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    Entries in Modern Times Beer (5)

    Wednesday
    Aug262015

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Mega Black House Imperial Stout 

    This week at About Beverages, we will be sharing not one, but two new things with you, our valued listener/viewer! The first is something we have been searching for now for several years. It’s not a beverage, but it is something we hope you will enjoy each time you listen to our podcast. Since we want to have our beverage community involved in everything we do, at various times in the past we have reached out to any musicians in our audience who may have wanted to contribute any snippets of instrumental music that we could use on our show. Well, one of our friends, and now with his musical contribution, “Friend of the Show,” Dave in Nevada, had us listen to something he and his band recorded almost 20 years ago that he felt would be perfect. After listening, we agree! This weeks podcast will be the first time we are using his music on our show.  We are pretty excited about it, and in the near future, we may be giving away some of his CDs that include this song. We will have more on that later as we work out the details.

    As for the beverage we trying, it is another offering from one of our new favorite breweries, Modern Times in San Diego. It is from their Special Release Series and is called Mega Black House Stout. This beer is available for a limited time and is an imperialized version of their Black House stout, which is available year round. Coffee? Beer? Together? This sounds like a challenge that we are more than happy to take on, and we did. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Modern Times Beer Mega Black House Imperial Stout

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    Wednesday
    Jul222015

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Oneida Seasonal Pale Ale

    Modern Times Beer has become another one of our "must have breweries" whenever Keith or I travel to California with our families.  From the light to the dark they have found a wonderful balance of flavor in all that they create.  Today at the tasting table we have the Oneida Seasonal Pale Ale.  Using three hops, Hallertau Blanc, Cascade and the experimental 05256, this sessionable beer is looking to pack quite a fruity punch from just 50 IBUs.  Time to taste and see if just like San Diego this beer is made to "..always go down smooth."  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Modern Times Beer Oneida Seasonal Pale Ale

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    Wednesday
    Jul082015

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Madeira Barrel Aged Colombian Coffee

    We love coffee.  Working at Arbuckle Coffee as Keith and I did (I still do) for so many years is what set us on the journey to open up our palates.  We also love things that have been barrel aged.  I don't have any good historical tie in for that but I do have an equation that seems appropriate.  Barrel aging = delicious.  The folks at Modern Times in Point Loma, California have brought those two loves together in a rather unique way.  At the tasting table today we have their Madeira Barrel Aged Colombian Coffee.  How do they do it?  They take green unroasted coffee beans and age them in a Madeira wine barrel for as long as they feel necessary.  Time to taste and see if some additional character is brought to the coffee or it's simply bean there done that.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Modern Times Madeira Barrel Aged Colombian Coffee

    Modern Times Blog about Barrel Aged Coffee

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    Wednesday
    Sep172014

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Black House Coffee Stout

    We have not even made an attempt to keep secret our enjoyment of Modern Times Beer and our longing for them to start distributing to Arizona.  Founded just over a year ago by Jacob McKean a long-time homebrewer and former Stone Brewing Co. employee.  Most of their lineup and limited releases to this point have been heavily weighted toward beers involving copious amounts of hops, hops and more hops.  Today at the tasting table we have one of their year round releases that diverges a bit from that formula.  The Black House Coffee Stout uses two types of coffee (Ethiopian and Sumatra) roasted in house as part of the recipe.  This also pushes forward our website's continued search for great beer found in a can.  Time to taste and see if this lives up to our already highly caffeinated expectations.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Modern Times Beer Black House Coffee Stout

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    Wednesday
    Jul302014

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Fortunate Islands Wheat Ale

    The California Beer Train (choo choo) is full steam ahead and pulling up to our first destination in San Diego.  The taps began flowing in June of 2013 for Modern Times Beer and since then they have slowly been building not only a stable of year round releases, but some special limited options as well.  When not found at your local restaurant in Southern California, their beer is available in 4-packs of pint cans.  That vessel is what brought the Fortunate Islands Pale Wheat Ale to our tasting table today.  Brewed using a blend of Citra and Amarillo hops, this sessionable almost wheat IPA is going for big flavor and easy drinking.  The only problem with that is for us living in Southern Arizona if we like it, we can't get anymore until our next trip!  Actually a second problem I've realized is that every time I start to type fortunate, I type the word son after it instead of islands.  I may have to link that video at the bottom just to get it out of my head.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Modern Times Beer Fortunate Islands Wheat Ale

     

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