This is a hopheads hop/malt dream. I need to mention this beer is eleven percent alcohol. It is so smooth that you do not notice the big alcohol content. I now know why beer enthusiasts pine for this specialty beer.
This is the beginning of ‘San Francisco Beer Week”. There will be beer events scheduled through out the week celebrating craft brewers. We will try to attend them all. Well at least some.
Posted by Chilebrown at 1:26 AM
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Five hours for beer? That's dedication. I get antsy waiting five minutes.
Greg, I could not wait that long. The beer is really that good though. It is also a marketing bonaza.
Eleven fracking percent? Never heard of it.
Sounds like a fun week.
cookiecrumb, Let Cranky drive. It is only one half an hour from your castle. They do have the killer pizza. I would wait to after the weekend unless you want to wait five hours.
I mean, I have heard of Pliny the Younger beer... It's just that I'm off alcohol. Too hard on my gut. (And I really don't like hops.)
What a boob I am!
cookiecrumb, They do have great pizza. I am off alcohol too. Well, I am a light beer drinker now. It will not be light for another ten hours.
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