Pliny the Elder around Portland

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  1. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    Just a heads up Belmont Station has it 1 bottle limit though. mules welcomed, lol.
     
  2. anteater

    anteater Champion (822) Sep 10, 2012 Oregon
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    Thanks for the heads up. I think Beermongers has it right now too, they tweeted that they just got in "some hoppy beer from California". On another note, has anybody ever gotten Pliny from Whole Foods in the Pearl? I know they at least used to get it every 4-6 weeks and keep it in the back but my timing must always be awful. Is it possible?
     
  3. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    they may, but maybe one needs the secret handshake.....
     
  4. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Initiate (102) Mar 15, 2010 Oregon

    I used to wonder the same thing...and then I was there today and the beer guy randomly cruised through the walk-in cooler and said he had Pliny in the back if anybody wanted any. True story. :slight_smile:
     
  5. w_klon

    w_klon Initiate (93) Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    All Whole Foods get a 2 case allotment when it hits distro. They almost NEVER put it out, unless its one of the slower stores. The Pearl store certainly has no problem moving Pliny, so it's just a matter of stopping in when they get it in and ask for it. With that said, generally places like Belmont Station and Beermongers get their new beers sooner than the grocers. If Pliny just hit Belmont and Mongers, WF should be getting it within the week. Just call or stop in and talk to the beer buyer and he'll tell you when their delivery days are.
     
  6. goodbyeohio

    goodbyeohio Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2004 Oregon

    Everyone in town gets it within a 7 day period, typically... so if you hear its out on Monday at place #1, i wouldn't bother looking for it the following Tuesday
     
  7. AudiSline

    AudiSline Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2013 Oregon

    Hop and Vine had it, as of this wed at least. No handshake required....
     
  8. NWer

    NWer Champion (809) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Belmont Station had it as of this afternoon (minus 2) In the cooler bottom shelf back section.
     
  9. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    they lifted the 1 limit?
     
  10. NWer

    NWer Champion (809) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Wife bought one I bought one
     
  11. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    nice
     
  12. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Wife "bought" 1, he bought another.
     
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  13. NWer

    NWer Champion (809) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Did I misspell?
     
  14. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Initiate (130) Jun 3, 2005 Oregon

    My wife buys and loves PtE.
     
  15. digita7693

    digita7693 Devotee (404) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    There are places in PDX without 1 btl limits, and regularly have it...
     
  16. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    really? come on man that's like a horrible cliff hanger
     
  17. w_klon

    w_klon Initiate (93) Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    Yeah, like the places with TWO bIttle limits :wink:
     
  18. IPAguy2009

    IPAguy2009 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oregon

    Great tasting beer, but there are much better doubles out there. Why does everyone worship this beer so? Is it the brewery's marketing strategy of product deprivation to their customers? smh, lame!
     
  19. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,796) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    I'm with you on this, and I'll add an additional observation.

    I like PtE a lot, but as you point out, there are plenty of other excellent, much more easily obtainable DIPA's. Consequently, if I want a glass of PtE, I usually get it on tap at a bar (sometimes 16 tons will let you get a growler or half growler, but it tends to be expensive if you go that route), as there are plenty of places that carry it in town (16 tons just threw on a fresh keg here in Eugene). Sure, I understand the appeal of drinking a beer you enjoy at home, and so that's where the "other equally as good or better" DIPA's comes into play.

    So I'm with you on this... even the few times I see bottles available (which is pretty rare, and there's always a one or two bottle limit), I leave them there on the shelf for those who (for whateve reason) seem to get a lot more excited about the prospect of finding them there.
     
  20. IPAguy2009

    IPAguy2009 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oregon

    Ya i recommend to those of you who have not had it, definitely give it a go, BUT dont expect a tear to come to your eye like everyone has led you to believe. SOOOO many other doubles I can name that I would rather pick instead of PtE. Still would love to give PtY a try someday however....
     
  21. CaylorSwift

    CaylorSwift Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2013 Oregon

    Try checking out "Bottles" up on NE Fremont.

    Last time I checked, 2 months ago, they were soaked in Pliny.
     
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  22. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Disciple (312) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    That shouldn't be a problem. There are at least 6 or 7 places in Portland that get kegs every year. Horse Brass, Higgins, Saraveza, Apex, Wildwood, and the Station are all likely bets. Some places like HB and Apex just throw it on tap and deal with the chaos of "first come, first served", and other places do ticketed events. Keep an eye on the forums for the inevitable "where to find PtY" thread and you should have plenty of opportunities to drink it.

    Last year the Brass put it on tap alongside PtY, Notorious, and a bunch of other huge beers, and it was fun doing side by side comparisons. The general consensus of the group I was with was that Notorious was better, but the highlight for me was having a "black and tan" comprised of half PtY and half Suge Knight. I'm still not sure how I managed to walk home...
     
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  23. CaylorSwift

    CaylorSwift Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2013 Oregon

    Jus got back from Belmont an they have PtE in the cooler, limit 1 per person. FYI
     
  24. TheAbyss

    TheAbyss Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2013 Washington

    Anybody know if its still in portland? Going to portland thursday
     
  25. CaylorSwift

    CaylorSwift Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2013 Oregon

    Heading back to Belmont today around 5pm. I'll post here if its still around. Otherwise, try calling "Bottles" in NE -they are pretty good about having it from what I can remember.
     
  26. TheAbyss

    TheAbyss Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2013 Washington

    Roger that. Thanks
     
  27. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Disciple (312) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    We sold out on Sunday.
     
  28. TheAbyss

    TheAbyss Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2013 Washington

    Whole foods??
     
  29. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    beer mongers might still have it...
     
  30. PetitChouffe

    PetitChouffe Initiate (101) Sep 28, 2009 Washington

    Ooooh, I'm going to pdx tomorrow and would love to grab some. Been kinda missing it around here in sea.
     
  31. ottodyer

    ottodyer Aspirant (283) Oct 27, 2009 Minnesota
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    Cheese Bar had some last night
     
  32. CaylorSwift

    CaylorSwift Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2013 Oregon

    as of yesterday, beer mongers had it on tap, no bottles.
     
  33. CaylorSwift

    CaylorSwift Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2013 Oregon

    I take that back. BeerMongers still has Pliny on tap as of today. Just finished a pint.
     
  34. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    that's cool might have to have some tomorrow. no bottles though right?
     
  35. CaylorSwift

    CaylorSwift Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2013 Oregon

    No bottles at BM, but they did have the new Enjoy By if you're a fan of that. 1 bottle limit per customer though.

    I know Belmont had Pliny on tap as of yesterday as well, don't know if it lasted through the night or will last the day, but I plan on heading over to snag the last pint if its there around 4 today. So don't drink it all, please.
     
  36. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    Well that's cool it's on tap a few places.
     
  37. digita7693

    digita7693 Devotee (404) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    The paucity of quality ipas in the Portland area, which in turn requires one to chase after Pliny, is quite mortifying. ;(
     
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  38. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,796) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    No disrespect to either phobicsquirrel or caylorswift, but they're both fairly new to BA, and so I assume are not all that familiar with the beer scene in PDX. After a bit I think they'll both discover that while it's often difficult to find bottles of PtE, the draft version is relatively easy to around town, and so doesn't require any special effort to obtain. Personally, I've always been a big fan of PtE, but given how (relatively) easy it is to find around town, and how many other outstanding local options there are in town, it's pretty hard to imagine going out of my way or making a special effort to get some.

    Shrug. That being said, PtE is a highly rated and highly regarded DIPA, and for someone who hasn't had a chance to try it before (or very often), I can absolutely understand their excitement over the prospect of getting some. So I wish them nothing but luck in finding it around town, and I hope they enjoy it when they get it.
     
  39. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Disciple (312) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    It should be pouring for at least another couple of days. It's been on since Sunday, and while it normally only lasts about 3 days it's moving a little slower this time because people are being distracted by the Barley Brown's WFO and the Bend Hop Head.

    On another note, Enjoy By should be on tap today as well.
     
  40. chinochino

    chinochino Initiate (100) Jul 29, 2013 Washington

    I quite agree. The last couple of PtE's have been in draft form during my most recent forays to your fair state. Personally, I think it taste better on draft. If I find bottles, I'll purchase them only for trade purposes.
     
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