This is beer, but it’s not your found-in-a-can, ‘my other drink is a Starbucks’ nonsense that’s mass produced for the metrosexual clean-shaved men of the world. No sir, this is full flavored, knock-you-on-your-ass beardy beer, made by men with beards, for men with beards, and women who like men with beards (and beardy beer). It’s beer with a capital beard!
This is the beer of The Russian River Brewing Company from downtown Santa Rosa, California. It’s said that at their brewpub on 4th Street, you’ll find some of the finest, most delicious, and sometimes deadly beers in the world. And we’re not talking about the ‘world series’ kind of world here folks, we’re talking about the world – with other countries in it – kind of world!
While many people come to this region of California to sample the local wines, those who know beer flock the Russian River Brewing Company to sample beers like ‘Pliny the Elder,’ ‘Pliney the Younger,’ ‘Mortification,’ ‘Perdition,’ and ‘Damnation.’ A sample tray of up to 18 beers comes with an information card telling you about each variety. But be warned, some of these beers will hold you down and beat you like the father of a jilted bride. So you should listen to the advice of the bearded locals who will offer you valuable insights, such as “Blind Pig is like Pliny, without the jail time.”