Russian River Brewing‘s much-coveted Pliny the Younger is coming to Bend again this year (read about its appearance last year) and this time it’s showing up this Sunday, March 11th, at The Brew Shop. However, besides just offering a packed-house-tasting, The Brew Shop (and downstairs Platypus Pub) is turning this into a fundraising event, with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
Here’s the press release:
Platypus Pub and The Brew Shop are pleased to announce the first annual Russian River Pliny the Younger Fundraising Event. The annual release of Russian River Brewing Pliny the Younger is here. We will be selling tickets at 11 AM this Sunday, March 11th. The $10 ticket is good for one 8 oz. glass of this special beer.
There will also be five other Russian River beers on tap:
- Pliny the Elder – double IPA
- Blind Pig – IPA
- Damnation – Belgian blonde
- Consecration – sour aged in Cabernet barrels
- Supplication – sour aged in Pinot barrels
And we will be offering a taster tray of five Russian River beers for $15.
Five dollars will be donated for every Pliny the Younger ticket sold. Three dollars will be donated for every taster tray sold. Fifty cents will be donated for every Russian River beer sold.
There will also be a raffle for some Russian River swag. These tickets will be $5 each. The prizes include:
- Russian River pint glasses
- Russian River T-shirts
- Russian River hats
- Pliny the Younger work shirt
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
I believe they only received a single five-gallon keg (like what was offered last year) so definitely get there early if you want to make sure you score a glass. (Five gallons should yield about 80 8-ounce pours.)
And while some may balk at the price for a glass of Younger ($10), keep in mind that fully half of that price is being donated, which is well worth it.
Platypus Pub/The Brew Shop is located at 1203 NE 3rd St. Bend, OR 97701. For more information you can contact them at (541) 323-3282.
See you there?
Update: From the Brew Shop’s newsletter, they note that although tickets go on sale starting at 11, “As we are expecting extreme interest for this beer, it will be served in phases, beginning at 12:00.”