The Modern Times Beer Blog


on Sep 18,2020 - 0 Comments -

Time for September Round 2. If you thought it was impossible for our special projects ninjas to reach even more dizzying heights of fermented delectability, you thought wrong, friend. For this next portion of September's singularly awesome special release lineup, we've got some seriously stellar beverage offerings up our sleeve: imperial stout singles (!!), two Extraordinary IPAs, multiple specimens of collaborative excellence, and the return of one of our most vaunted crispy bois.

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September Special Release Rundown: Part 1

on Sep 04,2020 - 0 Comments -

What’s up, friends? Something rad & new, that’s what. Moving forward, we’ll be giving a written flavor breakdown for each bimonthly special release sale. While you totally get a brief brief on each offering via the email newsletters, we’re diving deeper here, serving up juicy details, spilling the production tea, and providing bonus tasting notes from brew-wizards, production mavens, righteous collaborators, and the like. A wealth of glorious, otherwise-unknown tidbits await.

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Updates on an Incredibly Difficult Week

on Jul 07,2020 - 0 Comments -

A message from our Founder & CEO Jacob McKean:

There's no way to sugar coat this: I have a bunch of bad news for you. I very much wish this were not the case, but this past week has been difficult beyond words. 

Last week we had to do something we’ve been desperately trying to avoid since March: after L.A. County shut down indoor dining, we had no choice but to furlough most of our staff at the Dankness Dojo. And now San Diego County has followed suit by also shutting down indoor eating and drinking, as of midnight last night. Temporary furloughs will likely now extend to some of our co-owners here in San Diego hospitality positions, as well (this is not news to them).

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on Jun 15,2020 - 0 Comments -

While we felt it was important to make a public statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, we are well aware that statements only go so far. This blog post will outline the initial steps we’ll be taking as we look both inward and outward in response to this vital movement. In keeping with the democratic workplace culture of Modern Times, we gathered ideas from our employee-owners and then conducted an internal poll of our 276-person team to decide where to place our emphasis.

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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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