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Old 01-29-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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Default Finally got to try Pliny the Elder...

So I found the liqueur that caries it around here and bought a bottle.

First thoughts: very tasty, but I'm not sure if I like it as much as Blind Pig. It's really good, and different, but I think BP has a spicier hop flavor. PtE has a little more of a malty balance.

I think I need to do a side by side tasting next!



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Why decide? Enjoy both.



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What was the date on the bottle?

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What was the date on the bottle?
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If it's over a month old, i've found myself not wanting to buy it
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What was the date on the bottle?

Hmmm, 10/21/09. Over 3 months old, Bummer.
Now I know what to look for.

Hey Carne, where have you got Pliny in the bottle around here?
I know you mentioned it on tap somewhere..
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Hmmm, 10/21/09. Over 3 months old, Bummer.
Now I know what to look for.
I wouldn't sweat it, I just blew a keg of a Pliny Clone that was 6 months old, it was great down to the last pint.
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You can get fresh Pliny on tap at the Stone Bistro, if you cannot find it anywhere else in San Diego. Although I think you should be able to find it at Toronado, too. I have no idea where they sell it in bottles down there.


Also as a side note to other west coasters, Pliny the Younger will be released this Friday and should be making its way down the coast in the subsequent week.

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3 month old bottled Pliny is past its prime. I would never want to drink it at 6 months old. I'm sure that clone was good, but the real thing is super time sensitive.

Pliny is on tap at Hamilton's fairly often (including right now), at Blind Lady (also right now, or as of Saturday when I was there), and a couple other places. O'Briens, Downtown Johnny Browns, and even the Live Wire have had it.

As for bottles. Depending on where you are in SD, Beverages 4 Less in Santee, South Bay in Imperial Beach, Best Damn Beer Shop in downtown, Whole Foods gets it, but sells out. K&B in Del Cerro has it and Holiday Wine Cellar in Esco has it, but those places are both pricy. Windmill Farms next door to K&B has had it too, but their beer is so cheap, stuff like that sells out fast.

As for the Younger, it'll be at all the bars mentioned above. We have no real shortage of it here, other than the fact that you have to go drink it on the day it is released or else it'll run out.

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Carne, do you know if Blind Lady is gonna have the Younger this weekend?

I might stop by there on my way home on Sat.



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