Agreed - this is my favorite MT event of the year. I like the smaller scale and the beers are killer.3) The 6th Anniversary party will be on July 6th, and Leanne said we should be receiving info about it in the next week or so. If you've never been, it's a rad event - it's a much smaller scale than a fest like Funk or Dankness since it's only Modern Times beer, but they always bring absolute thunder and put their best foot forward to celebrate their own birthday. I highly recommend doing your best to attend, even if you need to cancel other plans. Weddings, baptisms, birthday parties, whatever - these are all less important than celebrating Modern Times.
Ha, and I love Jamaican Rum Barrel beers in particular. Everything is dead on in the last few posts so it depends on how you feel about all of the above. Some I was with were debating whether they'd get even one bottle. Others were an easy max.Yeah, not a fan of the Jamaican rum barrels. Was hoping Suggestion of Mass would be better in those than the MP's from last year, but it still had that super overpowering rum flavor.
How does this compare to my faves Green Cheek Bier )$16/4 pack and Firestone Lager $16/12 pack?4) Editorial note on my part: If Abaddon doesn't sell out during the online sale - and I'm including public sale here just to be generous - I'm going to be incredibly fucking disappointed in all of you, both individually and in aggregate. It's July, the weather is warming up, and you've got all summer to ram down cans. If we can't collectively figure out how to get through 5000 cans of a delicious Helles lager, the terrorists have already won.
The last batch of Abaddon (in April) sold out more quickly than many similar-sized releases of hazy IPA. The increased pace of releasing lagers is very much a response to demand, especially cans of Helles, pilsners, and other styles at the lighter end of the spectrum.I'm glad MT is making helles, doppelbock, and more traditional beers but I think their core audience doesn't care about them so much.
I was saving some Abaddon cans from the April release in order to deal with the heat (this weekend looks to almost hit 90). So glad they rebrewed and re-released another round for these summer months.The last batch of Abaddon (in April) sold out more quickly than many similar-sized releases of hazy IPA. The increased pace of releasing lagers is very much a response to demand, especially cans of Helles, pilsners, and other styles at the lighter end of the spectrum.