Modern Times is switching it up in a couple differ ways with their new Dungeon Mao IPA. First, it is a West Coast and not hazy and second, it is in 12oz cans instead of the 16’s. Here is a little more detail on the new year-round offering, “This majestic 7.2% liquid is loaded with heaps of Nelson, Strata, Mosaic, & Centennial hops—a stellar lineup bursting with stone fruit, citrus, and tropical notes…”

Sean Suggests for January 2015

El Nino has made his first mark on Los Angeles and we can finally drink some heavier beers while huddled under rainwear outside or better yet, blankets inside. Here are three beers to warm you up in January.

Angel City/ Double IPA 8.60% ABV
“Angel City Double IPA is a veiled, light copper-toned, robustly hopped ale. Huge sweet papaya and floral hop aromas leap off a dense white head of foam, leading into a full malty body, with a cutting piney bitterness.”

Modern Times/ Devil’s Teeth 10.00% ABV
“Devil’s Teeth is a hybrid of an Old Ale and an Imperial Stout, two English beer styles designed to withstand long voyages and dark winters. It brings rich maltiness and robust roastiness in a thick, tongue-coating, aggressively flavorful package. To this chewy mix of old world beasts, we brought a massive dose of our house roasted mix of blueberry-forward Ethiopian and chocolate-forward Sumatran coffees.”

Dogfish Head/ Higher Math 17.00% ABV
“A golden strong ale fermented with sour cherry juice and cocoa nibs. Higher Math has forward notes of cherries, pineapple and stewed fruit, with late notes of cocoa. It has a lingering sweetness and a notable warmth from the alcohol.”

#LABW5 Pick of the Night – Friday 9/27

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Each morning throught L.A. Beer Week, I will give you my Pick of the Night.  The ONE event I think rises to the top of the list.  Some days that choice will be harder and there might be 1A and 1B’s (if I get wishy-washy).  I will endeavor to pick events you can just head out to.  But if tickets are required, I will mention it.  But expect crowds.  Craft beer and craft beer in L.A. is popular.

Modern Times Exclusive Los Angeles Preview at Verdugo Bar
Friday September 27th 2013 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Celebrate the Exclusive Los Angeles Preview of Modern Times Beer!

Join us at Verdugo Bar on Friday, Sept 27th at 7pm for a taste of the San Diego brewery that focuses (non-monogamously) on aroma-driven, complex, flavorful, sessionish beers and other hybrid styles and mash-ups.

The Taplist includes:
Lomaland Saison
Fortunate Islands Hoppy Wheat
Black House Oatmeal Coffee Stout
Blazing World Amber IPA
Roraima 100% Brett Trois Amber

You may have heard about their mega-successful Kickstarter appeal.  You may know about their ties to San Diego.  But now you can actually try the beers.  And that is what it is all about.