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Old 07-04-2011, 03:49 AM   #11
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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.
I have been to monks a few times, I was never impressed. It was like an old dive bar.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:06 AM   #12
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PTE is a pretty tasty beer, but you'd be better off finding the best IIPA that you can get in your area and enjoying that. It's not a life altering experience kind of beer. Its a very well made beer that's delicious, but you shouldn't worry about not getting it east coast. I have had a handful of equally delicious IIPAs from Michigan that are readily available to me.

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Old 07-04-2011, 04:16 AM   #13
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qwit going to places with pink neon palm trees out front, near the pool hall.

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Old 07-04-2011, 06:31 PM   #14
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It was Sunset yeah, but I figured a place that prided itself on having all these different exotic weird and rare beers would...have some of the rare beers I wanted to try haha.

I had never had any of the beers I tried though, so it was still worth it for me. Plus it's not as if I drove 100 miles out of my way to get to the place, I can always go back.

They did say they do sometimes have Pliny, but it sells out fast. It wasn't even on their menu, but the Utopias was. I really was looking forward to that, so that's mostly why I was disappointed I spose.

I'll have to go back though, try some more beers. I sampled all in all about 10 while I was there, so not bad for the first go 'round. I'll be back

And yeah, I've heard the criticisms of the place as not being very 'beer geek friendly" but it was still fun. I'll have to try the Publik Hause or however the spell it some time, and I forget there's another place somewhere in the area I was told to try.

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Old 07-05-2011, 01:18 AM   #15
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Pliny is only distributed to the West Coast states, Denver and Philly. If they have it, it is grey market. Why not just buy one online?

I hate to break it to you, but there is no place in the world where you can buy every beer.

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Old 07-05-2011, 12:16 PM   #16
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The only spot on the east coast that Pliny is available is Philly. As others have suggested, it is a good IIPA, but not earth-shattering. It's reputation is more a product of limited availability and hype on sites like Beer Advocate.

I would venture to say that a good homebrewed IIPA might even be more enjoyable from the unparalleled freshness obtained by going from grain to glass in 4-6 weeks.

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Old 07-05-2011, 12:40 PM   #17
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I agree with the others about Pliny, it's delicious and is a spectacular beer, but there are others out there that I think are equally as delicious and spectacular, in their own unique ways. Avery Maharaja, Great Divide Hercules, and Good People Snake Handler are a few that come to mind....

I made a stop in to Sunset Grill a few weeks ago when I was in Boston on vacay.... I had a pint of Lost Abbey Brandy Aged Angels Share.... Holy crap was that an amazing beer, if you see anything from Lost Abbey the next time you stop in there I highly recommend it!

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Old 07-05-2011, 12:41 PM   #18
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FYI....the Sunsets' beer menu changes multiple times a week.

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:01 PM   #19
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Sunset is an alright place given it's location. If you live in the allston Brighton area you should check out Deep Ellum. They don't have a huge selection but they have some great brews. I'm pretty fond of the Lower Depths in Kenmore too, they have a great bottle selection and some of the best pub food I've found in the city.

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I was charged 13 bucks for a DT at the Lower Depths....WTF?

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