May 2019

All posts from May 2019

Shook Ones

on May 16, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 5/18, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, will be selling cans of Shook Ones (8.0% ABV) at $20 per 4-pk, 1 case per person (limit subject to change).

This beer was brewed as a reminder to us all to promote unity in the beer community and also to not take things too seriously. Beer is fun. We’re all friends. Some things are not funny and are taken too far. Even the biggest, toughest people, are in fact a little shook at some level. As a community, we should focus on enjoying each other’s company and share amazing beers from all over the world. Time is the most valuable thing we have, so please don’t waste it social media fighting. RIP Prodigy. 

Shook ones is a blend of three of our favorite hops with an intense rate of kettle and dry hop additions. It’s pours bright yellow and has a taste of mixed tropical and citrus fruits, candied orange, underlying dankness, with a hint berry. It finishes smooth due to the use of oats and white wheat. This new and improved batch also showcases our#EQjuice.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduShook Ones

rho

on May 15, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 5/18, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are happy to introduce our first of a series of collabs with Mostra Coffee, Rho (10.0% ABV Imperial Coffee Stout) at $14 per bottle, limit 6 bottles per person. Limit subject to change.

In Science, the symbol most often used for density is ρ (the lower case Greek letter Rho). We used a brand new grain bill to create a stout with a dense mouthfeel and a dialed back bitterness. To help elevate this into a coffee stout, we worked closely with Mike and the experts at Mostra Coffee. Mostra Coffee is an artisan micro-roasting company that sources, roasts, brews, and serves only high-grade specialty coffee. Mostra was recently named a top three finalist for Roaster of the Year 2019 from Roast Magazine, and won Best Original Cold Brew and Best Signature Cold Brew at the Cold Brew City Competition.

Collectively, we chose a unique washed single origin ‘Colombia Tolima’ coffee, which has notes of mulling spice, apple, and hints of milk chocolate throughout.

Rho pours jet black with a saturated caramel colored head. This coffee created an extremely integrated and well-balanced beer. Its aroma is dark chocolate, caramel apple, cinnamon and clove, fresh coffee, dried fruit, and leather. The taste is a milky dark chocolate, dried cherries, hints of vanilla, and a lingering coffee backbone with light bitterness. It is silky, creamy, viscous and its flavor is reminiscent of an affogato dessert.

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Mmm…osa

on May 9, 2019 No comments

Spring is here, so this Saturday we will also have some crushers available.
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Mmm…osa (4.8% ABV) 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. $14 per four pack, limit 1 case per person.
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Photon (4.8% ABV) is our light and crushable American Pale Ale loaded with pacific northwest hops. It pours a very hazy orange, releasing well-blended notes of apricot, tangerine, peach, mango, and pineapple. It tastes of soft juicy tropical fruits, hop resins, and a hint of biscuit. $14 per 4-pack, 1 case limit per person.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduMmm…osa

Middletown Waves

on May 8, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 05/11, starting at 11:30 AM at the brewery, we will be introducing Middletown Waves. $22 per four pack, limit one case per person.

Middletown Waves (10% ABV) takes one of our favorite triples, Straight out of Middletown,
and adds a balanced amount of lactose and a heavy dose of oats showcasing an even thicker and creamier finish. With the mosaic and citra hop bill still being the star of the show, it pours a very murky tangerine color and releases aromas of fresh squeezed orange juice and earthy grass. The taste is resinous dank-citrus, light pine and orange push-pops. It has a rounded bitterness and a chewy but creamy mouth feel. The #EQjuice finish is very prominent and this beer drinks like a juicy orange creamsicle. Think dHop 2 supersized with a luscious orange sherbet finish.

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduMiddletown Waves

Blueberry Boy

on May 6, 2019 No comments

Thank you to Evil Twin Brewing NYCHimmerigetand Brasserie Cantillon for welcoming us to be part of what’s is being affectionately called Team Blåbær or this fun and exciting day. ‪On Blåbær day, Thursday 5/09 at 4 PM, at the brewery, we are happy to make our April Fools ‘Joke’ a reality by bringing you our collaboration with Evil Twin NYC, Blueberry Boy (11.0% TIPA). $22 per four pack, limit 1 case of each beer, per person. Limit subject to change.‬
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‪Blueberry Boy is the first beer of its kind to come out of Equilibrium. It’s an idea we came up with during a visit with Jeppe, found it hilarious, and felt it was the perfect way for hopheads to celebrate the annual Blåbær release on home turf. This TIPA was aggressively hopped with Mosaic and Belma, and conditioned on blueberries with a touch of lactose. Blueberry Boy pours a vivid fuschia color and has an aroma of fruity citrus, blueberry skin and an earthy minerality. The flavor is citrus, blueberry flesh and earth and even finishes with our EQ juice. The body of this beer flows freely and makes it extremely crushable for a fruited triple. It has a pointed bitterness but a very smooth finish and the blueberry is the last thing you taste as you go in for another sip‬.

Tickets start and taps open at Noon in our taproom. For the occasion, we will also have vintage bottles of TABA Blueberry for on-site consumption. Lastly, If you’re in Copenhagen, Himmeriget will also have cans to go during the Blåbær release on 5/9 along with a bunch of Equilibrium beer on tap for the big day. Keep an eye out, we’ll be there hanging out!

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduBlueberry Boy

Experimentum and Imperium!

on May 2, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 05/04, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are happy to introduce two new beers, Experimentum and Imperium (both 8.0 % ABV). $20 per four pack, limit 1 case of each beer, per person. Limit subject to change.
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Latin for Experiment and Control, we used a very simple grain bill on each beer and utilized one of our favorite hop bills in symmetrical fashion. Here is the difference, one beer was made using our state of the art hop science procedure while the opposite utilized a different hop vendor and an experimental twist we used in dHop 16. (We like dHop 16 a lot). This gives you an accurate side by side comparison of some of our latest processes we use at the brewery. As we are treating these beers like an experiment (science rules!), we would love to hear your take on both. Using the hashtag #eqhopscience when you post, tell us which beer you liked better and why. Was it the Aromatics? Juicier flavors? Smoother finish? Softer mouthfeel? Let us know and we may share your findings on our stories as they come in. Let’s have some fun with this!

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduExperimentum and Imperium!

Particle Physics

on May 1, 2019 No comments

This Thursday (05/02 at 4PM) at the brewery, we are happy to drop our new American Pale Ale, Particle Physics (5.5% ABV) at $16 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.

We used Particle Physics to manipulate Photon, and turn theoretical physics into reality. We took Photon, upped the ABV to 5.5%, and hopped it at the rate of the fractal series with a citra forwardHop bill. The result is 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. This drinking experience is further enhanced with a soft and billowy mouth-feel with a disappearing finish that has made this the new go to pale ale for the Equilibrium crew, especially now that the warm weather is season is upon us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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More to come!

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rpetroni@alum.mit.eduParticle Physics