February 2019

All posts from February 2019

One Time for Your Mind

on February 28, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 3/2, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we are excited to bring you our collaboration with our friends, Finback Brewery, One Time For Your Mind (8.0% abv DIPA). $20 per four pack, limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

Cryo hops are processed using extremely cold temperatures, so when we were discussing the collab a few weeks back during one of NY’s brutalist cold spells ever, the joke of using these hops became a reality. As we froze that night in NYC, we discussed our mutual love of both Queens and music, Nas in particular. One Time For Your Mind was named.
One Time For Your Mind was made primarily with Cryo Hops, a first for us, along with supporting cast of hops to balance things out. It pours a bright tangerine color and has aromas and flavors of orange juice, additional citrus fruit, weed and earth. The finish builds up slowly and then explodes with our signature #EQjuice.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduOne Time for Your Mind

Austin Raspberry

on February 27, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 3/2, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we will be selling bottles of Austin Raspberry. $16 per bottle. Limits set at 6 bottles per person, limits subject to change.

Austin (6.0%ABV) is a farmhouse ale built by the inspiration to share beer with people close to heart. It is pale, tart, delicate, and complex with a bit of pleasant funk. Austin was then refermented on raspberries at a rate of more than 2 lbs of fruit per gallon for additional months. The result is a bright raspberry jam fruit character boosted by the expression of our microorganisms. This beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduAustin Raspberry

BA Syrup Sandwiches

on February 21, 2019 No comments

BA Syrup Sandwiches

As we prep beers for Huna, we thought we’d give everyone a little preview of what we’re concocting -A small single Hill Rock Rye Whiskey Barrel aged maple syrup for extended time, was emptied, and then melded with special relativity 2 for several months. This beer was then further conditioned on Madagascar Vanilla, Mostra Brazil Coffee and Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.

Tasting Notes: We don’t know yet because it’s still being finished! But help us fill them out this Saturday when we tap it at 2 PM in our taproom. This will be the only sixtel in existence outside of Huna.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduBA Syrup Sandwiches

Fluctuation Wave

on February 20, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 02/23, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are happy to bring back Fluctuation Wave at $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

Fluctuation Wave (8.5 % DIPA) takes our beloved DIPA Fluctuation, supersizes the hop bill, adds a touch of lactose, and uses our revised hop process. The tasting notes for this are simple: This beer is the DIPA version of Straight Outta The Laboratory with even more EQ juice and a smooth lactose finish.

Another new batch of MC² will also be available, this batch definitely has the #EQjuice 🥤! $18 per 4-pk, Limit 1 case per person.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduFluctuation Wave

Agent Orange

on February 14, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 02/16 starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we bring you our collab with our homies Interboro NYC: Agent Orange (8.0% abv DIPA) at $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

Agent Orange is our first collaboration made here in Middletown with our friends from Interboro Spirits and Ales. This beer is inspired by local togetherness, EQ’s home in Orange County, Jesse’s background in the indie hip-hop scene, and one of Middletown’s own underground hip-hop stars. This beer is as complex as the concept. So what happens when you take a healthy dose of 2-row, wheat and oats combined with a hop bill of amarillo, citra, belma, and simcoe and age it on fresh orange zest?
You get a bright yellow hazy citrusy DIPA that smells of futuristic oranges and tastes of peach, tropical fruit and dank orange fruit cup with a touch of canabis. The fresh zest compliments the flavors and helps mimic the fresh squeezed OJ Grandma used to make on a Sunday morning, just with new level oranges. It has a chewy mouthfeel and absolutely explodes with our #EQjuice.

Cliff Notes: Think Adrestia with Orange Zest!

As a reminder, tickets will be handed out on Saturday at 7am in our taproom. If you arrive before that, kindly hold your own place in line until an employee arrives to open.

… No more to come

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduAgent Orange

Möbius

on February 13, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 02/16, from 11:30AM-10pm at the brewery, we are excited to offer Möbius for the first time in bottled form. $9 per bottle, limit of 12 bottles per person (1 case; sorry about BASR1).
Möbius is our 7% ABV Porter, it has a rich and creamy foundation that showcases roasty coffee and chocolate flavors of dark grain while maintaining a high drinkability without being overly sweet. Please enjoy at 55°-60°F.

This beer will cellar well at proper cellaring temperatures.

As a reminder, tickets will be handed out on Saturday at 7am in our taproom. If you arrive before that, kindly hold your own place in line until an employee arrives.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduMöbius

Entente

on February 13, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 02/16, from 11:30AM-10pm at the brewery, we are happy to bring you our collaboration with Alewife Brewing Company, Entente (8.0% abv DIPA) at $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

Entente is a term for parties with a common interest or goal. Patrick and Keir from Alewife Brewing (which was recently awarded best new brewery in NY by Rate Beer) came up to Middletown and brewed this beer with us to blend our two styles of beermaking.
Entente was made using a grain bill of 2 row and white wheat utilizing both old and new school hops. It pours a glowing yellow color and has an aroma of just peeled oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits. The citrus medley flavor dominates along with a touch of light pine. The finish is soft and resinous with an escalating build up of our #EQjuice.

We have received some inquiries on how the ticket process will work for Saturday’s release. Tickets will be handed out at 7am in the taproom when it opens. If you arrive before that, kindly hold your own place in line until attendants arrive.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduEntente

Barrel Aged Special Relativity 1

on February 12, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 02/16, from 11:30AM-10PM at the brewery, we are extremely excited to offer our first beer aged in oak barrels: Barrel Aged Special Relativity 1 at $20 per bottle. Due to the very limited yield out of this single barrel, limit is set at 1 bottle per person. We don’t expect these bottles to make it into Sunday and we will not be holding any for the following Thursday.

Special Relativity is a special case of General Relativity, which focuses more on time (and space) as opposed to gravity. Embracing the theme of time, we chose Bourbon Barrels from our friends at Hillrock Estate Distillery. Hill Rock Distillery produces hand-crafted spirits made with their own grain, floor malted, craft distilled in copper pot still, and aged in fine oak. Special Relativity 1 was allowed to equilibrate for over 8 months with Hill Rock bourbon, charred oak, and smoke flavors to achieve a harmonious and synergistic balance. This beer opens up with strong notes of oak, bourbon, char, and bittersweet chocolate, with a slight touch of coffee. Its flavor follows the aroma with a full viscous body and a smooth chocolate-bourbon palate linger that lets you enjoy the transition time between sips as it warms your soul. This beer should be served near room temperature (~68 F) to enjoy the bouquet of complexity that went into its creation. This beer will cellar well at proper temperatures (55 – 65 F).

We are also pleased to debut the artwork from our friend and local illustrator Julia Green (@juliagreenartistwhosings). We’re excited to work with Julia moving forward, who will hand draw the labels for our expanding barrel program and the Equilibrium Series.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduBarrel Aged Special Relativity 1

Mass x Acceleration

on February 7, 2019 No comments

We are pleased to introduce Mass x Acceleration (8.0% ABV) this Saturday 02/09 from 11:30AM – 6PM, at the brewery. $20 per 4-pk, Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

Mass x Acceleration, or Force, is the next in the series following Governing Forces and dC/dt that examines the basic properties of our new hardware. Mass x Acceleration is the first time we’ve blended massive doses of two of our favorite hops: Mosaic and Amarillo.

This juicy elixir pours a glowing tangerine color with aromas of dank orange juice with that melony EQ juice thing. The taste is orange/mango for days and melon flavored gummy bear juice.

We will also have a brand new batch of Photon, our Pale ale at $14 per 4-pack.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduMass x Acceleration

Barry Knows

on February 6, 2019 No comments
This Saturday 2/9 from 11:30AM – 6PM, at the brewery, we are happy to offer our Wild Ale Collab with Dry & Bitter Brewing Company : Barry Knows (6.0% ABV) at $18 a bottle limit 6 bottles a person.

Barry Knows was conceived late late night in the ultimate Copenhagen bachelor pad during the realization that Barry White’s music contained imperative life lessons and should be a brewing abstraction for a farmhouse ale aged on berries… This disaster of a concept quickly turned into a celebration of blossoming friendship so we moved forward with the idea. Pete, Will, and Søren decided to push their own embarrassment further by using a picture of everyone’s favorite person for the label: Rich Rowe, who’s almost certainly not related to the singer. No, that doesn’t make any sense. Barry knows that somethings in life just need to be for fun.

Barry Knows is a farmhouse ale brewed with Equilibrium’s farmhouse culture and allowed to ferment and sour over several months before aging it with several select berries (yes, Barry/berry is the combined cleverness of two PhDs): raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, and boysenberry. The beer pours glowing fuchsia with tight carbonation releasing a berry blast of aroma supported by light lactic funk and bright hay. The taste follows the aroma with tart-jammy fruit balanced by a pleasant drinkable dryness. The beer has been conditioned for several months, is unfiltered, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.

 

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduBarry Knows