In addition to dHop1 and General Relativity this Saturday 3/10, we will also be selling cans of dHop 8 at $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
Dhop8 is one of our most ambitious experiments to date. We created a parameter space to maximize organoleptic hop oils in the glass. As a result of this very interesting process, this Citra/Amarillo DIPA is naturally carbonated from refermentation of sugars during dry hopping. This is a first for Equilibrium (and is what we expected). Dhop8 is packed with hop oils and pours a very hazy tangerine releasing notes of intense citrus, zest, orange/pineapple, and sweetarts. This process produces a uniquely velvety and full mouthfeel with a flavor that follows the aroma. We will certainly be experimenting more with this technique and potentially make it standard with several of our hoppy offerings moving forward.
In addition to dHop1 this Saturday, we are pleased to release our first American Imperial Stout: General Relativity. It will be available in crowlers at $15 per crowler, limit of 3 crowlers per person (limits subject to change).
Weighing in at exactly 9.81% ABV, General Relativity is our study of gravity. General Relativity’s final gravity is higher than photons initial gravity. This boosts mouthfeel and body, which is already complimented by an aggressive dark-grain water profile. This beer pours viscous black releasing aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, toasted marshmallow, vanilla, sugar cane, with a touch of dark fruit out of khaki-mousse head. Its flavor fallows the aroma with a full creamy body and an aggressive bitterness to balance the sweet, which maintains its drinkability. Be careful, this beer can sneak up on you. We plan on pouring adjuncted versions for onsite consumption only during our line share.
Please do not age these crowlers as crowlers are not designed for aging. If its not consumed shortly after purchase, the beer should be stored cold for 7-10 days max and allowed to warm to room temperature before enjoying. We have a separate bottler ordered that will be devoted 100% to dark beers (we do not want to run stouts through our sour bottler). Again – please serve and enjoy at room temperature.
This Saturday 3/10 from 11:30am-6pm at the brewery we will be selling cans of dHop1 at $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
dHop is our DIPA series that investigates how changing different aspects of hops changes our DIPAs, which will allow us to optimize our hops and hopping procedure. dHop1 is our 8.5% DIPA with an intense mosaic forward hop bill. This latest iteration is converging on what we like to drink. Applying what we’ve learned from this series, we were able to pull a very bright and tropical mosaic. It pours a very lively tangerine color, releasing notes of bright citrus, tropical melon, cream, and just a touch of dank earth. The taste is a juicy piney tropical melon, with layers of hop resins that roll around the tongue making it extremely drinkable.
A note on enhancing enjoyment of our hoppy beers: We’ve found its best to store these beers at 38F to maximize the hop freshness. However, we encourage people to allow them to warm to 55F or so to let them really open up to their full potential, which can be muted at colder temperatures.
This Saturday 3/3 from 11:30am-6pm at the brewery, along with the Old Denali Bastard, we will have cans of Fluctuation (8.1% ABV) for sale. $20 per four pack limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
A private hop rancher reached out to us recently asking if we’d like to try their hand-select-high-oil citra hops. While more expensive than our current supplier, we were absolutely excited to try it. To experiment with this source of citra, we selected our favorite all citra DIPA: Fluctuation. In short, we’re thrilled with the result. Its our beloved Fluctuation only more aromatic and juicy. It pours a very hazy tangerine color, releasing intense tropical aromatics of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and lychee with an undercurrent of sorbet and cream. This Fluctuation tastes highly juicy, resinous, and tropical with an assertive yet soft bitterness. We consider Fluctuation to be perfectly unbalanced… but improved with this new hops source. As a side note: We also obtained some Galaxy from this same source… Expect the return dHop5 and another D96 collab in the coming months.