May 2018

All posts from May 2018

A New Level

on May 31, 2018 No comments

This Saturday 6/2 from 11:30AM – 6PM at the brewery and in addition to cans of MC^2 (8.0% at $18 per four pack), we will be debut cans of A New Level (8.5% DIPA) at $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change. Note we only have about 100 cases due to the extreme amount of hops used in this beer.

A New Level of Science and Flower – At 9 lbs/bbl of hops, this new level of hopping makes this the hoppiest beer to date at EQ. This naturally had to be added to our metal series. This is an extremely experimental beer: we employed a new technique we’re calling our Maelstrom of Saltstraumen whirlpool, in honor of the worlds strongest maelstrom. A New Level pours an intensely hazy glowing tangerine color releasing a penetrating hop blast of dank tropical mango, pineapple, pine, apricot, and earth. The taste is blended tropical fruit that showcases the EQ juice experiments to date with a gummy body and a firm bitterness for balance. Note: Due to hop loss, we have an extremely low beer yield for this batch.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduA New Level

Crowlers!

on May 30, 2018 No comments

Along with our can release this weekend we will have 9 crowler options available for you.

•Mobius
•Tomorrow
•Tachyon
•dHop2
•dHop6
•Photon
•MMM…OSA
•Vulgar Display of Flower
•TABA

Details on Saturday’s can release will be posted tomorrow, please stay tuned.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduCrowlers!

Meet Jess!

on May 29, 2018 No comments

Meet Jess, she works in packaging and sales here at Equilibrium. Assisting with the canning and bottling process, she helps get beer to you once it’s ready. You may have also seen her on sales days slinging crowlers and merch!

Speed Round:
•What gateway beer opened your eyes to the world of beer?
Sam Adams! It was my introduction to beer with flavor. It started with Boston Lager, and led me to try all of the other styles they were making. Then I started to seek out pretty much any other craft beer I could find in my local shops. It’s amazing how much the industry and culture have evolved since then.
•What is your favorite meal of the day?
Breakfast! Pancakes, bacon and runny eggs. Anytime of day.
•What is something you are very passionate about?
Besides beer and breakfast? Dogs. I’ve been working with dogs for over ten years. From dog training and behavior, to volunteering for rescue groups. It’s very rewarding to help a dog find a home, and also to help humans understand their dogs better.
•What would you considered be a perfect day?
The best days always involve ‪good beer‬, good food, and good people to share it with.
•What are some of your favorite music genres?
I enjoy MANY genres of music. My current rotation includes things like ‪Depeche Mode‬, the Bones of J.R. Jones, and ‪Iron Maiden‬.
•If you could hop on a plane right now, where would you go?
Since I don’t have a passport… I would go back to Northern California. Great beer and beautiful scenery.
•What hobbies do you have outside of beer?
I love to go hiking when I have the time. There’s nothing more satisfying than drinking a nice cold beer on top of a mountain that you just climbed.
I’m also into horror movies and enjoy attending horror conventions. I’ve met a ton of interesting people. There’s a community there not unlike our craft community.
•What is one of your favorite memories at EQ so far?
I started out at Equilibrium as a volunteer, helping out whenever my schedule allowed. If I had to choose one moment, it would be the day Ricardo sat me down in his office and asked me to join the Equilibrium team officially. There have been many great memories made since then, and there will be many more to come!

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduMeet Jess!

Mmm…Osa and Tachyon!

on May 24, 2018 No comments

In case you need to maintain your coordination (e.g. skate park) or just prefer some nice easy drinking for Memorial Day, on Friday 5/25 from 5 PM- 9 PM at the brewery, in addition to TABA Guava/Passsion fruit and dHop6, we will be selling cans (small canning runs ~50 cases per beer) of Mmm… Osa (4.8% ABV) at $14 per four pack and cans of a new American Pale Ale Tachyon (5.5% ABV) at $15 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

Mmm… Osa is our beloved Photon American Pale Ale conditioned on freshly zested oranges at a rate of 6 oranges per barrel. It is everything photon is, with a dominant orange presence; this citric delight is our preferred way to start the afternoon.

Tachyon is a theoretical particle that’s a bit more than a Photon. To turn theoretical physics into reality, we took Photon and upped the ABV to 5.5% and hopped it at the rate of the fractal series, resulting in an intensely hopped but low ABV crushable American Pale Ale. It pours a very hazy orange, releasing well-blended notes of dank apricot, tangerine, peach, mango, and pineapple. It tastes of soft juicy tropical fruits and hop resins. A smooth pointed bitterness with a touch of dryness ensures you’re ready for the next sip. This drinking experience is further enhanced with a soft and billowy mouth-feel that has made this the go to ale for the Equilibrium crew, especially when gearing up for a holiday weekend.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduMmm…Osa and Tachyon!

Meet our head brewer and production manager, Ryan!

on May 23, 2018 No comments
EQ Spotlight: Meet our head brewer and production manager, Ryan. He was the very first EQ employee and just had his 2yr anniversary in April. On a daily basis he is responsible for brewing the beers that make Equilibrium what it is and making sure production moves as smooth as possible. Ryan was an avid home brewer before he made a jump to large scale brewing. Before EQ, He was a custom furniture and cabinetmaker. Both jobs requiring a keen attention to detail to be successful.

Speed round..
Besides hops, what is your favorite style of beer?
Farmhouse ales

What do you value most about living in the Hudson Valley?
The Hudson Valley has incredible scenery from the Hudson River to the mountains. Being close enough to the city while still being far enough away.

What is your favorite Equilibrium beer brewed to date?
Harvester of Simcoe

What do you like to do during off time?
I enjoy spending time with my wife, Amy, and our bengal cat, Sith. I also enjoy live music, catching up with friends, and building things.

Favorite season and why?
I used to always say Fall since I tend to run warm. I like the cooler temps. These days it seems we only have summer and winter.

Sky is the limit, what is your top ISO beer?
Cantillon Don Quixote or Side Project DB Derivation

Favorite takeout food?
Pizza

What are some of your best memories at EQ so far?
Being able to enjoy a beer I made at some of my all time favorite bars (Fool’s Gold, ‪Blind Tiger‬, ‪Ginger Man‬, ‪Armsby Abbey‬). Also having a tap takeover with Cantillon in Copenhagen. That was an honor.

 

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduMeet our head brewer and production manager, Ryan!

dHop6!

on May 22, 2018 No comments

This Friday 5/25 from 5pm-9pm at the brewery and in addition to TABA Guava Passionfruit we will be selling cans of dHop6 (8.5% DIPA) at $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

MC² is a very important beer to us at Equilibrium. We are very happy with the balance of flavor and drinkability and hence why MC2 was promoted to our Equilibrium series. We wanted to continue to have fun with it.

dHop6 is the closest thing we will make to DDH MC². We kept everything the same but increased the dry hop dosing with the same hops at the same ratio, just more. dHop6 pours a very hazy tangerine color, releasing dank and bright tropical notes of mango, apricot, earth, pineapple, berry, with a touch of weed. dHop6 tastes like succulent hop juice with a round velvety mouthfeel.
To address some of your questions on the ticket system for the holiday release schedule, we want to mention we will be handing out tickets at 2pm on Friday.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.edudHop6!

TABA Guava/Passion Fruit!

on May 21, 2018 No comments
This Friday, 5/25 at the brewery from 5:00 PM – 9 PM, we will be releasing There and Back Again Guava/Passion Fruit (6% ABV) at $18 per bottle with a limits of 4pp. (limits subject to change)

To help celebrate Memorial Day weekend and honor those that sacrificed to provide us all with the freedoms and choices we enjoy in our day-to-day lives, we are releasing beer a little earlier than usual. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family.

There and Back Again is a tale of a spontaneous fermentation, isolation, confiscation, rejuvenation, mutation, and finally perturbation. This sour American wild ale is a collaborative effort with our dear friend Dr. Jason Rodriguez. We took our house “honey badger” mixed culture (no saccharomyces) and allowed it to ferment and sour over several months before refermenting it on Guava and Passionfruit. The result is a bright and clean Tropical explosion flavor boosted by the tropical expression of our microorganisms. This beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.

*Note: This variant of There and Back Again is the current staff favorite of the series.

More to come!

 

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduTABA Guava/Passion Fruit!

Morning Haze & Tomorrow!

on May 17, 2018 No comments
This Saturday 5/19 from 11:30am-6pm at the brewery, in addition to Vulgar Display of Flower, we will be selling cans of Tomorrow (4.0% ABV) at $14 per four pack and cans of Morning Haze (8.0% ABV) at $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

Deciding what beers to share and enjoy with family and friends depends on numerous factor including plans for the next day. Do you have plans for a morning hike with the family? Or are you letting loose with some buddies anticipating a morning of coffee and movies? This weekend we offer beers for both occasions:

Tomorrow is a delicate 4.0% citra/mosaic American Pale Ale ale with a hefty does of oats designed for a balance of immediate consumption at plans the next day. It pours a very hazy light yellow, releasing well-blended notes of orange juice, pineapple, and fresh cut grass. It tastes soft and tropical with a slight bready note and no trace of astringency.

Morning Haze is an aggressively hopped galaxy/mosaic DIPA with wheat and oats (think our Answer collab CIBASS with a touch of bread). It pours a hazy tangerine orange and releases bright notes of pineapple and blueberry with an aroma that mirrors the balanced taste. This beer is very crushable and designed for late night celebrations, letting loose, and hitting the snooze on alarm clocks.

 

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduMorning Haze & Tomorrow!

VDF!

on May 16, 2018 No comments

This Saturday 5/19 from 11:30am-6pm at the brewery we will be selling cans of Vulgar Display of Flower at $18 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
Vulgar Display of Flower (8.5% ABV) is a tribute to an aggressive yet balanced assault on the senses. It blends East-meets-West coast DIPA with our own Equilibrium twist. It is dry, bitter, piny, resinous, yet remains smooth, juicy, and drinkable. This concoction displays the hop flower’s assertive yet delicious nature.
More to Come…

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduVDF!