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Old 07-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default So disappointed in my beer tasting

I went to this place in Boston that suppossseddlyy had like over 500 different varieties of beer. They had beer menus that were pages and pages long, double sided. The walls were lined with infinite numbers of different beer cans and bottles...I thought I was in heaven!

So I tried to ask for a Pliny The Elder, since I've never had one....said they didn't have it.

I asked for some other stout that I've read about, told me they didn't have it.

I then saw they had Sam Adams Utopias on the menu, 2oz for $21.99 but figured I need to try it...and they told me it was sold out.

So I was kind of disappointed. I thought I was going to get to try all these great world famous brews, and my first 3 I asked for were unavailable!

I did get to try Anchor Steam, Delerium Tremons, some dunkel that I didn't care for, a bunch of dark beers that I don't really remember, Dogfish Head 90min, and a Belgium Tripel.. St Bernards I think?

I just need to find places that have Pliny the Elder and Utopias!!

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Old 07-03-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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Come to my house. I have all those things.

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Old 07-03-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
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I also need to try pliny at some point. It's a bit hard to come by in Nebraska

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Old 07-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
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There's a reason Pliny and Utopias are world famous: they're very limited, and you can only get them in a handful of places and times. I've never had either one, but would be ecstatic to find a place with 500 different beers to chose from.

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Old 07-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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There's a reason Pliny and Utopias are world famous: they're very limited, and you can only get them in a handful of places and times. I've never had either one, but would be ecstatic to find a place with 500 different beers to chose from.
As far as I know...Pliny and most Russian River's stock is only available on the west coast. Unless you have someone willing to ship them out this way...

Utopias you seem to either need to find someone willing to share, or shell out for it. For the cost of a bottle, I'd rather try 10 other top notch brews rather than go too far out of the way for it.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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reading this thread drinking Consecration, with a Pliny cold in the fridge. Damn it feels good to be a gansta.. lol Sorry Though I've never had the utopias so I'm missing out there.

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Old 07-03-2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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Man I'm glad I live in the bay area! 20 minute drive to the Russian river brewing company brewpub

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Old 07-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #8
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Was the place the sunset tap and grill?

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As far as I know...Pliny and most Russian River's stock is only available on the west coast. Unless you have someone willing to ship them out this way...

Utopias you seem to either need to find someone willing to share, or shell out for it. For the cost of a bottle, I'd rather try 10 other top notch brews rather than go too far out of the way for it.

I had several Pliny's in Philly at Monk's about a month ago. They always have a great beer selection. Tons of Belgians and other good craft brews. No BMC in the place.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:51 PM   #10
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Ah so you went to Sunset. I suggest you order off the menu next time.

As far as I know, they've never had Pliny (and if they did it'd be gone in just a few hours once the beer geeks got wind of it). I've never seen a Utopia on a menu in Boston either and if they served 2oz they probably could only sell it 10 times as each bottle is 20oz and I doubt they'd just sell more than one bottle over the bar.

You know, Sunset usually has a huge selection of stuff from all over the place... not to be rude but it's kinda odd that you're complaining about them not having a few ultra rare beers then you go on to order relatively common craft beers like Anchor Steam, 90min, and Delerium Tremens.

If you're really looking for a Utopia you should probably just buy a bottle. I got mine at the place in Central Square in Cambridge, any good liquor store can probably get you one if you reserve it.

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