This is a guest post by Thomas Ray, the bar manager at Square Barrels in downtown Honolulu. He recently fulfilled a lifelong (beer-wise at least) dream of tasting the fabled Pliny the Younger from Russian River Brewing Company. This is one of the most hyped beers on the planet and one that people are willing wait in line hours for. Does it live up to the hype? Is it the best Triple IPA in the world? I’ve been fortunate enough to taste Younger a few times and as Thomas recently discovered, sometimes what makes a beer so magical is experience around the liquid.
A Marathon For Younger
We were all in a marathon, but no one was panting or sweating. The strain on our bodies came from the stress of combatting boredom. We were all standing in a line that stretched for blocks down 4th Street in charming Santa Rosa, CA, and we were all patiently waiting to get a taste of perfection.
A few weeks ago, I made the journey to Northern California to experience Russian River Brewing Company’
Source: Beer in Hawaii
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