Russian River Brewing "Pliny the Elder" Double IPA 500ml (CA Only)(2 bottle limit per customer)

SKU #1040901

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 |  Review Date: 3/3/2011 
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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 |  Review Date: 6/29/2010 
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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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United States

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California

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Specific Appellation:

Alexander Valley/Russian River

- Among Sonoma County's northernmost appellations, the Alexander Valley AVA acts as a gateway to neighboring Napa to the east and Mendocino to the north. It is a sprawling appellation, with pockets of distinct microclimates and soils, and as such, is home to a variety of wine grapes and styles. Nearly everything grows in the Alexander Valley, though Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the most widely planted grapes. The Russian River Valley lies to the south of Alexander Valley, and is marked by much cooler temperatures and frequently heavy fog. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown here are some of the state's finest and most sought-after. Aromatic whites like Gewürztraminer and Riesling can also be successful, and sparkling wine production has a long history in the area.