We craft beers based on MIT-trained-scientific principles to balance drinkability and massive flavor. Our beers are created using a principle of “Mass Balance Brewing,” which focuses on the sources and sinks of different flavors to maximize and balance the right distribution of flavor-active compounds in your glass. All our beers are derived from our Research and Inspiration Series to produce our Equilibrium Series. We want to share the results of our research and inspiration along the way in an organic process as it occurs. Discoveries and refinements to our processes, ingredients, and new flora/fauna may update our Equilibrium Series as we deem appropriate depending on where Research and Inspiration take us… Meaning we’re always looking to make our beer better and more inspired.
These beer recipes were subjected to countless iterations and currently reflect our state-of-the science brewing knowledge, are in balance, and at Equilibrium (which is the meaning of the series symbol). Typically, these beers start in the Research and Inspiration series and are then, in a sense, promoted. Two prime examples are our Equilibrium Series is our flagship DIPA MC2 and our award-winning Pale Ale Photon.
This is where we learn how a beer changes in response to changes in fundamental process, ingredients, and flora/fauna, which is the literal meaning of the series symbol. We experiment with how these elements interact to ultimately create the drinking experience we want. Two prime examples of our Research series are dHop and Fractal.
Inspiration to brew or finish a beer comes from our surroundings and experiences. Examples of what generates this creative process can be an ingredient, a place, a sensory sensation when tasting a barrel, an elicited emotional response, or the desire to share a beer with special people close to us and create experiences for them. Two prime examples of our Inspiration series are Life After Death Star and Austin.
A specific individual beer comes from a point in 2-D space from our Series and the Style of beer.
For example, a hoppy beer could come from our Research, Inspiration, or Equilibrium series and our Inspiration series can also have all our favorite styles of beer.
Styles of Beer
Each style of beer – Hoppy, Stouts/Porters, Farmhouse Ale, and Lagers have unique elements of process and ingredients that have been optimized.
Are brewed using a novel hopping process that maximizes the extraction of flavorful and aromatics from hops compounds that create our EQ Juice while minimizing the contribution of harsh components that traditionally limit the application of hops. Our pale ales are particularly ambitious and challenging beers to make. We want to keep the alcohol low yet deliver that juicy hop aroma and flavor of a bigger IPA. They are designed to drink like a lower ABV bigger beer with the idea being that you can have several in a session, fully enjoy the drinking experience, yet still get your work done the next day.
We’ve gone through great lengths to refine our process and manipulate the water chemistry in these beers to yield a rich flavor and creamy mouth feel to showcase the decadent flavors of roasted grains and adjuncts yet minimize 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. The water chemistry manipulation helps the beers round well over time and support a variety of tasty adjuncts.
Farmhouse and Sour Ales
These ales, while deceptively simple, are some of our largest accomplishments to date. Through the interplay of our slow souring process, its respective microorganisms, hops, bitterness, gravity manipulation, and minerality we have discovered what is now the engine of our farmhouse process that produces an incredible balanced acidity. This allows us to experiment with different aspects of mixed culture fermentation and time and space with predictable elegance. A complex minerality with a very balanced acidity make these beers refined, graceful, sophisticated, and a treat for beer and wine lovers alike. These beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared. We prefer to let the beer cellar, place it in the fridge the night before, and pour out the entirety of the bottle in the appropriate stemware (but your way will produce a fine experience regardless). Enjoy!
Our lagers are about water and time. Beer is mostly water and a delicate beer like a pilsner is really about water. So guess what we did with all our science and our local Hudson Valley water source? Absolutely Nothing! We are fortunate enough to have beautiful water in the Hudson Valley. While we manipulate the water chemistry for all other styles, here we do absolutely nothing. This allows our Pilsner malt, yeast, and more than 3 months of patience to shine in a lager with brilliant clarity. Proper slow-pour technique creates a large rocky head releasing complex aromas of fresh cut grass, bready crackers, and blooming flowers. These beers are exceptionally balanced with perfect bitterness and clean finish that refreshes your palate and guides you like a sherpa to your next sip.
Collaborators and Variants
We offer many variants with different changes to ingredients, solera foeder blending, and spirit and wine barrel aging. One of our favorite parts about being in the brewing industry is all the wonderful friends we’ve made and the synergies and the advancements to that state-of-the-science brewing technology that comes from working with Our Collaborators.
At the time of this writing, we’ve produced over 500 beers, which can all be found here:
All this being said, we consider ourselves to be an experimental brewery with emphasis on Research and exploration driven by Inspiration and curiosity as both scientists and beer drinkers. Without you there is no us. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to do what we love and share it with you.