It's that time of the year again when one of the most sought-after beers in the country hits a small number of Southland taps: Russian River Brewing's Pliny the Younger.
A limited number of tickets went on sale Monday at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica for its "Pliny Night" on March 6, featuring the Younger and the more common, Pliny the Elder.
The year-round Pliny the Elder is already a revered and occassionally hard-to-find double IPA, but the Younger is an even more elusive triple IPA that attracts the most dedicated of hop heads.
Pliny the Younger is one of the few IPAs that's dry-hopped four times, resulting in a tongue-scraping bitterness that's somehow masterfully blended with a fruity zestiness.
Tickets for Pliny Night at the Daily Pint are $10 each, and are limited to two per person. They can be purchased from the bartender. The Daily Pint is at 2310 Pico Blvd.
Thanks to the Full Pint, here's a list of bars around L.A. that will be serving this rare brew over the next week:
- Feb. 17: Tony's Darts Away in Burbank at 1 p.m.
- Feb. 18: Haven Gastropub & Brewery in Pasadena at 11 a.m.
- Feb. 19: Mohawk Bend in Echo Park from 4-6 p.m.
- Feb. 21: The Surly Goat in West Hollywood at 6 p.m.
Visit the Full Pint's website for more details on which bars are first-come-first-serve and which require an advance ticket.
— Santa Monica Patch Editor Jenna Chandler contributed to this report.