2019

All posts from 2019

Unlikely Foragers

on November 13, 2019 No comments
This Saturday 11/16, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will have bottles of Unlikely Foragers (6.0% Wild Ale) for sale. $12 per bottle, limit of 6 bottles per person.

Beer is community. For the 2019 vintage, a team of likely friends gathered on May 19th in an unlikely location to forage dandelion blossoms for Equilibrium’s second annual collaborative brew day. A special thanks to Mike O’Brien for sharing his beautiful field with us again. This year we saw close to double the amount of participants, a trend we hope continues. With the actual Foragers in the field photographed for the label yearly, we hope it freezes time and serves as documentation of the day that we so much enjoy spending with you.
Unlikely Foragers is a farmhouse ale brewed with dandelions and Equilibrium’s farmhouse culture. The beer pours a bright golden yellow color with a light head releasing aromas of tropical lemon, floral dandelion, light funk, and bright hay. The taste is complex and dry with a nice white wine minerality and a gentle tartness to stimulate the pallet all integrated in a balanced drink. This beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared. You can also expect to see 2019 BA variants of this beer come Spring time.

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Fractal Strata

on November 7, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 11/9, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we are selling cans of Fractal Strata (6.8% ABV) $16 per 4-pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.

Fractal Strata investigates the interplay between Strata and our revised hopping processes. A fractal is something simple at the core yet can produce wonderful and amazingly complex results. We use these beers to investigate how different hops manifest through our processes, allowing us to optimize both our use of hops and our hopping techniques. Fractal Strata pours a hazy yellow releasing complex aromas of both tropical and dank passionfruit, mango and melon with a whiff of sticky green. The taste follows the aroma with a resinous creamy mouthfeel and a firm but rounded bitterness.

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Stratasphere

on November 6, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 11/9, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we are selling cans of Stratasphere (8.5% ABV) $20 per 4-pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.

Sky rocket towards heavenly layered out-of-this-world goodness with our strata forward DIPA: Stratosphere. Much like the earths upper atmosphere, this is beer is layered from bottom to top with a base of of oats and wheat for an heavily hopped with strata and a touch of citra. Stratosphere is dank with layered flavors of smooth cannibus, melon, guava, and citrus with our signature EQ juice finish and will leave you (N)eeding (A)nother (S)trata (A)le 🚀

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Mobius

on October 31, 2019 No comments
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.
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DIPA Stamp & You Can’t TIPA Stamp a DIPA Stamp

on October 31, 2019 No comments
This Saturday 11/2, starting at 3PM at the brewery, we are selling cans of DIPA Stamp (8.0% ABV) at $20 per 4-pack and You Can’t TIPA Stamp a DIPA Stamp (10.0% ABV) at $22 per 4-pack. Limit 1 case per person on each beer, limit subject to change.
Inspired by the scooter from the movie Dumb and Dumber, which Todd owns, we decided to spin this into a set of beers for our Halloween release.
Who is capable to deliver a briefcase? It seemed appropriate to pull EQ’s two PhDs, often refered to around the brewery as Dumb and Dumber to deliver it back to its rightful owner. But on their trip, they were chased down by the guy who checks your tickets at our release, Todd “Sea Bass” Lyons.
DIPA Stamp uses a base of oats and wheat and our current favorite blend of hops in the whirlpool before we dry hopped it with citra and bru-1, a first use hop for us. Notes and flavors of citrus, stone fruit, melon, and dank pineapples. It’s like a fruit parfait with a very creamy mouthfeel and a crushable #EQjuice finish.
You Can’t TIPA Stamp a DIPA Stamp is scaled up to a triple. We used a bigger dose of oats and scaled up the same whirlpool hop combo and dry hopped it with citra, bru-1, and mosaic before and adding a touch of lactose. This bigger and bolder version tastes like a dank mango and papaya version of Sunny D. It’s soft and has a great juicy finish making it too drinkable. At 10%, you’d think we are playing Halloween tricks on you.
Some reminders: The taproom opens at 10AM on Saturday for tickets. We hope to see y’all in costume, the top 3 win prizes. Todd will be bringing this piece of Hollywood to the release for you to check out in person. We’ll also have BBQ and Burgers for you to nibble on.
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info@eqbrew.comDIPA Stamp & You Can’t TIPA Stamp a DIPA Stamp

VitaminM(Sea)³

on October 30, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 11/2, starting at 3PM at the brewery, we will sell cans of VitaminM(Sea)³, our collaboration with Vitamin Sea Brewing (10.0% ABV TIPA). $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.

Ocean Physics spans from small millimeter-scale turbulence to big-scale global circulation (like the label) and even applies to fish tanks in your living room. For this beer, we payed attention to smallest detail while thinking of a big TIPA that you can enjoy in your living room and possibly in your fish tank if you have too many. Thanks Ocean Physics. When Dino and Mike visited Middletown a few weeks ago to follow up on the collab we did with Vitamin Sea at their place, VitaminM(Sea)², we set out to make a triple as smooth as the most gentle ocean waves.

VitaminM(Sea)³ starts with a base of oats and wheat to help the beer remain soft and creamy before being aggressively hopped with citra, mosaic, wakatu, and galaxy. It pours a hazy bright straw yellow and has intense notes and flavors of assorted citrus, lemon & lime, and a dank and earthy lemongrass. It has big #EQjuice with an extremely soft smooth finish. It’s dangerously drinkable for a triple and will slip you into meditative state as you are reminded of the sounds of the sea as the ocean boost your brain power… or helps you drink in a fish tank.

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In The Reeds

on October 21, 2019 No comments

We have an exciting event planned for locals and beer enthusiasts alike this weekend. On Saturday, 10/26 starting at 11AM we will be joined by our new neighbors, Oak & Reed to release our collaboration beer, In The Reeds. The team from Oak & Reed Downtown will be in our taproom from 11AM- 1PM serving a complimentary sample dish that will showcase what you can expect when they open just a few steps away from our brewery here in downtown Middletown. They will also be raffling off a gift certificate to their place!

Oak & Reed is a new restaurant coming soon to Middletown, NY that will focus on elevated comfort food and contemporary cuisine. Ingredients will be locally sourced and sustainable with an emphasis on supporting local farms and businesses. With such a similar mission to work with local businesses and showcase all that Middletown has to offer, it made sense to join forces and work on a beer together.
In The Reeds (6% ABV) is brewed with Honeybrook Farms honey (Pine Bush, NY), hibiscus, and conditioned on lime zest to create an elegant and balanced farmhouse ale with great characteristics for food pairings. It pours a copper honey color with pink accents. In the Reeds has vibrant aromas of floral and earthy honeycomb, light fruity hibiscus, tea leaves, sauvignon blanc, and tangy fresh squeezed lime. This dry, tart, complex, and layered ale is perfect on its own or as a companion with for meal with good company.

We will be selling two size formats this Saturday 10/26, starting at 11AM; 375ml bottles at $8 each, limit 3 bottles pp and 750ml bottles at $12 each, limit 6pp. Limits subject to change.

In addition to our sale this Saturday, In The Reeds will also be available for on site consumption at Oak & Reed when they open their doors soon.

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info@eqbrew.comIn The Reeds

C

on October 17, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 10/19, starting at 11:30 AM, at the brewery, we will be selling cans of C (4.8% Pale Ale) $15 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.

E=MC², and C is the universal symbol for the speed of light. We based this beer off of our beloved Photon pale ale but amped up the hop ratios and gave this beer our Energy treatment. This method improves aroma, enhances flavor and body by pulling the most out of from each hop.

C pours a bright straw yellow and has a beautiful nose that wafts up as soon as the can is cracked open. Balanced and luscious, it has deep flavors of stone fruit, pineapple, and mango thanks to the increased hopping rates. You’ll notice a super soft crushable mouthfeel and a finish that builds up and exits at the speed of light.

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Big Gnome Energy

on October 16, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 10/19, starting at 11:30 AM, at the brewery, we will sell cans of Big Gnome Energy, our collaboration with Dancing Gnome Beer (8.0% ABV DIPA). $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.

BGE is everywhere these days. That low-key cool that can’t be simulated, replicated, or duplicated. You keep that confidence Biggie while gnoming that ego Smalls. Do you have BGE in you? Andrew came to visit and we BGE’d a base of oats and white wheat with a giant dose of citra in the whirlpool. We then dry hopped it with citra, enigma, and strata (our first hop from our 2019 crop). This years strata is dank! Big Gnome Energy pours a vibrant hazy yellow and is dank, juicy, and soft with notes of gooseberry, tropical fruits and cannabis. It finishes with a welcomed bitterness for balance and luscious EQ juice finish.

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info@eqbrew.comBig Gnome Energy

Moon of Vega

on October 10, 2019 No comments

This Saturday 10/12, starting at 11:30AM, at the brewery, we will be selling cans of Moon of Vega, our collaboration with J. Wakefield Brewing (8.7% ABV DIPA). $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.

Vador… Drink… You’ve been defeated by a Space Ball. Learn the power of Madagascar Vanilla and Milk Sugar from Yogurt to use the Schwartz and combat Dark forces on the Moon of Vega. This beer is ‘Ludicrous Speeds’ (released 07/18) Father. It uses the same hop bill of Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic but at a whopping 8 lb/bbl. Moon of Vega is thick fruit punch creamsicle saturated with tropical fruit and citrus with EQ juice leading the way into dunkaroo frosting parfait finish. We think you’ll enjoy this one. May the Schwartz be with you!!

… There is an even larger
space ball in progress..

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info@eqbrew.comMoon of Vega