We are collectively geeked out of our frickin’ gourds to announce that Modern Times Beer will be launching our cockstaggeringly gorgeous cans throughout San Diego on October 21st.

Our four year round beers—Lomaland, a Belgian-style saison; Fortunate Islands, a hoppy wheat; Black House, an oatmeal coffee stout; and Blazing World, a hoppy amber—will be available in four packs of 16-ounce cans. Better beer stores throughout San Diego County can place orders through our wholesaler, Stone Distributing.

We chose 16-ounce cans for a whole slew of really excellent reasons, but here’s the main thing: packaged beer isn’t just for drinking alone in front of the TV. It’s for celebrating the everyday victories of a life well-lived: reaching the end of a rad hike, throwing a killer BBQ, planning a superfun picnic, completing an epic bike ride. Cans are indisputably the superior package for such situations. Perfect for Modern Times.

Cans are also the best possible package for our aroma-driven, complex, sessionable beers. Being completely opaque and immune to oxygen incursion, cans will help our beer last longer, taste fresher, and smell better.

The cans are also super purdy. Helms Workshop did a masterful job designing the packaging, and Simon Walker crafted the stunning, hand-drawn logo. With their forces combined, the Modern Times can became this frickin’ beautiful thing. We can’t keep our goddamn hands off ‘em.

So yeah, an insane amount of work went into making this possible, and we’re freaking out a little now that it’s really happening. Asking for Modern Times cans at your preferred liquor store/grocery store/bottle shop is the best way to support this crazy endeavor (they really do listen!)

And if you buy ‘em: thank you. Thank you so much. All of us at Modern Times have been pouring our entire lives into this project. Your support means the world to us.



Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:56

You guys have th emost beautiful cans in the country, in my humble opinion.


Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:16

I like your beer. Its hoppy and creamy.
I think that stone has you ! hands down

Cans are cool but they all look too much
No one is going to remember a good beer in
A white CAN !

But! Everyone likes the under dog.

You gotta lot of work to do! Haha.
Dont expect to hear from you;)

Byron Lovelace

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 02:01

I've heard great things about modern times and as a avid SD beer fan I couldn't wait to get my hands on some and try out the cans. Sadly, the bev mo in oceanside has a tendency to sell beer long after a decent exp date. Without a date on the can I took a gamble and lost. Modern Times has been highly praised for their ability to produce big flavorful beers with huge hop character and a low abv. however, it doesn't do any good if all the hops are dead and you end up with a mouthful of sugar sludge. I will try modern times again, but not from a can unless it's dated. That Blazing World would have embarrassed the brewer I'm sure and may have once been a great beer. Bummer.


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