Modern Times Beer
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Reviews by guityler83:
4.79/5 rDev +11.7%
Being an avid homebrewer and having familiarity with the madfermentationist blog, I'd heard about Modern Times and some of the great stuff they were doing so decided to stop in for a pint on a Thursday while on vacation.
Damn.. The tasting room is just my vibe. Huge mosaic on the wall made of post-it notes, interesting artwork all over, the brewery within eye site of the bar itself. I got a flight of the 4 beers that were the same as their packaged lineup. Not a bad one in the bunch! The coffee stout was extremly drinkable and the hoppy beers fresh as sin. Another thing I loved aout the beers was they were relativity session strength (4.8 - 6.7%) so I didn't have to worry too much.
The bartender was friendly and humored my beer nerd questions, I left with a shirt, some stickers and a strong inkling to return. One of the best places I've been in a while for being so new.
02-28-2014 18:32:26 | More by guityler83
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3.92/5 rDev -8.6%
Popular belief has led to the idea that San Diego is too concentrated with breweries, and that these new breweries won't be able to stay in a competitive market. Don't tell that to Modern Times, which is perhaps the best of the "new wave" brewers out of San Diego, and is enjoying a quick start full of success. I was lucky enough to have three Brazilian beer lovers with me during my peek at the tasting room, which is open seven days from 12-9 pm. Parking is limited on the street, so anticipate walking a few blocks on a busy night. Luckily for us, it was a Sunday night.
The tasting room is huge in floor space, and a large bar sits in the middle of it. Regarding décor, 1973 called and wants it back; too many different themes going on, but it felt like it came out of the era where avocado colored appliances were hip. However, the place was clean, as was the bathroom.
One interesting aspect of Modern Times is they not only brew their own beer, they brew their own coffee too. If you enjoy both drinks, stop what you're doing and come now! Three lists of drinks rest behind the bar; the left a handful of cold-pressed coffee options, the middle consisting of their year round list (Lomaland Saison, Fortunate Islands, Black House, Blazing World), and six "special release beers (Funky Lomaland, Pilot Black IPA, e mais). Beers are fairly priced, going from $5-7 a pour, poured in elegant slender tulips. Keeping the beers flowing was a helpful bartender.
Still young and already a celebrity, the sky is the limit for Modern Times.
08-06-2014 01:10:14 | More by DoubleJ
Modern Times Beer in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.