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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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Let’s Be Friends: The Collaboration Mombo

Lately there have been some interesting collaborations, and some collaborations that frankly leave me scratching my head a little.  A couple days ago my brother Jim posted about a collaboration that Dogfish Head did with Google.  They came up with URKontinent, which by all accounts is a pretty tasty beer.  Then yesterday they came out […]

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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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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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