Where is Pliny the Elder brewed?

Pliny the Elder helped to put its brewery, Russian River Brewing Company, on the map. The California-based brewery was founded in 1997 by Korbel Champagne Cellars. The winery hired Vinnie Cilurzo as the brewery’s brewmaster, who was also its only employee.

Can you get Pliny the Elder shipped?

Can I Ship Pliny The Elder? Pliny the Elder can now be ordered via mail from Russian River Brewing.

Who started Russian River Brewing?

Vinnie Cilurzo
Russian River Brewing Company was established in 1997 by Korbel Champagne Cellars among the majestic redwoods in West Sonoma County. After 6 years, Korbel decided to get out of the beer business and agreed to transfer the brand and all recipes to their head brewer, Vinnie Cilurzo.

Where is Pliny the Elder beer made?

Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo first brewed Pliny the Elder in 2000, for the first double IPA festival in Hayward, CA. The beer, brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ and Simcoe Hops, is named after Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher Pliny the Elder – the uncle of Pliny the Younger).

Is Pliny the Elder a good beer?

Russian River Brewing’s Pliny the Elder held a coveted “best beer” crown for seven long years. But Santa Rosa’s famous brew has lately taken a back seat to a competitor from Michigan. For the second-straight year, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale beat out Pliny the Elder for top spot in the annual “Best Beers in America” survey.

Is Pliny the Elder available year round?

Pliny the Younger’s close relation, Pliny the Elder, is available year-round — bottled or on tap.

What did the Native Americans call the Russian River?

Indian Settlement Experts believe the Pomo settled in Sonoma County, particularly along the Russian River (which they called Shabaikai meaning “long snake”) as early as 5000BCE.

Whats the difference between Pliny the Elder and Younger?

Pliny the Younger is a rendition of other Russian River favorite Pliny the Elder, except with more hops, malt, and higher alcohol (the beer finishes around 10.25 percent AVB). The hops used in the recipe are Simcoe, Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, CTZ, Comet and Azacca.

Who brews Pliny the Elder?

Pliny The Elder Russian River Brewing Company

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Does Russian River distribute?

We self-distribute in Sonoma, Napa, and Marin Counties along with San Francisco and much of the East Bay.

How bitter is Pliny the Elder?

Pliny the Elder is also surprisingly balanced, smooth and drinkable for a beer of 8.0% ABV and six hop varieties. It has a medium-bodied mouthfeel that starts sweet but quickly becomes bitter. But it’s not bitter for the sake of being bitter or through an overabundance of high alpha acid hops.

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