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    Entries in Modern Times Beer (10)

    Thursday
    Apr112019

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Dreamspeaker IPA

    It is always a good thing to try something new. Take a step outside the comfort zone. Expand one’s horizons. Explore uncharted territory. For this particular show we will be doing none of those things. We will be re-visiting one of our favorite breweries and trying a style of beer we are very familiar with which is made with hops we have most certainly tried before. We guess it should be noted that we have never had this exact beer and the unique combination of malt and hops contained therein. The last few sentences might make it seem like we were not excited to try this beer, but that assumption would be incorrect. The beverage we will be trying on this podcast is the Dreamspeaker IPA from Modern Times. It is their monthly release for March and April and also features some cool, if not visually disorienting, graphics. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    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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    Monday
    Nov192018

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Membata Coffee Stout

    We know that it is getting down to the wire, but better late than never as we continue on with our Thanksgiving suggestions podcasts. We change gears as we move to the beer category to discuss something we think could be a part of your celebration. We will be trying the Membata from Modern Times, which many of you know is one of our favorite breweries. This beer is a coffee stout, but other than that, we were not able to find too much information. Based on our experience and our familiarity with Modern Times, we are hoping that this beer helps you take the step from beverages paired with turkey and sides to beverages paired with dessert and eventually to heavier sippers consumed slowly around the glow of the fire. At least those are our plans...  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    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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    Monday
    Sep102018

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Space Ways Hazy Nelson IPA

    A new beer release from one of your favorite breweries is definitely a reason to get excited. Even with so many new beers available from so many great new and established “suds houses,” there are still those offerings from certain places that we look forward to a little more than the others. This weeks podcast definitely features one of those breweries and their latest seasonal offering which is also a brand new addition to their lineup. This podcast finds us jumping palate first into the Space Ways from Modern Times Beer. It is a hazy IPA featuring Nelson, Simcoe, and Motueka hops. One of us was so excited to try this beer he didn’t wait for the podcast to try it for the first time. He has since been disciplined and it won’t happen again. Listen to the podcast to find out who has trouble with delaying his beer gratification.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    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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    Thursday
    Jul122018

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Critical Band IPA

    It is no secret that Modern Times is one of our favorite breweries. Last year, one of their monthly releases was a favorite that stood out among all of their stellar offerings, at least for Keith. It is one he has spoken highly of and remembered fondly now for the past 8 to 9 months. At long last, this beer has been released for 2018 and we decided it needed to be shared with you on a podcast. The beer we are talking about is the Critical Band IPA and it is Modern Times monthly release for the summer months, June thru August.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    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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    Sunday
    Apr152018

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Fraxos IPA

    Life in these modern times can be defined by a multitude of words. Among those are challenging, exciting, rewarding, difficult, and fun. Modern Times can also be described as very delicious, especially when we are speaking of beverages from Modern Times Beer. As Andrew and I have discussed, we have yet to meet a beverage from Modern Times we didn’t like. Since discovering them a few years back, we have tried several of their offerings including some of their coffee (yes, they roast coffee too!) and we have podcasted on a few of them. In this most recent podcast, we sat down with a can of Fraxos, which is their release for the month of March. Join us as we share our interpretation of this IPA and see whether or not this beer can stand tall among the many Modern Times beverages that we have tried.  Sit back and watch or listen. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    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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    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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    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!

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    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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