We gave you 24 hours to unpack the mind-bendingly delicious implications of the first six months of our 2016 special release schedule. Now, just when you’re starting to recover--BAM--we’re hitting you upside the domepiece with another roundhouse kick of flavor-magic. Calendar and details below:
Back for a second year, due to radness. Protocosmos combines the crazy, fruity awesomeness of Australian Galaxy hops with the bright, citrusy qualities of American hops. The dry, cracker-like malt body is super-saturated with hop flavor & aroma, allowing you to revel in the diggity dankness of these absurdly expensive hops without any sweetness to harsh your mellow.
Fortunate Islands w/ Grapefruit Zest
Also returning for a second year, due to sickness (the good kind). The hoppy, tropical aroma & flavor of Fortunate Islands is the perfect canvas for grapefruit zest, which we make by hand-peeling a zillion goddamn grapefruits and adding only the oily skin to the beer. It's insanely labor intensive, but the poppin', fresh grapefruit character can't be beat.
Sleepless City w/ cocoa nibs & vanilla beans
Sleepless City is a brown ale loaded with our house roasted coffee.The base brown ale is super tasty in its own right, with prominent notes of toast, chocolate, and fresh bread, but the coffee really makes it sing. We then layered cocoa nibs & vanilla beans atop this marvelous foundation of flavor to produce a truly splendid combination. Currently on-tap at both of our tasting rooms, FYI.
Trueland Pale Ale
A 5.6% ABV quencher, this insanely juicy pale ale is loaded with Simcoe & Amarillo hops with a featherweight body, big aroma, and moderate bitterness. Tasting room regulars will recall two versions of this beer; the bottled version will be very similar to the second batch.
Haunted Stars is an 8% ABV rye imperial porter rocking a chewy, chocolatey, spicy malt character that coats the mouth and warms the cockles. It starts off rich and full-bodied, with a velveteen texture and creamy dark chocolate flavor, and finishes with a lingering rye spiciness and pleasing earthiness.
Mega Fortunate Islands
Bringing it back again because it's a Lite Brite for your tastebuds. It's a tropical fruit ba-bomb of a double IPA bursting with mango and tangerine aroma and flavor from the Citra/Amarillo one-two punch. It’s a thunderously flavorful beer that captures everything we love about new wave hops. Get some. On the shelf in our tasting room and around SoCal right now.
If we have yet to mention your favorite Modern Times offering, don’t blow up the message boards just yet – we’ve got more internet-breaking announcements coming down the pipeline, and we’ll be posting them here tomorrow and Friday. Stay tuned.