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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2011, 02:24:09 AM »
Update! Crackedkettle.com in the Netherlands had them and I got -TWO- along with 4 bottles of Bell's Hopslam. Shoudl be here this weekend! Hooray!
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2011, 08:39:09 AM »
Well, now what am I going to pay you?
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2011, 08:50:05 AM »
Well, now what am I going to pay you?

MOR PLINY PLEEZ

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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2011, 08:53:00 AM »
We've been fortunate w/ Pliny around here lately (Seattle).

I've had it on tap twice and in the bottle once (well, 4 bottles worth) in just the past month or so.  Good stuff.  :) 
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2011, 04:28:55 AM »
Update! Crackedkettle.com in the Netherlands had them and I got -TWO- along with 4 bottles of Bell's Hopslam.

I hate to think what they cost, CrackedKettle is very expensive compared to the De Bierkoning.

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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2011, 04:51:03 AM »
Update! Crackedkettle.com in the Netherlands had them and I got -TWO- along with 4 bottles of Bell's Hopslam.

I hate to think what they cost, CrackedKettle is very expensive compared to the De Bierkoning.

€16 per bottle, but the shipping is really reasonable. De Bierkoning, I've never heard of them, they seem interesting but they don't have online ordering and I can't open their spreadsheet with the beer inventory. I'll keep them in mind though.
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2011, 05:08:50 AM »
Update! Crackedkettle.com in the Netherlands had them and I got -TWO- along with 4 bottles of Bell's Hopslam.

I hate to think what they cost, CrackedKettle is very expensive compared to the De Bierkoning.

€16 per bottle, but the shipping is really reasonable. De Bierkoning, I've never heard of them, they seem interesting but they don't have online ordering and I can't open their spreadsheet with the beer inventory. I'll keep them in mind though.

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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2011, 02:08:43 AM »
I'll check it out next time I go.

FWIW, I opened a bottle Saturday. I know I'll probably get lynched for this, but my first thoughts were, 'meh, I've had better.' And the bottle was fresh, too - bottled Feb 2011. I think I Hardcore You from Brew Dog/Mikkeller is my favorite as far as hop bombs go.
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2011, 06:19:45 AM »
For those in the Seattle area.  Coopers Alehouse will have some on again sometime in the next few days.  They're currently into their IPA Fest (April 8-29), and they're doing it alphabetically (for the most part). 

Currently, theyre on "F" (Firestone Walker Double Jack was the last one they put on tap - and possibly Eel River). 

So check their facebook or twitter - they usually post each time they change out a keg (tag #IPAFest). 
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2011, 06:47:32 AM »
Don't pass on the Firestone DoubleJack. I think it is a great beer and I do prefer it to Pliny. I keep both in-stock at my house, But the Doublejack gets consumed quite often. ;D
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2011, 06:52:17 AM »
Don't pass on the Firestone DoubleJack. I think it is a great beer and I do prefer it to Pliny. I keep both in-stock at my house, But the Doublejack gets consumed quite often. ;D

Oh by NO means pass on Double Jack.  It is absolutely one of my favorite beers!  Lukcy you can keep it 'in stock' at your house.  We only get it sporadically (and it won't last 'stored' at my house!  lol) 

I was at Coopers yesterday when they tapped it.  They were gonna tap Eel River first (y'know, alphabetical), but I bugged 'em to skip ahead to Firestone.  Love that stuff.

I was just pointing out the Pliny, since that was the main focus of this thread.  I like both beers, but also think I enjoy DJ more than Pliny. 
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2011, 11:08:19 AM »
Don't pass on the Firestone DoubleJack. I think it is a great beer and I do prefer it to Pliny. I keep both in-stock at my house, But the Doublejack gets consumed quite often. ;D

Oh by NO means pass on Double Jack.  It is absolutely one of my favorite beers!  Lukcy you can keep it 'in stock' at your house.  We only get it sporadically (and it won't last 'stored' at my house!  lol) 

I was at Coopers yesterday when they tapped it.  They were gonna tap Eel River first (y'know, alphabetical), but I bugged 'em to skip ahead to Firestone.  Love that stuff.

I was just pointing out the Pliny, since that was the main focus of this thread.  I like both beers, but also think I enjoy DJ more than Pliny. 
Beer Monger, if you can get to Malt and Vine, they have Black Raven's Wisdom Seeker on tap as of Saturday - that beer easily rivals Pliny.  If they don't have it there, you might try Black Raven itself.
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2011, 11:14:48 AM »
Don't pass on the Firestone DoubleJack. I think it is a great beer and I do prefer it to Pliny. I keep both in-stock at my house, But the Doublejack gets consumed quite often. ;D

Oh by NO means pass on Double Jack.  It is absolutely one of my favorite beers!  Lukcy you can keep it 'in stock' at your house.  We only get it sporadically (and it won't last 'stored' at my house!  lol) 

I was at Coopers yesterday when they tapped it.  They were gonna tap Eel River first (y'know, alphabetical), but I bugged 'em to skip ahead to Firestone.  Love that stuff.

I was just pointing out the Pliny, since that was the main focus of this thread.  I like both beers, but also think I enjoy DJ more than Pliny. 
Beer Monger, if you can get to Malt and Vine, they have Black Raven's Wisdom Seeker on tap as of Saturday - that beer easily rivals Pliny.  If they don't have it there, you might try Black Raven itself.
I had some of that at Cooper's on Friday.  Excellent stuff!  It was probably my favorite of the evening.  They were out by 1/2 way through Saturday.  ;) 


I actually reviewed the ones I had on my blog (trying to stick to BJCP judging style - though I didn't assign a 1-50 score on the blog).  You can read it here:

http://beermonger.blogspot.com/2011/04/coopers-alehouse-ipa-fest-is-happening.html


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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2011, 11:16:33 AM »
I had some of that at Cooper's on Friday.  Excellent stuff!  It was probably my favorite of the evening.  They were out by 1/2 way through Saturday.  ;) 
Cool.  8)

I usually miss it, so I was happy to get some this time around.
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Re: Pliny the Elder :-(
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2011, 11:51:53 AM »
Shut up!

You Seattle guys with all your fancy-schmancy beers...

(he says while being grrreeeeeeeen with envy)   ;)
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