This Saturday 12/7, starting at 11:30 am at the brewery, we are happy to introduce Time, our newest IPA (6.25 % ABV) at $16 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change.
Time is the fundamental thread in the fabric of reality. It is the most valuable commodity we have. It’s even the reason some people wear a clock around their neck. The passing of time is closely connected to the concept of space and something that should be valued, treasured, and enjoyed.
Time is the 6.25% version of dHop5 with our energy treatment. Citra and Galaxy layer flavors on the base of mixture of torrefied and white wheat and finishes with the most hops per barrel we’ve put in an IPA yet. It pours a bright yellow and has aroma of just cut orange slices with a hint of peach. The flavors are bright citrus, pineapple, and stone fruit with a super easy drinking soft finish with a light grapefruit bite.
This Saturday 12/7, starting at 11:30 am at the brewery, we are excited to introduce, EQ De Jamaica, (6.0% ABV Wild Ale) at $18 per 750ml (Limit 6) and $10 per 375ml (Limit 3). Limit subject to change.
Winter is here but EQ De Jamaica (Hah- My- Cah) transports us to a warmer climate. We wanted to play off the common aguas fresca drinks served on the islands made by steeping hibiscus and other ingredients to make infused beverages. The result is a complex and elegant farmhouse ale infused with pineapple, hibiscus, lime zest, and local honey from Honeybrook Farms in Pine Bush, NY.
EQ De Jamaica pours a beautiful golden copper yellow and releases an earthy and subtle tropical aroma. It’s flavor is a balanced tartness with notes of pineapple, light cranberry and hibiscus, notes of chardonnay, citrus zest all bundled together with beautifully light but integrated honey backbone. It has a balanced and dry mineral like finish that’s complex and full of depth with our pleasant funk. We find this wild ale perfect on its own or as a companion for food pairings with Friends and Family.
This Saturday 12/7, starting at 11:30 am at the brewery, we will sell Straight Outta The Marshmallow Laboratory, a collaboration with our good friends Evil Twin Brewing NYC (10.2% ABV TIPA) at $24 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change.
Recently, we told you about a Saturday night spent in Ridgewood checking out Jeppe’s beautiful new brewery. The conversation of hops, marshmallows, and what if’s lead to a test batch of a collaborative effort, Straight Outta The Marshmallow Laboratory. It was served both at Equilibrium and Evil Twin and after some great feedback and slight tweaks to the original recipe we decided to package it.
We’ve worked hard to really integrate the marshmallow flavor with the tropical notes from the hops while reducing the marshmellow sweetness in a revised process from the pilot batch. We are really happy with the result. SOTML pours a hazy orange and notes of orange marshmellow creamsicle immediately fill the air when cracked open. The flavor follows with bright tropical fruits infused with pillowy marshmallow and creamy vanilla notes. The beer finishes soft and velvety with a beautiful EQjuice profile.
This Wednesday 11/27, starting at 12 PM at the brewery, we are bringing back Dream Lab (10.2 % ABV TIPA), a collab with Other Half Brewing at $22 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change. We will not be holding back any of these throwback beers for the following week.
Think if Dream Wave Fluctuation and Straight Outta the Laboratory had a baby with no lactose. We ended up taking EQ’s SOTL grain bill, modified an aggressive Other Half hopbill of Galaxy and Citra, and ran it through the SOTL process to bring out the EQ juice. This is how dreams are made. Dream Lab pours a glowing opaque tangerine color releasing aromas of passion fruit, lime, peach, and pineapple all integrated with a bright citrus backdrop. The taste is a bright creamy tropical flavor loaded with a big juicy profile. Its escalating brightness is buoyed by a soft velvety mouth feel making it extremely well balanced and drinkable. This closes out the Thanksgiving throwback cans that will be available.
This Wednesday 11/27, starting at 12pm at the brewery, we are bringing back Lucid Dream Wave, a collab with Other Half Brewing Company (8.5 % ABV DIPA) at $20 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change. There will be no holds on these throwback beers for the following week.
During a lucid dream, the dreamer is awake, conscious of the space and environment around them. It’s almost a doorway into an alternative universe, one that we control. Upgraded with our Energy treatment hoping process, creating this controllable fantasy began with Dream Wave Fluctuation, increasing the dry hop, blending Citra, Amarillo, Galaxy, and El Dorado, and applying Other Half’s Dream treatment. Lucid Dream Wave pours a hazy glowing tangerine color releasing aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, candied peaches and cream and a touch of that watermelon jolly rancher flavor we got with 1Sigma, all integrated with a juicy twist. The taste is loaded with EQ juice that blends with a bright creamy tropical wave of flavor with a touch of sweet that is dangerously drinkable and balanced.
This Wednesday 11/27, starting at 12pm at the brewery, we are happy to bring back Can It Be All So Simple, a collab with @theanswerva (8.2 % ABV DIPA) at $20 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change.
It’s been two years since Can It All Be So Simple (our first collaboration ever) dropped. Now, as we excitedly get to fulfill our big dream with moves to South Street. We also want to remember the simpler times. Our processes and techniques have been elevated over these past two years but we wanted to revisit this beer in its OG form, so we turned off the EQjuice and brewed it just like the first time around. With a heavy Galaxy and Mosaic hop bill it pours a hazy tangerine orange and releases bright notes of pineapple and blueberry with an aroma that mirrors the balanced and drinkable taste.
This Saturday 11/23, starting at 11:30 am at the brewery, we will introduce Supreme Mathematics (10.5% ABV TIPA) at $22 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change.
We are a details brewery. At the end of the day, concentrations of stuff in water taste good, bring people together, and lubricate a good time… But how do these concentrations end up being what they are in our glasses? Is there one Supreme Mathematical Beer Equation to rule them all? Well… we don’t know it fully yet but when you make triples smooth AF, you often give it a shot after sampling a few. To first order, at EQ, Beer is governed by… (if you want to just skip to how it tastes now is a good time)… The summation over all concentrations in beer of their integrated individual time rate of change which is mostly governed by our microbial populations, heat transfer, ideal gas laws, yummy hop oils, hessian optimization matrices (e.g. user input), acidity, bitterness, hydrophobic partitioning, partitioning between air and beer, more yummy hop oils, and of course bubbles in beer (we decided things like sugar levels are mathematically trivial and have no home in this master equation). We have left out our confidential “dC/dt” equation for EQjuice following advice of counsel and threat of Rich Rowe.
We started with a nice base of oats and wheat and added citra, strata, and idaho7 to the whirlpool. We then dry hopped it with some of today’s favorite hops: citra, galaxy, strata, and bru-1. The result is a beautiful bright yellow hazy pour with aroma of blended tropical fruit. It has flavors of mango, guava and a touch of white grape. Its finish is pillowy and smooth with a subtle bitterness. Our EQ juice is in full swing and all the math checks out on this one.
This Saturday 11/23, starting at 11:30 am at the brewery, we will be releasing our long awaited stout with our friends from J. Wakefield Brewing, Life After Death Star (11.0% Imperial Stout) $18 per bottle, limit starts at 4pp and is subject to change.
A Jedi prophecy foretells that the Chosen One from Florida will bring balance to beer by choking out punk ass gangsta rappers… but sometimes this path leads to the darkside. Fortunately, there is a thiicccc Life After Death Star. Featuring a long boil to create our thickest and most decadent base yet, we added shredded raw coconut, marshmallow, vanilla, and Ghost Bear Espresso Blend coffee from the newly crowned Microroaster of the year, @mostracoffee, along with a touch of lactose.
Life After Death Star pours a viscous jet black and develops a caramel head upon pouring releasing an olfactory onslaught of beautifully balanced notes of espresso coffee paired with flavors of big fudgy creamy marshmallow, just scrapped vanilla, brownie batter, and light coconut throughout. This beer is extremely smooth, luxurious, and creamy. You may actually try and chew it. No question this is the biggest and best stout to come out of Middletown yet.
This Saturday 11/16, starting at 11:30 am at the brewery, we will be selling cans of our collaboration with Short Throw Brewing Co. , 20/20 Vision (8.2 % ABV DIPA) $20 per 4-pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change. When Brandon came to visit we had a long chat about the new year on the horizon. For Brandon, 2020 will have his latest project Short Throw Brewing well underway while the new year for Equilibrium will welcome the opening of our South Street facility which we have been working tirelessly on. With both of us looking so very clearly on projects planned for 2020, we named our collaboration 20/20 Vision.
20/20 Vision uses a big dose of Citra and Idaho 7 in the whirlpool with a dry hop of Citra, Strata, and Galaxy. 20/20 vision pours a hazy bright yellow with a beautiful tropical nose. It has some very fun flavors including guava, mango, and yuzu fruit. 20/20 Vision is full of EQ juice and has an exceptionally smooth finish that can be mistaken for a light chuggable crusher, but at that point you’ll probably be seeing more like 20/160. 🔥🐕
This Saturday 11/16, starting at 11:30 am at the brewery, we will introduce 1Sigma (10.5% ABV TIPA) at $22 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change.
The Normal or Gaussian Distribution is the most important probability distribution in statistics & probability theory because it describes many natural phenomena. If you were to toss a coin 100 times, what is the likelihood that you would you get half tails? All tails? One-third heads? It describes the distribution of human heights, blood pressures, IQ scores, and even the “bell curve” of grades you got in class. The normal distribution is completely described by its mean and standard deviation (sigma), where the mean describes the central tendency and the standard deviation describes departures from the central tendency. We have started to construct our own distribution with the mean set equal to that of Straight out of the Laboratory. 1Sigma is the first standard deviation above the mean which builds on the SOTL base and adds our now standardized Energy treatment using the first batch of 2019 citra. There will be more Sigmas in the future, as we explore additional deviations from our SOTL base. 1Sigma pours a very bright tangerine color with an explosive tropical nose beaming from the can as soon as it’s cracked open. We find flavors of grove stand OJ, melon, mango, lychee, and pineapple followed by fresh squeezed lime wedges while mowing the lawn. The mouth feel is pillowy and luscious while the beer ends with our signature EQ juice. Do you like it better than SOTL? It’s different, but which is better might be a coin flip.