San Diego's Modern Times Beer Unveils Its Downtown Los Angeles Dankness Dojo Brewery & Restaurant And Is Now Brewing In Portland

January 27, 2018

Two years in the making, San Diego's Modern Times Beer has opened its downtown Los Angeles brewery & restaurant, The Dankness Dojo. The burgeoning craft beer company also announced that its Portland Brewery, dubbed The Belmont Fermetorium, is officially up and running.

Modern Times Beer's Dankness Dojo has opened in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles' South Park neighborhood, offering more than twenty taps to compliment its full kitchen and cafe. The new brewpub offers early morning coffee and pastries, as well as a full plant-based menu available for lunch and dinner. The Dankness Dojo is located at 832 S. Olive Street in downtown LA and will be open Sunday through Thursday, from 7am to midnight, with extended hours going until 2am on Friday and Saturday.

Portland Tasting Room
Modern Times also announced that it's Portland, OR expansion, The Belmont Fermentorium, has begun brewing and has opened its tasting room. Modern Times Belmont Fermentorium will produce all of the draft beer for distribution in the Pacific Northwest, with first year capacity estimated to be around 7,000bbls. The company also leased the 10,000 square-foot neighboring building at 600 SE Belmont, which will be renovated over this year and eventually house a packaging hall and tank farm,  allowing the brewery to package canned beer for Pacific Northwest distribution. The final capacity for the combined spaces should be around 20,000bbls. In the future, Modern Times also plan to add a coffee roaster and café, along with a full food component.

The team at San Diego's Modern Times Beer has been a most busy bunch since founder Jacob McKean started the company in Point Loma in 2013. In addition to recently announcing their goal of becoming California's first employee-owned brewery, the craft brewery currently has numerous project in the works, including a gigantic beer playground in downtown Anaheim called 'Leisuretown', a tasting room and restaurant in Encinitas named 'The Far West Lounge', and a full brewery operation in Portland, Oregon - 'The Belmont Fermentorium'. All of this is in addition to operating the company's original brewery and coffee shop in Point Loma, The Lomaland Fermentorium, and North Park's Flavordome tasting room.

For more information on Modern Times Beer, visit and check out the food menu for The Dankness Dojo below.