Where They Pour the Pliny

This year’s official Russian River release of Pliny the Younger is Feb. 5, but Orange County usually gets the beer the third week of February.

Prices vary by location; last year, most were less than $12 a pour.

Beachwood BBQ The $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a pour are available at the two locations in Long Beach and Seal Beach. All 130 tickets are drawn live on a beer podcast. If your name is drawn, you have 10 days to redeem your pint. Proceeds to the Melanoma Research Foundation. 13112 Main St., Seal Beach, 562-493-4500

The Crow Bar and Kitchen Tickets available beginning at 8 a.m., pours between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Limit two 10-ounce glasses per customer. 2325 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949-675-0070

Haven Gastropub Usually on a Sunday. If you get inside the restaurant, you get served. Limit 8 ounces. 190 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714-221-0680

Hollingshead’s Lines start forming the evening before the the release date. Limit 12 ounces, but it comes in a collector mug. 368 S. Main St., Orange, 714-978-9467

Pizza Port San Clemente Nine-ounce glasses, no waiting, word of mouth, sells out within an hour. Check social media. 301 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949-940-0005

Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria and Tap Room Usually in mid-February. Line up for a wristband about 8 a.m. the day of the event, return about 7 p.m. for a 5- to 6-ounce pour. 30461 Avenida de las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, 949-709-8165

Tustin Brewery Tickets for an 8-ounce pour go on sale at 11 a.m., pours between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. the same day. Line forms about 4 a.m. 13011 Newport Ave., Tustin, 714-665-2337

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