The Modern Times Beer Blog

Black Lives Matter

on Jun 01,2020 - 0 Comments -

A message from our Founder & CEO Jacob McKean:

What's happening right now in this country is the inevitable result of tremendous inequality. A system that values some lives over others requires two things to maintain its stability: 1) Widespread belief in a collective lie, and 2) Violent repression. The lie at the heart of American racism is that black lives are less valuable than everyone else's. This manifests itself in every aspect of our broken society, from policing to housing to health care and beyond. 

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RE-OPENING (SLOWLY, CAREFULLY) BEGINS

on May 28,2020 - 0 Comments -

On Monday, we will reopen our four tasting rooms in San Diego and Santa Barbara Counties-- counties which began allowing onsite eating & drinking last week. To some, it feels like an appropriate time to do so. Others still need more time—and that’s OK. Fundamentally, we appreciate that facets of this situation can be intensely personal in nature, and responses can understandably run in different directions right now.

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Medicare for All, Yesterday

on Apr 08,2020 - 0 Comments -

A message from our Founder & CEO Jacob McKean:

We’ve publicly and privately supported single payer health care for quite some time now. As a growing business, we’ve had to deal with privatized health care every step of the way. As an entrepreneur, I had to take the terrifying step of giving up my health insurance when I left my last job in order to start MT. When we opened, I had to navigate the immense difficulty and expense of buying health insurance for a small company. And as we’ve grown, we’ve had to cope with the absurd costs and complexities of providing health insurance to hundreds of people across multiple states.

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Modern Times To Become First Fan & Employee-Owned Brewery in the World

on Apr 17,2019 - 17 Comments -
Become a Co-Owner of Modern Times Image


We are tremendously proud of what we've built at Modern Times over the last six years. We've become a multi-state juggernaut in our industry, with production north of 68,000 barrels in 2018—over 800% of what we’d initially projected to produce in our 5th year, which is, to use a technical term, bonkers. In short, we've reached a scale that requires a new approach, and—rather than involve traditional private equity or other large investors—we’re choosing to give our fans a chance to invest in the company that they’ve done so much to help build.

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