Since both breweries are well known for its appreciation of all things hops, the two Southern California breweries decided it would be best to brew an IPA but with a twist. Since Modern Times also roasts coffee, making a Coffee IPA was a no brainer.
The recipe for Modern Times / Stone Wizards & Gargoyles Hazy Coffee IPA uses Centennial, Cashmere, Citra and Azacca hops are joined by two yet to be named in-development hops. Then they added Modern Times blend of Ethiopia Dame Dabaye and Guatemala Huehuetenango coffee that features bright blueberry and melon character underscored by decadent notes of toffee and dark chocolate. Altogether, these yield juicy notes of tropical citrus that play beautifully with the robust flavors and aromas of the coffee. Modern Times / Stone Wizards & Gargoyles Hazy Coffee IPA sits at 7% ABV and 50 IBUs.
Stone and Modern Times legends go way back. A core group of Modern Times team, including Founder and CEO Jacob McKean, branched out from the ranks of Team Stone years ago, hence a shared passion for the resinous green buds. Stone Distributing Company is the proud SoCal distributor of all Modern Times beer. And speaking of hops, both organizations are members of the Hop Quality Group, a super nerdy group of craft breweries dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of hop quality. If we lost you there, no sweat. Fantastical utopias are far more exciting than science. Suffice to say, two rad companies brewed one boundary-pushing, flavor-packed beer and now it’s all yours.
Modern Times / Stone Wizards & Gargoyles Hazy Coffee IPA is now available nationwide in 16oz four-pack cans, 22oz bottles and draft.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.