Sunday, March 14, 2010

pliny the younger at lucky baldwins


pliny the younger is a triple india pale ale made by russian river brewing in santa rosa, ca. for whatever reason, it has been taking the beer world by storm this year. it recently took over top spot as the highest rated beer at beeradvocate.com. production is so limited on this magical elixir that it has caused some havoc in the los angeles beer community.

on saturday we were able to track down the elusive beverage at lucky baldwin's in pasadena. we arrived early and staked out a table. servers started pouring pliny at 2pm, and a short twenty minutes later, their supply was finished. our table was fortunate to land three goblets of the stuff (my friend dave poses with in the above photo), and let me tell you, it was a delicious experience. i'm not sure that it deserves the best beer in the world title, but it certainly ranks right up there in my mind.

6 comments:

Steffe said...

As a beer lover I really enjoyed reading this interesting story, especially as it had such a happy ending!

Anonymous said...

The younger was awesome! They tapped that gorgeous beer at 1:45 and when we stumbled away at 2:40, the fat lady was singing! I'm still buzzing the next morning and my pilsner loving friend says his mouth is still numb! Life is good!

Laurie said...

What a great shot!

SO glad you got a few gulps of the elusive elixer, Ben. I love its name.

ben wideman said...

They also make Pliny the Elder which is a little more balanced and a fantastic beer as well.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Cafe the Wiser would ask, "How do you know you were really drinking, and paying for, Pliny the Younger - a beverage in such short supply?

Just wundering.

likenarnia said...

I am completely jealous.