This Brewery Personality Is ‘Not Hiding Anymore‘

“Addie” from Santa Fe Brewing

Rising to the top of my favorite beer personalities on TikTok/Instagram is Santa Fe Brewing’s “Addie” aka @dirtyspice.

She has a unique energy unmatched in the Beer Tok and brewery promoting space.

Keep it up, Santa Fe Brewing! I don’t know if I’ll ever have a chance to have your beer but I love watching Addie’s creative promotion of it.

War Games Is A Perfect Movie To Have With A Pliny

Yesterday I had a Pliny while watching War Games – an 80s movie I love that’s sadly become insanely timely again. Outside of a couple cheeseball moments, the original hacker flick, still holds up.

It’ll make you miss the beginnings of the Internet and the 80s bedroom of your rich friend.

Side note: “Jennifer & David” are one of the most adorable couples in film – mark it down.

A Pliny is a wonderful beer to have while watching this feels-like-a-Spielberg-film-but-isn’t, classic.

The Russian River and Pliny label esthetic has always had an analog feel, much like how War Games somehow feels like when the Internet was analog.

Different Pliny The Elder Bottles
Some of my Pliny The Elder bottles

My only wish is I had a second Pliny as mine went empty early on. I also wish I had a standup Galaga machine but that’s a whole other thing.

War Games is currently available on Netflix and Pliny is where you can find it – but you knew that.

I Had Pliny The Younger In Fresno and It Was Special

I am sorry for being a douche here but I had Pliny The Younger today. And it was as perfect as it ever was.

Totally was not expecting to have it. I knew it was in town but I wasn’t in the mood to wait in line then not get any, so I didn’t put it on my radar.

But, so, I met a friend at Out Of The Barrel to exchange some beers. He was on his way to meet friend at another local beer bar, Goldstein’s, to see if he could get some Younger.

I said “oh geeez, okay, what the hell, I go with you!” Thinking it will be pointless but at least I can say I tried.

To my surprise, I walked right in, went to the bar, immediately got someone over to ask what I wanted. I was feeling embarrassed because surely they no longer had the Younger since they tapped the keg an hour ago, but I asked anyway

Me “You don’t happen to still have any Pliny the Younger do you?”

Bartender “Yes, we do!”

Me (Slightly shocked and excited) ”Oh my gosh… um I will have one please.”

And so it came to be. I politely and unceremoniously walked into a Fresno bar and had one of the most sought after beers in the world.

Pliny The Younger at Goldstein’s Bar in Fresno, CA

It was amazing as always. The aroma brought back all the great times I have had with beer. I am very thankful to have had it in my town. I hope all beer lovers get to have it one day.

It Took A Wordle Buyout For You Beer Pricks To Feel It

Wordle image credit to Josh Wardell

Just stopping to notice something about a certain group of Beer Twitter people.

The people that made fun of us Indie Beer supporters being upset at our favorite breweries getting bought-out. The people that trashed us and the Craft Beer movement.

I see many of those people getting upset about New York Times buying out Wordle. Fearing that New York Times will exploit the wholesomeness of the game app.

Well well well. Now you finally get how we feel. It just took a word game app instead of a brewery buyout, to do it.