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Sonoma County beers to try besides Pliny the Younger

Sonoma County offers plenty of tasty alternatives to Russian River's world-class triple IPA, Pliny the Younger. One of the best beers in the world, Pliny comes at the cost of an hourslong wait in line. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

ERIC WITTMERSHAUS , THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Waiting in the massive lines that will accompany Friday’s annual, two-week release of Russian River Brewing Co.’s Pliny the Younger is something of a rite of passage for Sonoma County craft beer drinkers. People come from all corners to sip what’s regarded as one of the world’s best brews.