We have an exciting event planned for locals and beer enthusiasts alike this weekend. On Saturday, 10/26 starting at 11AM we will be joined by our new neighbors, Oak & Reed to release our collaboration beer, In The Reeds. The team from Oak & Reed Downtown will be in our taproom from 11AM- 1PM serving a complimentary sample dish that will showcase what you can expect when they open just a few steps away from our brewery here in downtown Middletown. They will also be raffling off a gift certificate to their place!
Oak & Reed is a new restaurant coming soon to Middletown, NY that will focus on elevated comfort food and contemporary cuisine. Ingredients will be locally sourced and sustainable with an emphasis on supporting local farms and businesses. With such a similar mission to work with local businesses and showcase all that Middletown has to offer, it made sense to join forces and work on a beer together. In The Reeds (6% ABV) is brewed with Honeybrook Farms honey (Pine Bush, NY), hibiscus, and conditioned on lime zest to create an elegant and balanced farmhouse ale with great characteristics for food pairings. It pours a copper honey color with pink accents. In the Reeds has vibrant aromas of floral and earthy honeycomb, light fruity hibiscus, tea leaves, sauvignon blanc, and tangy fresh squeezed lime. This dry, tart, complex, and layered ale is perfect on its own or as a companion with for meal with good company.
We will be selling two size formats this Saturday 10/26, starting at 11AM; 375ml bottles at $8 each, limit 3 bottles pp and 750ml bottles at $12 each, limit 6pp. Limits subject to change.
In addition to our sale this Saturday, In The Reeds will also be available for on site consumption at Oak & Reed when they open their doors soon.
This Saturday 10/19, starting at 11:30 AM, at the brewery, we will be selling cans of C (4.8% Pale Ale) $15 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
E=MC², and C is the universal symbol for the speed of light. We based this beer off of our beloved Photon pale ale but amped up the hop ratios and gave this beer our Energy treatment. This method improves aroma, enhances flavor and body by pulling the most out of from each hop.
C pours a bright straw yellow and has a beautiful nose that wafts up as soon as the can is cracked open. Balanced and luscious, it has deep flavors of stone fruit, pineapple, and mango thanks to the increased hopping rates. You’ll notice a super soft crushable mouthfeel and a finish that builds up and exits at the speed of light.
This Saturday 10/19, starting at 11:30 AM, at the brewery, we will sell cans of Big Gnome Energy, our collaboration with Dancing Gnome Beer (8.0% ABV DIPA). $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
BGE is everywhere these days. That low-key cool that can’t be simulated, replicated, or duplicated. You keep that confidence Biggie while gnoming that ego Smalls. Do you have BGE in you? Andrew came to visit and we BGE’d a base of oats and white wheat with a giant dose of citra in the whirlpool. We then dry hopped it with citra, enigma, and strata (our first hop from our 2019 crop). This years strata is dank! Big Gnome Energy pours a vibrant hazy yellow and is dank, juicy, and soft with notes of gooseberry, tropical fruits and cannabis. It finishes with a welcomed bitterness for balance and luscious EQ juice finish.
This Saturday 10/12, starting at 11:30AM, at the brewery, we will be selling cans of Moon of Vega, our collaboration with J. Wakefield Brewing (8.7% ABV DIPA). $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
Vador… Drink… You’ve been defeated by a Space Ball. Learn the power of Madagascar Vanilla and Milk Sugar from Yogurt to use the Schwartz and combat Dark forces on the Moon of Vega. This beer is ‘Ludicrous Speeds’ (released 07/18) Father. It uses the same hop bill of Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic but at a whopping 8 lb/bbl. Moon of Vega is thick fruit punch creamsicle saturated with tropical fruit and citrus with EQ juice leading the way into dunkaroo frosting parfait finish. We think you’ll enjoy this one. May the Schwartz be with you!!
… There is an even larger space ball in progress..
This Saturday 10/12, starting at 11:30AM, at the brewery, we will be selling our collaboration made for Orange County Fair Speedway, Eastern States Ale (4.5% ABV Pale Ale). $14 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
A historic local attraction close to Equilibrium, Orange County Fair Speedway is a five-eighths mile dirt oval speedway here in Middletown, NY. Originally built in 1857 as a track for horse racing, it was converted to an auto racing track in 1919 and has been operating as such since. Since 1948, It operates on a weekly basis from April to September. This year, Orange County Fair Speedway will celebrate its 100th year of Auto Racing. Its Centennial season concludes with the 58th running of our Eastern States 200 stock car races on October 25th, 26th & 27th. We couldn’t think of a better way to help celebrate than making a beer for a local attraction, from our local brewery.
Eastern States Ale is a traditional pale ale made specifically for easy drinking. With white wheat as part of the base, we added Columbus and Simcoe in the whirlpool and then dry hopped it with Citra and additional Simcoe. It has a light and smooth body, a touch of citrus flavor along with dank pine notes and a crisp refreshing finish. Perfect for weekends at the racetrack.
On Friday October 25th, at 4pm, Orange County Fair Speedway will be holding a kick off party for Eastern States Weekend and we’ll be there to help celebrate by pouring Eastern States Ale at the event.
This Saturday 10/05, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans of Einstein’s Favorite (10.5% ABV TIPA). $24 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
When we hosted Energy Evolution Day a few weeks back, we had a fun idea to treat a keg and mimic what was said to be Albert Einstein’s favorite dessert, Sticky Orange Cake. It was an attendee and staff favorite so we decided to make a bigger batch to be able to bring it to you in canned form. We took our lactose forward Energy Evolution as a base, tweaked it with some of our favorite hops and added a massive dose of Florida navel orange zest and Madagascar Vanilla beans. This dessert themed beer has bright notes and flavors of tropical orange and assorted citrus, sweet frosted vanilla, and a smooth creamy EQ juice finish. It dangerously smooth and comes together as a gooey orange sweet cake Grandma would have made for you growing up.
This Saturday 09/28, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans Fractal Mosaic / Galaxy (6.8 % ABV IPA). $16 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
Fractal Mosaic / Galaxy investigates the interplay between some of our favorite hops, a first for the series.
Fractal Mosaic / Galaxy pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing complex aromas of citrus, mango, berry, earthy grass, and nice melon notes. The taste is resinous, dank pineapple orange juice with a hint of pine. The finish is juiced and has a light rounded bitterness.
This Saturday 09/28, starting at 11:30AM, at the brewery, we will be selling cans of Space Rainbow, our next collaboration with Homage Brewing (8.5% ABV DIPA). $20 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
Solar Fluctuations cause intense electromagnetic radiation to travel across the Galaxy, which can be scattered to produce a full circle of oscillating colors ranging from red, orange, yellow , blue, indigo, and violet. When there is no horizon to break this up you get a full ring of color vs the traditional semi-circle…. Or… a Space Rainbow
For this follow up beer, we wanted to make something smooth, pillowy, whimsical, and wholesome, all the things that remind us of rainbows. We used plenty of oats and wheat, a whirlpool of Citra and Motueka, and then dry hopped it with Galaxy, Moteuka, and Citra. We added a touch of lactose to make it extra smooth and pillowy.
The beer pours bright yellow with Galaxy giving a full prism of flavor: super soft grapefruit, lime, mango, and pineapple notes with a luscious and cushy mouthfeel and a beautiful EQ juice finish.
This Saturday 09/28, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling cans of Nemesis (10.0 % ABV TIPA). $22 per four pack. Limit 1 case per person, limit subject to change.
In November of last year, we brewed one of our favorite beers with our friends from Seven Island Brewery : Adrestria, the Goddess of Equilibrium and balance. Legend has it that Adrestria was a handmaiden to a bigger… badder… Goddess of Retribution, Balance, and Equilibrium: Nemesis.
Nemesis, personified in this case into a triple.
We supersized Adrestria into a TIPA and gave it an even more portent berry hop while staying true to the Adrestria foundation. Nemesis uses a grain bill loaded with wheat and oats and is hopped with Citra and Barbe Rouge in the whirlpool and finished with a dry hop of Citra, Barbe Rouge, and Galaxy. It pours a very hazy straw yellow and has an aroma and flavor of luscious island fruit, straw berries, “that melon thing”, and stone fruit. The finish is very creamy with a strong buildup of our signature EQ Juice profile.
This Saturday 09/28, starting at 11:30AM at the brewery, we will be selling bottles of our next collaboration with @horusagedales, Falcons & Felines (7.0 % ABV). $13 per 375ml bottle. Limit 2 bottles per person, limit subject to change.
We released the Vanilla Gorilla back in March of this year. We were left with a single Hill Rock Bourbon Barrel filled with hand-cut Madagascar Vanilla Beans. Around the same time, we were packaging Peregrinas, our peach Farmhouse collab with Horus Aged Ales. You know what goes well together? Peaches, Vanilla, and Bourbon. We refilled the Vanilla Gorilla barrel with Peregrinas and allowed this complex concoction to harmonize for several months before naturally carbonating this beer. The result is a very complex beer that captures summers transition into fall with tart grilled summer peaches, cream soda, funky oak, and transitions into a vanilla bourbon finish perfect for cooler fall weather. We also found that Falcons and Felines has an amazing interplay with food summoning different sensations depending on the other palate companions. The beer has been conditioned for several months, is unfiltered, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.