This Saturday 08/17, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans of Seven Izzup (7.7% ABV DIPA), a collaboration with our homies,Civil Society Brewing. $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
While we were discussing our love of New Zealand Hops, we took some tips from our friends from Florida on how to stay cool in this heat. Seven Izzup was conceptualized when we decided to try to brew one of our most refreshing DIPA’s yet. We used a large percentage wheat grain bill, Motueka and Citra in the whirlpool and then dry hopped it with additional Motueka and added Wakatu. If that wasn’t enough, we conditioned it on fresh lemon and lime zest to finish it off. Crack a can open and you’ll instantly grab a hoppy bursts with a touch of lemon and lime. The flavor is crisp and matches the aroma with a bright and spritzy assortment of citrus, lime, and earth while the pillowy mouthfeel makes this a total crusher. The #EQjuice finish is extremely bright and refreshing. Nothing does it like Seven Izzup, a real thirst quencher.
This Saturday 08/17, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans of Laboratory Tubes (10.0% ABV TIPA), a collaboration with our friends from Michigan, HOMES Brewery . $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
A shared love of science and similar brewing principles made for a pretty fun time in the laboratory with Nick and Tommy. After tasting their leg of our collab, Tubes; we wanted to follow concept and brew something along the same lines. For Laboratory Tubes we used a combination of Mosaic, Idaho 7, and enigma in the whirlpool and then complemented those hops with a nice dose of Citra for the dry hop. Laboratory Tubes pours bright straw yellow, has notes of mango, lemon meringue, citrus, pine and light tropical fruits. Compared to SOTL, It’s soft and creamy with a more dank and saturated #EQjuiceflavor profile. This is the brew staff’s new favorite TIPA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More to come!
This Saturday 08/10, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans of Infinity Polar Vortex (10.5% ABV TIPA), a collaboration with our buddies from @northernmonk. $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
Infinity knows no bounds and neither does our love for trying to make the smoothest triple out there. Infinity Polar Vortex is a mash up of our very firstcollab with Northern Monk, Infinity Vortex and the beer known around the brewery as “Blackout Juice”, Polar Vortex. For IPV, we increased the wheat to give this beer even more body with a bigger mouthfeel and used a hop bill of Citra, Amarillo, and Barbe Rouge in the whirlpool and then dry hopped it with Columbus, Amarillo, Citra, Barbe Rouge, Mosaic, and Galaxy. It pours a deep bright yellow and has a strong nose of resinous pineapple and bright citrus. The flavor is still island fruit punch just like Polar Vortex, but with an underlying berry, cranberry, currant component . The #EQjuice finish will play tricks on you as this 10.5% beer is extremely smooth, balanced and downright chuggable.
This Saturday 08/03, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we are bringing you another collab, Rock Fantasy (7.5% % ABV DIPA) made with friends, Verdant Brewing Co . $20per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
Rock Fantasy recently celebrated 33 years in business and is one of our favorite places on the Middletown tour. It’s a two minute walk from the brewery and a frequent destination for all of the guest breweries that swing into town. Non-assuming from the front, this legendary music and pinball shop will blow your mind. When you walk into the back room, the bright fluorescent colors, vintage pinball machines, heavy metal music, and retro concert posters will totally mess with your head and transport you to a different time and place in the best way possible. When we brought our friends from Verdant Brewing there, it became clear we needed to make a beer along the same lines, a total assault on your mind and reality.
We started with a big dose of wheat and oats and used a matching hop bill for both the whirlpool and dry hop featuring equal amounts of Hull melon, Mandarina Bavaria, Barbe Rouge, Enigma, Galaxy, and Nelson. Just like its namesake, it’s a total blast with a very exotic variety of flavor. It has strong melon notes coupled with citrus, berry, and currant undertones. It’s pretty dank too, which we found fitting for the name. The finish is a smooth citrus-melon-berry combo with our #EQjuice profile. It’s a 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.
This Saturday 08/03, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans of our collaboration with Foam Brewers, Tangerine Peel Laboratory (10.5 % ABV TIPA). $22per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
We went Straight into the Laboratory with our friends from Vermont to bring you something brand new, a triple conditioned on tangerine purée and citrus zest. We started out with a heavy base of wheat and oats and then a big dose of citra before conditioning it on over 600lbs of tangerine purée and citrus zest. We then dry hopped it with additional citra and citra cryo hops. Tangerine Peel Laboratory pours a bright yellow and has an aromas of just pressed, sweet tangerine and oranges. It’s flavor is big, bright, and vibrant mimicking carbonated tangerine juice. It starts off zesty, has a touch of sweetness and transforms into our smooth and balanced #EQjuice finish. This is absolutely the most fun we had in the laboratory yet.
This Saturday 07/27, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans of our new beer, Solar Flare (6.8 % ABV IPA). $16 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
A Solar Flare is a powerful Fluctuation of electromagnetic energy from the suns surface that creates a smaller irradiance on earth, or in this case a smaller beer created from Fluctuation. We used a downsized Fluctuation grain bill along with loads of citra and our energy process for the first time in a single ipa to give you all the tropical flavors you would find in Fluctuation but on a smaller scale. Expect an aroma and flavor of passion fruit, pineapple, mango, and bright citrus with a soft but pointed bitterness, but in a summer crusher form.
This Saturday 07/27, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans of our collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works, Zero Flucs Given (10.0 % ABV TIPA). $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
Hidden Springs goes big. When they came to the brewery, we wanted to do something over the top. Zero Flucs Given is the hoppiest beer we’ve ever done at Equilibrium to date at more than 10 lb/bbl of citra. We started with a supersized Fluctuation Grain Bill, and for the first time ever, we combined our Maelstrom of Saltstraumen Whirlpool technique with our Energy Dry Hop. As we’ve always expected in theory, there is an interaction between these two process. How? Classified… but its pretty cool.
As soon as you crack Zero Flucs Given open, you’ll immediately notice an aroma of as if SOTL and Deviation had a baby. Fresh squeezed OJ, Mango, grapefruit juice explode out of the can. The flavor is deep, raw, and intense while staying balanced with a fluffy-gummy-bear like body that finishes with our #EQjuice. Looks like we spilled some beer in this picture, it’s alright, Zero Flucs Given.
This Saturday 07/20, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are bringing you a collaboration with our friends from Oregon, Great Notion Brewing, Juice = Juice (8.5% ABV DIPA). $20 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person Limit subject to change.
Juice = Juice was born when we had Great Notion in the lab to review, axioms, hypothesis, postulates, and proofs to derive and fuse our juice tactics together to make a beer bursting with extreme flavor. We used a malt bill of heavy wheat along with a combination of flaked oats and oat malt for the foundation. We whirlpooled heavy with Citra and Idaho 7 and finished it with our absolutely biggest galaxy dryhop to date AND ran galaxy through EQs energy process for the first time.
Juice = Juice pours a bright straw yellow and gives off big big aromas of tropical juice flavors. The flavor follows, with a jumbo medley of island fruits and a touch of dankness. You’ll notice a mild bitterness upfront, pillow like mouth feel midway and a smooth juicy finish at the end making it extremely balanced and drinkable. You probably don’t want to miss this one.
This Saturday 07/13, starting at 11:30am at the brewery, we are excited to bring you a collaboration with our friends from Denmark, @dryandbitterbrewingco, Lifestyle Sponsorship (4.8% ABV Pale Ale). $15 per 4-pk, limit 1 case per person Limit subject to change.
Built on collaboration, a meeting of the minds, life discussions, and spending time with people you enjoy, we wanted to make a beer we can drink all day while catching up with one another. Lifestyle Sponsorship is an American Pale Ale made with loads of Citra along with a citra-cyro dry hop. It’s hopped at the rate of our DIPA’s while still being delicate and crushable. It has fruity characteristics including sublime aromas and flavors of bright orange, grapefruit and lime and mango. Juicy and crushable this 4.8% is your all day long beer and a summer crusher for sure.
This Friday 07/05, starting at 5pm at the brewery, we are excited to bring you a collaborative American Imperial Stout with our friends fromThree Chiefs Brewing, Players (11.0% ABV). $16 per bottle, limit 4 bottles per person. Limit subject to change.
When Charles, Nate, Gerard, and Kramer came to Middletown, we took them to one of our favorite local watering holes, Players. After some joking around and a long… long… night of hanging out, jokes became reality and our collaboration was named. Players is an American Imperial Stout brewed with Madagascar vanilla beans, Fiji cacao nibs, toasted coconut, and Mostra Coffee ghost bear espresso. No lactose was harmed in this beers creation. It pours jet black with a beautiful deep tan head. The dynamics of the relative adjunct strength shift as the beer warms and time lengthens. The creamy flavor is a medley of some of our favorite things: coffee at first and then a transformation to chocolate brownie batter sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes followed by notes of vanilla-marshmallow to balance it out. As it’s one of our longest boils yet, the viscosity and body is thick. We recommend drinking this at or near room temperature to experience all the adjuncts have to offer. We recommend NOT cellaring this beer to enjoy its fresh coffee and coconut character.