(Santa Rosa, CA) – Many in the beer community read about the Russian River Pliny the Younger story over on Ransacked Media with great interest.
Kupros Bistro allegedly tried to price up Pliny the Younger by pairing it with a burger and charging $45 a seat for an event it was planning. The event never happened due to outrage over perceived price gouging and the bar ended up offering the beer for $1 a glass instead. Ransacked Media also reported that Russian River was furious about the incident and planned to work with its wholesaler to make sure the bar never got anymore Russian River beer.
Well, that appears to have changed.
In response to a member of the beer community that was upset about the incident, Kupros posted this comment on its Facebook page last weekend…
Actually, Russian River apologized to us for their strident reaction. So please check the facts and enjoy the last day of beer week! Also please remember that we are talking about beer, which is a wonderful thing to share between friends and patrons, but it is not worth posting and saying derogatory things to a local business that was just trying to be creative.
Ransacked raised the question of whether Kupros’ move was actual miscommunication or backpedaling. We may never know but if you’re a patron of Kupros, it sounds like you will still find Russian River beers available there in the future.