Russian River Founder’s Favorite Beers Might Surprise You

December 13, 2015 2:48 am Kirk Richardson

It was a pleasure to sample “piney” Pliny the Elder with Russian River Brewery founder Vinnie Cilurzo in Santa Rosa, California. The world-renowned beer’s sidekick, Pliny the Younger, is only available in February and sells out quickly! Plan to wait in a long line if you visit Russian River’s pub for a taste — it is that popular! By the way, Vinnie confessed that neither of the two wildly popular ales are his favorite beer. As he gets older and wiser/Pliny-like, the thinking man’s brewer finds himself favoring lagers, such as his brewery’s relatively new STS Pils (5.5 ABV). Vinnie adds that he also likes Firestone Walker’s Pivo Hoppy Pils (5.3 ABV). Not being one to argue with an expert, I’ve tried both of these quaffable but strong pilsners and plan to restock their dwindling supply in my refrigerator soon.

Kirk sampling "piney" Pliny the Elder with Russian River Brewery founder Vinnie Cilurzo in Santa Rosa, California. World-renowned Pliny the Younger is only available in February and sells out quickly!

Categorised in: , ,

This post was written by Kirk Richardson.

Comments are closed here.