Equilibrium Brewery applies scientific principles and a passion for craft brewing to balance drinkability and massive flavor.
“We intend to make uncompromisingly great beer founded on scientific principles and a love for drinking craft beer. We will brew what we love to drink and share this with you.” Equilibrium Brewery maintain enough product control over distribution and turnover to ensure that you, the beer drinker, has the best experience possible. All our beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized – meaning they are living, “breathing”, dynamic products that will evolve over time, generally transitioning from bold to graceful.
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.
Some Equilibrium Brewery Beers
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.
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.
Fractal Mosaic is the first release from our small-batch Research Series. A fractal is something simple at the core yet can produce wonderful and amazingly complex results. The fractal series will have only pale malt and a single hop (simple). We will use these beers to investigate how different hops manifest through our processes, allowing us to optimize both our use of hops and our hopping techniques. Fractal Mosaic pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing complex aromas of dank citrus, earthy grass, tropical melon, and a hint of berries (complex). The taste is highly resinous, piney, juicey, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, and a firm but rounded bitterness. This medley of characteristics makes the name “Fractal Mosaic” warranted indeed.
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.
The Perturbation series starts with a complex malt bill, water treatment, and a fermentation that we consider at “Equilibrium” and makes a simple change or “Perturbation” to the beer to investigate the impact to the drinking experience. For Perturbation Citra, we shifted all the hops to Citra. We taste bright tropical passion fruit, mango, pineapple, lychee, and a touch of sweet that is balanced by a smooth bitterness and round mouthfeel. The aroma mirrors the taste, allowing the interplay of citra and a well-balanced beer to be enjoyed.
Harvester of Simcoe
Harvester Of Simcoe (8.8% ABV) has aromas of passion fruit, bright pine, berry, and earth, followed by some bready notes. The taste is a creamy pine flavor supported by tropical notes and a firm but rounded bitterness.
Casey is a farmhouse ale built by the inspiration to share beer with people close to heart. She is pale, tart, delicate, complex with a bit of pleasant funk, and dry hopped with a touch of Nelson Sauvin. This beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.
There And Back Again Blackberry
There And Back Again is a tale of a spontaneous fermentation, isolation, confiscation, rejuvenation, mutation, and finally perturbation. This sour American Wild Ale is a collaborative effort with our dear friend Dr. Jason Rodriguez. We took our house “honey badger” mixed culture (no saccharomyces) and allowed it to ferment and sour over several months before refermenting it on blackberries for additional months. The result is a bright blackberry character boosted by the tropical expression of our microorganisms. This beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.