San Diego — Today we’re releasing Protocosmos, the 3rd in our series of monthly 22oz releases. It tastes like the bitter tears of a diabolical wizard mixed with sweet nectar from a dragon’s teat. (Tonight is the first meeting of the Modern Times Dungeons & Dragon’s Round Table, so I’m rolling with the theme).
A 7% ABV IPA employing a mix of Galaxy, Ahtanum, and Centennial, Protocosmos is a fragrant, complex, aggressively hoppy beer. Pineapple; orange zest; and a profound, deep, almost vibrational dankness positively billow from the glass, and the light malt backbone provides the perfect support for this remarkably delicious IPA. More bitter and aggressive than Booming Rollers, Protocomsos is a one-time deal, so snatch it up if you see it.
Bottles go on-sale tomorrow at both tasting rooms at 12pm for $6.99 each. We’ll also have a cask of Protocosmos w/ pineapple at the Lomaland Fermentorium & a cask of Protocosmos w/ grapefruit zest at the North Park Flavordome. Pints of these casks confer +5 points Charisma.
Protocosmos bottles head up to our distributor tomorrow & should hit shelves widely next week. Expect to find them at most places you saw City of the Dead.
IN OTHER NEWS, we’re stoked to announce our first annual Cup of Dankness Freestyle Homebrew Competition on May 23rd, 2015! The winning beer will be brewed to enter into the GABF Pro-Am competition. Beers will be judged by the beer ninjas who work here based on their general deliciousness. We are looking for the best beer of ANY type, regardless of whether it fits a specific style.
All the details on how to enter can be found HERE.
ANOTHER THING TO KNOW: We got 3 new 120bbl tanks this week, increasing our fermentation capacity by 40%. These new tanks mean our cellar is completely full, which makes us feel like a grown-up brewery. It also means we’ll be able to make a lot more beer, which is great. Reminder: our beer is coming to San Francisco in May!
MODERN TIMES DOLA “OFFLINE” NIGHT AT THE LOVESONG
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 8:00PM – 10:00PM.
Our friends at DoLA are hosting a meet-up for their “What to do in LA” community. They’ll be playing local LA bands all night and pouring uber-delicious Modern Times beers.
MODERN TIMES TAP TAKEOVER AT TAP THAT– OCEANSIDE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 5:00PM – 9:00PM
We have a slew of new special releases and our friends at Tap That are helping us do what they do best, tap ’em all. Lame joke, I know. I just can’t help myself sometimes. We’ll have our new IPAs–Booming Rollers and Protocosmos–as well as our stout with barrel aged coffee, City of the Dead, on tap. Our year-round favorites, Lomaland, Fortunate Islands, Blazing World and Black House will also be making an appearance.