Theyre the embodiment of our soul. One of the great joys for me of the past two years has been designing and building our tasting rooms, which are an expression of my personal weirdness and the collective creativity of the people who work at Modern Times. Fifth, expect to see more special bottle releases. Fourth, expect to see Modern Times Coffee go big. We have unique talent and unique bugs in-house, and we think theres a place for the funky beers we can make with them. Well also be expanding the range of our bagged coffee availability tremendously, with many more single origin offerings, micro-lots, direct trade beans, seasonal blends, barrel-aged wonders, and more.
Its also to raise money for the charities we fervently believe in (. They also have the potential to solve practical problems for us: lack of a reasonably sized pilot system, lack of barrel space, lack of food options, lack of coffee service. Secondly, and on an even more ambitious scale, were planning to build more locations. The first and most obvious thing to discuss is what we announced on Monday: The Festival of Dankness. Weve already begun bottling small runs of funky beers, including Funky Universal Friend w/ Pinot Noir and 100 Brett Dancing Plague (both currently funkifying in our warehouse, waiting for the right moment to be released and were going to do a lot more.
So expect to see us fill in these gaps in the tastiest and most elaborately decorated ways possible. We aim to be canning cold brew next year, and our goal is to produce nothing short of the best goddamn canned cold brew in the world. The goal is not just to throw ridiculously awesome parties. With our 2nd Anniversary Party coming up next weekend, it seems like a good time to think about big picture stuff, so this week, Id like to talk about where we go from here. Now that some of the full-blown insanity of the very early days appears to be behind us, were going to prioritize meeting more like-minded folks at other young breweries and making sexy beer together. Weve been operating at capacity since the day we launched cans in October 2013, even with several rounds of expansion thrown. Ive said from the beginning that its important to me that Modern Times be an active player in shaping the fabric of our city, and raising money for some of the most effective advocacy organizations in town through festivals is one way well. That should allow us to keep up with demand for our year round beers, brew more beer for our seasonal and 22oz programs, and introduce a sexy new package type or two (I wish I could share details. The Festival of Dankness is our Blazing World festivala celebration of new wave hoppy beersand future iterations will likely include a session beer festival (Fortunate Islands a coffee beer festival (Black House and a farmhouse/funk festival (Lomaland).
And lastly, expect to see more collaborations. Cheers thanks, Jacob McKean, modern Times Beer). BikeSD in this case). So well move packaging next door and find someplace else for dry storage, clearing the way for a new row of seriously big tanks to be installed sometime next year. Well also be expanding our barrel program as much as possible to allow for more variations, higher bottle counts, and more frequent releases.
So I feel an urgent need to build more of them because theyre awesome. So if all goes well this first time around, expect to see more of these moderately sized, tightly curated festivals from. The beers coming out of our barrel programs have been stunningly good, so were very excited to make more. Third, expect to see more of our beer available...