In the beer geek world there are those rare beers that will cause people to wait in line for hours in the hopes that they might get a taste. The majority of the time these limited beers are available only at the brewery or a satellite location, but every once in a while, kegs make their way to eagerly awaiting hands. Such is the case with Pliny the Younger (PtY), a triple IPA from Russian River Brewing Company.
Falling Rock has traditionally been the place to go for rare beer tappings, and the past two weekends it has been just that. On the afternoon of February 20th, Falling Rock held the first tapping for PtY, and I was lucky enough to sample the brew. The second and final tapping was held on the afternoon of February 26th. Never fear dear Denverites, if you happened to miss these two events, there are still a few chances to hunt down PtY.
Denver has had a fresh crop of craft beer bars pop up making the chances of tasting this elusive brew fall within the realm of possibility.
Freshcraft has the next scheduled release on February 28th at 6pm. Tickets will go on sale at 5:30pm and there will be a limit of one per person. The going rate is $8 for an 8 ounce pour.
One of my favorite haunts, Hops & Pie also has a release scheduled for Sunday March 6th at 3pm. The pours will run 10 ounces for $8.
For those looking to take a scenic Drive to taste PtY, Trinity Brewing down in Colorado Springs has their tapping scheduled for Monday April 11th at 5pm.
Last year at least one of the three locations in the Mountain Sun family had PtY as well though no details for this year could be found.
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