Friday, March 25th, 2022

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Beer Science On The Fly


Equilibrium was started by MIT scientists Peter Oates and Ricardo Petroni who were working on remediation of the Hudson River in the early 2000s. They became water chemistry experts trained to take the bad stuff out of the water. In the future, they put good stuff into water and called it beer. The two professional scientists became obsessed with New England hazy IPAs burning a path to Hill Farmstead Brewery and The Alchemist. Finally purchasing a homebrewing kit, Oats and Petroni strived to create scientifically balanced beer, which they did before brewing their first double IPA, named EQM, in 2015. Four years later, lines 300 deep stood before their Equilibrium Brewery door waiting for their latest release. Since then, they opened a second site in Middletown to brew more cult-classic hazy beers — beers they like to drink. Today, Peaks & Pints presents a to-go flight of Equilibrium beer — a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Beer Science On The Fly.

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Beer Science On The Fly

Equilibrium Breaking Enigma

8.5% ABV

Imperial hazy IPA brewed with wheat and oats as a grain base then heavily hopped with Enigma and a touch of Citra for balance for notes of berries, tropical fruit, citrus, a touch of Pinot Gris, and dank earth at finish.

Equilibrium Double Fractal Hilbert Curve

8.5% ABV

Named after the famous Hilbert Curve Fractal pictured on the can’s label, this imperial hazy IPA is brewed with a 2-row base malt bill and a whirlpool of Idaho 7 and Citra before a big dry hop of Riwaka and Galaxy for flavors of dank grassy fields, OJ and papaya juice, pineapple, berry compote, and touch of white pepper with their EQJuice finish.

Equilibrium Experiment and Enlightenment

8.1% ABV

Hazy double IPA brewed with CO2 extract, Citra Incognito, Citra LUPOMAX, and hand selected Galaxy and Vic secret T-90s on the hotside followed by an insane amount of Citra LUPOMAX, hand selected Citra, Galaxy, and Vic Secret T-90s for the double dry hop for aromas and flavors of tropical passionfruit, papaya, cream sorbet, pineapple, melon, and key lime.

Equilibrium Fractal Galaxy

6.8% ABV

Hazy IPA with a simple grain bill combined with their house ale yeast and simple hop selection produces a very complex and drinkable beer with a lot of grapefruit rind.

Equilibrium Hop Layers

5.5% ABV

Hazy pale ale brewed with Strata for smooth cannabis, melon, guava, and citrus with signature EQjuice finish.

Equilibrium Lupus Salictarius

10.5% ABV

Triple IPA brewed with Citra and Idaho7 in the whirlpool, then dry hopped with Citra, Nelson, and Galaxy for an explosion of tropical dankness, big guava, sweet tangerine citrus, white grape, and a touch of passionfruit.

LINK: Peaks & Pints cooler inventory