Pliny the Younger is headed to San Diego

Brace yourselves, beer nerds. The hunt to find that elusive, once-a-year, triple-IPA known as Pliny The Younger is on. Yep, Russian River Brewing has just released the beer.

The Santa Rosa brewery is pumping out the beer through Thursday, Feb. 18 at their taproom and at a limited number of locations across California, Colorado and a few other cities nationwide. This brew boasts a large hop profile of Simcoe, Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo and Tomahawk hops, according to Russian River’s website.

Will we ever get tired of running around town to taste a drop of this delicious brew? Who knows. For now, beer lovers should appreciate the roots of Pliny the Younger.

The beer garners a lot of hype due to its limited nature and its big, hoppy taste. Some still wonder if it’s too much effort to wait in long lines for the popular beer, with a style we see being brewed fairly often in San Diego. While there are a multitude of new breweries popping up daily, creating bold and hop-filled beers, Pliny the Younger’s unique taste sets it apart to this day. Moreover, Pliny the Younger was different and original when it was released in 2005, ushering the way for beers of its kind to be made in a similar style today. The brew also has notable citrus flavors to compliment the bitterness of those hops and an ABV of 10.25 percent.

Now, here’s a start to who might have some of this coveted elixir at their disposal for a limited time in San Diego. Keep up with these local bars and restaurants to be in the know about various Pliny the Younger releases and tapping dates throughout the month of February.

Get it while it’s hot...err, cold:

O’Briens Pub: 4646 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa.

Toronado: 4026 30th St., North Park.

Pizza Port Ocean Beach: 1956 Bacon St., Ocean Beach.

Blind Lady Ale House: 3416 Adams Ave., Normal Heights.

San Diego Tap Room: 1296 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach.

Hamilton’s Tavern: 1521 30th St, North Park.

Bottlecraft: 2252 India St., Little Italy or 3007 University Ave., North Park.

For more information about Pliny the Younger, visit

Source: DiscoverSD