Pliny The Younger Sightings - Outside of Russian River

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by BlakeSmith, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. MLucky

    MLucky Jul 31, 2010 California

    Because they are shameless gougers. You know that last year, they announced they were getting a keg of Younger, and to get a taste of it you had to buy a ticket to their event featuring some no name local R&B guy, and it cost $70, right? (And that's just to get in. You still had to buy your beer.) They eventually dropped it to $40 after they couldn't find enough suckers, but that's still totally taking advantage of people. Things like that will engender some bad feelings among local beer geeks.

    Anyway, if you live in Davis, the thing to do is just make the 80 minute drive to Santa Rosa. Go on a week day, and you won't have to wait long. Last time I got there at 10:45 and was drinking the Younger by 11:15.
  2. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    I had 3 last night at Russian River - 4.50 a pop. 4 hour wait in line. Yep!
  3. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
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    Compare the prices between the two.
  4. drewone

    drewone Sep 18, 2006 California
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    You mean in years past?
  5. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Jul 12, 2012 California

  6. pinkgrenade

    pinkgrenade Aug 19, 2011 California
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    pretty sure pangea wont be getting a keg last year after the stunt they pulled
  7. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
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    I'm not sure about Pangea, but I'm certain Kupros Bistro won't.
  8. EBbrewpunx

    EBbrewpunx May 11, 2006 California

    it was at Cato's last night...
  9. Zwans0n

    Zwans0n Mar 9, 2012 California

    ^ You've got to be kidding, of course I chose last night to bail on trivia...
  10. mattdbh

    mattdbh Feb 21, 2009 California
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    Lasted 23 minutes at Cato's last night.
  11. emilyLOVESlime

    emilyLOVESlime Mar 19, 2009 California

    Went on Sunday morning to Toronado. In line at 11, got in 10-15 minutes after they opened. They were staggering it so the bar wasn't slammed. Keg kicked at 12:46pm and I got two 8oz pours. There was basically no line there after 12:15pm, easy to get in. Also had a pint of Elder for comparison and it hurts me to say it, but it tasted like water after having Younger. This beer *is* very hyped up but it is truly a great TIPA.

    I would wait in line again next year at Toronado to have it. Just a little over half an hour of waiting isn't bad and it was really fun chatting with everyone (ranged from kids my age to older couples) and great to see that everyone there cared about the beer.

    Not ever ever EVER going to the brewery though, unless I can get a day off in the middle of the week.
  12. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Had two at Toronado SF, $6 a pop, zero wait.
  13. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    How many ounces per pour?
  14. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    I think those are 8oz flutes? I dunno.
  15. penniwisdom

    penniwisdom Sep 10, 2010 California

    7oz flutes at toro.
  16. penniwisdom

    penniwisdom Sep 10, 2010 California

    Had a Younger at Murios Trophy Room on Haight St. last night around 5. Keg went on at 4 and lasted until 10. There were literally 2 guys playing pool drinking BMC, a guy drinking Younger at the bar, and 4 regulars drinking house chardonnay at the bar as well. Fucking awesome. No lines, no hype, no crowd, just Younger out of a tumbler at your casual neighborhood bar. +1 to Murios for not announcing, not tweeting, just tapping and pouring.
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  17. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    That's pretty great. Wish I'd known -- Murio's is like five blocks from my house.
  18. cjohal85

    cjohal85 Apr 27, 2010 California
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  19. JoeySchlitz

    JoeySchlitz Jun 1, 2008 Colorado
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    on sunday? yesterday the keg was done in 45 minutes (12:15pm). must be a six-tel for it to go that quick...
  20. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Yeah Sunday. Pretty sure they put on at the very least, two kegs. Pounded two and left, it started to get real busy.
  21. JoeySchlitz

    JoeySchlitz Jun 1, 2008 Colorado
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    I should have went sunday....thought it would be a zoo with a line outside.
  22. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    There was a line at noon. I got there at like... 12:15-ish. Everyone was inside by then
  23. godrinkbeer671

    godrinkbeer671 Jan 21, 2013 California
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    SD Toronado will be pouring PtY tomorrow at 1030. Don't know cost, but no limit on the glasses. Should be a good time.
  24. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

  25. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    ahhh, sooo close, we almost made it
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  26. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    Hey godrinkbeer671 - what will you be wearing tomorrow?
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  27. APreacher

    APreacher Jun 6, 2012 California
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    The way it should be...this "gotta like us on facebook" yadda yadda follow us crap is weaksauce.
    Selling tickets/raffle/lottery for beer has me thinking I should start a brewery and only make tipa's.
    Speakon, lmk if you need some EH=PH(2)
  28. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California


    I fucking hate this shit. YO BRO _ NO LIMIT _ SHOULD BE A GOOD TIME FORT ALL!!! -- = 200 fucking hipsters incoming.
  29. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    Let's get about 4 of us, back to back, fists up - bet we could clear out 100 evil hipsters at once no problem.
  30. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    I'm usually for sharing the knowledge - I pull a double standard on PtY. Such a fucking shithouse.
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  31. theconductor

    theconductor Nov 4, 2008 California

    I say we just put brakes on their fixies...
  32. funkel81

    funkel81 Jan 23, 2011 Colorado
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    Don't bother coming down to toro today. Long line now plus 1st of 2 kegs tapped 10 minutes ago
  33. nickseevers

    nickseevers Mar 18, 2012 California

    Sacramento Beer Week starts 2/22, is that when I should expect to wonder around midtown/downtown looking for PtY?
  34. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Two kegs kicked in under an hour at Toronado SD this morning.
    Choo choo, mother fuckers
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  35. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    Nice meeting anybody that I ran into this morning.
  36. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Another keg lasted just 16 minutes at Hamilton's.
    So absurd
  37. JGates

    JGates May 18, 2011 California

    Stone Bistro tapping today at 5:30
  38. Xul

    Xul May 18, 2008 California


    A couple years ago, I remember seeing that both PtY and FW XIV (or maybe it was XIII, don't entirely recall what year it was) were on Hamilton's online taplist on a Friday afternoon, and had time to finish up my work, get home, walk down to Hamilton's, and the place was nearly dead at 3:30 PM. Out of a dozen people in there, maybe two of us were drinking PtY. I know that craft beer's increased popularity is great for brewers, bars, and everyone else in the business, but the amount of effort you have to put in these days to get certain limited beers is just crazy.
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  39. hiimrichie

    hiimrichie Jul 11, 2012 California
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    Hit up Toronado this morning and grabbed 3/$24. Line was deeeeep.

    Met some cool people in line and inside too.

    Great way to kick off Valentine's Day.
  40. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Dec 10, 2011 California

    Love all these bars tapping it during work hours. Beer bars continue to cater to beer hobos.
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