Modern Times Universal Friend
Modern Times Universal Friend is a bridge between the worlds of wine and beer, with the light and flavorful notes of Pinot Grigio mixed with the distinctive flavor of Saison. This limited edition brew blends these flavors in an impressively balanced and complementary manner, with an excellent burst of wine flavor followed by a robust Saison finish. The Universal Friend would be a great introduction to craft beer for a wine drinker, or just a unique and refreshing beer for a warm afternoon for anyone who wants to try something new.
The flavor of Pinot Grigio in this beer comes from a grape must, and on their website Modern Times says that we can expect a few other variations using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the near future (sounds like an exciting range of flavors!). The current version of Universal Friend that uses Pinot Grigio is quite light and refreshing, but it’s easy to imagine that future versions may have darker and more rich flavor profiles, reminiscent of the more smoky and fruity wines that Modern Times plans to experiment with. We’ll be on the lookout for those other variations, but in the meantime, we’re more than happy with this Universal Friend.