Jacob McKean walked away from his job at Stone Brewing Co. in early 2012 to launch a new brewery – San Diego’s Modern Times Beer. Having found a “killer location” in Point Loma, 10 minutes from the beach, he has already hired a team of inventive and experienced brewers. He is trying to raise $40,000 (and is less than $4,000 from his goal!) in order to “pimp the tasting room,” buy used wine and spirits barrels, and lab equipment. There are a number of rewards for increasing contributions, with all gifts of $10 or more including an invitation to a Kickstarter-only party in the tasting room.