Lucky beer drinkers celebrate getting the first pints of Pliny the Younger at Russian River on the first day of release in 2013.


Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River will join RateBeer’s Joe Tucker at 5:20 p.m. on KSRO, 1350 AM, on Thursday to do an on-air preview of the 2014 Pliny the Younger, slated for a two week release starting Friday morning at 10 a.m. Good news is you’ll get Joe’s expert first impression, bad news is you won’t get a taste yourself because nobody’s figured out how to send beer through radio waves, at least not yet.

So you’ll just have to wait in line at the brewpub like everyone else.

Joe’s radio spot is a new edition to The Drive with Steve Jaxon, KSRO’s afternoon show from 3-6 p.m. Joe joins Steve every Thursdays for 40 minutes of talk about the local beer scene. The first two editions, in January, featured JT Fenn from BeerCraft and the gang from Old Redwood Brewing Company.

– Sean Scully