This Saturday 01/25, starting at 11:30 AM at 2 South Street, we will be bringing back Middletown Waves. $22 per four pack, limit one case per person.
Continuing with all things Middletown, we bring back an in-house fave. 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. Pairs extremely well with Calcifer’s BBQ!
This Saturday 01/25, starting at 11:30am at 2 South Street, we are extremely proud to bring you Barrel Aged Reverse Migration (12 % ABV Imperial Stout) made with our friends from 3 Sons Brewing Co.. $22 per 500ml bottle. Limit 1 Bottle PP. Limit subject to change to zero.
We took Reverse Migration, our first pastry stout made with Bolivian cacoa, toasted coconut, and a touch of coffee from our friends at Boonton Coffee Co and let it sit in ONE select Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel for almost one year to the day to achieve some incredible results. BARM pours dark and viscous releasing potent cocoa and coconut aromas with a touch of roasted coffee. Upon your first sip you’ll get tremendous deep chocolate flavors sprinkled with coconut flakes with a light note of coffee before the beautiful kiss of the bourbon barrel finish sneaks up with caramel notes on the already decadent finish.
Cliff notes: This beer is a Mounds bar sprinkled with coffee and caramel. No lactose was harmed in this beers creation.
This Saturday 01/18, starting at 11:30AM at 2 South Street, we are bringing back Rock Fantasy (7.5% ABV DIPA) made with friends, Verdant Brewing Co . $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change. To continue celebrating all things Middletown, we couldn’t think of a more deserving beer than Rock Fantasy for batch 420!
Now going on its 34th year in business, Rock Fantasy is in a new spot that’s just a few doors down from our new location and we are neighbors again. Rock Fantasy is our favorite place to play pinball, dig in the vinyl crates, and buy some artsy glass all while the dreamy smell of patchouli fills the air. We suggest everyone check it out as part of the Middletown tour!
Rock Fantasy starts off with big dose of wheat and oats and used a matching hop bill for both the whirlpool and dry hop featuring equal amounts Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, Enigma, Galaxy, and Nelson. Just like its namesake, it’s another total blast with a variety of flavors exhibiting tropical citrus, berry, and melon upfront. This batch is danker too as we amped things up for batch #420. The finish is soft and juicy with a beautiful mouthfeel and our big #EQjuice ending. It’s another super fun beer named after a super fun place. We want to thank Stephen Keeler, the brainchild and owner of @rockfantasyconcertshop for being a great neighbor and always welcoming us and our out of town guests with open arms. Stephen will be set up at the brewery on Saturday playing some metal and selling some Rock Fantasy goods!
This Saturday 01/18, starting at 11:30AM at 2 South Street, we are proud to release bottles of Shared Space Boysenberry (6.0% Wild Ale) for sale. $18 per 750ml bottle/ $10 per 375ml bottle (limit 6 pp on each). Limit subject to change.
With Equilibrium Brewery focusing on the liquid, and Equilibrium Bonfire focusing on the food, our Shared Space will be a junction of good beer, good eats and most importantly, good people. A sense of community and belonging is something we pride ourselves on here and we are happy to introduce our first iteration of the series to commemorate that.
Shared Space Boysenberry is a blended wild ale brewed and copious amounts of boysenberries. We started off brewing two separate bases that could be thought of as cousins of Austin and TABA before conditioning it on more than 3.5 lbs of fruit per gallon and adding additional strains of Brettanomyces. It pours a beautiful magenta purple and has an intoxicating berry aroma. Shared space is incredibly complex with a bold and jammy boysenberry flavor supported by a gentle tartness and very balanced acidity. This beer is a favorite right out of the gate, but will continue to evolve in proper cellar conditions.
This Saturday 01/11, starting at 11:30am at 2-8 South Street, we will be selling cans of Straight Outta Middletown (10.00% ABV TIPA). $22 per 4-pk, 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
We are proud to be a part of the resurgence happening in downtown Middletown. More and more businesses are choosing Middletown as home and we are pumped to have so many new neighbors. To help continue breaking in our new space on South Street and to commemorate all of the awesome things happening here, we wanted to bring back, Straight Outta Middletown. SOM is dHop2s big brother. dHop2 is a DIPA that investigates the interplay between our ale strain and an intensive Mosaic and Citra forward hop bill woven four times into its creative process. It pours a very murky tangerine color, releasing notes of orange juice (with pulp) and earthy grass. The taste is highly resinous, dank-citrus, pine juice, with a chewy mouth feel and a firm and pointed bitterness along with our signature EQ Juice finish.
This Saturday 01/11, starting at 11:30am at 2-8 South Street, we are releasing Shaved Kangaroo (10.25 % ABV TIPA). $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change. When we started making beer in 2009, we kept a list of names that we found funny. Top among those names, Shaved Kangaroo, has not become a beer until now for two reasons: 1) we were too embarrassed that we found it funny; and 2) the scarcity of Pacific Hops from Australia and New Zealand: Galaxy and Nelson. We have come to terms with our limited sense of humor and our hop suppliers and are pleased to bring you Shaved Kangaroo – with tasting notes of “Smooth and Hoppy”. During this beer’s life cycle from malted barley sugars, water, hops, and yeast to beer, 10’s of millions of acres have burned across Australia in the one of the country’s worst fire seasons on record. We will use this release to call attention to these unfortunate events happening there in an effort to help raise money for relief efforts. We will be raffling off some good prizes at this Saturday’s release with 100% of the proceeds being donated to firefighting efforts in Australia. Shaved Kangaroo starts off with a 2-row, oat malt, flaked oat, and torrefied wheat base and a whirlpool of Strata and Citra. The dry hop is exclusively loaded with some of our favorite pacific hops: Nelson and Galaxy. Shaved Kangaroo pours a vivid yellow orange with a crazy tropical dank aroma. It’s a super “smooth and hoppy” flavor explosion of tropical citrus, pineapple, clementine, gummy fruit snack candy, and red starburst. This beer is sweet and tropical with notes of white grape on the end with a big down under #EQjuice finish that will put a hoppy smile on your face and have you hopping around in no time!
This Saturday 01/11, starting at 11:30am at 2-8 South Street, we are happy to introduce a new collaboration with The Eighth State Brewing Company, Super Fractal Phoenix Set (10.5 % ABV TIPA). $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
When Cameron was up from South Carolina we knew we would be making a big imperial Black and White Cookie stout (a few more weeks on that). While we were talking recipes over some Fractal pours, we had the crazy idea to scale Fractal up 3x to create a crazy smooth crushable TIPA and SFPS was born!
The Phoenix set consists of values such that an arbitrarily small change can cause drastic changes in the sequence of iterated function values (duh) resulting in beautiful shapes and lots of spirals. Keeping with our fractal tradition, we started off with a super simple grain bill of 2row and our specific fractal fermentation profile. We used a big Citra and Idaho 7 whirlpool with some of our favorite hops in the dry hop: Citra, Sabro, Strata, and Galaxy. Super Fractal Phoenix Set pours an opaque yellow tangerine and has a big citrus nose. The flavors are a unique blend of tropical fruits, citrus, “our melon thing”, passionfruit, and an underlying dankness. This beer is extremely aromatic, crushable and smooth with an EXTREME #EQjuice profile that might just leave you seeing beautiful shapes and spirals.
This Saturday 01/11, starting at 11:30am at 2-8 South Street, we are happy to introduce a new iteration of our ongoing collaboration with Three Chiefs Brewing Co.: Players 2, The Return To Players (11.0 % ABV). $18 per bottle, limit 4 bottles per person. Limit subject to change.
Players 2, The Return To Players (P2) is an American Imperial Stout brewed with Roasted Hazelnuts, Mostra Coffee Ghost Bear espresso blend, Madagascar Vanilla beans, and Fiji cacao nibs. P2 pours jet black with a beautiful tan head showcasing our first use of roasted hazelnuts at a rate of more than 20 lb/bbl which melds beautifully with the coffee beans to form a decadent hazelnut espresso. The vanilla and cocoa compliment the olfactory experience to give a sensation of after dinner Ferrero Rocher with expresso. The creamy flavor is a medley of the same with nutty espresso leading the way and the hazelnut balances out the sweetness of this giant stout to leave you ready for the next sip. No lactose was harmed in the making of this beer.
P2 has a thick viscosity and we recommend you drink it near room temperature to get the most out of these adjuncts and their respective interplay as the dynamics of the relative adjunct strength shift as the beer warms and time lengthens. Drink Fresh!
This Saturday 01/04, starting at 11:30am at 2-8 South Street, we are happy to introduce a new collaboration with Vitamin Sea Brewing, Ocean Vibes (8.0 % ABV DIPA). $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
Recent studies prove that a beach-type environment can have a profound impact on our brains and mental health. There is something soothing about the sound of ocean waves, the smell of salt water, and the feeling of warm sand beneath your toes. We feel these ocean vibes and the power of the pun, ‘Vitamin Sea’, definitely have some truth to them. We have also discovered another groundbreaking way to boost mind, body, and spirit to achieve the same effects; hang out with Dino and Mike from Vitamin Sea Brewing for an afternoon. These guys bring such genuinely good vibes and energy with them, we couldn’t wait to have them back to brew another tropical juice bomb.
Ocean Vibes starts with a base of 2row, white wheat, and oats before a Citra and Idaho7 whirlpool. We then dry hopped it with Citra Galaxy, and for the first time, Sabro. We wanted to give this beer a creamsicle like finish so we added a touch of lactose to balance things out. First sip will give you Ocean Vibes galore. Pouring a hazy opaque bright yellow, this beer is bursting with tropical notes and flavors of guava, pineapple, bright clementine and a touch of island coconut from our new friend, Sabro. The velvety mouthfeel is creamy with a hint of chewiness and reminiscent of a tropical flavored push-pop crossed with our big EQjuice finish. If winter has you feeling sluggish, you better get your vitamins in!
This Saturday 12/28, starting at 11:30am at 2-8 South Street, we are happy to bring back a favorite, our collaboration with District 96 Beer Factory, Sexual Fluctuation (8.0 % ABV DIPA). $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
D96 has a special place in our hearts. Sharing pilot batches long before we were Equilibrium, and they even tapped Equilibrium’s first commercial keg ever at their Burger Loft charity event. We’re grateful they have given us a home away from home. When D96 first made Sexual Frustration, John brought a keg up to our line share. As Sexual Frustration is very Galaxy forward and Equilibrium’s Fluctuation is very Citra forward, we thought why not do an 8% DIPA that would be like blending the two beers. Sexual Fluctuation was born.
Sexual Fluctuation is a Citra/Galaxy blend (incorporating the latest EQ hop technology). It pours a hazy tangerine orange and releases releasing aromas of passion fruit, peach, lime, and pineapple all integrated with a juicy twist. The taste is a bright creamy tropical sorbet flavor that is dangerously drinkable and balanced with a big EQjuice finish.