It’s that time of year when Russian River Brewing’s much-hyped triple IPA Pliny the Younger makes its way to Oregon (OK, mostly just the Portland-area). This year Russian River Brewing upped production on PtY, (the bigger brother of Pliny the Elder) and instead of the 1/6 barrels that were tapped last year, it sounds like everyone has 1/2 barrels.
Russian River on the 2019 release of Pliny the Younger:
Pliny the Younger is considered a “triple” IPA, simply meaning that it is higher in alcohol and has tons of hops. The alcohol should finish at about 10.25%, although it is remarkably dry for the amount of malt used in the recipe. It is loaded with hop flavors, bitterness, and aromatics. The hops used in this year’s recipe are of excellent quality from the 2018 harvest: Warrior, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, CTZ, Chinook, Crystal, and Citra. We brewed Younger for the first time in 2005 as a winter seasonal, building upon the Pliny the Elder recipe while pushing the envelope with malt, hops, and alcohol just to see how far we could go! It is always brewed only once a year and released the first Friday in February, rain or shine.
ROGUE EASTSIDE PUB & PILOT BREWERY (formerly the GREEN DRAGON)
On March 5 at 5pm Rogue Eastside will have 6 beers from Russian River, including Pliny the Younger. Tickets will be sold in advance for the full flight (price TBD.) 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
- Pliny the Younger
- Pliny the Elder
- STS Pils
Northwest Portland’s new beer bar Bantam Tavern is tapping a small 1/6 bbl of Pliny the Younger today, Wed. February 20th at 3pm. 922 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
N. Mississippi Ave.’s Interurban tavern has a 1/2 barrel of the Younger at 4pm today 2/20 but saving half that keg and pouring the other half tomorrow 2/21 at 4pm. 4057 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
The biker-beer bar tapped their Pliny the Younger on Tuesday, it’s probably all gone but who knows. 1216 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
The downtown farm-t0-table restaurant is known for their great beer selection and annual tapping of Pliny the Younger which will happen sometime today, Wednesday, February 20th in their bar. Also check out their 25th Anniversary festivities coming up. 1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Will tap their keg of Pliny the Younger tomorrow, Thursday February 21st along with some other Russian River Brewing beers. Times have not been announced. 4500 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
THE BIER STEIN
The great Eugene taproom and bottleshop is selling advanced tickets for their Pliny the Younger tapping on Monday, February 25th. More info and tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/800393387026368/
SIDE STREET TAVERN
Southeast Belmont Street’s great and under-appreciated Side Street Tavern will tap its keg of PtY on Thursday, February 28th at 7pm alongside kegs of Russian River Damnation and Pliny the Elder. SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
The great Montavilla neighborhood beer bar will tap Pliny the Younger on Monday, February 25th at 5pm with other triple IPA goodies! 8105 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
N. Portland’s classic Saraveza taproom, bottleshop and pasty tavern will tap their keg of the Younger next Tuesday, February 26th. 1004 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
BAILEYS TAPROOM/THE UPPER LIP
Above Bailey’s Taproom, The Upper Lip will be tapping their keg of Pliny the Younger sometime this week. They are keeping mum on exactly when. 720 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205
the real Pliny the Younger
Stay tuned for updates and more locations and times to be added!