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Modern Times Sour Release #1 Dec. 4

Modern Times Sour Release #1Behold – the first Modern Times Beer sour release is upon us! After aging in a variety of red wine barrels for 15 months, 5 different wild ales are finally ready to be unleashed to the public. Bottles will be sold in advance via Brown Paper Tickets, beginning Thursday, December 4 at 10am PST.

The details:

  • Purchase your bottles here
  • Bottles can be picked up at the Lomaland Fermentorium from Thursday, December 11th until Thursday, February 12th
  • ID is required for pickup and must match the order form (AKA no proxies)

The beers:

  • Empty Hats – $26.87 per 750mL bottle, limit 3 per person
  • News from Nowhere – $26.87 per 750mL bottle, limit 3 per person
  • Rampart Junction – $32.04 per 750mL bottle, limit 1 per person
  • Oracle of the Bottle – $32.04 per 750mL bottle, limit 1 per person
  • Palace of Cracked Heads – $32.04 per 750mL bottle, limit 1 per person

Commercial descriptions:

Empty Hats is our red wine barrel-aged Oud Bruin. It features loads of dark fruit, horse blanket, and oak in the aroma. The flavor starts with a big red wine component, quickly followed by a strong tartness, funk, and a hint of warm malt on the finish, which lingers for ages. This is a very complex & extremely flavorful beer featuring the most red wine character of our sours.

News from Nowhere is our red wine barrel-aged Flanders Red. The aroma is bright with cherries, vanilla, & funk. The flavor starts out with raspberry, strawberry, and oak, quickly followed by a puckering sourness, and a long, red fruit-drenched finish. A bit lighter in body & tarter than Empty Hats, News From Nowhere is intense while offering a nuanced array of flavors.

Rampart Junction is our red wine barrel-aged peach sour (Empty Hats is the base beer). After 11 months in red wine barrels, we added 50lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom peaches, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling. The resulting beer is completely saturated with fresh peach flavor & aroma, complimented by a hugely funky aroma & a strong sourness. Rampart Junction is a laser beam of sour peach awesomeness.

Oracle of the Bottle is our red wine barrel-aged Cabernet grape sour (News From Nowhere is the base beer.) After 11 months in red wine barrels, we added 50lbs per barrel of Cabernet grapes, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling. The resulting beer is very tart & bright, with a gorgeous blood red hue and a wine grape saturated finish. Oracle of the Bottle is a fascinating marriage of sour beer & wine.

Palace of Cracked Heads is our red wine barrel-aged nectarine sour (Empty Hats is the base beer.) After 11 months in red wine barrels, we added 50lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom nectarines, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling. The resulting beer is saturated with fresh nectarine flavor & aroma, complimented by a hugely funky aroma & a loads of sourness.

Modern Times Lomaland Fermentorium is located at 3725 Greenwood St. in San Diego, CA.

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One response

  1. Cole

    Of course it sold out in 1 minute…

    December 4, 2014 at 5:57 pm

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