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Has anybody heard of Pliny the Younger? It's apparently the Holy Grail of beers. It is only brewed for a couple of weeks each February. People wait hours or enter "lotteries" for a pint.

 

My buddy wants us to go to this gastropub (I hate gastropubs) at 8 a.m. on Sunday to get in line for this elixir. If it were football season, I'd consider it. But 8 on a non-football Sunday? Only if it comes with a smoking hot chick giving mouth party.

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Has anybody heard of Pliny the Younger? It's apparently the Holy Grail of beers. It is only brewed for a couple of weeks each February. People wait hours or enter "lotteries" for a pint.

 

My buddy wants us to go to this gastropub (I hate gastropubs) at 8 a.m. on Sunday to get in line for this elixir. If it were football season, I'd consider it. But 8 on a non-football Sunday? Only if it comes with a smoking hot chick giving mouth party.

 

My advice.... GET IN LINE! The beer is one of a kind.

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I need some clarification on this Pliny the Younger. I know it is made by Russian River Brewing Co. but they also make Pliny the Elder. I have heard they are both excellent beers but the Elder has won a bunch of awards and I see nothing about the Younger.

 

Can anyone confirm which of these is the Holy Grail, so to speak?

 

Elder is a double IPA and Younger is a triple IPA. It takes twice the time to make and thus less available. Usually only available in short supply and limited releases. 10.25 % ABV. Elder is 8% ABV. They make great Beers and this one is gem. The Damnation is one of my favorite that you can get without much trouble.

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Rocket I tried like hell to do a top 5, but I just can't. Too many that are so close and good. I would put a lot of lagunitas beers towards the top of the ones I have tried. On a side note, I picked up a stone ipa, ruination, and a upland ipa to try. My bil is bringing over a 120 minute ipa from dogfish on Sunday.

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Rocket I tried like hell to do a top 5, but I just can't. Too many that are so close and good. I would put a lot of lagunitas beers towards the top of the ones I have tried. On a side note, I picked up a stone ipa, ruination, and a upland ipa to try. My bil is bringing over a 120 minute ipa from dogfish on Sunday.

 

Stone makes some great beers. I've toured the brewery and sampled most of them. I have yet to try the Upland, however. I will pluck one next time I see it.

 

Stone has gotten big enough where I almost don't consider them a "craft" beer any longer, at least the way too many people use the word. People tend to use it interchangeably with "micro-brew."

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Rocket I tried like hell to do a top 5, but I just can't. Too many that are so close and good. I would put a lot of lagunitas beers towards the top of the ones I have tried. On a side note, I picked up a stone ipa, ruination, and a upland ipa to try. My bil is bringing over a 120 minute ipa from dogfish on Sunday.

 

Don't be a pansy - pick five.

 

Word around town is Stone might be coming to Canada...

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Elder is a double IPA and Younger is a triple IPA. It takes twice the time to make and thus less available. Usually only available in short supply and limited releases. 10.25 % ABV. Elder is 8% ABV. They make great Beers and this one is gem. The Damnation is one of my favorite that you can get without much trouble.

 

U are correct! and get in line, it is a great idea.

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Alright in no particular order.

 

Lagunitas sucks

Lagunitas little sumpin

Three Floyd's gum ball head

Pranqster

Arrogant bastard

 

These all change depending on my mood. Some of the wheat ales are a little sweet and sometimes get overwhelming.

Dogfish head, and ruination get honorable mention.

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Bottles

 

1. Green Flash - West Coast Ipa

2. Ballast Point - Sculpin

3. Ithica- Flower Power

4. evil twin - biscotti break

5. founders - breakfast stout

6. bells - hopslam

 

Cans for Poolside

 

1. Ballast Point - Sculpin

2. The Alchemist - Heady Topper

3. Oskar Blues - 10fidy

4. New Belgium - Ranger

5. Six Point - Resin

6. Bells - Two Hearted

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Bottles

 

1. Green Flash - West Coast Ipa

2. Ballast Point - Sculpin

3. Ithica- Flower Power

4. evil twin - biscotti break

5. founders - breakfast stout

6. bells - hopslam

 

Cans for Poolside

 

1. Ballast Point - Sculpin

2. The Alchemist - Heady Topper

3. Oskar Blues - 10fidy

4. New Belgium - Ranger

 

5. Six Point - Resin

6. Bells - Two Hearted

 

Great list but i tried green flash west coast ipa the other day and hated it. Tasted like it was made with belgin yeast. Solid list.

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