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By Bruce Glassman

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Modern Times Beer

MapPoint Loma
San Diego, CA 92110
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When Modern Times opened its doors in July 2013—in a factory-centric area of Point Loma—it expanded the reach of craft breweries into this part of town.

The spacious brewery and tasting room area, which together comprise more than 12,000 square feet, are adorned with a number of unique and interesting elements, including hundreds of volumes of old books, two very cool state-of-the-art growler fillers (no foam!), and an awesome mural from artist Amy Krone that is made from more than 12,000 Post-It notes.

Head Brewer Matt Walsh has developed a unique and creative lineup of well-balanced beers that include interesting (and well done) variations of classic styles, such as his hoppy wheat beer, his amber IPA, and his Brett trois IPA. Also of note: the coffee for the oatmeal coffee stout is roasted right there at the brewery.

Satellite location:
North Park Flavordome
3000 Upas Street, San Diego CA 92104

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Additional Information:

Neighborhood: Point Loma
Bruce's Picks: Recommended
Dog Friendly: Yes
Best Known For...: Belgians/Saisons
Brett Beers
Hef/Wheat Beers
Offbeat Styles
Kid Friendly: No
Food: Food Nearby
Seating: Fair
Brewery Size: Medium
Brewery Environment : Tasting Room
Patio: No
Brewery Tours: Yes
TVs: No
Merch for Sale: Yes
Beer to Go: Yes

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About the San Diego Brewery Guide

San Diego is all about great beer—and there’s an awful lot of it! We currently have more than 150 working brewery locations in our county, with an estimated 30-40 more in the planning stages. That’s a lot of breweries to sort through. So where to begin? Well, the answer is right here. If you want to plan any kind of brewery experience, The San Diego Brewery Guide is your most essential tool. Not only does it list the location and key information about every working brew house that’s open to the public, it also allows you to search for breweries that meet your specific criteria. Do you only want breweries in a specific neighborhood? No problem. Only want places that have patios for dogs? You got it. Do you want to keep your search limited to small or medium-sized breweries? Yup, we got that.

With so many breweries to choose from, we hope you’ll keep coming back to consult The San Diego Brewery Guide on a regular basis. Our ultimate goal is to make it easy for you to plan the perfect day or weekend of brewery tours and tastings in San Diego—and to do it time and time again. If you haven’t already, you’ll see that there’s nothing better than enjoying a great brewery-fresh beer right where it’s made.

So get out there and explore! Sip. Savor. Socialize. And get ready to be awed by some of the best brews to be found anywhere on the planet. Enjoy!

- Bruce Glassman

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