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Modern Times

We'd like to formally invite you to the party

Highlights

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~$30.5M in revenue in 2018. Up 59% from 2017.
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Top-performing beer brand in Stone Distributing portfolio in both dollars and volume.
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30% increase in 2018 wholesale distribution in our home market of Southern California.
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Top 1% of craft breweries in the nation by volume.
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30% employee-owned. Now opening our ownership up to fans!
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No money spent on advertising. Garnered the 6th-largest social media following in independent craft beer through organic growth.
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Currently operate 5 tasting rooms, 3 breweries, 3 kitchens, and 1 coffee roastery. Planning to open 3 new locations in 2019.

Our Team

Founder/CEO
Colleen Mims Director of People Operations
Phil MacNitt Director of Sales and Marketing

We are one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the nation.

Modern Times is an intrepid cadre of brewers, coffee roasters, and culinary wizards that began as a 30bbl production brewery and tasting room in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. It was founded by Jacob McKean, a Stone Brewing alum, who raised $1.25m to open a full-scale production brewery on day one.

Since then, we have enormously exceeded our business plan targets. Modern Times has become one of the most successful breweries in the nation, with full distribution on the West Coast and a fervent following in seven states.

We've had double-digit growth each of the last four years. This year we're on track for $37 million in revenue.

We project our revenues will increase in 2019 via organic growth and the opening of multiple new locations. See our Investor Q&A for more details.
We project our revenues will increase in 2019 via organic growth and the opening of multiple new locations. See our Investor Q&A for more details.

Barrels by the numbers.

We have 5 tasting rooms now. By year's end, we'll have at least 7. 

We currently operate five tasting rooms: 3 in San Diego, 1 in the L.A. area, and 1 in Portland, OR. This year, we anticipate opening three new locations in Santa Barbara, Oakland, and Anaheim. Tasting rooms allow us to give our customers the full-spectrum Modern Times experience while simultaneously boosting sales for surrounding wholesale accounts, and expanded production facilities will allow us to meet robust and steadily increasing demands for our beer & coffee.

Our five current tasting rooms.
Our five current tasting rooms.
Floor plan for our Santa Barbara tasting room opening later this year.

Our beer & coffee can be found in over 7,000 retail stores and bars around the country.

Our beer & coffee can be found in over 7,000 retail stores and bars around the country. Wholesale accounts include the likes of Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Costco, Disneyland, Angel Stadium, and Petco Park (the San Diego Padres stadium). Our retail accounts work in concert with our own properties, creating a lift effect for both sides of the business that neither could achieve alone. We are partnered with 25+ distributors, each of whom we work with closely to ensure that our beverages consistently reach our fans at peak radness.

Beer collage.
This year, we'll release 6 core beers, 10 seasonal beers, and a slew of one-offs and monthly special releases in can & draft formats–we're driven to constantly innovate.
Coffee collage.
Our blended, single-origin, and barrel-aged coffees have garnered high ratings and coveted awards from leading coffee industry publications like Coffee Review.


Today, our company is 30% employee-owned. Now we're inviting our customers and fans to be owners too.

Photo of Modern Times' employees who also own stock in the company.
Our employees are part-owners of Modern Times and currently hold 30% of the company. We hope you'll join us!

We’ve accomplished a truly exceptional feat in the brewing world: we're a successful distribution brand and a boutique producer of highly sought-after special releases, all while remaining independently owned. We now have the infrastructure, senior leadership and brewing team, and physical space to take this already-substantial accomplishment to the next level. 

But it's not just the employees building this company; it's our fans too. The people who drink our beer and coffee have been instrumental in fundamentally shaping us as a company and have played a key role in our success. We’re thrilled to give our fans the opportunity to benefit from the growth they’ve been such an integral part of creating. 

We hope you'll join us.


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