MODERN TIMES IS… …an intrepid cadre of brewers, coffee roasters, culinary wizards, creative powerhouses, and beer-slingers that began as a 30bbl production brewery and tasting room in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego in 2013. Today, we’re distributed throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, and Texas. Since its inception, the Modern Times multiverse has expanded to include a robust and ever-growing barrel program, killer satellite brewery & tasting room locations, and restaurants in Anaheim and Encinitas.
Our current spots include: The mothership brewery and coffee roastery in Point Loma, a tasting room in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood, a restaurant/tasting room in Encinitas, and a brewery/restaurant/cafe/swim-club megaplex in downtown Anaheim. No, we’re not kidding about the swim-club part.
Our coffee program has also gone full-on bananas in the last few years, evolving from a tiny one-person operation to the critically-lauded roasting and cafe program it is today. We obsessively source and roast single-origins, various direct trade beans, innovative blends, barrel aged beans, and canned cold brew roasted by our team of coffee ninjas on a beautiful 15-kilo Giesen roaster. You can sample these caffeinated gems at our tasting rooms, the Invigatorium cafe in San Diego’s East Village and discriminating coffee purveyors all over our distro areas. Our coffee is also readily available online and can be shipped right to your door–you can even sign up for a subscription.
We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th 2013; and we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.
As of 2017, we became California’s very first employee-owned brewery, which is a fact we’re particularly proud of.