#PlinyWatch: Your 2019 Guide to Finding Pliny the Younger in LA
It’s February once again and the time has come for the elusive Pliny the Younger to hit LA area taps for 2019! Whether you’re a PtY vet or you’re still searching for your first taste of Russian River’s golden nectar, this is your guide to finding out where to drink Pliny the Younger Triple IPA in Los Angeles & Orange County in 2019.
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Last Updated: March 10, 2019
That’s it for 2019. Check back next year for #PLINYWATCH2020!
Past Pliny the Younger Tappings:
Redondo Beach – February 8th Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach has tapped their keg of Pliny the Younger as of 3pm on Friday. Typically an unannounced tapping, Naja’s announced it on their Instagram, making me feel like there’s the possibility of another unannounced tapping in the cards at some point. Purely speculation! Either way, head down to Redondo Beach area RIGHT NOW and grab your first pour of the season before it’s gone!
House of Billiards
Sherman Oaks – February 8th Lookie what we have here! One of our favorite beer bars, House of Billiards in Sherman Oaks, got their hands on a keg of Pliny the Younger for the first time! Quietly tapped at 5pm on Friday and still pouring on Saturday. No lines, no waiting. Fight the traffic and get a pour, shoot some billiards and say what up to the homie Ben who always has the great beer flowing!
The Salted Pig
Riverside – February 9th The Salted Pig has an early season tapping of Pliny the Younger going down at their gastropub in Riverside this Saturday, February 9th starting at 10am. They’ll be distributing tickets as the line forms and will have a bunch of other special beers on tap and by the bottle.
Ventura – February 11th After years of holding it down as the #1 spot for great craft beer in Ventura, Barrelhouse 101 has finally gotten their hands on Pliny the Younger. They’re tapping it immediately, this morning, Monday February 11st starting at 11:30am. Ventura, you know what to do.
Bottle & Pint
Oxnard – February 11th Bottle & Pint in The Annex Food Hall at The Collection is bringing Pliny the Younger to Oxnard for the very first time! They’ll be tapping Younger, Elder and some other Russian River beers on Monday February 11th at 4pm. No tickets, no pre-sales, just get ready for a bit of a line.
Fluid State Beer Garden
Ventura – February 12th For the first time ever, Ventura beer bars are getting kegs of Pliny the Younger! One of our absolute favorite spots is kicking off the festivities with a ticket sale on Saturday February 9th starting at 1pm. Tickets are $9 for one 8oz pour that can be redeemed the upcoming Tuesday February 12th anytime from noon to 11pm. This is unprecedented for Ventura, so I’d expect tickets to sell out quickly, but if you get your ticket, expect it to be pretty chill on Tuesday when you get your Younger!
West 4th & Jane
Santa Monica – February 12th West 4th & Jane is on the list for Pliny the Younger this year and surprised us all with a spontaneous 12pm Tuesday tapping.
The Surly Goat
Encino – February 13th Encino is another local beer community benefiting from the increased production at Russian River’s new brewery. They’ll be tapping Pliny the Younger for the first time on Wednesday, Feburary 13th. Tickets will be available to pick up from 4-6:30pm and can be redeemed for a pour from 7-8:30pm before being opened up to the public.
Tony’s Darts Away
Burbank – February 14th Tony’s Darts Away continues its run as Burbank’s go-to spot for getting a pour of Pliny the Younger. Starting at 11am on Valentine’s Day Thursday February 14th, they’ll be giving out tickets that are redeemable for a 6oz pour of Younger anytime between 12-8pm. They’ll have plenty of other Russian River beers on tap as well as a selection of Triple IPAs for your side by side tasting enjoyment.
Redondo Beach – February 15th Round 2 for Pliny the Younger at Naja’s! Tapped around 1pm so head down there right quick and get your self a little sippy sip.
Echo Park – February 15th Mohawk Bend will be tapping their keg(s) of Pliny the Younger on Friday February 15th. They’ll start passing out lettered group cards starting at 10:30am, will be tapping the keg at 2pm and then will be letting in each group one by one and serving 6oz pours of Younger for $6 every 15 minutes until 6pm.
Anaheim Hills – February 15th Slater’s in Anaheim Hills is tapping their keg of Pliny the Younger this Friday, February 15th starting at 10am. Pours are 10 ounces for $10, one per person. Head down there and check it out.
Santa Monica – February 16th Father’s Office in Santa Monica very quietly tapped a keg of Pliny the Younger on Saturday afternoon and apparently it sold out so fast we didn’t even hear about it! Not to worry, they have more kegs of Younger tapping soon.
Blue Palms Brewhouse
Hollywood – February 16th Blue Palms is kicking off Pliny the Younger season in LA with their fundraiser tapping on Saturday, February 16th. Doors open at 11am (yes, there will be a line much earlier) where they’ll have a credit card line and a much faster cash line. Get in the cash line, grab a 10oz pour for $20 and enjoy it. Proceeds benefit Hollywood PAL.
Tustin Brewing Company
Tustin – February 17th To celebrate their upcoming Russian River week, Tustin Brewing Co quietly tapped a keg of Pliny the Younger. Head down and grab a pour! Don’t worry if you miss out though, they’ll have more Younger tapping this week.
Echo Park – February 17th Just when you thought Mohawk Bend was done with Pliny the Younger for the year, they tap another surprise keg on Sunday afternoon. This one is non-ticketed so head down to Echo Park and get yourself a pour at one of the best craft beer spots on the Eastside.
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Long Beach & Seal Beach – Now through February 18th Ticket sales for Beachwood’s annual Pliny Fights Cancer Charity Fundraiser went on sale January 22nd and can be purchased at their Long Beach and Seal Beach locations up until the event on February 18th. Head on down there and pick yours up, it’s a great way to score a hassle-free pour of Younger and your odds of winning are pretty good too!
The Daily Pint
Santa Monica – Tickets Feb 18th / Tapping Feb 20th The Daily Pint in Santa Monica will be pre-selling tickets for a pour of Pliny the Younger starting Monday, February 18th at 6pm. Head out there, grab yourself a beer or a whiskey, get a ticket, then return Wednesday, February 20th starting at 7pm for your Younger pour!
The Local Peasant
Woodland Hills – February 18th SFV beer lovers rejoice! The Local Peasant in Woodland Hills has procured a keg of Pliny the Younger for this year and will be tapping it Monday February 18th at 4pm. Pours are 8oz and they’ll also have Elder on for your drinking pleasure.
Orange – February 18th Hollingshead Deli in Orange is tapping their keg of Pliny the Younger on Monday February 18th starting at 10am. This is a small spot and the line tends to move very slowly for this release, so unless you have time to wait, I highly suggest arriving early to be one of the first groups inside.
Ladyface Ale Companie
Agoura Hills – February 18th Once again, Ladyface does a spur of the moment Monday tapping of Younger along with several other amazing Russian River beers. Head over there quickly, these are the awesome beer lunch plans you didn’t think you had! As with other longtime Russian River accounts, we have a feeling Ladyface has more than 1 keg on hand, whether that means a longer pour time today or another tapping for another day. Just a hunch!
Manhattan Beach – February 19th BrewCo has Younger for the first time! They’ll be tapping their keg on Tuesday, February 19th at 12pm. Get on down to the beach and grab a pour!
Claremont – February 19th Eureka in Claremont is having their Russian River week with special beers being tapped all week, including Pliny the Younger on Tuesday! The’ll be selling 100 tickets for $8 starting at 8am on Tuesday morning. Those with tickets can return anytime between 3pm and closing for a 9oz pour of the good stuff.
Manhattan Beach – February 19th Simmzy’s always like to keep us on the edge of our seats during Younger season and 2019 is no different. At 4:30pm, they Tweeted that they just put Younger on with a lively bar already nice and full. Head down there quickly, it will likely go fast.
Congregation Ale House
Long Beach – February 19th Congregation Ale House in Long Beach VERY QUIETLY tapped a keg of Pliny the Younger Saturday afternoon for a private group and will be opening up pours for the masses on Tuesday, February 19th at 7pm. Get on down there and get yourself a pour!
Redlands – February 20th Eureka in Redlands is tapping their keg of Pliny the Younger on Wednesday February 20th with ticket sales starting as early as 8am. For those lucky enough to snag one of the 100 tickets, you can come back after the keg is tapped at 3pm to redeem your pour.
Tustin Brewing Company
Tustin – February 20th Tustin Brewing Company is having their annual Pliny the Younger event on Wednesday, February 20th during their Russian River Week celebration. Tickets will go on sale to those in line on 11am on Wednesday to be redeemable for a pour at 3pm that day. They have been known to tap a 2nd unannounced keg later in the week, so if you miss out on tickets, you may have a second chance!
Culver City – February 20th Another first time Younger tapper, City Tavern in Culver City, VERY QUIETLY tapped a keg of Pliny the Younger on Wednesday night. No word on if it’s still pouring, so why don’t you head over there, check it out, and let us know?
Blue Palms Brewhouse
Hollywood – February 21st Round two for Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. It’s going down today, Thursday February 21st at high noon. If you know, then you know.
Santa Monica – February 21st Notoriously one of the most quiet Younger tappings in LA, Library Alehouse announced they’ll be tapping Pliny the Younger alongside several other great Russian River beers starting at 4pm on Thursday February 21st. Head out to the Westside and get yourself a pour!
The Surly Goat
West Hollywood – February 21st The Surly Goat is having a special Russian River tap takeover featuring, you guessed it, Pliny the Younger. Doors open at 6pm, Younger taps at 8pm, so we suggest showing up with plenty of time to spare to ensure yourself a pour. Plenty of other Russian River beers on tap as well for your drinking enjoyment.
Studio City – February 21st Boneyard Bistro tapped their keg of Pliny the Younger very quietly around 6pm on Thursday. If you’ve ever been to a Boneyard tapping, this is one of the better ones in the Valley. Nice and quiet with great food to complement.
38 Degrees Alehouse
Alhambra – February 23rd 38 Degrees is hosting their famous Pliny the Younger Day on Saturday, February 23rd in Alhambra. Doors open at 11am, but you’re gonna want get there early to hit the bottle share going down in line that morning. Only 180 glasses are being poured, free commemorative glasses while supplies last.
The Stuffed Sandwich
San Gabriel – February 23rd The Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel will be tapping their keg of Pliny the Younger on Saturday, February 23rd starting at 11am. No other details as of yet, but this spot is an LA craft beer institution, so head out and pay your respects!
The Bottle Room
Whittier – February 23rd The Bottle Room is tapping their keg of Pliny the Younger on Saturday, February 23rd at 10am sharp. Get there early if you want to ensure yourself a pour!
Haven Craft Kitchen & Bar
Orange – February 23rd & 24th Haven is expanding their Pliny the Younger brunch to both Saturday AND Sunday this year! Starting at 9am on a first come, first served basis, you can order a pour of Younger by itself or in a flight of Russian River beers to pair up with their brunch menu. One per person and special commemorative glassware available while supplies last. Be sure to enter their daily contests on Instagram at @havencraftkitchen to grab a spot at the front of the line too!
Lucky Baldwin’s Pub
Old Town Pasadena – February 23rd Lucky Baldwin’s Pub in Old Town Pasadena is hosting their annual Russian River event featuring a tapping of Pliny the Younger! The festivities typically start around 11am so be sure get there a little early to ensure yourself a pour. We’ll update this post as we get more details.
Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste
Pasadena – February 24th Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste in Pasadena is hosting their annual Russian River event featuring a tapping of Pliny the Younger! The festivities typically start around 11am so be sure get there a little early to ensure yourself a pour. We’ll update this post as we get more details.
38 Degrees Alehouse
Monrovia – February 24th 38 Degrees’ Monrovia location will be pouring Pliny the Younger the first time! Doors open at 11am but there will be a line forming earlier. There will be about 120 10oz pours in total so get on down there, Monrovia!
Ladyface Ale Company
Agoura Hills – February 24th Ladyface held tapping #3 on Sunday afternoon.
Sherman Oaks – February 24th Boneyard tapped a 2nd keg of Younger on Sunday night for the Oscar watching crowd.
Santa Monica – February 25th & 26th Father’s Office Santa Monica is switching things up this year with a ticketed Younger event for Monday the 25th and Tuesday the 26th. Unfortunately it’s already sold out so if you show up, you won’t be able to get any Younger. BUT if there is any left over, they’ll be opening up pours on Wednesday the 26th, so if you don’t already have a ticket, head out to Father’s Office Santa Monica on then to try and get a pour.
Selma’s Pizzeria & Tap Room
Rancho Santa Margarita – February 25th & 26th Selma’s is hosting their Russian River Tap Takeover featuring Pliny the Younger kegs tapping at 4:30pm on both February 25th AND 26th. To get in on a pour you’ll need to be in line by 10am at either their Ladera Ranch or Santa Margarita locations to get a wristband. There will be 50 wristbands at Ladera Ranch for each day and 100 wristbands at Rancho Santa Margarita for each day, so there will be plenty to go around if you get there on time!
Manhattan Beach – February 26th BrewCo is doing Younger round 2 on Tuesday February 26th. They’re tapping the keg at 6pm this time, so anyone who couldn’t get down there during the day, can plan on a post-work Younger pour.
The Surly Goat
Encino – February 26th The Surly Goat in Encino apparently had some more Younger because they tapped it late Tuesday night. Chances are it’s still pouring today but go at your own risk!
Blue Palms Brewhouse
Hollywood – February 27th Blue Palms in Hollywood is opening up their doors with Younger once again on tap. If we’re counting, this is the 4th time they’ve put Younger on so it’s likely to be the last. Head out to Hollywood and get a pour, this one will be easy.
Glassel Park – February 27th Verdugo Bar is typically one of the later season Younger tappings and they’re back at it again this year on Wednesday, February 27th. Doors open at 6pm which is when you can grab your ticket for the 8pm tapping. Verdugo is one of the OG Younger spots in LA so hit it up for old times sake.
The Bottle Room
Whittier – February 28th Round 2 at The Bottle Room in Whittier is going down Thursday the 28th at 3pm. head out there!
Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium & Cafe
Sierra Madre – March 2nd Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium & Cafe in Sierra Madre is hosting their annual Russian River event featuring a tapping of Pliny the Younger! The festivities typically start around 11am so be sure get there a little early to ensure yourself a pour. We’ll update this post as we get more details.
Culver City – March 4th, 5th & 6th Father’s Office’s Culver City is switching things up this year with a ticketed Younger event for Monday the 4th and Tuesday the 5th. Unfortunately it’s already sold out so if you show up, you won’t be able to get any Younger. BUT there are 50 pours left over, so head down to Father’s Office Culver City at 5pm for your very last chance to try Pliny the Younger this year.