Pliny the elder in fort Collins?

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  1. I'm going to be in the fort Collins area in about a week and a half for vacation. I am just wondering what my chances are of finding PTE? I'm also go to Denver and boulder as well. If anybody could give me some info I'd appreciate it. Thanks
  2. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,010) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Denver is the safer bet.

    Only seen it on the shelves once this past 8 or so monthsin Fort Collins, though that was a couple weeks ago. All long gone now.
  3. Ok, thanks.
  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,345) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    Hehe...why not pick up some fresh Myrcenary while you're there. To me, PTE has nothing on it. /me running and ducking for cover.
  5. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed Savant (345) Colorado May 31, 2011

    They had it on tap at Reubens in Boulder last week (didn't have it myself). They allso had it on tap at Lucky Pie in Louisville. I really wish I hadn't gotten a pint at Lucky Pie. The two times that I've had it on tap, I've been incredibly underwhelmed. It's been better in the bottle for me, but I'd still rather drink Sucks.
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  6. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,010) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Interesting; I have had the complete opposite experience where its been much better on tap than via the bottle. Its why I never bother buying bottles when I come across it anymore.
  7. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed Savant (345) Colorado May 31, 2011

    It may have just been served too cold, but both times I've had it, there wasn't a whole lot of aroma. For that matter, when I've had Blind Pig I've been even more underwhelmed.
  8. mkorpal

    mkorpal Savant (295) Colorado Oct 28, 2007

    Could be an old keg or dirty lines.

    Anyway, I think I've only seen Pliny in bottles in Foco once or twice. For some reason, it's always at Liquor Max in Loveland, but never shows up at Wilburs or Supermarket. But it usually isn't too hard to find on draft from time to time.
  9. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (365) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

    Falling Rock in Denver seems to always have it on tap.
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  10. Dolph1979

    Dolph1979 Aficionado (135) Colorado Nov 28, 2011

    Vikingsfan, it just hit here in all the stores within the last week, most places hold them in the back and take special orders (aka you have to be on a waiting list). You might get lucky but you will most likely not find it on the shelf. Hit up Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins its a little dump but they have some killer stuff in there. Lots of good places in Boulder but once again if you don't ask you won't find!

    If you want it on tap like a previous poster said in downtown Denver Falling Rock almost always has Pliny and Blind Pig on tap...if you are in Boulder I suggest Avery tap room I never get tired of that place.
  11. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (550) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    I would suggest finding a place that has it on tap, have 2-3 pours and you should be good :) I drink it on tap and rarely buy it because of freshness and the pain it is knowing when it arrives. Always on tap at Falling Rock and often at other spots in Boulder and Ft. Collins too. But plenty of other great beer being poured in Colorado!
  12. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (815) New York Mar 21, 2010 Verified

    If you find it, be careful that when you order it that you get the name right, I hear that the PTE police are out in full force looking to pounce on people who don't meet the proper level of beer snobbery.
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  13. buffs9

    buffs9 Savant (470) Colorado Apr 28, 2008

    Café Vino in Fort Collins seems to have it on tap more often than not.
  14. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Advocate (520) Colorado Feb 28, 2012 Verified

    If you're lucky you'll find some bottles while you're out. Lots of shops get it, its just a matter of timing. You'll easily find it on tap.

    Dont sleep on Choice City for lunch.
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  15. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (550) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Boulder has it at Backcountry Pizza & Tap.
    Choice City for late lunch!
  16. pkeigs

    pkeigs Initiate (0) Colorado Apr 2, 2008

    I just got my shipment at Liquor Max, I will have it for about a week and a half I think.
  17. can you hold me a bottle? I am still on the hunt for some
  18. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,010) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

  19. Concur with denver10 - had it on Tuesday at The Mayor of Old Town. Enjoy.
  20. Thanks everybody. I found some at liquor max in loveland. I am probably hitting up the mayor today for some on tap.
  21. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Savant (405) Iowa Mar 22, 2013 Verified

    I'll be in Boulder for the BB10kk and FoCo the Saturday before. Any suggestions or bottle shops I should look up? Thanks.
  22. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (320) Colorado Mar 14, 2012 Verified

    Cafe Vino and Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins should have it on Tap, as well as, Backcountry in Boulder. Bottles are really hit or miss, depending on when it comes into the state because once it does its usually gone within a day or two.
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  23. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Savant (405) Iowa Mar 22, 2013 Verified

    Thanks so much! I've been out countless times but never had enough time to get serious about finding great beer. I appreciate the help!
  24. buffs9

    buffs9 Savant (470) Colorado Apr 28, 2008

    Choice City has it right now, along w/ Deliverance tonight (and $1 sliders)
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