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10 Things You Need to Know About Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Younger

Russian River Brewing's coveted beer is finally here. We answer all your pressing Pliny questions.

Pliny the Younger, Russian River Brewing Company’s super-hoppy triple India pale ale, is here. Following a one-year pandemic hiatus and a delay caused by the omicron surge, its annual release (March 25 – April 7 this year) is expected to bring thousands of self-proclaimed beer geeks to Russian River Brewing Company’s Santa Rosa and Windsor brewpubs.

To get you primed for Pliny time, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about the coveted brew. Click through the gallery to find out everything you need to know about “Younger” and how to best enjoy it.

Sofia Englund, Maci Martell, Jess Poshepny-Vallery and Christi Warren contributed to this article. 

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2 thoughts on “10 Things You Need to Know About Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Younger

  1. I’m a Pliny The Younger (PTY) and Russian River Brewing Company (RRBC) supporter and here’s why…

    In 2016 a very good friend of mine was suffering from pancreatic cancer (stage 4). He was mostly a cocktail guy and he & I would meet for lunch a couple times a month and have a cocktail or two. I suggested he try drinking beer to counter the weight loss he was experiencing so we tried a couple at the nearest brew pub and he took a liking to them.

    That very afternoon I was driving through downtown Santa Rosa, noticed PTY was in full swing and got excited about the idea that maybe we could go and enjoy this great event!! Neither he or I had ever tasted Pliney The Younger so we didn’t really know what was in store for us. On a gut feeling I called RRBC and left a vm message explaining that my 75 year old friend might really love this opportunity but that in his weakened condition he wouldn’t be able to handle standing in line. To my surprise, the next morning I received a call from the manager telling me that me and my friend would be welcome to visit without waiting in line!!

    We coordinated the date & time and sure enough when we arrived they had a table for us and treated my friend and I so graciously that I will forever be a fan. My friend passed a few months later but I will never forget that grin he had as he sat there enjoying one of his last great treats in life.

    RRBC is more than just a brewpub. It is more than a “world famous” brewpub. It is our “community” brewpub, owned, operated and managed by people who show their connection with our community in many ways. So as the micro breweries come and go and favorite brews are exalted, my loyalties will remain with the local pub with a “True Heart”.

    Thank you all so much!! Cheers to the memory of my departed friend!!

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