Podcast Episode 89: Modern Times' Jacob McKean: Growing a Brewery and a Brand Takes Patience and Determination | Craft Beer & Brewing

Podcast Episode 89: Modern Times' Jacob McKean: Growing a Brewery and a Brand Takes Patience and Determination

The founder of Modern Times Beer talks about how his homebrewing hobby led him into the beer industry, and reflects on differentiation within the highly competitive craft beer market today.

John Holl 4 months ago

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Now, with a growing number of breweries and tasting rooms, he advocates for opening in well-saturated and savvy beer areas because the friction of competition keeps his brewery sharp.

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John Holl is the author of Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint, and has worked for both Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® and All About Beer Magazine.

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