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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Todd, May 19, 2020.
Fun fact... that's also the same value of a single bottle on the secondary market.
Still haven't tried Younger. Saving my millions to buy one on the secondary market. Wish me luck!
PtE doesn't taste good after 10 - 14 days. I can't imagine the disappointment with traders/buyers of PtY.
Had my first this year near Pacific Beach at San Diego Tap Room. Excellent beer, though like PtE better. There are several other craft bars throughout California which also receive a keg each February.
Good luck next year!
Good or as good? I’ve traded for PtY a few times. It was always relatively fresh upon receipt, <14 days. I thought it was outstanding every time.
I think you mean PtE? I can't imagine someone would have access to Younger bottles a few times...
I can only say that for Elder, I cracked it once at 16 days after bottling... and promptly drain-poured. I don't mind because I usually have access to 2 - 3 day old PtE. But that taught me not to hold onto it.
That's pretty cool. I was able to drink PtY for the first time this year and I thought it was excellent- everything I love about PtE but amped up to 11. While it's not quite worth planning a vacation around (we have access to so much great beer now and I happened to be traveling in CA for a conference), the economic impact is undeniably great for the cities of Santa Rosa/Windsor, so it is good that not everyone thinks like me.
I find PtE absolutely drinkable at a month, but nowhere near as good. After two weeks, it definitely starts to drop off - but definitely not a drain pour, for me.
Heady is an interesting comparison there, as I find it just as good - just different - at 1-3 months.
Still holding out for PtY, probably my only White Whale beer at this point.
Yes, PtE. Thanks.
It’s hot takes like these that contribute to global warming.
I planned a trip around the release this year and it was a great experience. We spent 7 days in Northern CA. One day dedicated to the Younger release at the Windsor Brewery, but also spent time in San Francisco and Yosemite. Got to see and do many things I’ve wanted to for years. But the PtY release was my main motivation for planning.
Literally LOL'ed. Thanks for that.
No way that's better than Yosemite. It really is magical territory.....Oh yeah, I've had the beers many times..
Yosemite was for sure the highlight of the trip for me. But my desire to go to this release for the past 10 years finally pushed me over the edge to actually plan this trip out. So I’m grateful for that. And the beer was pretty tasty too.
So when did they start bottling PtY?
This past release (2020).
Since traveling out of the country on a surf trip is a definitely a sketchy and maybe impossible situationfor quite awhile, I need to plan a California surf/Brewery trip.
It'll probably be easier and cheaper and the beer will definitely be better!
PLY will definitely be on my list!
Especially now that it's widely available, at least in the area of California I reside in. It's common to see dates more than a month old. I passed once because it was closer to two months, but it was easy to pass because I've drunk more PtE and other Russian Rivers hoppy beers in the past year than I ever have before.
I would definitely say the PtE stops being worth the price of admission right around 4 weeks. And when you get it within a couple of days all of the love it gets makes perfect sense and everything seems right in the world
"Don't care. Had sex"
wow, I have to say I disagree pretty vehemently with the idea that "PtE doesn't taste good after 10-14 days." I wouldn't take seriously anything anybody who expressed that opinion had to say about flavor in general, that's how much I disagree with that statement.
But to each his own I guess.
Especially since I'm confident that the beer is refrigerated from brewery to the time I buy it.
I have one Heady left from a recent drop in MA. I’ve heard John Kimmich prefers it at 10 weeks, so I’m waiting 10 weeks. Looking forward to it.
Wouldn’t be surprised if we saw some Pliny in stores here as well. We’ve been seeing all kinds of random gems from out of state due to the pandemic.
I’m only half joking about seeing Pliny in stores here...
Shit son, once 14 minute out of the tank passes the stuff is basically liquid dog turds.
I drink it out of the bright tank or I don't drink it at all
I auto drain pour all beers 16 days or older..... had a westy 12 that was 18 days old and I even threw away the bottle opener I used to pop the top.
Have zwickel, will travel...
Ha, the part at the end with the bottle opener was pure gold.
Cheers to you!
This mirrors my experiences with PtE. I find both Blind Pig and R2H56 to have better longevity for my palate and preferences.
I think that's standard for the IPA/DIPA divide generally. If you're after that bright hop bite it will take longer to fade behind the malts in a basic IPA than it will in a bigger bodied dipa. But honestly, we all know that blind pig is better that pte anyday
some world class surf and breweries! The crowds in Southern California can be a bummer though. My favorite days are spring combo swells at trestles then pizza port for lunch. I’ve been wanting to do a NorCal surf, mountain bike and brewery trip for awhile, hopefully soon.
I lived in SD for six months a few years ago, a few trips up to Ventura, and Rincon.
Yeah, crowds at Trestles are a little crazy, but great surf and good surfers make it more fun, of course that was an El Nino winter.
Mountain bikes and beer! That would be a great trip!
Wouldn’t be surprised if more than a few of those folks from the “47 states and 14 countries” were pissed they stood in line for it. I was extremely underwhelmed by my PtE experience (two bottles, bottled 14 days b4 purchase, and after searching for that sum’bitch for years)! Ober-overhyped IMHO!
People still stand in line for beer cheers to you
What did you expect from PtE? What did you find lacking in it?
It will happen someday, my friend, especially now that they're bottling it. Also, agree 100% on Heady. Which reminds me, I need to place another ISO in the trading forum, it's been too long.
I know that's a popular thing to say, but I've tried them side by side countless times now, and fresh PtE wins for me every time.
My thoughts exactly, especially if drinking it on tap at the source.
Is it a drain pour after sitting in a USPS warehouse for two months?
It was not! But .... it wasn't great, either. I think I drank more than half the bottle, still.
I have not had Blind Pig many times, but I definitely didn't find it up there with PtE.