July 2013

Super quickie homebrew competition for GABF!

on Jul 26,2013 - 21 Comments -

Modern Times Pop-Up Homebrew Competition!

When: Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Where: Modern Times Tasting Room

Time: 5-8 PM

What?!: Homebrew Competition for the GABF Pro-Am!

We are hosting a super quickie homebrew competition! We somehow managed to snag a spot in the GABF Pro-Am competition, and we need a super-fast turnaround beer to submit. This is your chance to show the world that a devastatingly awesome beer can be brewed and poured in just 2 weeks. The best recipe of the day will be selected by our crack team of brewing ninjas, brewed on our pilot brewing system THE VERY NEXT DAY, served in our tasting room before September 2nd, and then driven in a super sweet refrigerated semi all the way to Denver, CO for the GABF Pro-Am.

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Thanks for being rad

on Jul 16,2013 - 3 Comments -

I wanted to offer a thunderous digital hi-five to everyone who came out to our launch week events, so I made you this.

                              Modern Times Blingee

It was super cool and super weird to see our tap handles at so many rad bars. And then to see people drinking our beers (sometimes in our pint glasses!) and seemingly enjoying themselves, was an added layer of surreal awesomeness. All in all, a really cool and really exhausting week. 

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It's Our Launch Week!

on Jul 08,2013 - 3 Comments -

This week is our official launch week! We'd love it if you joined us for any or all of these merrymaking events. We'll get to hang out and become besties, while drinking each and every single one of our beers (6 currently). Good times!

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Read This Before Drinking Neverwhere

on Jul 02,2013 - 16 Comments -

Editor's note: this blog post was written by our summer intern/resident expert in all things microbial, Mike Tonsmeire, AKA The Mad Fermentationist.

There is plenty of confusion about what role Brettanomyces (Brett) plays in the fermentation of beer. Many people incorrectly believe that it generates the acidity that makes sour beers sour, but this is actually the dominion of the lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. Brett is a sugar-consuming alcohol-producing yeast, a cousin of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ale yeast). While Brett is often referred to as “wild” it was first isolated over 100 years ago, and today is easily ordered from yeast labs.

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