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Modern Times League of Partygoers and Elegant People (2019)

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  1. johnInLA

    johnInLA Champion (804) Jun 12, 2005 California
    Society

    INCLUDED BOTTLES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)\
    The included bottles that are listed below will never be offered for sale to the public; they're exclusively for League members.
    (2) 22oz Bottles of Dragon Mask Aged in Bourbon Barrels: Chocolate Churro Edition
    (2) 22oz Bottles of Modem Tones Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ Vanilla
    (2) 375ml Bottles of a Sour Blond Aged in Red Wine Barrels w/ Blueberries
    (2) 375ml Bottles of The Fruitening: Piña Colada Edition
    (1) 22oz Bottle of Double Barrel-Aged Altar of the Orc Lord
    (1) 22oz Bottle of Monsters' Park Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels w/ Vanilla
    (1) 22oz Bottle of Monsters' Park Aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels w/ Coconut & Vanilla
    (1) 22oz Bottle of Wizard Blend

    2019 ONLINE SALE BEERS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
    11th Hour Aged in Cognac & Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels (Dessert Strong Ale Collab w/ Horus Aged Ales & The Full Pint)
    Altar of the Orc Lord Aged in Bourbon Barrels + Variants
    Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Collab w/ Cellarmaker Brewing Company
    Suggestion of Mass Aged in Bourbon Barrels (Collab w/ J Wakefield Brewing)
    Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Collab w/ Moksa Brewing Company
    Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels: Spumoni Edition
    Beastmaster Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ Walnuts, Maple Syrup, & Cocoa
    Modem Tones Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ Pecans, Bananas, & Vanilla
    Modem Tones Aged in Bourbon Barrels (single-origin coffee treatments)
    Beastmaster Aged in Spanish Brandy Barrels w/ Figs & Cocoa
    Fellowship of Xul
    Devil's Teeth Aged in Bourbon Barrels
    Devil's Teeth Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ NOLA Coffee & Almonds
    Devil's Teeth Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ NOLA Coffee & Almonds: Ultra-Coconut Edition
    Devil's Teeth Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ Pistachio & Coconut
    Monsters' Park Aged in Bourbon Barrels
    Monsters' Park Aged in Bourbon Barrels: Ultra-Chocolate Edition
    Monsters' Park Aged in Bourbon Barrels: Turkish Coffee Edition
    Monsters' Park Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ Vanilla
    Monsters’ Park Aged in Jamaican & Barbados Rum Barrels
    Modem Tones Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ Vanilla, Hazelnut, & Maple Syrup
    Barrel-Aged Cuvée of Monsters’ Park, Devil’s Teeth, & Infinity Gauntlet
    Imperial Stout Aged in Port Wine Barrels
    Imperial Stout Aged in Rum Barrels: Spicy Boy Edition (Mexican Hot Chocolate Treatment w/ Extra Peppers)
    Dragon Mask Aged in Bourbon Barrels: Café de Olla Edition
    Analog
    Analog: Orange Wine Edition
    Bière De Coupage
    Shadow Mountain (Red Wine Barrel-Aged Saison w/ Boysenberries)
    The Fruitening: Black Raspberry Edition
    The Fruitening: Boysenberry Edition
    The Fruitening: Black Currant & Vanilla Edition
    The Fruitening: Grapefruit & Rose Hip Edition
    The Fruitening: Pomegranate & Pear Edition
    The Fruitening: Yumberry & Boysenberry Edition
    Glimmer Void (Red Wine Barrel-Aged Sour w/ Strawberries)
    Modern Eden Aged in Red Wine Barrels
    New Atlantis
    New Atlantis: Chardonnay Edition
    News from Nowhere
    Palace of Cracked Heads
    Palace of Paper Sacks
    Pescespada (Collab w/ Almanac Beer Company)
    The Prometheus Effect
    Rampart Junction
    Thermometer Island
    Barrel-Aged Sour Ale w/ Plums
    Valley of Sound
    Wizard & Graf: Chapter 3
    Single-Varietal Cider
    Wild-Harvest Cider
    Heirloom-Blend Cider
    Transit of Venus
    Rebrews of Fan-Favorite Can Releases (Abaddon, Clear & Present Dankness, Countermagic, Dinosaur World, Effective Dreams, Hedge Witch, Underworld Dreams, Order of Hermes, Star Metal, Stencil Crew, & more)

    INCLUDED MERCHANDISE
    League of Partygoers & Elegant People Challenge Coin
    Buildable Beer Label Coaster Set
    Tulip Glass
    Taster Glass Set
    Member-Branded Insulated Tote (Pictures Coming Soon)

    MEMBER BENEFITS
    Ability to elect a proxy to pick-up purchases
    Exclusive crowler fill options
    Crowler fill bar credit (value TBD)
    1 ticket to a welcome party in early 2019 (dates TBD)
    First opportunity to purchase tickets to Modern Times Beer events
    First opportunity to renew League membership in 2020
    Priority access to all bottle/can sales ahead of the public
    League of Partygoers & Elegant People exclusive events
    Encinitas: October 2018
    Anaheim: Mid-2019
     
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  2. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
    Trader

    Theory included bottles:

    • (2) 22oz Bottles of Dragon Mask Aged in Bourbon Barrels: Chocolate Churro Edition
    • (2) 22oz Bottles of Modem Tones Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ Vanilla
    • (4) 375ml Bottles of a Sour Blond Aged in Red Wine Barrels w/ Blueberries
    • (2) 375ml Bottles of The Fruitening: Piña Colada Edition
    • (2) 22oz Bottles of Double Barrel-Aged Altar of the Orc Lord
    • (1) 22oz Bottle of Monsters' Park Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels w/ Vanilla
    • (1) 22oz Bottle of Monsters' Park Aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels w/ Coconut & Vanilla
    • (1) 22oz Bottle of Wizard Blend
    • (2) 22oz Bottles of Monster Tones — Theory Exclusive
    • (2) 22oz Bottles of Suggestion of Mass Aged in Maple Syrup Barrels — Theory Exclusive
    • (2) 22oz Bottles of Double Barrel-Aged Wizard Blend — Theory Exclusive
    • (2) 22oz Bottles of Double Barrel-Aged Modem Tones (Bourbon & Apple Brandy) — Theory Exclusive

    Member Benefits:

    • Ability to elect a proxy to pick-up purchases.
    • Access to crowler fills of any beer in our tasting rooms (nitro and wild-fermented beers excluded).
    • Crowler fill bar credit (value TBD).
    • 2 tickets to a welcome party in early 2019.
    • First opportunity to purchase tickets to Modern Times Beer events.
    • First opportunity to renew League membership in 2020 (Please note that an invite to The Theory of Leisure Committee is not guaranteed, as membership status is redetermined on a yearly basis).
    • First access to all bottle sales ahead of the League and public.
    • Theory exclusive events.
    • Opportunity to participate in a feedback committee for monthly beer releases.

    Included Merch:

    • Theory of Leisure Committee Challenge Coin
    • League of Partygoers & Elegant People Challenge Coin
    • Buildable Coaster Set
    • Sour Glass
    • Tulip Glass
    • Taster Glass Set
    • Member-Branded Rolltop Cooler Backpack


    Bolded the larger differences and that I am super excited about the cooler backpack.
     
  3. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (235) Feb 4, 2015 California
    Trader

    2019, finally a member.

    Sent a request to join the FB group. Hope I don't have to wait until I get the coin to be accepted!
     
  4. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
    Trader

    There are a significant amount of requests in the queue to join. We will get to them all once @ModernTimesSteven wakes up and starts to go through them. We ended up not really discussing a plan between the MT crew and admins, but I believe the MT crew was discussing their plan of attack since there are a lot of members to approve and boot (not really a lot to boot...but still adds to the cluster).
     
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  5. croush

    croush Crusader (705) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
    Trader

    I’m also in the queue to be added. As much as I’m excited to finally be added, I’m sure they’ll get to us in good time.
     
  6. jwacky

    jwacky Initiate (66) Apr 13, 2017 California

    This is my favorite perk.

    Happy 2019, all.
     
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  7. Majikow

    Majikow Initiate (144) Nov 21, 2015 California
    Society Trader

    Who do we contact to get into the Theory Facebook group?

    And I'm also excited about the cooler backpack. I find for some shares the 2018 league bag just doesn't cut it space wise and I do find myself wishing it had a strap sometimes.
     
  8. jwacky

    jwacky Initiate (66) Apr 13, 2017 California

    Just search for it on FB and request to join.
     
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  9. Majikow

    Majikow Initiate (144) Nov 21, 2015 California
    Society Trader

    Ah, wasn't sure if it was some super secret group that you couldn't publicly search. Thanks sir!
     
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  10. ModernTimesSteven

    ModernTimesSteven Initiate (44) Jun 5, 2017 California

    I'll have links to the facebook groups in a newsletter that I am sending out in the next hour or so!

    Cheers,

    Steven Michael
    Modern Times Beer
     
  11. D09daryl

    D09daryl Initiate (70) Mar 11, 2017 California
    Trader

    What is the benefit of joining the Facebook group? Is there anything posted there that i wouldn't be able to find elsewhere (i.e. here) ? I don't F with the book, but would consider joining under an alias if there is a solid reason to.
     
  12. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
    Trader

    Community, that is it. Everything else gets sent in emails to the members.
     
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  13. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (535) Mar 26, 2013 California
    Trader

    I post some nice photos of my breakfast on there
     
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  14. ModernTimesSteven

    ModernTimesSteven Initiate (44) Jun 5, 2017 California

    We'll always be sure to not post announcements exclusively on Facebook. So you'll still know everything you need with just newsletters. That being said, the Facebook group is extremely active. Members are on there all day posting. Leanne and myself spend a lot of time on there too.

    Cheers,

    Steven Michael
    Modern Times Beer
     
  15. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
    Trader

    I like the pictures of your cabin. Looks quiet and peaceful. Also beer.
     
  16. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (535) Mar 26, 2013 California
    Trader

    thanks man!
     
  17. NicIsAwesome

    NicIsAwesome Initiate (51) Jun 30, 2014 California

    You wont miss out on anything major if you read the emails but sometimes interesting one off things get put on tap that I dont recall ever seeing an email covering. Thats when its useful for me. Then again, if youre just getting facebook for the league tap updates, you could always just visit the MT website to see whats on tap instead.
     
  18. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
    Trader

    They also post it on the league IG when they have one-offs that go on draft. I usually just sit, see it, continue working, and then debate whether or not it lasted the rest of the day.
     
  19. ModernTimesSteven

    ModernTimesSteven Initiate (44) Jun 5, 2017 California

    This is a good point. Sometimes we tap one off kegs that only last like a day, so they don't make it into newsletters.
     
  20. Izzy_Izumi

    Izzy_Izumi Initiate (99) Aug 3, 2017 California
    Trader

    Can't wait!!!
     
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  21. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Aspirant (226) Oct 29, 2014 California
    Trader

    Is the member only bottle list available online or only in house?
     
  22. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
    Trader

    Never seen it posted online before...so assuming only in-house as to not cause issues when non-members see it and expect it (since most ppl tend to not read the entire thing and would skip where it says "members-only").
     
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  23. ModernTimesSteven

    ModernTimesSteven Initiate (44) Jun 5, 2017 California

    In house only. Just ask the bartender and they will provide it for you!

    Cheers,

    Steven Michael
    Modern Times Beer
     
  24. putonyourwalkingshoes

    putonyourwalkingshoes Disciple (357) Jul 31, 2013 California
    Trader

    So uber jealous of those theory bottles but still happy to be in the league.
     
  25. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (149) Oct 20, 2016 California
    Trader

    who else is stoked for the DDH Dino World!?:heart_eyes:
     
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  26. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (535) Mar 26, 2013 California
    Trader

    stoked bro
     
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  27. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (235) Feb 4, 2015 California
    Trader

    Had a blast at the tasting at the hi hat. Planning on going every month. My thoughts on the tasting

    Poly- rythmo I'll be short and just say I'm not a fan. Didn't finish the taster. I rarely drink a pilsner, probably idea on a hot day.

    Radix. Interesting to try a Cider from MT, balanced and tart, not overly sweet . My wife digs ciders, so she liked it. Though, we would prefer for it to be sweeter. Steven asked the crowd if they wanted it sweet, but got a census of "no". He was shocked, as he pointed out all you love sweet pastry stouts. Basically want a dessert in a blender! Apparently not with a Cider. Ha ha

    Modem Tones Aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ Vanilla. Super stoked! I thought it was quite smooth (some mention it was hot compared to b1) and excellent. It was not a vanilla bomb. This was served before they mentioned what beer was presented . So the guy next to me was guessing that it was the maple variant since vanilla wasn't noticeable, and was fairly sweet. He was wrong, but that did not detract the fact it was nearly perfect. The only negative thing of the day, was that it was not served cold. Would of been nice, but it didn't ruin the experience.

    MODEM TONES AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS W/ VANILLA, HAZELNUTS, & MAPLE SYRUP

    Served cold! This one was considerably sweeter than MTV (but nothing like AC stouts) . I'd say it was as good as MTV. Hazelnuts was subtle in the finish. That's fine, wouldn't want it to overpower Vermont maple syrup . Naturally, No reason not to max out the 4 bottles.

    SHRINE OF THE FORSAKEN GODS
    My pallette could not handle the change from stout to sour, so I could not get a read of it. Though if this served before the Modem tones, I would not fully appreciate or love them. So I'm glad they offered this last.


    Had a wonderful experience. Thanks some much for the hard work, Steven and Leanne .

    Was excellent to have to awesome stouts to start the year.

    Glad to get the heads up for the welcome member party Jan 20th in LA.
     
  28. StoutOfIdeas

    StoutOfIdeas Initiate (34) Feb 20, 2018 California
    Trader

    Wanted to also chime in and give a huge shout out to everyone at Modern Times for the tasting at Hi Hat! This is my first year as a member and being able to attend these tastings while getting to know the community is truly exceptional. Makes me feel like I'm part of a really awesome club.

    Went in not particularly interested in certain beers and left thinking, "Well crap, I want to buy everything now". Darn you Steven and Leanne! :stuck_out_tongue:

    Ciders are something I do hope are received well (and kept not ridiculously sweet, even though I love me some pastry stouts). Wifey has Celiac so it'd be cool to bring home some goodies that are naturally gluten-free even though we know it's not in a dedicated gluten-free environment. Really enjoyed Radix and both Modem Tones are going to be absolutely delicious.

    Looking forward to the welcome party, bottle sale, and an amazing year ahead!
     
  29. jwacky

    jwacky Initiate (66) Apr 13, 2017 California

    Also will pile on with a vote for dry ciders! I really don't care much for sweet ciders.
     
  30. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (535) Mar 26, 2013 California
    Trader

    wish I coulda made it
     
  31. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Aspirant (226) Oct 29, 2014 California
    Trader

    So the sale is this Wednesday and I can pick up my order on Saturday? Along with my two included bottles of MTV?
     
  32. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
    Trader

    Yes and #nope

    This sale begins at 10 AM tomorrow (1/7) and will be available for purchase until the League pre-sale closes at 9 AM on Saturday (1/12). The first day to pick-up bottles and cans will be 1/16 in San Diego / Los Angeles / Encinitas and 1/18 in Portland.

    But that will also include your 2 bottles of MTV when you go and pick up.

    Also apologies, your league sale DOES BEGIN on wednesday (1/9)
     
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  33. Xul

    Xul Crusader (770) May 18, 2008 California

    You are. :wink:
     
  34. Marco_Gtz

    Marco_Gtz Devotee (437) Jul 17, 2013 California
    Trader

    So to clear this up for a newb like me, my sale is tomorrow at 10am. I'm assuming you are in some higher tier or something that gives you an earlier pre-sale?

    Also, what can we expect for the online sale. I see limit 1 for MT w/vanilla, count of 527. Should I expect to be on at 10am and be quick on the draw or is it allocated to members so I can go at lunch time and expect my one extra to be there?
     
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  35. Xul

    Xul Crusader (770) May 18, 2008 California

    Yes, there are ~125 of us in the Theory of Leisure Committee, their higher tier. Our pre-sale starts 48 hours before the League presale.

    None of the beers for sale are guaranteed or allocated - if you want something with a lower bottle count, I'd highly suggest getting it as soon as you can.
     
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  36. Marco_Gtz

    Marco_Gtz Devotee (437) Jul 17, 2013 California
    Trader

    @Xul thanks for the info. All my bottle logic online sales training will come in handy.
     
  37. Xul

    Xul Crusader (770) May 18, 2008 California

    If you have practice with BL sales, you'll have no issues with stuff like Modem Tones w/ Vanilla. Even if every Theory member buys their extra bottle, there will be ~400 left for 1000 League members - at the absolute minimum, you'll have a few minutes, and once it's in your cart, you have 10 minutes to check out. I'd expect it to last at least a couple hours as not everyone will buy the extra, not everyone will be on right at 10, etc., but all the same - if you really want it, snagging it ASAP is the way to go.
     
  38. ChazMania

    ChazMania Initiate (199) Jun 13, 2006 California

    Am I the only MT fan that severely laments the fact they don't have a year round WCIPA that is clear and bitter and in the 7% abv range? I'm buying ALOT more PizzaPort, Mother Earth and Sierre Nevada to get my clear bitter IPA fix. MT seems to be all haze all the time, i enjoy the haze but not having any clear IPA option is a bummer.
     
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  39. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (117) Feb 1, 2018 California

    blazing world comes to mind, they call it an "amber" but IMO it's an IPA
     
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  40. ChazMania

    ChazMania Initiate (199) Jun 13, 2006 California

    Yeah, I like it, but it is darker and more caramel body/feel. I'm thinking along the lines of; Swamis, Amalgamator, Torpedo, Aurora Hoppyalis, etc; less malt and more bittering hops than Blazing.