Libations | Pliny the Elder

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Here’s the beer you should be holding in your hand this weekend – it’s Pliny the Elder. It’s one to sit back and sip away at because it’s kicking with flavor and is worth savoring. There’s a reason this beer is so popular and consistently receives perfect marks. In fact, Beer Advocate has given it a perfect score of 100 points. Obviously, this beer is not joke.

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Pliny the Elder is brewed by Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, California. I stopped into this brewery last week while I was in Northern California. Rock music played over the speakers and the clientele was a rough and tumble crew filled with bikers. But, they brew some good suds and while I wouldn’t have placed this particular scene with such a notable brewery, it was a part of the appeal. They haven’t swayed from their roots even with the fame they’ve garnered.

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This highly hopped beer is aptly named. The wise old Pliny the Elder was prominent in Roman times and is known for identifying and naming the hop plant, Lupus Salictarius, a quintessential ingredient in beer. This beer is not to be missed, especially if you’re a hop lover like the rest of the craft brew crowd.

Here’s the skinny:

Pliny the Elder 

Style: American Double IPA

ABV: 8.00%

Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe

Make sure to do something crazy with the rest of your weekend.



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  1. Pingback: Russian River Brewing Company – Pliny the Elder | Humulus Lupulus Maximus

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