Just shy of four years old, Modern Times Beer has seen monumental growth during its short duration and continues to expand its distribution footprint. A year ago the San Diego based brewery sent a one time distribution of its beers here to Portland and now has announced that it will enter the Portland market full time via General Distributors.
“We are honored to introduce Modern Times to the Portland Market. It’s been almost a year to the day that Jacob and I first met and was introduced to their mind blowing beers,” stated Steve “Tiny” Irwin, GDI COO in a release. “The whole lineup is stellar and is a perfect fit for the GDI portfolio. Portland is fortunate to now have access to these beers.”
Offering Modern Times Beer here in the Portland metro area is also something that Modern Times CEO & Founder, Jacob McKean, is excited about. “We’re stoked out of our frickin’ gourds to begin distributing in Oregon,” stated McKean in a release. “From its innumerable kickass brewers to its world class bars and restaurants to the outstandingly dank hops grown in the Willamette Valley, Oregon is one of the best places for beer and brewing on the planet, and we’re thrilled to have a totally plausible sounding business justification for visiting more often. We’re sending our rarest and most drool-worthy beers–most of which have never left our tasting room–to Oregon for our launch week events, so it’ll be super fun to party with our patient fans up there. This is truly the start of something beautiful.”
Expect a wide array of its beers including Black House Coffee Stout, Lomaland Saison, Fruitlands Fruited Gose, Blazing World Hoppy Amber, and more in cans, bottles, and draft throughout General Distributors’ territory. Modern Times Beer can be found throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Maui, the Pacific Northwest, and select international markets.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.