Modern Times Beer

3725 Greenwood St.
San Diego, CA 92110

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Modern Times is now employee owned

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.

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Modern Times Effective Dreams, a Great Notion Brewing collaboration

Modern Times Effective Dreams

Modern Times Effective Dreams, a collaboration with Great Notion Brewing in Portland, Oregon, debuts this month.

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.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Southern Passion, Experimental 9326
Yeast: London III

Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 3/20/17

7.2% ABV

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Palate detonating: Modern Times Golden Pineapple IPA

Modern Times Golden Pinepple

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.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Moteuka, Centennial

Availability: 16oz cans.
Debut: January, 2017

7% ABV

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Nitro coconut, coffee & chocolate for Modern Times

Modern Times Nitro Black House can

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.

Style: Oatmeal Stout (w/ Cocoa, Coconut, Coffee) Nitro Pour
Malts: 2 Row, Oats, Crystal 60, Munich, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat, Carapils

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: January, 2017

?? ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal 

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Modern Times Mage Hand, special release can #2

Modern Times Mage Hand

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).

Style: IPA
Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic, Equinox

Availability: 16oz Cans,
Debut: 9/19/16

?? ABV

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Modern Times Attack Frequency, the first of special cans

Modern Times Attack Frequency

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.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, El Dorado, Rakau

Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 8/13/16

7% ABV

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Modern Times Mega Black House is big on coffee

Modern Times Mega Black House

Modern Times Mega Black House is the newest special release by the San Diego, California based brewery.

The base beer is the brewery’s year-round oatmeal coffee stout (Black House), amped up to an imperial level. Modern Times Mega Black House features a “preposterous” amount of coffee when compared to the year-round version, weighing in at 10% alcohol by volume.

This imperialized version of our celebrated Black House is loaded up with preposterous amounts of house-roasted coffee, which is a heavenly match for the huge, chewy malt profile underneath. This beer is best enjoyed in sips, with ample time to experience its beautiful, evolving complexity, and ample room to gesticulate wildly with pleasure.

Modern Times Mega Black House is available now in 22 ounce bottles in both taprooms and distribution.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: Late April, 2016

10% ABV