2023 pliny

A Look Back at 2023 Pliny the Younger

2023 pliny

Harry Duke & Natalie Cilurzo.

While The Drive is on vacation and there is no new BHH show today, here is a reissue of the show from last February 2, with the very first taste of the 2023 Pliny the Younger, featuring special guest Natalie Cilurzo from Russian River Brewing Co. Enjoy!

Natalie Cilurzo from Russian River Brewing Company joins Brew Ha Ha with the first growler of the Pliny the Younger 2023 edition.

Later, the subject changes to SF Beer Week, when Colin McDonald from Hen House Brewing and Gail Williams will also be on. (That portion of today’s live show has its own separate podcast page, here.)

Today’s episode of Brew Ha Ha continues a tradition of Russian River Brewing Co. bringing the new Pliny the Younger into the KSRO studios for its first tasting.

Here is last year’s 2022 release episode on the same occasion. Here is the BHH episode of the 2020 Pliny the Younger release. And here is the 2019 release episode too.

Cur linguam latinam non dicis?

Plinius Junior cervisia Americana celeberrima est. Hoc cervisiam multo lupulo conficit. Grati sumus quod viri et feminae cervisiam nostram amant dixit Natalia Cilurtius. *

A Triple IPA

Pliny the Younger is a Triple IPA, which means it is a lot hoppier and a little bit higher in alcohol than regular double IPA beers. It is actually a quadruple dry hopped beer. “There is a copious amount of hops in this beer, which gives it that beautiful luscious aroma.” The hops are Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, Nectaron, Warrior and Elixir. Elixir, “the strawberry hop,” was added last year. Nectaron is the new hop for 2023. It brings nectarine and candied citrus fruit flavors.

russian river brewing co.

Russian River Brewing Co. is open in Santa Rosa on 4th St. and at their big Windsor location. Click the logo to visit their website for up-to-date hours, menus, beers and more info.

Pliny the Younger’s official release will happen from March 24 through April 6. During that time it will be on tap in Santa Rosa and Windsor. Guests will be limited to three 10-oz. pours and bottles will be available too, at the brewery. You can purchase bottles or sit down at the brewery. They started local distribution today and there are hundreds of locations serving it.

Rejection is their Valentine’s Day Ale. It is on tap and in cans at their two locations.

victory house

Visit our sponsor Victory House at Poppy Bank Epicenter online, for their latest viewing and menu options.

* Translation:
Why not say it in Latin?

Pliny the Younger is a very famous American beer. It is made with lots of hops. We are grateful that men and women love our beer, says Natalie Cilurzo.
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