This Saturday 5/18, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are happy to introduce our first of a series of collabs with Mostra Coffee, Rho (10.0% ABV Imperial Coffee Stout) at $14 per bottle, limit 6 bottles per person. Limit subject to change.
In Science, the symbol most often used for density is ρ (the lower case Greek letter Rho). We used a brand new grain bill to create a stout with a dense mouthfeel and a dialed back bitterness. To help elevate this into a coffee stout, we worked closely with Mike and the experts at Mostra Coffee. Mostra Coffee is an artisan micro-roasting company that sources, roasts, brews, and serves only high-grade specialty coffee. Mostra was recently named a top three finalist for Roaster of the Year 2019 from Roast Magazine, and won Best Original Cold Brew and Best Signature Cold Brew at the Cold Brew City Competition.
Collectively, we chose a unique washed single origin ‘Colombia Tolima’ coffee, which has notes of mulling spice, apple, and hints of milk chocolate throughout.
Rho pours jet black with a saturated caramel colored head. This coffee created an extremely integrated and well-balanced beer. Its aroma is dark chocolate, caramel apple, cinnamon and clove, fresh coffee, dried fruit, and leather. The taste is a milky dark chocolate, dried cherries, hints of vanilla, and a lingering coffee backbone with light bitterness. It is silky, creamy, viscous and its flavor is reminiscent of an affogato dessert.
Spring is here, so this Saturday we will also have some crushers available. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mmm…osa (4.8% ABV) is our beloved Photon American Pale Ale conditioned on freshly zested oranges at a rate of 6 oranges per barrel. It is everything photon is, with a dominant orange presence; this citric delight is our preferred way to start the afternoon. $14 per four pack, limit 1 case per person. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photon (4.8% ABV) 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. $14 per 4-pack, 1 case limit per person.
This Saturday 05/11, starting at 11:30 AM at the brewery, we will be introducing Middletown Waves. $22 per four pack, limit one case per person.
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.
Thank you to Evil Twin Brewing NYC, Himmerigetand Brasserie Cantillon for welcoming us to be part of what’s is being affectionately called Team Blåbær or this fun and exciting day. On Blåbær day, Thursday 5/09 at 4 PM, at the brewery, we are happy to make our April Fools ‘Joke’ a reality by bringing you our collaboration with Evil Twin NYC, Blueberry Boy (11.0% TIPA). $22 per four pack, limit 1 case of each beer, per person. Limit subject to change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Blueberry Boy is the first beer of its kind to come out of Equilibrium. It’s an idea we came up with during a visit with Jeppe, found it hilarious, and felt it was the perfect way for hopheads to celebrate the annual Blåbær release on home turf. This TIPA was aggressively hopped with Mosaic and Belma, and conditioned on blueberries with a touch of lactose. Blueberry Boy pours a vivid fuschia color and has an aroma of fruity citrus, blueberry skin and an earthy minerality. The flavor is citrus, blueberry flesh and earth and even finishes with our EQ juice. The body of this beer flows freely and makes it extremely crushable for a fruited triple. It has a pointed bitterness but a very smooth finish and the blueberry is the last thing you taste as you go in for another sip.
Tickets start and taps open at Noon in our taproom. For the occasion, we will also have vintage bottles of TABA Blueberry for on-site consumption. Lastly, If you’re in Copenhagen, Himmeriget will also have cans to go during the Blåbær release on 5/9 along with a bunch of Equilibrium beer on tap for the big day. Keep an eye out, we’ll be there hanging out!
This Saturday 05/04, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are happy to introduce two new beers, Experimentum and Imperium (both 8.0 % ABV). $20 per four pack, limit 1 case of each beer, per person. Limit subject to change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Latin for Experiment and Control, we used a very simple grain bill on each beer and utilized one of our favorite hop bills in symmetrical fashion. Here is the difference, one beer was made using our state of the art hop science procedure while the opposite utilized a different hop vendor and an experimental twist we used in dHop 16. (We like dHop 16 a lot). This gives you an accurate side by side comparison of some of our latest processes we use at the brewery. As we are treating these beers like an experiment (science rules!), we would love to hear your take on both. Using the hashtag #eqhopscience when you post, tell us which beer you liked better and why. Was it the Aromatics? Juicier flavors? Smoother finish? Softer mouthfeel? Let us know and we may share your findings on our stories as they come in. Let’s have some fun with this!
This Thursday (05/02 at 4PM) at the brewery, we are happy to drop our new American Pale Ale, Particle Physics (5.5% ABV) at $16 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
We used Particle Physics to manipulate Photon, and turn theoretical physics into reality. We took Photon, upped the ABV to 5.5%, and hopped it at the rate of the fractal series with a citra forwardHop bill. The result is an intensely hopped but low ABV crushable American Pale Ale. It pours a very hazy orange, releasing well-blended notes of dank apricot, tangerine, peach, mango, and pineapple. It tastes of soft juicy tropical fruits and hop resins. This drinking experience is further enhanced with a soft and billowy mouth-feel with a disappearing finish that has made this the new go to pale ale for the Equilibrium crew, especially now that the warm weather is season is upon us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More to come!
This Saturday 4/27, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are happy to introduce Absolute Zero Flucs (8.0 % ABV). $20 per four pack, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change.
Absolute Zero Flucs utilizes a Fluctuation base grain bill and our largest charge of citra hops to date with a large dose of citra cryo hops that were created close to ‘Absolute Zero’, the coldest temperature possible in the science world. Despite this beers frozen origins, it will transport you to tropical temps on first sip. It pours a vivid yellow and has an aroma of intense citrus fruits and lime along with a flavor profile of fresh orange juice, pineapple, passion fruit and an undertone of lychee. The finish is resinous, extremely smooth with a buildup up of some of the highest level of #EQjuice to date keeping it both bright and refreshing.
This Saturday 4/20, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we will be selling a new collaboration with our friends from District 96 Beer Factory, Sexier Fluctuation (10 % ABV). $22 per four pack, limit 1 case per person. Limit subject to change.
Sexier Fluctuation takes our Citra/Galaxy blend found in Sexual Fluctuation and supersizes it into an even juicier Triple IPA. It pours a hazy tangerine orange releasing intense aromas of passion fruit, peach, lime, and pineapple while using our latest and greatest processes to pull out as much #EQjuice as possible. The taste is fruity and velvety like a tropical creamsicle. Like all of our TIPA’s, we find this beer dangerously smooth and super drinkable. To celebrate our collaboration, we have teamed with with District 96 and we will be swapping kegs for Saturday. We will be serving some of their beer in our taproom Saturday while D96 will also be serving Sexier Fluctuation at their place!
PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed on Sunday for the holiday.
This Saturday 4/20 starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we will be selling bottles of our collaboration with @horusagedales, Peregrinas. $16 per bottle, limits set at 6 bottles per person, limits subject to change.
Peregrinas (6.5% ABV) is our homage to peregrine falcons, peregrine peaches, and the freedom to wander. Peregrinas is the second beer we made with Kyle during his visit to Middletown last July. This tart farmhouse ale was brewed with 20% spelt and slowly allowed to ferment and sour for over 6 months on peaches. The beer pours a bright yellow and instantly fills the air with a beautiful peach aroma supported by light hay and lemony straw. Peregrinas is light and spritzy with complex prominent peach flesh flavor along with a snappy tart peach skin flavor on finish. We found this beer to be perfect to enjoy with the warmer weather, spring brunches, or time with family and friends. The beer has been conditioned for several months, is unfiltered, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.
This Saturday 4/13, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are bringing you another new beer, Relative Rates (8.1% DIPA) at $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limits subject to change.
Relative Rates it’s a continuation of our dC/dt line of beers, which explores how something changes relative to the rate of change of something else with goal to understand and tune the process that give rise to our EQ juice.
Relative Rates uses a blend of modern hops and pours a hazy bright yellow. We get whiffs of tropical fruit, citrus, sweet tangerine and weed on nose. It’s flavor is tropical fruit, big citrus, plenty of melon with and undercurrent of faint strawberry. The finish is resinous but starts off soft before the juicy undertones take the lead. Think warm breeze, bright sun and beach drinks made of OJ, Melon and Berry with our signature #EQJuice profile.