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San Diego Festival of Beer

2016 San Diego Festival of Beer

The 2016 San Diego Festival of Beer is San Diego’s original beer festival, celebrating it’s 22nd year with their biggest and best festival yet from 6pm to 10pm on Friday September 23, 2016 on the Broadway Pier in Downtown San...

Leche Borracho, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, and 24 Carrot Golden Ale

In Defense of Weird Beers

More than once I’ve tried explaining why a maple bacon coffee beer is one of the best things I’ve ever had, and been met with a face of disgust and utter confusion. “Really? In a beer?” they ask, unable to imagine...

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

What better way to celebrate San Diego Beer Week than with beer cupcakes! We made Chocolate Stout cupcakes made with Modern Time’s Monster’s Park Imperial Stout. We adapted this recipe from The Butch Bakery Cookbook; for a step by step pictorial featuring Breckenridge...

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron

The Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron is a wood aged Brown Ale that has a uniquely smoky, malty, and roasty character. A big factor in this unique flavor is the handmade wooden brewing vessels that the brewers at Dogfish Head...

Bay City Brewing Tasting Flight

Bay City Brewing Brewery Visit

Bay City Brewing is a new brewery that opened on August 21st on Hancock street, just north of Kobe’s swapmeet in the area of San Diego’s Point Loma that Modern Times Brewing has dubbed Lomaland. Bay City has a Beer...

Dogfish Head Sixty-One IPA with Grape Must

Dogfish Head Sixty-One IPA with Grape Must

Dogfish Head Sixty-One is a unique blend of hoppy IPA flavor and sweet wine barrel aged fruitiness. This beer started when the founder of Dogfish Head, Sam Calagione decided to mix their 60 Minute IPA with some red wine –...

Drake's Aroma Coma IPA

Drake’s Aroma Coma IPA

Drake’s Aroma Coma is the brewery’s incredibly fresh and flavorful summer ale, bursting with hop aromas and flavors. Originating back in 2009, this seasonal beer embodies the hop-forward  West Coast style IPA. Upon pouring this beer, the fragrant hop smells...

Council Brewing Beatitude Tart Saison

Council Brewing Beatitude Tart Saison

The Council Brewing Beatitude Tart Saison is a powerfully tart and fruity wild beer, with a strong sour flavor. We tried the version of Beatitude that was made with Mango, which was instantly apparent upon pouring this beer due to...

Modern Times Universal Friend

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...

Modern Times Festival of Dankness

Modern Times Festival of Dankness

This year’s first annual Modern Times Festival of Dankness is a celebration of all that is IPA, in San Diego’s bayside Waterfront Park. As Modern Times puts it, “a celebration of the stickiest of the icky, the dankest of the...