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The beer people wait in line for... Pliny the Younger will make his 16th Annual return to Russian River Brewing Company (two locations: Santa Rosa & Windsor) February 7th through February 20th, 2020!  Younger will be available on draft each day at our brewpubs until they run out of that day’s allocation. Please follow the link to the Russian River Brewing Company's website to learn more about the beer, the man and other important details for 2020! There are very specific policies around this release - don't be suprised!

The Beer:

Pliny the Younger is considered a “triple” IPA, simply meaning that it is higher in alcohol and has tons of hops. The alcohol should finish at about 10.25%, although it is remarkably dry for the amount of malt used in the recipe. It is loaded with hop flavors, bitterness, and aromatics.  We brewed Younger for the first time in 2005 as a winter seasonal, building upon the Pliny the Elder recipe while pushing the envelope with malt, hops, and alcohol just to see how far we could go! This year’s hops are hand selected by from the 2019 crop and include Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and more!  It is always brewed only once a year and released the first Friday in February, rain or shine.

What to expect if you come to one, or both, of our brewpubs:

We have made some positive changes over the years to help keep the line moving and limit over-consumption of high ABV beers. There is a 3 hour/3 Younger maximum at both breweries.  Please plan to wait in line anywhere from 1 hour to 5 or 6 hours on the weekends once we get the doors open.  If it rains, as it generally does in February, we will be unable to use our outdoor patio in Santa Rosa.  Our Santa Rosa pub’s capacity is 135 people plus a few more on the patio during nice weather.  The Windsor brewpub can hold up to 200 people, thus allowing us to seat more people at one time which helps to keep the line moving. The tasting room will be open for growler fills and 5 oz. tastes of other beers, but not Younger.  We do not fill growlers with Younger.  A taste of Younger will, however, be a special added bonus on the guided tours which can be booked on our website. The best time to visit to ensure the shortest wait time is always midweek.

Russian River Brewing Company now has 2 locations. Both are a short drive from the Russian River area. Despite the name, the breweries are not located at the Russian River.

700 Mitchell Ln, Windsor, CA 95492

725 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404