San Diego, California based Modern Times Beer is expanding to Santa Barbara this year. The brewery is building a 5,000 square foot tap room and restaurant in the downtown area.
The Modern Times Academy of Recreational Science is what the new space will be called. The new space boasts a 2,500 square foot outdoor area alongside indoor seating and bar area, with “brain-bending art installations” and “weird design features”.
“This forthcoming palace of sensory delights will feature a full menu of the highest quality noms ever nommed, as well as a dazzling array of delicious beers from all of our brewery locations.”
The Modern Times Academy of Recreational Science is expected to open by the end of 2018, on South State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. This will be the 5th location for the brewery, alongside San Diego’s Point Loma, and North Park, The Dankness Dojo in L.A., and the Belmont Fermentorium in Portland, Oregon.
San Diego based Modern Times is now employee owned, a first for California breweries.
Recently employees repurchased 30% of shares from out of state investors, achieving at least a partial employee ownership status. The brewery plans on being 100% employee-owned in the near future. It only took Modern Times four years to be able to repurchase those shares.
What this means for you is that we now have a staff full of brewery-owners investing their various talents & abilities in a company they’re meaningfully and directly responsible for. Essentially, you should probably prepare to be even more dazzled than usual with what’s about to emerge from our brewhouse, coffee program, and upcoming new locations. This is a seriously massive step for us, and we cannot wait to share the resulting radness with all of you.
The brewery as a whole touts a list of employee incentives already, including health care, competitive salaries, two-month paid sabbatical after 5 years, unlimited paid time-off, and a take home wage of $15 dollars an hour (plus lots of free beer and coffee).
The Modern Times employee stock ownership plan was facilitated by Ambrose Advisors. Neil Brozen of Ventura ESOP Fiduciary Services has been retained as the Trustee.
The future holds not only sustainable ownership structure, according to CEO and founder Jacob McKean, but new growth and efficiency improvements, new beers, and an expanded company direction.
This new IPA is packed with all the juicy hops you love, including Citra, Mosaic, Southern Passion, and new Experimental 9326 hops. Lovers of haze, take note.
…it’s a bewitching confluence of tropical, citrus, & stone fruit flavors and aromas that will make you extremely glad that it came in a 4-pack.
Modern Times Effective Dreams will go on sale on Brown Paper Tickets March 20th. The brewery will email a link for purchase the day of.
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Southern Passion, Experimental 9326
Yeast: London III
Availability: 16oz Cans
Modern Times Golden Pinepple IPA is the latest “special can” release the San Diego, California based brewery.
This 7% alcohol by volume IPA features a “palate-detonating amalgamation” of Citra, Mosaic, Moteuka, and Centennial hops.
We fermented this magnificent assortment of ingredients with Sacc Trois for a monumentally juicy mouth-full of guava, mango and papaya that translates from taste-buds to brain as pure joy.
Modern Times Golden Pinepple IPA is a 16 ounce can release. 4-packs can be purchased on January 16th through Brown Paper Tickets. Check the brewery’s social media for more.
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Moteuka, Centennial
Availability: 16oz cans.
Debut: January, 2017
Kicking off 2017 in smooth fashion – Modern Times Nitro Black House with Coffee, Coconut, & Cocoa.
The base beer is Black House, the brewery’s year-round oatmeal coffee stout, brewed with Ethiopian Hambela and Sumatran coffee. This special January 2017 release is not only nice and creamy thanks to the nitrogen, but also features coconut and cocoa.
This beer turned out absolutely outstanding, with a decadent mélange of chocolaty, coffee-laden radness laced with delicious notes of coconut, all wrapped up in a package so smooth and velvety, you’ll say, “Damn…that is extremely smooth and velvety.
Modern Times Nitro Black House with Coffee, Coconut, & Cocoa will be available across the brewery’s entire distribution area in early January.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: January, 2017
Image: Beer Street Journal
Modern Times Mage Hand marks the second release in the San Diego based brewery’s special release can series.
You’ll find Modern Times Mage Hand to be a “hazy, enormously flavorful juice bomb.” That’s thanks to Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Equinox hops.
We stuffed this miracle elixir with Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Equinox hops for an explosion of juicy, tropical dankness that is likely to elicit spontaneous high-fiving upon contact with the palate.
Attack Frequency was the first release in this special series.
Modern Times Mage Hand 16 ounce cans will be available on Brown Paper Tickets starting on Monday, September 19th, and 9 10 AM (PDT).
Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic, Equinox
Availability: 16oz Cans,
Image: Modern Times Beer
Modern Times Attack Frequency, a new special release can, debuts in August.
The San Diego brewer touts this newbie as “a mouthwatering tropical juice bomb” that is built on Citra, Amarillo, El Dorado, and Rakau hops.
…Taken to nigh-on-irresponsible levels of juiciness with the addition of guava and apricot. Seriously, we could spend paragraphs describing it, but how good did that just sound?
Modern Times Attack Frequency is the brewery’s first canned special release, coinciding with the Festival of Dankness the week of August 13th. The cans will be available at the brewery for the entire week.
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, El Dorado, Rakau
Availability: 16oz Cans