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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Pliny the Younger has come and gone

An update for those of you who were waiting until the crowds thinned out for a taste of Russian River Brewing Company’s once-a-year-beer,  Pliny the Younger: Sorry. It sold out the same day it went on sale.  It was gone by 8 p.m.  Friday, Feb. 5. The pub sold 600 gallons in eight hours, mostly in take-home “growler” jugs. The line went outside the downtown Santa Rosa bar and down the block. This smooth and tasty triple India Pale Ale,… Read More »

Pliny the Younger returns

Fans eagerly await the triumphant return of Pliny the Younger to Santa Rosa on Friday, Feb. 5. For those of you who don’t recognize the name … no, Pliny the Younger is not the latest hot rock band. It’s a beer, but it’s a special beer, made only once a year by the Russian River Brewing Company. And if you don’t think beer is a fit subject for an arts blog, you haven’t tasted this stuff. Vinnie Cilurzo, brewer and… Read More »