2018 Modern Times League of Partygoers and Elegant People - Q3

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  1. JimN8916

    JimN8916 Initiate (102) Jan 31, 2014 California
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    What? Day 2 of the quarter and no new thread.
     
  2. jwacky

    jwacky Initiate (49) Apr 13, 2017 California

    Blink an eye and half the year goes by...

    Couldn't happier with things at the midway point. Already deciding which clubs to purge next year so I can just spend all my money at MT and not be worried about missing something somewhere else.
     
  3. AndyBrewsBeer

    AndyBrewsBeer Initiate (79) May 6, 2015 California
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  4. Majikow

    Majikow Initiate (143) Nov 21, 2015 California
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    Mortal Cloak, Timewave Zero and Hedge Witch are all killer. Probably in that order for me.
     
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  5. jwacky

    jwacky Initiate (49) Apr 13, 2017 California

    I would reverse that, but to each their own!
     
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  6. Majikow

    Majikow Initiate (143) Nov 21, 2015 California
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    Yeah, don't think you can wrong honestly. Just get a 4 pack of each. They're all great.
     
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  7. OTB

    OTB Devotee (409) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Hedge Witch has been sold out for a couple weeks Tap only now.

    Cheers
     
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  8. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (137) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    hedge witch:heart_eyes:
     
  9. OTB

    OTB Devotee (409) Sep 2, 2011 California

    As fellow Monk-Heads you have to admit that Hedge Witch was # hunnits, actually Time Wave Zero was in the same league.

    Cheers,
     
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  10. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Aspirant (210) Dec 26, 2013 California
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    Just grabbed a 4 pack at the Dojo this afternoon, tho :grin:
     
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  11. OTB

    OTB Devotee (409) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Awesome, I was referring to SD.

    Glad you get the best beer going right now.

    Cheers,
     
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  12. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (803) Dec 3, 2014 California
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    Have I missed the email? Is there a tasting this month?
     
  13. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    No emails yet. I would bet they are more concerned about their anniversary events all week.
     
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  14. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (803) Dec 3, 2014 California
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    I figured as much, I can never be sure as I've had email issues in the past.
     
  15. Xul

    Xul Crusader (762) May 18, 2008 California

    The tasting will be next Tuesday, 07/10 for SD and PDX (Sunday, 07/08 for LA). They posted a schedule with key tasting/sale/release dates for the remainder of the year last month.
     
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  16. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (137) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    most def...
    #hunnits
    Now I wonder if they hold up like monkish beers !?
    #TeamOldIPA
     
  17. ChazMania

    ChazMania Initiate (197) Jun 13, 2006 California

    I had my last can of DDH Orderville yesterday, canned 4/10/18 and it was still completely fantastic.
     
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  18. OTB

    OTB Devotee (409) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Oh they hold up quite well, as good if not better in some cases.

    Cheers,
     
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  19. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Devotee (445) Aug 23, 2009 California
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    anyone else going to the second session of the anniversary party tomorrow?
     
  20. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Yup. And based on current weather forecasts...it won't be much cooler than first session. =(
     
  21. Redondo_Terp

    Redondo_Terp Initiate (21) Jan 19, 2018 California

    For anyone in the LA South Bay, Naja's has four of the Monster's Park BBA adjuncts on tap. Naja's also had an MT pineapple milkshake IPA called Llano del Rio that I have not seen before, but I found it to be a cloying mess & tough to finish.
     
  22. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Initiate (156) Jun 5, 2012 California

    Yes, I am. Actually looking for a ticket for a friend. Anyone out there who knows about any for sale, please hit me up.
     
  23. sportstsar

    sportstsar Initiate (157) Jan 23, 2012 California

    So the LA tasting is on a Sunday this time around? Anyone know if this is going to be a regular thing?
     
  24. R1c0rtez

    R1c0rtez Initiate (38) Oct 5, 2012 California

    Unfortunately I don't have tickets for the second session. But if they really want to attend, I have 2 available for the first session. Double booked myself, planning to attend a concert here in LBC instead of going driving to San Diego. If anyone is interested, pm me.
     
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  25. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Well, based on the schedule link that Xul provided, no, it would appear to be on Tuesdays for the rest of the year....but like all things I would assume it is subject to change since those tastings aren't being held by a property owned by MT.
     
  26. Xul

    Xul Crusader (762) May 18, 2008 California

    Click the link and your questions will be answered...
     
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  27. sportstsar

    sportstsar Initiate (157) Jan 23, 2012 California

    I clicked the link and did indeed see Tuesdays through the rest of the year. I guess a better question would have been.... why a Sunday this time around and is there potential for it to happen again?
     
  28. Xul

    Xul Crusader (762) May 18, 2008 California

    Last time it was on a Sunday was because the usual venue was taken on Tuesday. As far as potential to happen again, sure, it's possible, shit happens. If something changes, I have no doubt they'll let LA members know as soon as possible.
     
  29. dcbullet

    dcbullet Initiate (116) Dec 18, 2013 California

    I'm here with the dumb question. The tickets to the anni party are just the email confirm?
     
  30. Xul

    Xul Crusader (762) May 18, 2008 California

    No scannable tickets were issued so I'm assuming they'll be going through the line with a list of names (or at least that's how they've done it in the past).
     
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  31. tokimedo

    tokimedo Aspirant (242) Feb 28, 2015 California

    so stoked on more modem tones bottles. LESSS GOOO
     
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  32. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (803) Dec 3, 2014 California
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    'Twas a good time in the first session, my only gripe (and the group I was with) was that we couldn't purchase more pours when we had gone through everything by 1pm. So we made due and just went down to the taproom and got a few pours.
     
  33. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Zealot (597) Mar 10, 2013 California

    Can we institute a new rule where @Xul has to have like at least 48hrs before the sale goes live to post his tasting notes???
     
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  34. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    I mean....league members in LA had their tasting this past weekend....a little surprised to not see any notes from them. But then not really surprised...because LA. Hehehehe =P

    They were too busy watching their Dodgers put on the hurt while listening to the Padres and laughing at that 20-5 loss.....man did that one hurt.
     
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  35. NicIsAwesome

    NicIsAwesome Initiate (48) Jun 30, 2014 California

    I went to the LA tasting but Ive held back my comments because 1, they're going to be eclipsed ten times over by Xul and 2, I was honestly pretty disappointed with the beers at the tasting.

    I had really high hopes for the modem tones with raspberry and cacao. Jam the Radar is my favorite stout and modern times is my favorite brewery so I was pretty disappointed when I received my pour and the smell burned of alcohol. The taste wasn't nearly as bad as the nose but it wasn't really what I was expecting at all (I'll admit though, I don't have a lot of experience with rum ba beers or rum in general). I got a good amount of alcohol and raspberries up front followed up by some brown sugar in the back end (which was kinda surprising... This might be a personal taste thing who knows?). I think I need to revisit this one bc the taste was really not what I was expecting but it wasn't bad at all so my disappointment might be a little misled. The nose though... I'm not a fan. Definitely going to sit on my 2 bottles for a while to mellow out.

    The rest of the beer reviews are going to be pretty quick bc to be honest, I'm not a big sour guy so maybe dont even waste your time reading haha

    Fruitening part 1: good sour blend. Not much a filthy casual such as myself can discern from other quality sours I've had but i liked it, I'll get a bottle.

    Fruitening part 2: Not the "jammiest" sour I've had but that is a word I'd use to describe this beer. It was also noticably thicker than part 1.

    The berliner: tasted pretty good, not as sour as the other 2 superliners, kinda smoother/sweeter but definitely undercarbed. I'm wondering if they were poured into glass and sat out a while before serving or if my pour came from a bad can.

    I love modern times. They're my favorite brewery and I don't expect every beer to be a home run nor do I expect any of their beers to please 100% of their customers so I feel bad writing a negative-ish review but I mean, im not even from LA but the "LAs gonna LA" thing irked me enough to take an extra long work poo and write this out.
     
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  36. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    TBH, I didn't write a review of the beers either. While I didn't attend the LA tasting, most (I actually think all) of the beers for this month's sale were being served to us at the anniversary party. So I had an entire day prior to the LA tasting to do something, and I failed.... =P
     
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  37. NicIsAwesome

    NicIsAwesome Initiate (48) Jun 30, 2014 California

    Yeah, I can't speak for everyone else but I have this irrational fear of someone saying "you suck at tasting beer!" Whenever I post my opinion which is why I rarely do it. Just felt strongly enough about this tasting that I was really curious to see if people had the same notes as me.

    By the way, the event was great (only my 2nd since I can't make weekday events). Stephen and the long hair guy with the target shirts are a pretty entertaining duo
     
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  38. jwacky

    jwacky Initiate (49) Apr 13, 2017 California

    This sentence is my favorite part of the review.

    I'm definitely eager to try the MT Raspberry/Cocoa from the bottle tonight. It was one of my favorite pours from the anniversary party so curious to see if there'll be a difference or not. Interestingly enough, I typically don't like berry stouts at all. JTR didn't do anything for me.
     
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  39. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (507) Mar 26, 2013 California
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    I was too busy taking the 10 to the 405 to the 101 to the 134 to the 2 to the 210
     
  40. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    I stopped ready when I got to 405....that freeway can go DIAF
     
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