Russian River Brewing Co.

Russian River Pliny The Elder

It is arguably the most famous, sought after, talked about and otherwise storied brew of this proverbial craft beer renaissance.  Spanning a full decade this beer has won two bronze and three gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup, as well as, being voted the number one commercial beer in the world by the homebrewing publication Zymurgy for six years straight. That's right, I said six years straight. It is also credited with spawning the immense popularity of the double India pale ale—or imperial India pale ale—style.