Well, long day. Stopped by at least 10 stores that I know are on their distribution list and struck out. All but one carry Pliny, when they can get it. "Everybody's out". Blah, I know...
Found one store that will have some soon. It just happened to be a couple blocks off the UC Davis campus. He said he's getting two cases in tomorrow, but that's a 90 minute return drive, so I told him I'd try again next week or so. He told me he has a second store about 30 minutes from my house that got a case today. Went 30 minutes out of my way on the way home to get there, and sure enough, there were 8 Pliny's left from the two cases that came in today. I didn't want to be a jerk and take what was left, so I grabbed 2 and left a few for the next guy.
Cracked one open to try it (I've never had one, to be honest) and I'm in love.
Gave the second one to my father. He's sunk about $300 into my equipment and another $100 into ingredients that I wanted, so he deserved it. If he doesn't want it, I'll send it your way. He tasted mine and said "hmmm, that's different". His is in the fridge for at least the night. Not sure if that means he likes or dislikes it.
"Bottled on" date is 011013, so it's pretty darn fresh!