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Christina Perozzi

Where to Find Extra-Rare, Super-Sought after Pliny the Younger Beer

Find cult-followed beer Pliny the Younger at these bars.

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It's all gone at the Russian River Brew Pub in Santa Rosa. It's run dry in Denver. Northern California?  Forget about it. Pliny the Younger, the wildly popular, rare, draught only, seasonal Tripel IPA is almost out for 2015.  Made with three times the amount of hops as a regular IPA, Pliny the Younger is an extremely difficult, time and space consuming, very expensive beer to make. Therefore, it's usually only available each year for a few weeks in February. However, a few places around the country have yet to tap their allocated Pliny the Younger keg.  Check here to find out where and when you can still drink this cult favorite, full-bodied hoppy hoppy hoppy 10.25% beer.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. O'Brien's Pub

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4646 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 715-1745
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This craft beer mecca will have a Charity Keg tapping on February 25 for $20 per 10 oz glass with a maximum of 2 per person.

2. The Crow Bar and Kitchen

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2325 E Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 675-0070
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Pliny the Younger will be tapped at 3 p.m. on February 25, with tickets going on sale at 11:30 a.m. selling on a first come first served basis.

3. Verdugo Bar

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3408 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 257-3408
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Verdugo is pouring Pliny the Younger on February 26. They encourage patrons to come as early as 6 p.m. for the 8 p.m. tapping.

4. SD Tap Room

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1269 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 274-1010
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There will be two Pliny the Younger tappings at SD Tap Room. The first one on February 26 at 11 a.m. for the first 100 customers in line at 10 a.m. Another tapping will be held on March 3 for the first 100 customers in line at 11 a.m.

5. Blue Palms Brewhouse

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6124 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-2337
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Blue Palms will be tapping a Pliny the Younger keg on February 28 at 11 a.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the City of Hope Cancer Research Hospital.

6. The Bottle Room

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6741 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601-4110
(562) 696-8000
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The Bottle Room will tap their Pliny the Younger on February 28. Contact the bar for specifics.

7. Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-0652
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This bar's Old Town Pasadena location will tap Pliny the Younger at 1 p.m. on February 28. Show up to buy a ticket at 11 a.m.

8. Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub & Cafe

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1770 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 844-0447
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March 1 is the day for Pliny the Younger at Lucky Baldwin's East Pasadena location. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. for the 1 p.m. tapping.

9. The Surly Goat

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7929 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 650-4628
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West Hollywood's famed beer spot will tap Pliny the Younger as well as other great beers from Russian River at 6 p.m. sharp on March 5. The line starts early.

10. Mediterraneo

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73 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-2666
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This chilled out spot on the pier is hosting a Russian River beer dinner featuring Pliny the Younger on March 9. Tickets are $80 each.

11. Higgins Restaurant & Bar

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1239 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-9070
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Tickets go on sale at 3 p.m. on February 25th for the tapping at 8 p.m. that night.

12. Belmont Station

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4500 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 232-8538
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Tickets cost $20 and are on sale now ($12 from each going to Habitat for Humanity) for Pliny the Younger, which will be tapped on March 2, March 3 and March 4. A ticket will get you one glass each of Pliny the Younger and Pliny the Elder.

13. Monks Belgian Cafe

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264 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 545-7005
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Pliny the Younger, amongst other great beers will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on March 2. All beers will be cash only, and 100% of that money will go directly to Alex's Lemonade Stand.

14. City Tap House U City

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3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 662-0105
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Tickets for Pliny the Younger will be available for purchase at 1 p.m. on March 8 and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. $10 for one 8oz glass. Tickets will be limited 65 total.

1. O'Brien's Pub

4646 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
This craft beer mecca will have a Charity Keg tapping on February 25 for $20 per 10 oz glass with a maximum of 2 per person.
4646 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

2. The Crow Bar and Kitchen

2325 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Pliny the Younger will be tapped at 3 p.m. on February 25, with tickets going on sale at 11:30 a.m. selling on a first come first served basis.
2325 E Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

3. Verdugo Bar

3408 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Verdugo is pouring Pliny the Younger on February 26. They encourage patrons to come as early as 6 p.m. for the 8 p.m. tapping.
3408 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065

4. SD Tap Room

1269 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
There will be two Pliny the Younger tappings at SD Tap Room. The first one on February 26 at 11 a.m. for the first 100 customers in line at 10 a.m. Another tapping will be held on March 3 for the first 100 customers in line at 11 a.m.
1269 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

5. Blue Palms Brewhouse

6124 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Blue Palms will be tapping a Pliny the Younger keg on February 28 at 11 a.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the City of Hope Cancer Research Hospital.
6124 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

6. The Bottle Room

6741 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90601-4110
The Bottle Room will tap their Pliny the Younger on February 28. Contact the bar for specifics.
6741 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601-4110

7. Lucky Baldwin's Pub

17 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
This bar's Old Town Pasadena location will tap Pliny the Younger at 1 p.m. on February 28. Show up to buy a ticket at 11 a.m.
17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

8. Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub & Cafe

1770 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
March 1 is the day for Pliny the Younger at Lucky Baldwin's East Pasadena location. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. for the 1 p.m. tapping.
1770 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

9. The Surly Goat

7929 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
West Hollywood's famed beer spot will tap Pliny the Younger as well as other great beers from Russian River at 6 p.m. sharp on March 5. The line starts early.
7929 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

10. Mediterraneo

73 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
This chilled out spot on the pier is hosting a Russian River beer dinner featuring Pliny the Younger on March 9. Tickets are $80 each.
73 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

11. Higgins Restaurant & Bar

1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Tickets go on sale at 3 p.m. on February 25th for the tapping at 8 p.m. that night.
1239 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

12. Belmont Station

4500 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215
Tickets cost $20 and are on sale now ($12 from each going to Habitat for Humanity) for Pliny the Younger, which will be tapped on March 2, March 3 and March 4. A ticket will get you one glass each of Pliny the Younger and Pliny the Elder.
4500 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97215

13. Monks Belgian Cafe

264 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Pliny the Younger, amongst other great beers will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on March 2. All beers will be cash only, and 100% of that money will go directly to Alex's Lemonade Stand.
264 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

14. City Tap House U City

3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tickets for Pliny the Younger will be available for purchase at 1 p.m. on March 8 and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. $10 for one 8oz glass. Tickets will be limited 65 total.
3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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