Russian River Brewing "Pliny the Elder" Double IPA, California (500ml) (CA only) (3 bottle limit per customer) SKU #1040901


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***Please Read (11/29/16)*** Due to concerns about bottle limits on Pliny the Elder, we will require ID for pickup on ALL Pliny orders from now on. If your name does not match the order, we will not release it. Limits have been upped to three per customer. Each customer must pick up their own order in person. NO EXCEPTIONS! ***ONLINE WEDNESDAY AFTER 7PM*** One of the most sought-after craft beers on the market. This brew, with a cult following, is an homage to Pliny the Elder, a Roman naturalist, scholar, historian, traveler, officer and writer. Although not considered his most important work, Pliny and his contemporaries created the botanical name for hops, Lupus salictarius, meaning "wolf among scrubs." Hops at that time grew wild among willows, much like a wolf in the forest. Later the current botanical name, Humulus lupulus, was adopted. Pliny died in 79 AD while observing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. He was immortalized by his nephew, Pliny the Younger, who continued his uncle's legacy by documenting much of what he observed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. (THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA)

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  • By: Ted Swimmer 3/3/2011

    PLAH-KNEE TH' ELDER is the most DEE-LISH-US beer in the world! I jus' love sippin' it down by th' BAY-OOO.

    Drink from 2011 to 2011

  • By: Wyffels 6/29/2010

    This is a powerhouse of fragrant hops. Wonderfully aromatic, a bouquet of sweet hops, almost floral in scent rise from the glass. The taste is of pure hops, green, floral, musty, stinky, slightly sweet and well integrated with very little bitterness. Smooth. What an amazing ale.

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