Pliny the Elder

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2014

    Pliny the Younger at Haven Gastropub MONDAY!

    Those who thought they missed out on a chance to partake in the younger, triple IPA Pliny can breathe a temporary sigh of relief. Our friends at Haven Gastropub in Old Towne Orange are giving a reason to call in sick *cough cough* tomorrow. Last year's release had lines around the building, so hardc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Diamond Knot Industrial IPA, Our Drink of the Week

    When a Total Wine & More store PR rep first contacted me about displaying things I like to drink in their adult beverage stores, I balked because, let's face it, who cares what a news and film blogger consumes? But when I discovered my old pal Greer Wylder of the Greer's OC dining, fashion and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Top 5 OC Events For LA Beer Week, Which Starts Tomorrow!

    On the first day of LA Beer Week, my true love gave to me: a schedule full of ways to drink beer for the next 10 days!  (Yeah, we're not exactly songwriters here.)   LA Beer Week is among us and it's packed with events throughout Southern California--beer crawls, a beer float showdown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Haven Gastropub Finally Debuts Its House-Crafted Beer In OC

    Back in May, Haven Gastropub released its first batches of house-crafted beer--a double IPA and a pale ale--but to our sadness, the restaurant was only pouring the brews at its Pasadena location, where the micro-production was taking place.   Finally, we'll get a taste. Haven Brewing will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Pliny the Elder Leads IPA Drinkers into Battle at Total Wine & More Media Deal in Laguna Hills

    So there I am, surrounded mostly by beer bloggers at the media's sneak preview of the new Total Wine & More store across from Laguna Hills mall, when a verbal stink bomb is dropped.No, it was not the inevitable gas that comes after virtual ink-stained wretches are poured 10 tastes from the 2,500 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Pliny the Younger Madness at Anthill Pub, Haven Gastropub and Hollingshead's Deli

    ‚ÄčIt's Pliny the Younger madness! Anthill Pub & Grille tapped a 5-gallon keg of the rare Russian River ale this past Saturday, and beer geeks flocked to the UC Irvine bar in the hope of getting a taste. (And just a taste--the pours were only 5 ounces.) People started lining up about two hours b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Tustin Brewing Company

    Dave Lieberman‚ÄčThe Place: Tustin Brewing Company, 13011 Newport Ave. #100, Tustin; (714) 665-2337.The Hours: 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to close on Thursdays, and 10 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday.The Deal: $3-$4 pints of house beer, $11 pitchers (except IPA) and discounted app ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 22, 2005

    618 Words About 14 Bad Plays

    Briefly, the least of local theater in 2005

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Food

    December 11, 2003

    Wild Artichoke Hearts Cant Be Broken

    Rustic Elegance in the Yorba Linda Badlands