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Pliny The Younger: the lines, tweets and umbrellas

Gaze upon the soggy masses awaiting last week's release.

The line for Pliny the Elder outside Russian River in 2013. Photo by Bill Couch, licensed through Creative Commons.

The (sunnier) Pliny line outside Russian River in 2013 / Photo by Bill Couch

Like Founders’ Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Perennial’s Barrel-Aged Abraxas and Foothills’ Sexual Chocolate, Russian River’s Pliny the Younger imperial IPA is one of the releases by which beer nerds can set their watches. If you’re not living near Santa Rosa, Calif.or willing to travel there seeking this hoppy nectar of the gods—then you missed out on Friday’s release at Russian River. The CliffsNotes: You missed a line hundreds of people deep, plus rain and a soggy air mattress. We’ll let the people who were there show you:




Kate Bernot is DRAFT’s beer editor. Reach her at kate.bernot[at]

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