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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 04:50 PM
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Pliny the Younger! Pliny the Younger!


OK - Russian River Brewing, my favorite brewer if you read my posts, has released their annual batch of Pliny the Younger. "What is Pliny the Younger?" you may ask...well, its a beer. But not just a beer - quite possibly the greatest IPA ever brewed on the face of the Earth. It's 10%, but as smooth as a 5% beer...it is a brewer's liquid poem to the hop. When fresh, it tastes like cannabis, florals, grass, pine, grapefruit juice - really hard to explain. But even if you don't like bitter beer, this will knock your socks off. You see, unlike some IPA's that just try and be more bitter, this one tries to get as much hop floral character as you can get. And so it does...

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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 04:59 PM
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1. So I have to schlep up to Philly to sample this miracle?
Is it worth a 90 mile drive?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:06 PM
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2. It would be, but you probably won't find this on the Eastern Seaboard :(
Edited on Tue Feb-03-09 05:07 PM by Taverner
The furthest I know of them making East is Chicago...

I would send you some if I knew how...

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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:10 PM
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3. Their Web Site says it's available in Philly.....I'll let the east coasters know whether that's true
We do have Dogfish Head though, and they make three very fine IPAs...

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:11 PM
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4. Yes, yes Dogfish Head makes some AMAZING IPA's
120 min, 90 min, 60 min as well as tons of others (Burton Baton) that don't list themselves as such.

If they serve this in Philly, DEFINITELY chase it down.

Just 1 pint of this stuff is enough to make live worth living again!
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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:13 PM
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5. Oh.... I thought this was going to be about Pompeii.
:)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:17 PM
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6. Well that would be a good thing...to drink a growler of Pliny the Younger at Pompeii
I forgot - did he die at, or survive Mt Vesuvius?

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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:22 PM
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7. Dies, IIRC.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:23 PM
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9. I heard (correct me if I'm wrong) that most people died because
The small volcanic pebbles were falling and they thought the worst was over and they went to bed.


Slowly, they suffocated to death...

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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:23 PM
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8. I believe his Uncle died there, Pliny the Elder and and the Younger survived
Edited on Tue Feb-03-09 05:25 PM by Shardik
to tell about it per Wiki.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 06:59 PM
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11. I would die of Alcohol poisoning if I were to drink a growler of Pliny the Younger
64 oz of 10% beer, with only a small residual going to the wife...means...wow!

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:44 PM
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10. Let me add a picture of said growler and brew
Edited on Tue Feb-03-09 05:45 PM by Taverner
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