Pliny the Younger

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by zymrgy, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. w_klon

    w_klon Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    In their defense, they did post on their twitter page today:
    "Hello to all you beer sibling lovers! Sorry for shamelessly leading you on. No Pliny yet but please stay tuned!" @11:02 AM
    I'd figure if people saw the tweet with todays date, they would've checked their twitter page before they went there tonight. Luckily for you, they're not the only ones getting it.
     
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  2. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Jun 3, 2005 Oregon

    Yeah I thought we were good to go. No posts here and none on the beer blogs, Higgins was shaping up to be a pretty low key first tapping. Then the tweet this morning. Too bad they didn't follow through.
     
  3. w_klon

    w_klon Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    Personally, I hope it shows up before Saturday and gets tapped during the day, when most people are stuck at work at work and can't get away. Sorry people-who-have-work-that-cant-break-away-at-the-drop-of-a-hat,its nothing personal :D

    Because its going to be a mad house at APEX on Saturday
     
  4. ajramirez1

    ajramirez1 Apr 9, 2011 Washington

    Nah i saw the post mins after on twitter. Just dont post a time date and dont deliver
    A-
     
  5. kscaldef

    kscaldef Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Dude, this was their original tweet: "I hesitate to say this but it is looking like feb 27th for the baby of the family. We would tap it at about 4." If you read that as "Younger will definitely be on at 4pm on the 27th" then you should work on reading comprehension, as it clearly connotes uncertainty. (Not to mention that everyone has been uncertain about when the kegs will actually arrive, and is at the mercy of RR / distributors on this, like so many other releases.)
     
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  6. ajramirez1

    ajramirez1 Apr 9, 2011 Washington

    I called u assholes. I wouldnt put this place on blast if they didnt. I asked higgins if this was referenced to PtY, they said yes indeed. So eat it.
    A-
     
  7. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    Dude, take a couple deep breaths. Getting this worked up over a beer can't be healthy.
     
  8. cavemanlawyer

    cavemanlawyer Dec 7, 2010 Oregon
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    Lol at "put this place on blast." I'm sure they couldn't care less. Have you ever been?
     
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  9. kscaldef

    kscaldef Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Seriously. I'm sure they are just broken-hearted at losing your business.
     
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  10. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    Now I'm confused. They confirmed that they had it and that it would be tapped at 4:00, or they confirmed that their tweet was in reference to PtY?

    Assuming it's the latter (only because it's really hard for me to imagine any place telling a customer they had a beer that they didn't actually have), then I'm with kscaldef on this. Regardless of any "hint" I might see on twitter, unless the restaurant actually confirmed that they had it, I would hope for the best but not assume anything.
     
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  11. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
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    Apparently they are tapping it next Wednesday at 8pm? Thats what the twitter gods are telling me. I am curious if this means that Apex and others won't be receiving it in time for their event Saturday?
     
  12. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    Dude, you don't understand. That 1 day was the difference between fresh, super-hoppy Pliny the Younger and a faded, lifeless shell of a beer.
     
  13. w_klon

    w_klon Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    1 day!? I mean, its going to be nearly a month old by the time PtY gets to PDX. Everybody should just pass on it. Don't even waste your time, people.
     
  14. ajramirez1

    ajramirez1 Apr 9, 2011 Washington

    kscaldef was the comment i was replying too. U hippies can be quiet. Ive been to Higgins too. Not mad just dont say you got a product, date it, then fall through. Just common business sense. Apparently a few of you have no clue of that. Lies lies
    A-
     
  15. ajramirez1

    ajramirez1 Apr 9, 2011 Washington

    Ya APEX suppose to tap in on Sat. But who knows man, we went in there feb 8th and lady bartendar said "Pliny is here, in the back...check Twitter for tapping" it wasnt there. PtY this yr alot crazier and everyone is in the dark on it.
    A-
     
  16. Gobigvt7

    Gobigvt7 Mar 15, 2008 Oregon

    They never said they had it. No one has it.
     
  17. kscaldef

    kscaldef Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    The tweets seemed to suggest it arrived today, although if that's that case I haven no idea why they would wait a week to tap it.
     
  18. CaptainQ

    CaptainQ Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    At least you bastards are getting it. Quit complaining.
     
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  19. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    It only seems as if 1 person is complaining like a little bitch, but perhaps my reading comprehension also sucks:)
     
  20. ramnuts

    ramnuts Feb 16, 2009 Oregon

    The best, most entertaining NW thread in a very long time! :D
     
  21. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    Seeing as your interpretation of the events relies on poor reading skills (obviously Higgins didn't have PtY), I think the rest of us are pretty well clued in and there's only one person who's missing the point.
     
  22. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    We just need to keep it beer-focused and hopefully it won't get nuked.
     
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  23. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    That's what you get for talking to a female. Everybody knows women belong in the kitchen instead of behind a bar.
     
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  24. ggfunk

    ggfunk Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Man. It's a good thing you've got that sig. Otherwise I'd have to look all the way to the left to find out who to ignore.
     
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  25. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    The best? Naw. But close.
     
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  26. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    meow
     
  27. Profilingportland

    Profilingportland Mar 1, 2013 Oregon

    Okay. If you are still mad at Higgins' don't show up, but for us forgiving, thirstier types, Higgins just posted Wednesday the 6th at 8pm. They claim RR claims it is their best batch yet. For the uninitiated on this, how early should one show up for this? Or for Apex tomorrow. Two hours early enough? And does Higgins do tickets or just sell first come first serve? Thanks
     
  28. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Jun 3, 2005 Oregon

    I guess you are being facetious and as much as I don't buy into the "omg hopslam dies off after day 1" bullshit, I will say that I'm not as motivated to drink a month old 6oz glass of PtY for $8 here in Portland as I would be if it were fresher. APEX latest tweet shows its the 2/5 PtY batch being tapped tomorrow.
     
  29. w_klon

    w_klon Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Oh yeah, I'm just messing around. But for me, I've never had PtY, so I'm gonna give it a try either way. Maybe next year I can make the pilgrimage for the fresh stuff. I guess if I already had PtY, I would hit up the spots with boneyards iiipa, because that's a damn good beer
     
  30. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Jun 3, 2005 Oregon

    Hell yeah. We are spoiled because it isnusually fresher. You can still bet Ill be keeping an eye on the tappings downtown next week since they will be pretty convenient after work. Hope you enjoy it, one hell of a beer.
     
  31. w_klon

    w_klon Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    Thanks. I'm sure I'll love it.
     
  32. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
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    I thought Russian River already stated that they made 2 batches. The first was released a month ago in Cali. The 2nd batch was way more recent for the distro cities?
     
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  33. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    FYI it has been noted that the supply coming up to Oregan is a different batch than the one that went on tap a month ago at the brewpub. I think this batch is not as old as you think.

    Edit: foiled by LoPo87. :)
     
  34. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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  35. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Jun 3, 2005 Oregon

    Let me just say that in several years from now if I am no longer living on the west coast, I will be punching myself in the balls for being disappointed that the Pliny the Younger I am drinking is more than 3 weeks old. Nonetheless, I can't help but wish it was a newer batch.
     
  36. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    In the past, it was first come, first serve. However, every year the chaos and crowds are greater, so past practice is no guarantee of future behavior.

    In other words, if you're concerned about it, you should call them.
     
  37. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    For what it's worth in the opinion of this unwashed is it was their best batch yet.
     
  38. w_klon

    w_klon Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    So whos at Apex? Is there a huge line? I'm watching that churchills thread. Crazy stuff.
     
  39. TysonA

    TysonA Dec 12, 2010 Washington
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    Line is wrapping around the fence towards Los Gorditos right now
     
  40. Colloby

    Colloby Sep 19, 2009 Arizona

    Good sized line at Apex - wrapping around the corner and down towards the ramp outside Los Gorditos. Around 70-80, I would guess
     
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