Our beers are created using the principle of “Mass Balance Brewing,” which focuses on the sources and sinks of different flavors to maximize and balance the right flavors in your glass. Each style of beer (IPA, Farmhouse Ale, Porter/Stout) has unique elements of process and ingredient that has been optimized in this regard.
Next Day IPA
Next Day IPAs are ambitious and challenging to make. They deliver the juicy hop aroma and flavor of a bigger IPA, but we strive to keep the alcohol below 5% so that you can enjoy several in a session. The idea being to fully enjoy your drinking experience, yet still get your work done the next day due to the low alcohol content.
IPAs are brewed using novel hopping processes that maximize extraction of flavorful and aromatic compounds from hops, while minimizing the contribution of harsh components that traditionally limit the application of hops for developing massive and complex flavor in beer.
Farmhouse Ales are complex in creation yet simple in enjoyability. They use a minimum of six different microorganisms and use unique brewing steps to maximize the production of delicious and funky farmhouse flavors from the various classes of microbes. These are bright, crisp, and refreshing, pair wonderfully with local fruit, and are naturally carbonated.
We’ve gone through great lengths to refine our process in these beers. The result is a rich flavor and creamy mouth feel, showcasing decadent flavors yet minimizing the harsh taste that dark grains can often leave behind. The creamy mouthfeel does not come at the expense of being cloyingly sweet to aid in its drinkability.
NEXT DAY IPAs
Photon 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. A smooth rounded bitterness with a touch of dryness ensures you’re ready for the next sip. This drinking experience is further enhanced with a soft and billowy mouth-feel that has made this the go to ale for the EQ crew, especially when a productive day needs to follow a fun night.
Mmm…osa is our beloved Photon American Pale Ale conditioned on freshly zested oranges at a rate of 6 oranges per bbl. It is everything photon is, with a stronger orange presence; this citric delight is our preferred way to start the afternoon.
Photon Citrus is our beloved Photon American Pale Ale conditioned on fresh grapefruit, lime, lemon, tangerine, and orange zest. It is everything photon is with a balanced touch of citrus; this citric delight is perfect to welcome the summer weather.
IPAs / DIPAs / TIPAs
mc² is Photon’s big brother. We literally took Photon’s hopping rate and squared it. This DIPA is our tribute to the amazing relationship that energy and mass are balanced, proportional to the speed of a photon squared. It pours a hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and apricot. mc² tastes like succulent mango juice loaded with chewy hop resins. It’s very drinkable for 8.0%; be careful, this one can sneak up on you.
Vulgar Display of Flower
Vulgar Display of Flower is a tribute to an aggressive yet balanced assault on the senses. It blends East and West coast DIPA with our own Equilibrium twist. It is dry, bitter, piny, resinous, yet smooth, juicy, and drinkable. This concoction displays the hop flower’s assertive yet delicious nature.
Fractal Citra/Mosaic investigates the interplay between Citra, Mosaic, and our slightly revised processes. Fractal Citra/Mosaic pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing complex aromas of dank citrus, passion fruit, earthy grass, and tropical melon. The taste is resinous, dank pineapple juice, touch of pine, and ends with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a firm but rounded bitterness.
Departures from Equilibrium are known as fluctuations. Fluctuation pours a very hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and lychee with an undercurrent of sorbet and cream. Fluctuation tastes highly resinous and tropical with an assertive yet soft bitterness. We consider Fluctuation to be perfectly unbalanced.