Taken from thefullpint.com
Now that the dust on the annual Pliny the Younger brewery release at Russian River is starting to settle, many SoCal hop heads have begun the close watch for PtY releases popping up this month all across the south land. Once again, here at TFP we’re on HopWatch 2014 to bring you the latest news on Younger events happening near you.
For the uninitiated, Pliny the Younger is Russian River Brewing’s famous triple IPA that is often ranked among the best beers in the world. We here at TFP have been following this trend for years , but for those of you who aren’t actively on the hunt, we’ve compiled a list of places who have announced their PTY events in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned as we update this running list as often as we can. Are we missing something? Leave us a comment or e-mail email@example.com with your tips!
Beachwood BBQ’s Pliny Fights Cancer Charity Raffle: Once again, our friends at Beachwood BBQ are holding their annual Pliny Fights Cancer Charity Raffle. Tickets are on sale now at both Seal Beach and Long Beach locations until Feb. 22nd at $5 a pop. Names will be randomly selected on Feb. 24, with winning pours of PtY available for redemption between Feb. 25 & March 6th. Click here for full details.
2/17: Hollingshead Delicatessen in Orange is tapping Pliny the Younger at 10am on Monday, 2/17! First come, first serve — Hollingshead is notorious for serving larger (I believe pint sized) pours of PtY. FB here.
2/18: Toronado San Diego will be tapping two kegs of PtY at opening on 2/18. If a 3rd keg is acquired, it will be tapped on Sunday, 2/23 at 11am. Stay tuned on FB.
2/19: Tustin Brewing Co: Russian River Week featuring Pliny The Younger: “Here at TBC, the most wonderful time of year is Russian River Week. The release of Russian River Pliny the Younger is obviously enough to celebrate on it’s own, however, we like to take it up a notch. We will be showering you with as much Russian River beer as possible. The hits, Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, Row 2 Hill 56, and a slew of the beloved “tions.” Be sure to check with which ever source of information (website, Facebook, Twitter, Tap Hunter) you prefer because there will be some things you don’t want to miss. Not only your favorite “tions,” but perchance, your favorite “tion” aged… Obviously this goes into personal preference but you get the idea. We can’t determine each year how much we will be able to hoard, but we do know we will have more Russian River than anyone else in the OC. Thanks in advance to Vinnie and Natalie for helping us share the love…Oh yes, I know you’re all asking yourselves…Pliny the Younger will be released Wednesday, February 19th. Event details to follow…”
2/19: The Salted Pig in Riverside has your IE PtY needs covered with an event on 2/19 featuring a selection of other Russian River favorites (the Elder, Blind Pig, Row 2, Hill 56; and Consecration). Guests are limited to one 8-ounce pour of PtY for $8 on a first come, first serve basis. If a line forms, tickets will be issued. Details via FB.
2/19: Pizza Port San Clemente has confirmed tapping a keg of PtY at noon on 2/19. First come, first serve. See FB.
2/20: Verdugo Bar has confirmed tapping PtY on 2/20 along with a few other RR faves (Supplication, Pliny the Elder, and more TBA). Doors open at 6pm, PtY tapped at 8pm — first come, first serve via FB.
2/22: 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill is bringing back the Younger at 11:30a.m. during brunch hours. In the past, Clay and crew have put on a selection of Russian River brews for the occasion. Details are TBA. FB event here.
2/22: Mohawk Bend in Echo Park will also tap Pliny the Younger on the earlier side with doors opening at 9:30a.m. In order to better serve guests this year, 280 tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis which will entitle the ticket-holder to one 6-ounce pour for $6.50. PtY will tap at 11am.
2/22: Blue Palms Brewhouse has you covered if you’re not an early riser. Also on Saturday, 2/22! This year’s event will take place at 2pm and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are limited to one 10-ounce pour (at a time) for $20 while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the Keep-A-Breast Foundation. Details here.
2/22 & 2/26: O’Briens Pub in San Diego’s planning on tapping TWO kegs of PtY starting with their first tapping on at 4pm on 2/22. Tickets for the second keg to tap on 2/26 go on sale on 2/20 with proceeds benefiting a local animal charity ($15 for a 10-ounce pour).
2/22: SD TapRoom has confirmed the Younger has part of an epic taplist celebrating their 7th anniversary on 2/22. Full details here.
2/25: Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank takes us out of the weekend and into their weekly Tuesday’s at Tony’s for their Younger release. Tickets for PtY go on sale at 3pm for a 5pm tapping. Guests are offered two options:
Option 1: Two tickets and one special edition “I Got Younger at Tony’s Darts Away” logo glass for $17
Option 2: Two tickets and two special edition “I Got Younger at Tony’s Darts Away” logo glasses for $20
*one ticket= one 6-ounce pour
2/26: SD Taproom will be tapping a 2nd keg of PtY at 5pm! First come, first serve! First keg will be at their 7th Anniversary Party on 2/22. See here.
2/27: The Surly Goat in West Hollywood has confirmed another epic Russian River taplist to accompany PtY. Doors open at 6pm (first come, first serve). List: Pliny the Younger, Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, Row 2, Hill 56; Damnation, Temptation, and Consecration. See here.
3/1: Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos is once again getting PtY for their Renaissance: Churchill’s Finest Hour bottle release! In addition to a highly sought-after Finest Hour release, PtY will share space on an epic taplist for an event starting at 11am. Full details and beer list here.
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