Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Russian River Pliny the Elder. Yes. Yes.
I don't know how we did it (which gives me plausible deniability, I guess), but we got our hands on a very limited amount of Russian River's Pliny the Elder, perhaps the best double IPA in existence, as evidenced by its gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup. It's brewed as a tribute to Pliny, who first identified hops and gave them their scientific name before meeting a fiery death when Mount Vesuvius erupted. We have to charge $12 for a 16-ounce bottle, because it was so damn costly to get ahold of them, but what's a few extra bucks when you can honor a great and rarely-seen-on-the-East-Coast California brewery and a great man? Come hastily, before we run out.