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More places to get a taste of Pliny the Younger in Southern California

Pasadena, Alhambra, Tustin, Orange and Rancho Santa Margarita

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We previously reported on the release of this highly sought-after beer at the Surly Goat and Verdugo Bar, but don’t you worry, those aren’t the only Southern California craft beer bars that have gotten the lucky allocation of Russian River Brewing Co.’s Pliny the Younger (10.50% ABV). This Triple India Pale Ale, brewed by owner Vinnie Cilurzo once a year is available at their Santa Rosa pub on the first Friday of February for only 14 days. The brewery only forks over a scarce amount of kegs to distinctive bars around the country. Here are four more locations to get a taste of the Younger in L.A. and O.C.

On Wednesday, February 15 starting at 3 PM, Tustin Brewing Company in Tustin, CA will be pouring the Younger. Pre-sale tickets (one per person) will be sold at 1 PM and will get you one 8 oz. glass. 13011 Newport Ave. #100, Tustin, CA 92780. 714-665-2337.

On the evening of Monday, February 20, Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria & Tap Room in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA will be pouring a five gallon keg. Check out their Facebook page to get exact pouring time and additional details. 30461 Avenida de Las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. 949-709-8165.

On Monday, February 20 at both Orange, CA and Pasadena, CA Haven Gastropub locations, Beverage Director and Managing Partner Wil Dee plans to release the Younger starting at 11 AM in Haven Orange with 100 – 8 oz. pours. Once that’s sold out, another 100 – 8 oz. pours will be available at Haven Pasadena starting at 5 PM. Will is planning to work out a ticketing system for both locations (first come, first serve). See their Twitter/Facebook for updates. Haven Orange: 190 South Glassell St., Old Towne Orange, CA 92866. 714-221-0680. Haven Pasadena: 42 S. De Lacey Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. 626-768-9555.

On Saturday, February 25 at 11:30 AM, 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill in Alhambra will be pouring the Younger but only if you purchase a flight of Russian River Beers. Tickets will be handed out upon arrival at the door. There will be 350 flights available. If they don’t sell out by 1 PM, second flights will be available for purchase. Check 38 Degrees’ Facebook event page for more updates. 100 West Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801. 626-282-2038.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9700469 Blanca Quintero

    The Bottle Room in Whittier is also hosting a Pliny the Younger event. Or at least, they posted a keg they got of the younger for sharing!