Along with paired foods & five other brews, we showcase brand-new City of the Dead, a burly export stout designed around this San Diego brewery’s bourbon barrel-aged coffee beans.
We will be pouring:
Fortunate Islands Hoppy Wheat 5.0% | 46 IBU
"Fortunate Islands shares the characteristics of an uber-hoppy IPA and an easy drinking wheat beer. A massive dose of Citra and Amarillo hops gives it a blastwave of tropical hop aromatics: mango, tangerine, and passionfruit all leap out of the glass. Brewed with 60% wheat malt, Fortunate Islands also has the mild, nutty malt backbone, reasonable ABV, and restrained bitterness to make it an outstanding session beer."
Lomaland Saison 5.5% | 30 IBU
"Lomaland is an earthy, rustic Belgian-style farmhouse ale that's both complex and quaffable. It smells like hay, pepper, and friendly sunshine. Its dry, cracker-like body and lightly-hoppy finish makes it a beautiful compliment to food. We named Lomaland after the brilliantly crazy utopian community that was the first settlement built in Point Loma, the San Diego neighborhood where our fermentorium is located."
Black House Coffee Stout 5.8% | 40 IBU
"Black House is an oatmeal coffee stout bursting with coffee aroma and flavor. Modern Times is one of the only breweries in the world to roast our own coffee, which allows us to be exceptionally picky about which coffees we use and how we roast them. The result is an abundantly flavorful beer that's incredibly complex and aromatic, with loads of roast character and a chocolate-covered espresso bean finish. Black House is also available on Nitro. So creamy."
Blazing World Hoppy Amber 6.8% | 85 IBU
"This beer is the stickiest of the icky. It's a luxuriously hoppy amber loaded up with intemperate quantities of Nelson, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, which are some of the fruitiest, dankest hops sweet, sweet money can buy. Despite its amber hue, Blazing World is pleasingly dry, sporting a lightly bready malt backbone that serves as platform for the huge & complex hop profile."
City of the Sun IPA 7.5% | 85 IBU
"City of the Sun is a big, fruity, pungent, sticky, delicious IPA. Mosaic & Motueka give it a very fruity hop character, with Simcoe providing enough of a piney backbone to prevent it from going off the deep end. The complex but unobtrusive malt character gives it a medium body and a platform for the saturated hop flavor. Here's the homebrew recipe."
City of the Dead Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Stout 7.5%
"A burly export stout loaded with our bourbon barrel-aged coffee beans." The beer itself is not bourbon barrel aged: the coffee is. "Green, unroasted coffee is added to a freshly emptied bourbon barrel for three months. Then the coffee is lightly roasted and steeped in the cold beer still in the fermentor." "Full-bodied and a touch sweet, City of the Dead will be explosively aromatic & saturated with barrel-aged coffee character."