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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Brian YaegerFor 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 >>
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 >>