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(Santa Rosa, CA) - Today, Russian River releases the most recent batch of Pliny the Younger.  This release has a little extra meaning.  Here's what was posted on the Russian River blog yesterday...

"We are releasing Pliny the Younger, as planned, tomorrow at 11am at our Pub in Santa Rosa! I hear many people are traveling here for the Release, so I am really glad we planned ahead this year to make it last for 2 weeks! We also just released Sanctification for the first time in 375ml bottles- tasty beer in a new cute bottle!

You may have already heard, but our friend, Don Younger, passed away last Monday in Portland, Oregon. Don would have owned and operated Horse Brass Pub for 35 years this year. He was doing this long before many of us were old enough to drink beer, or perhaps even born. Don was, and will always be, a true pioneer, an original Publican, and absolute legend. So we dedicate this year's batch of Pliny the Younger to you, old friend! Here is one of my favorite Don Younger quotes, when asked if he would like to have breakfast at Willie Bird's:

"The closest thing I get to bacon for breakfast is a Blind Pig!"

Cheers to you, Don!"

Notice they snuck in some other big news there.  Sanctification is back in bottles.  This time, it is packaged in 375ml bottles, as are most of the Russian River sours now.  They are already making their way out in distribution and will make it further out soon.

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So Russian River just started Distribution in my area a few months ago. So kegs a part of the younger have been showing up and it has been a shit show for the releases. I hate people so I don’t make it to any of the crowds to try it.  I would love to try it but with so many other great beers out there I just can’t make myself do it.

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 Minutes after posting this I stop in at one of the places that had it on top yesterday and I had just enough left to give me a pour.  It’s good. Tastes like beer.

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Whatever happened to their wild stuff? Have they released the “-tions” in a few years?

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Whatever happened to their wild stuff? Have they released the “-tions” in a few years?

It’s fantastic!!!  Yes, several “tion” stuff are in stores around me now.

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It’s good. Tastes like beer.

:lol:

I couldn’t help it. I don’t want to downplay it, it’s very good but it’s not the best beer r I’ve had. It’s exactly what you would expect.

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Whatever happened to their wild stuff? Have they released the “-tions” in a few years?

It’s fantastic!!!  Yes, several “tion” stuff are in stores around me now.
It’s been awhile, always loved Temptation, Supplication, and Beatification.

I vaguely remember one hazy DLD mid-00’s where I waited in line for Compunction to be tapped, got 3-4 plastic cups, and it blew immediately after. I had one for myself, the others went to whoever was in our group. Idk if anyone realized how lucky the timing was, that was an amazing beer.

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It’s good. Tastes like beer.

:lol:

I couldn’t help it. I don’t want to downplay it, it’s very good but it’s not the best beer r I’ve had. It’s exactly what you would expect.

never had it myself. figure it's probably good enough just not a religious experience as i've heard some people say.

your line just tickled my jubblies in the right way
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Younger was great before the rest of the US knew how to brew with hops.  It’s nothing “special” now
Should we take a cab home, Jesus?
Shit man, we can hoof it from here.
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But can you walk on this much beer?

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Got to try a growler many years ago from a friend of Rockzo’s that used to hang out here, Dukedevil0. It was really good, but as everyone says, before the rest of the country figured out how to brew similar beers. Not sure i’d jump hoops to get it now, but would drink on sight. :ale:

The wild stuff though has me nostalgically fiending... brought back some FFAC from RR 6+ years ago. It’s been awhile.

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Temptation and Consecration are two of my favorite beers in the world and I always try to bring some home with me whenever I am in California.
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Younger was great before the rest of the US knew how to brew with hops.  It’s nothing “special” now

That is exactly how I felt.  I was able to try it with minimal effort and it was good.  So many other great ones though that it does not stand out above the rest. 

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Temptation and Consecration are two of my favorite beers in the world and I always try to bring some home with me whenever I am in California.

Love Consecration

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Temptation and Consecration are two of my favorite beers in the world and I always try to bring some home with me whenever I am in California.

I’m a sucker for cherry beer so for me it’s Supplication, but generally agree.

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So does Geoi get RR? :popcorn:

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So does Geoi get RR? :popcorn:

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I was proudly their first bottle account in San Diego.
Nice :thumbup:
Got any "-tions" left? :popcorn:

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Happy Hops is pretty good.  How are the two on the right?
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We visited the new brewery on our recent January trip... it is YUGE! It seems on par with the larger Ballast Point location or even the east coast Sierra Nevada outpost.

I dare say, Pliny the Elder should become more common now, hell wouldn't surprise me if they expand distro to a few more states.
non-conformists are all the same...

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We visited the new brewery on our recent January trip... it is YUGE! It seems on par with the larger Ballast Point location or even the east coast Sierra Nevada outpost.

I dare say, Pliny the Elder should become more common now, hell wouldn't surprise me if they expand distro to a few more states.

They finally started distributing in our area a few months ago.  So happy. 

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We visited the new brewery on our recent January trip... it is YUGE! It seems on par with the larger Ballast Point location or even the east coast Sierra Nevada outpost.

I dare say, Pliny the Elder should become more common now, hell wouldn't surprise me if they expand distro to a few more states.

Who wants Pliny when you can have Blind Pig?

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We visited the new brewery on our recent January trip... it is YUGE! It seems on par with the larger Ballast Point location or even the east coast Sierra Nevada outpost.

I dare say, Pliny the Elder should become more common now, hell wouldn't surprise me if they expand distro to a few more states.

Who wants Pliny when you can have Blind Pig?
Seems to be the "Taste Great" vs "Less Filling" battle of the old school hopheads...
non-conformists are all the same...

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Happy Hops is pretty good.  How are thetwo on the right?
Both are great, better than how BP and Pliny are tasting now since they've expanded.
The Pilsner, especially, is fantastic.
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