Kings Brewing Company ‘Criminal Quantities’

Kings Brewing Company ‘Criminal Quantities’

Brewed by: Kings Brewing Company

Style: Imperial Double IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Notes / Commercial Description: Brewed with Criminal Quantities of Nelson Sauvin hops that explode with fresh crushed fruit and white wine aromas. Balance out with Criminal Quantities of Galaxy which impart huge notes of passion fruit and pineapple.


Tree House Brewing ‘Triple Shot’

Tree House Brewing ‘Triple Shot’

Brewed by: Tree House Brewing

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Notes / Commercial Description:
2014 saw the creation and evolution of one of our proudest accomplishments here at Tree House: Double Shot. Over the year we often wondered how far we could push the coffee and still maintain a balanced and delightful beer. In the spirit of maintaining the integrity and refinement of the original Double Shot, we created a new base beer to withstand precisely double the coffee addition Double Shot receives to satisfy our curiosity. The result is something quite surprising and completely original! More milk chocolate than coffee, and more brown sugar than molasses, Triple Shot conveys a super unique flavor profile that explodes with complexity as it warms. The crew here tastes “straight chocolate syrup”, ”chocolate covered raspberries”, “sweet espresso”, and “chocolate Charleston Chew (seriously)”. A truly rich treat that begs to be shared – we’re psyched to shared it with YOU!

Old Nation Brewing ‘Greenstone DDH Pale Ale’

Old Nation Brewing ‘Greenstone DDH Pale Ale’

Brewed by: Old Nation Brewing

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Notes / Commercial Description: This lighter entry into the New Orthodox Series features a hint of pepper and earth from rye in the grain bill as well as citrus and stone fruit flavors and aroma from the all Michigan hops.

Equilibrium Brewery ‘Dream Wave Fluctuation’

Equilibrium Brewery ‘Dream Wave Fluctuation’

Brewed by: Equilibrium Brewery

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Notes / Commercial Description: Think of a galaxy forward Fluctuation plus Other Half’s Dream treatment. A fluctuation from beta brain waves to alpha and theta waves shifts your consciousness from alertness, cognition, and concentration to a dream state of relaxation, visualization, creativity, intuition, and vivid visual imagery. Sam from Other Half came up to brew with us and we discussed potential synergies between our two heavily hopped styles. We ended up taking EQs fluctuation grain bill and adding oats and (for the first time in EQ commercial application) lactose in-line with Other Half’s Dream treatment. This beer was followed by an aggressive dry hop of Galaxy and Citra.

Dream Wave Fluctuation pours a hazy glowing tangerine color releasing aromas of passion fruit, peach, lactose, and pineapple all integrated with a juicy twist. The taste is a smooth a bright creamy tropical wave of flavor with a touch of sweet that is dangerously drinkable and balanced.

Equilibrium Brewery ‘Control Volume’

Equilibrium Brewery ‘Control Volume’

Brewed by: Equilibrium Brewery 

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Notes / Commercial Description: A mathematical model uses a system of equations to simplify and represent reality. It allows for the identification and optimization of important process to achieve a desired flavor profile faster than trial and error alone. To construct a mathematical model, you must identify your Control Volume and the relevant mass fluxes. This will govern how concentrations evolve over time and ultimately yield the final concentrations in the glass that drives the flavor profile.

Control Volume (8.1% ABV) is the first release in a mini series that will help us upscale and apply the small scale discovery we announced with dHop14. Based on the the preliminary modeling efforts, we’ve tried a new yeast strain for the first time based on certain properties and ran it through our evolving process. Control Volume pours a glowing tangerine color. It’s highly aromatic releasing notes of fruit punch, citrus, orange, and slight bubblegum. The taste follows the nose with a soft juicy mouthfeel and firm bitterness for balance.

Equilibrium Brewery ‘Here and Now (Blackberry/Raspberry/Boysenberry)’

Equilibrium Brewery ‘Here and Now (Blackberry/Raspberry/Boysenberry)’

Brewed by: Equilibrium Brewery

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Notes / Commercial Description: The philosophy behind this beer is to create a wonderful drinking experience in this very moment, right here and right now. When you become present and let go of resisting what is, and not give place to thoughts about what happened or what might happen, you may find yourself content and really enjoying your beverage and the people and place around it.

We took our house wild “Honey Badger” culture (no saccharomyces) and allowed it to ferment and sour over several months before refermenting it with additional select Brettanomyces from our farmhouse cultures along with blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry at more than double the rate of fruit we use for There and Back Again. The result is a berry blast smoothie with a meaty fruit taste and a drinkable pleasant dryness boosted by our microorganisms. The beer is unfiltered, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.