Pliny The Younger Is Coming To Town | Where In San Diego To Find This Rare Triple IPA

February 6, 2016

You can make the trek northward to Russian River Brewing Company in Sonoma Valley, California and deal with an 8 hour-or-so line, or you can keep reading and get your taste of this ever-so-popular, award winning, seasonal triple IPA at one of San Diego's best beer bars. The extremely limited release of the 12th Anniversary Pliny The Younger is being distributed throughout San Diego by none other than Stone Brewing Co., so whatever bars receive kegs of "The Younger" will be getting them directly from Stone. We've got the scoop on when and where it will be arriving, so keep reading and get a taste of one of the world's most coveted brews.

Pliny The Younger could arrive in San Diego as early as February 8. Word on the street is that Stone won't be delivering its kegs until as early as Tuesday, February 9. So besides Stone World Bistro & Gardens in both Escondido and Liberty Station, here's who else will be serving up Pliny The Younger:
Pliny the Younger is categorized as a “triple” IPA, simply meaning that it is higher in alcohol and has tons of hops. The alcohol percentage is about 10.25% and is very hop heavy. It was brewed for the first time 11 years ago as a winter seasonal, building upon the famed Pliny the Elder recipe. It is always brewed only once a year and released at Russian River Brewing Company on the first Friday in February, rain or shine, and there is consistently 100 plus people waiting for doors to open on that first day, with lines remaining until the supply is out.

Be sure to call ahead to whatever establishment you'll be patronizing to assure tap times and availability. Once tapped, this beer goes FAST. You can also set up an email alert at and TapHunter to find out when Pliny The Younger arrives. Cheers to delicious beers!!!