@ModernTimesBeer is a brewery in San Diego that you need to check out. San Diego is famous for their breweries and this one is bound to go down in legend.
Here we are, all ready to have a whoop ass night before the official start of Comic Con.
They have two locations, one in Point Loma and one in North Park. We visited the Point Loma “Lomaland Fermentorium” on a Wednesday night around 8:30. The brewery is in a warehouse in an industrial kind of district and there is construction on the street outside. It’s easy to drive past it, but by the second time around, you’ll see the marquee lights of the Modern Times sign and wonder how you ever missed it in the first place.
When you first walk in, you notice how large it is on the inside. The bar takes up a big portion of half of the front of the warehouse. Behind the bar is a selection of brewing vats and kettles. At the far end of the brewery is where they sell their merchandise like t-shirts, coffee beans to go, beer to go, and stickers.
I ended up buying one of their logo shirts in black but I was a little disappointed that only a couple of their shirts said they were from San Diego. I mean, #drinklocal and be proud of where you’re from.
One wall is an entire art piece made of different colored post-it notes glued to the wall. They make the image of a woman with a monkey and it is super cool.
There are a shit ton of beers to choose from. I tried the Orderville IPA to start off with and Sean picked the Pale Ale. Both beers were tasty and flavorful. Although Sean got a Pale Ale, it was very light in color. We are used to darker Pale Ales like Stones and Sierra Nevadas.
They even have coffee available for a quick sober-me-up that is among some of the finest you can buy.
There are spools and barrels for tables so we took one off to the side.
It was near the big wide open door in the front and right in the direct path of the breeze that was rushing through. It can be humid during the summer in San Diego so the natural cooling was appreciated.
We sat next to a wall that featured lovely black velvet paintings of no one you’ve ever heard of. It was brilliant.
Then one whole warehouse wall was slathered in single comic book pages with a big MT logo up at the top.
Modern Times Beer even offers growlers and so I got a picture of their vintage lighted menu sign. Hey, high fives are free! I didn’t get one though. I guess they’re saving up.
Among all the other breweries you can go to in San Diego, this one should be on your rotation. It’s close to the airport and Sea World and Old Town…great location. My favorite part was seeing the live nude club called Les Girls on the drive there. I can’t wait to check that joint out sometime!
So if you find yourself in Southern California for the weekend or even just a day, make a stop in at Modern Times Beer and you won’t regret it.