Strange Times for Modern Fellows – Strange Fellows Brewing (Modern Times Beer)

For the Launch of Modern Times Beer into British Columbia Canada they came up to Vancouver for Farmhouse Fest.  While here they partnered up with Strange Fellows Brewing in East Vancouver for a collaboration called “Strange Times for Modern Fellows” a saison using a blend of yeasts including Blaugies Saison & multiculture including Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus.  The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, pineapple and citrus with grainy malts and grassy hops.  The flavour is of mango, pineapple, citrus, citrus rind, stone fruits, grain, mild sour notes, some hops and a brett finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 25.  This is a wonderful beer made by two very good breweries!  I hope this beer pops up again in the future.

Commercial Description:  Brewed in June 2016 in collaboration with the folks from Modern Times Beer in San Diego, this is a complex, dry and refreshing beer. Fermented with a Iquique multiculture, flavours of pineapple, Lemon and Lychee dominate this bottle-conditioned beer.


For the Launch of this beer Strange Fellows Brewing held a launch party in collaboration with Beerthirst the distributor for Modern Times Beer in Canada.   For the launch the brewery was serving glasses of the collaboration beer with a 4 oz pour of one of two Modern Times beers.  I was lucky enough to get a sample of the Looking Backwards from Modern Times usually a tasting room only beer in California.  It was a super tart beer and very tasty!  There was also a Modern Times Beer on tap also in their Fruitlands (Blood Orange & Hibiscus) a sour Gose.


Mega Black House – Modern Times Beer

From Modern Times Beer in San Diego California comes their “Mega Black House” an Imperial Stout.  The beer pours a deep opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal and coffee.  The flavour is of coffee, toffee, caramel, chocolate, oatmeal, ash, cream, mild bitterness and some alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 10% with an IBU of 45.  This is my first every try of a beer from Modern Times Beer.  I have to say that this beer is amazingly tasty and I would pick up a bottle or two more in a heartbeat.

Commercial Discretion:  An imperialized version of Black House loaded with our house-roasted coffee.  Thick, chewy, and bursting with coffee aroma & flavor.  Mega Black House is a complex sipper that showcases the brilliant interaction of dark roasted malt and light roasted coffee.

Are you a home brewer?  Here is the recipe from the brewery!