By William Brand
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 8:21 pm in Uncategorized.
The search for Russian River Pliny the Younger, the 2009 edition is intensifying. Shared a pint of Double Bastard with a friend tonight at Pacific Coast Brewing, 906 Washington St. in Oakland. He came there with an empty growler, searching for Pliny the Younger; hadn’t arrived yet.
He went to The Trappist, 460 89th St., same story: keg not tapped, on to Cato’s Ale House, 3891 Piedmont Ave., same story. Then, I got home and had an e-mail; note from Robert Gaustad, proprietor of Bobby G’s Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave. in Berkeley. He just put a keg on tap tonight.
Sigh. And so it goes. One thing’s certain; they’ll have it on tap Saturday at the Bistro’s Double IPA Fest: doors open at 11 a.m.