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.
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.
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.