Sometimes it is good to have well connected friends. I went to Brewforia for lunch today and my buddy Rick who owns the placehad a friend drop this baby off for him a couple weeks ago. I had heard that there can be a lot of issues with Pliny if it is too old. Not a problem here, as this beer was bottled on August 18, so just about 9 weeks ago. It was bright and fruity, and just as crisp and refreshing as I remembered the last time I got a taste in August of 2010. I’d say this year’s batch was a little bigger on the fruit, and not quite as floral as last years, but it was still an outstanding beer. I know Jim thinks this stuff is over rated, but I do not. I thought it fit its billing as one of the greatest beers in America.
That doesn’t mean that there is no brew out there that is better, I actually think ranking beer is a bit like saying what is better dimensional lumber or an apple, but I would put it in my personal top ten. Loved it, thought it was great. Also be looking for some changes around here too. If everything goes according to plan you should be able to purchase posters of some of Jim’s infographics in the not too distant future.
So have you ever had Pliny? What were your thoughts? What is the hardest to get beer you have ever gotten a taste of? Let us know in the comments.