Pliny Watch 2020 | Where In San Diego To Find Pliny The Younger Triple IPA 16th Edition

February 8, 2020

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 16th 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 read on and get a taste of one of the world's most coveted brews.

Pliny The Younger could arrive in San Diego as early as Monday, February 10. This is also the first year that bottles of the coveted brew will be sold by Russian River, but we do not believe you'll be able to find any of these in San Diego, except for maybe on the black market. Besides Stone World Bistro & Gardens in both Escondido and Liberty Station, here's who else will be serving up Pliny The Younger this year:
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 16 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 sold 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!!!