Tag Archives: Pliny the Elder

Uinta Hop Notch: The Pliny Killer

Ok, go ahead, call me a liar.  Not two days ago I said how I don’t drink beers out of season and here I am about to wax poetic about an absolutely beautiful IPA.  But here goes.  About two weeks ago I went to a dinner pairing event at Brewforia.  This event featured several stellar […]

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Russian River: Pliny The Elder; Its Good to Have Well Connected Friends

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 […]

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Five Beers Russian River Should Make to Top Pliny

Well, Russian River has topped the charts again.  This time the honor goes to Pliny the Elder, which has been named the best beer of 2011 by the folks over at the American Homebrewers Association.  Instead of soaking in the moment and resting on their laurels, we here at B&WB encourage Vinnie and the gang […]

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What’s the Most Underrated Beer in the World?

We talked here about the most overrated beer in the world the other day and it got me to thinking about the other side of the coin – which beer doesn’t get the accolades it deserves? After mulling it over a bit, I’ve broken it into two categories: Beers that are widely available but lack […]

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Craft Beer on the Frontier

Don and I decided to record a podcast while I was out visiting with him in Idaho a few weeks ago. We didn’t have a topic in mind before I got there, but one struck me like a herd of buffalo when first set eyes on Big Sky Country. You see, Idaho still has a […]

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What’s the World’s Most Overrated Craft Beer?

I whined a bit lately about getting my first taste of Pliny the Elder and being a bit disappointed because it didn’t live up to all the hype. While Pliny has benefited from all the attention, I wouldn’t call it the most overrated beer in the world, because it’s a really solid Double IPA.  It’s […]

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My First Taste of Pliny the Overrated

Hype can be a fickle mistress.  It can draw attention to something that’s marveluous and help it gain in popularity (like Seinfeld), but it can also create high expectations that, if not met, can drive people like me away quicker than you can say Battlestar Galactica. I don’t go in much for hype.  Just because […]

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Four Beers and a Funeral

This is how my weekend started.  With a funeral.  A Funeral for my Son.  A funeral for his Bachelorhood!  Yes, my Son got married this weekend, and the festivities were great.  This kicked it off with a lunch put on by his co-workers.  He is working a summer job in Boise in a Carpenter shop […]

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