Modern Times League of Partygoers and Elegant People (2020)

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Yabu, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (331) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Question for the locals. I had a few BA Monsters Park at the brewery several years back. They were good but nothing earth shattering. I'm seeing the new Modern Times stouts are rated super highly. What's the deal here? They got that much better at making stouts recently? New head brewer?
     
  2. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (147) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    Yes, they are that much better.
     
  3. AndresR

    AndresR Aspirant (224) Jul 19, 2009 California
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    I remember buying the first batch of BA Monster's Park bottles. 2 out of the 3 were bad/infected. I got my money back. But when the following batch was released and they raised the price like $5 a bottle, I couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger after seeing what happned last time. I have yet to buy a MT stout.

    But, I'm glad they bounced back and are now....a thing.
     
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  4. osseo222000

    osseo222000 Initiate (173) Jan 26, 2016 Illinois
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    They seemed to really turn a corner in late 2017/early 2018. The first batch of modem tones vanilla (or any modem tones for that matter) was Jan 2018, and monster tones followed a few months later I believe. For me at least, they went from consistently making good beer to one of the best breweries in the US in 2018
     
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  5. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (287) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    I guess news doesn't travel to your state? lol.

    I suggest trading for some of their BA stouts, and decide for yourself if they are earth shattering, or just good.

    Then you'll know if you want to join the league next year.
     
  6. Ponzu4u

    Ponzu4u Initiate (62) Jun 19, 2015 California
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    I, for one, have honestly had my mind blown by the quality of their stout game since joining the club this year. Hadn't really thought too much about it in previous years but the high opinions of many on this site made me decide to take the plunge and I am sooo thankful they did. I will renew for as long as I'm able.
     
  7. mhucker28

    mhucker28 Initiate (58) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    Granted I don't get the chance to try a lot of other highly rated stouts from other breweries, but I think MT's stouts are among the best out there that I've personally tried. I did get a chance to go to Carnival of Caffeination this year, and I thought the stuff MT had was by far the most impressive as a whole. The only other stout that rivaled theirs in my opinion was North Park's Mostra Before Dying.

    Their IPA's seem to be a bit more polarizing, but the stouts are pretty overwhelmingly praised and rightfully so. I'm actually trying to decide which one I want to open tonight after work.
     
  8. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Defender (680) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    MT's stouts are super high quality and often very, very delicious, no doubt, but does anyone else wish they came in 500ml bottles instead of bombers? They are just so decadent that 22oz can seem like a lot.

    I find myself reaching past the MT bombers for BL stouts more and more lately. Smaller format and not quite *so* pastry.
     
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  9. adschal1

    adschal1 Initiate (44) Dec 7, 2018 Ohio
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    You are not alone
     
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  10. mhucker28

    mhucker28 Initiate (58) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    Just get one of those beer saver things. I drink mine over the course 3-4 days usually.
     
  11. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Defender (680) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    No
     
  12. mhucker28

    mhucker28 Initiate (58) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    Lol...ok. Excuse me for trying to help
     
  13. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (331) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    What bottles do you recommend trading for? There's a trade open for Medicare for All that is tempting.
     
  14. NicIsAwesome

    NicIsAwesome Initiate (80) Jun 30, 2014 California
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    I dont trade so im clueless on secondary but Medicare was a limit 1 bottle for league and it sold out before all members could get it whereas Mostra Tones was limit 8. Both, i feel are top tier representations of MTs stouts but im guessing Mostra Tones is easier to get than Medicare.
     
  15. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (287) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    sent you a pm.
     
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  16. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (687) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Oh man, I was about to say to just send me a 4pk of VSOJ and I will pick a few MT stouts that I feel are a good representation.
     
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  17. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (287) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    I'm not trading with him, already have a trading partner in his area. I just wanted to give him some ideas. Feel free to pm him for trades. :slight_smile:
     
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  18. D09daryl

    D09daryl Initiate (116) Mar 11, 2017 California
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    I do the same thing, but don't worry - his username checks out...
     
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  19. uuudar

    uuudar Initiate (140) Oct 19, 2013 New York
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    Does DTLA spot have a 5 minute pick up parking spot out front or anything?
     
  20. BeerBaron666

    BeerBaron666 Aspirant (230) May 13, 2009 California
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    The red zone is if you're brave
     
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  21. mhucker28

    mhucker28 Initiate (58) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    Honestly, I always just park in the lot next door and just don't pay for parking. Since I'm in and out so quick, I've never been hassled.
     
  22. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (157) Jan 13, 2014 California
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    lol. in the words of dave chappelle, "you're booing yourself".
     
  23. Redondo_Terp

    Redondo_Terp Initiate (24) Jan 19, 2018 California

    Opened Coffee Cake tonight. Cinnamon is there, and then there is some more cinnamon. Limited barrel presence. While the overall profile isn’t bad, you would never guess this is supposed to mimic the flavor of coffee cake.
     
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  24. BeerBaron666

    BeerBaron666 Aspirant (230) May 13, 2009 California
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    That's funny I thought it was spot on coffee cake
     
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  25. da_beer_badboy

    da_beer_badboy Initiate (63) Feb 9, 2017 California

    So... out of curiosity... Is Mostra Tones supposed to taste sour at all?
     
  26. da_beer_badboy

    da_beer_badboy Initiate (63) Feb 9, 2017 California

    Ugh should have stored refrigerated. Tastes like maybe some brett developed in there from the almonds. :slight_frown:
     
  27. Xul

    Xul Champion (819) May 18, 2008 California

    No.

    They've used almonds in a variety of different beers without any issues, so that wouldn't be my first guess. Possible it's just a bad bottle. Email league@moderntimesbeer.com about it and they'll take care of you.
     
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  28. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Initiate (163) Jun 5, 2012 California
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    I opened one up last night and it tasted great. Stored it the majority of time in room temp, so I’m guessing bad bottle.
     
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  29. pro100

    pro100 Initiate (107) Oct 12, 2014 California

    Got my MT6 cans yesterday.. a tad sweet of course but its definitely seller. They restored the feeling once again with this one. Good stuff
     
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  30. mhucker28

    mhucker28 Initiate (58) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    Yeah, I just popped open my first one last night and I'm definitely getting that sweetness everyone is talking about. It's not bad by any means, just not what I was expecting.
     
  31. da_beer_badboy

    da_beer_badboy Initiate (63) Feb 9, 2017 California

    Thanks. I'm not going to bother MT about it when they're struggling with COVID-19 stuff. I'd just be curious to see if anyone else here experiences the same with their bottles. I've seen a few comments on untappd that suggest I might not be alone. :beers:
     
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  32. ModernTimesLeanne

    ModernTimesLeanne Initiate (38) Apr 20, 2018 California

    I promise you can email us and it'll be cool. League team is not affected by COVID and still actively working. In fact, there are 4 of us now! It sounds like maybe the bottle or cap wasn't rinsed properly or something, because this is the first I've heard of this happening.
     
  33. kbenson

    kbenson Initiate (126) Aug 15, 2012 Texas

    For an out-of-town member like me, 500 ml bottles are a killer from a shipping cost perspective and I don't love them. Cans are OK though, because those can be shipped reasonably cost-effectively (maybe even more cost-effectively).

    I find drinking big stouts over 2-3 days to work out just fine with very little loss in flavor profile and even carbonation (which is usually pretty limited to begin with). I wouldn't knock it so hard. I agree that doesn't work for IPAs (obviously) or even really sours (which tend to oxidize and sour even more for me once opened).
     
  34. dcbullet

    dcbullet Initiate (137) Dec 18, 2013 California

    Sometimes I'll even fall asleep (because this occurs past 9PM I don't consider it passing out)
    on the couch with a glass of BBA stout sitting on the coffee table, I'll put it back in the fridge in the morning and drink it later that night. Still tastes and feels good, man.
     
  35. jwacky

    jwacky Initiate (83) Apr 13, 2017 California

    I like the way you think.
     
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  36. webz

    webz Initiate (34) Apr 4, 2018 California

    Think I know the answer but just making sure for league, do we get to buy two more bottles of chaos grid or just one more with our included bottle? Thanks
     
  37. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (287) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    you can purchase 2 more.
     
  38. jwacky

    jwacky Initiate (83) Apr 13, 2017 California

    This. The limits are what you're allowed to purchase, and have nothing to do with however many bottles may already be included.
     
  39. webz

    webz Initiate (34) Apr 4, 2018 California

    Cool thanks guys
     
  40. MonkeyBread

    MonkeyBread Defender (622) Apr 26, 2014 Nevada
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    Thoughts on DDH MT6! And DDH Hedge Witch?

    MT6! Has that overripe sweet melon character I’ve been noticing in a lot of MT IPAs lately (Extraordinary TIPA, DDH Dinosaur world, etc). In the TIPA it was way too much for me and kind of tasted like rotten melon. MT6! Is tasting pretty good. Not incredible but I’m glad to be drinking it. Hedge Witch is tasting quite good and similar to how I remember it. Feels a little bland and is missing something I can’t pinpoint yet but again happy to be drinking it.