Pliny the Elder

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    May 6, 2014

    The Best Brews From Last Weekend's Boonville Beer Festival

    If you believe in the sacred nature of good beers shared amongst great friends, the legendary Boonville Beer Festival should be regarded as nothing short of a religious experience. Every year for one suds-soaked weekend in early May revelers descend upon the pastoral landscape of the Anderson Valley ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Hops and Sunscreen: The 2nd Annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

    It was 103 degrees in Paso Robles on Saturday, with neither a single cloud nor even a hint of a breeze to alleviate our suffering. "Yeah, but it's a dry heat," someone nearby says to his companion, red-faced and sweating. He's right, it is dry, but that isn't really any consolation. What could po ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Braving the Madness for a Taste of the Elusive Pliny the Younger

    There's a dividing line between beer drinkers: Those who have tried Pliny the Younger, and those who have not. The triple IPA made by Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa is the stuff of legend, a serious brew with 10.5% alcohol content that's only available in a very limited quantities durin ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Beer of the Week: Stone Brewing 'Enjoy by 12.21.12 IPA'

    If you're a Bay Area beer aficionado, chances are you've seen a bottle of our hoppy gold standard: Russian River Brewing's Pliny the Elder. Taking a close look at the label, you may have noticed a number of prohibitions against aging the beer: "Age your cheese, not your Pliny!", "Pliny is for savori ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Brews, with Booze: Our Favorite Beer Cocktails

    Jason HenryThe Alembic's Vice Grip.​"You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" "You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" Sometimes the sum of a culinary collision is greater than its parts. Over the past couple years, this concept has been thoroughly explored in S.F.'s thriving cockta ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Fatted Calf's Plinywurst: Pastured Pork Plus Pliny the Elder Double IPA

    Fatted CalfThe dogs contain Russian River Brewing's Pliny the Elder double IPA.​In this food-forward haven of ours, sometimes we need to take a step back from dolled up offal and go back to where the whole "lips, snouts, and asses" thing started: the hot dog. Of course, tube steaks have progre ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Tasting Blind: Our Panel of Local Brew Experts Rates India Pale Ales

    Brian Yaeger​For this month's blind beer tasting, we're tackling India Pale Ales. Though IPAs originated in 18th century England, the style was shanghaied by American craft brewers who kicked up the hops for walloping bitterness and pungency. For comparison's sake, at last year's Great Americ ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    SF Beer Week Starts Tomorrow. Here's What to Check Out

    ​From now through the end of SF Beer Week, we're providing daily quarterbacking for the frothiest events. Skol, dudes. The 51-week wait is over: The second annual SF Beer Week, a week-long affair so dazzling it requires 10 days, begins tomorrow with the SF Brewers Guild Opening Gala at Yerba ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008
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