Pliny update: Sightings at Toronado, Blind Lady, O’Brien’s, Hamilton’s...

Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo, wishing you luck on finding their coveted triple IPA, Pliny the Younger.
(Courtesy Russian River Brewing)

Pliny the Younger has landed!

More information on how to score a pour of Russian River’s coveted triple IPA:


11 a.m. (more or less. Could be earlier, could be later): Toronado San Diego, 4026 30th St. in North Park, will tap two kegs.

4 p.m.: O’Brien’s, 4646 Convoy St. in Kearny Mesa, begins selling tickets for its “Charity Keg” of Younger. Head to the bar with cash — $25 secures a 10 ounce pour between 5 and 8 p.m. on Feb. 21. Proceeds go to various local charities.

7 p.m.: Blind Lady Ale House, 3416 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights, sells tickets online for its Saturday debut of the Younger. It’s $40 for .4 liters of Younger and .4 liters of Pliny the Elder, Russian River’s double IPA. Here’s the link:,


11 a.m.: Blind Lady Ale House, 3416 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights, begins its Pliny the Younger/Elder event.

3 p.m.: O’Brien’s taps its second keg.


11:30 a.m.: Toronado San Diego taps its third keg.


10 a.m.: Hamilton’s Tavern, 1521 30th St. in South Park, begins a three-hour blind tasting of 15 triple IPAs, including Pliny the Younger. Tickets are $50 — cash, paid at the bar — with a portion benefiting Northern California fire victims.