ISO: Backers with devastatingly good taste in beer & a profound sense of generosity. FT: A plethora of hella dank rewards.
Modern Times Beer is a soon-to-exist brewery in San Diego, California. For the past 14 months, I have been working like a crazed lemur to get the place up and running.
In January 2012, I walked away from my job at Stone Brewing Co. and raised enough capital in 6 months to get the brewery off the ground. I found a killer location in Point Loma, just a ten minute bike ride from the beach. I bought a gleaming 30bbl brewery with all the fixin’s. And I somehow managed to hire some of the most inventive, experienced brewers a start-up brewery could hope to land.
But I don’t just want Modern Times to be functional. I want Modern Times to be a magical little kingdom filled with amazeballs.
as if that wasn’t the best sentence already..
UPDATE: New reward & charity stretch goal So here’s amazing news: if we become the most backed brewery project of all-time on Kickstarter, a group of our rad vendors & colleagues will DONATE $2,400 to incredibly awesome local advocacy group BikeSD. In order to unlock this mind-bogglingly cool donation, we need to break $52,375.
and then if they pass that goal..
Stretch Goal: $65,000
If we hit our stretch goal, I’ll buy a solar hot water heating system for the brewery. It’ll preheat all the water used in the brewing process, preventing the release of 27,540 lbs of CO2 each year while keeping our gas bills low. San Diego is super sunny, making this is an obvious step, but oddly, no breweries that I know of in the area are solar pre-heating their process water. I’d be stoked out of my gourd to be the first, hopefully starting a trend. We’ve got some killer stretch rewards to help reach this goal, so check ‘em out below.
Modern Times Beer: Building a Fermentorium.
6 (SIX!) DAYS to go!! back them! you know we need more great beer in SD!
UPDATE: we/they broke $52,375!!!
Now let’s get that solar water heater!!