Every year, the Russian River Brewing Company releases the phenomenally popular Pliny the Younger—their limited release hoppy triple IPA—for just two weeks starting the first Friday in February (that's tomorrow, February 6). And fans from all over the country are already linimg up for hours to get a taste of the unbottled brew.
If standing in the rain in Santa Rosa for beer doesn't appeal to you (last year, the wait got as long as 12 hours at the brewery!), here's where you can taste the "Best Beer in the World" in the Bay Area.
Just remember, it will all be gone by February 20. So drink up!
Taste it at the source! 725 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
Beer Revolution in Oakland will open its keg after Beer Week, at a day and time it's keeping under wraps. 464 Third Street, Oakland
Toronado be serving PtY when the bar opens each day during Beer Week—join the line before the 11:30am opening time, if you want to be sure of getting a taste. 547 Haight Street, San Francisco
Pliny the Younger Charity Event at Monk's Kettle
The frenzy surrounding Pliny the Younger's release may border on unbearable, but it’s much more palatable when all proceeds go to charity. That's why Monk's Kettle is giving proceeds from their tasting to La Cocina. February 11:11 am-2 pm; Monk’s Kettle, 3141 16th St., San Francisco