Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Brewery Project: Modern Times

Tumbleweed chandeliers. Shelves lined with vintage books and miscellaneous doodads.  A wall plastered with pages from old books.  A floor-to-ceiling mural made entirely of Post-its.  Does this sound like a brewery to you?  It does to Modern Times Beer.  I made mention of the opening of this new brewery here, and was fortunate enough to be able to check them out on their first official day of business.  The spacious, eclectically decorated tasting area is as much a treat for your eyes as the equally eclectic beer they feature is for your palate.  I tried an IPA and an Amber, which don't seem too exciting in and of themselves.  What made these beers unique is that they were brewed with 100% Brettanomyces yeast, giving each beer an interesting quality.  I found the Neverwhere IPA was mellowed, or smoothed, out.  The taste wasn't funky at all, just smooth.  The Roraima Amber was also smooth, but more complex than an ordinary version of its style.  Each were great, and highly recommended.  I have a feeling that every beer they brew will feature a twist of some sort that will distinguish it from other beers of the same style.  That means return trips, many return trips, will be necessary to see what beer they are putting their mark on next.  Their grand opening is set for September 7th, and I'm sure they will have plenty of beers you won't want to miss.  Check out the details and get your tickets here.  Hopefully I'll see you there!

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