Paul from the Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth emailed to let me know that the Sam Adams 2008 Long Shot winning six-packs have now arrived at his store. For those of you unfamiliar with Boston Brewery Sam Adams Long Shot Competition, basically it’s a nation-wide homebrew competition where the winners will have their beer brewed by the Boston Brewery and then distributed throughout the nation.
While this is a an extremely cool contest, what sets this year’s winning pack apart is that it contains Mike McDole’s Double IPA. But this is no normal Double IPA, Mike based his recipe off of a clone of Russian River’s extremely sought after beer, Pliny the Elder. So, while this isn’t exactly the PtE that many of you are clamoring after, this is about your best opportunity to try about the closest thing here in St. Louis.