Equilibrium Brewery

Equilibrium BreweryEquilibrium Brewery
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Brewery, Bar

22 Henry St
Middletown, New York, 10940
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Rated: 4.33 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 07, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Hazey92 from New York

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Nice and stylish exterior with the mural painted brew tank out there. The tap bar is in a circular form and the interior has good booth type, wooden seating and tables. The beer is good, though, not better than that.
Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5
A nice place, interestingly architected with a mix of outside and inside seating. A circular bar with booths ringing it, there’s room for a dozen plus groups; outside doubles this. 80+% of the beers on tap were A/IPA, with a couple sours and sweet stouts, and a single Pilsner. It could get a little busy, but the service was fairly attentive and definitely friendly. In a slightly separate area off the taproom is a place to buy to go offerings.
Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by slander from New York

4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
In Middletown. We may have poked fun at the town on the way in. And while we were here. And well after we left. And then for days afterwards. A Middletown, slap down, but here we be. Having arrived up here earlier than they opened, we one and doned at the other place, you know. And now EQ; not the old place but the new place. Looped and parked in a surprisingly nearly full lot this Sunday afternoon a half hour after opening. It’s a seemingly roundish building space on the back side of I don’t know what yet, but we will fact find, and find the facts we will...

Light clean wood horizontal plank round barn style room with vertical windows most of the way around the bar. A baker’s dozen 4-seat rectangular tables wrapping below them. Polished concrete floors shiiiiiny. Center hex cupola (it’s the raised part of the ceiling with the windows and giant slow spinny fan). Drop cluster 5 filament bulb spot lamps around it out over the floor between the bar & seating, and slight blended ductwork.

Omega shaped black marble topped bar in the center of the room, with a vertical dark slat wood base & and a foot box. Seating for 2 dozen on stools. Matching black marble octagon center bar island holds a large barrellike circular tap tower above; a dozen taps running both sides around with logo handles. Dead soldier bottles housed atop (with some random Drie Fonteinen Cuvee Armand & Gaston 3L bottles from New Year’s Eve displayed there to hatefully taunt us), around a center pole extending up high holding 6 flats mounted for views of at least 1 or 2 of ‘em from basically anywhere in the room. Currently alternating football & Untapped draft boards listing beer, style, ABV, untapped scores? (I guess them yellow dots are), and pricing for a shorty pour (4oz) and full pour (mostly 12oz but there is a single Triple IPA 8oz). Coolers below the bar with bottles to a go-go, and glassware shelved there all the way around.

Outside beer garden space wraparound holds 9 tables or so, an open area, and there appears to be some wood smoker action over there in the corner. The meats, yes, the meats.

11 beers up (Photon, American Pale Ale, 4.8%; Full Circle, Pilsner, 5.5%; Mobius, American Porter, 7%; Ocean Vibes, DIPA, collab with Vitamin Sea, 8%; Energy Equals, DIPA, 8%; Sexual Fluctuation, DIPA, 8%; MC2, DIPA, 8%; Fluctuation, DIPA, 8.1%; DHop19, DIPA, 8.5%; Hop Wave, DIPA, 8.5%; Lupus Salictarius, Triple IPA, 10.5%). To summarize, that’s a Pils, a Pale Ale, a Porter, and 7 DIPAs, & 1 Triple IPA. The DIPAs clock between 8-8.5% and the TIPA is 10.5%. G-sus! I know it’s a haze house, but the selection range, well, you know. That’s not a slam, they do what they do here, and they do it well.

Some shortys for me, please. Mobius, American Porter, creamy, kind of coconutty, in a good way; Pilsner, crisp, pleasant; Photon, American Pale Ale, tropical, pine; Full Circle, and then I had to look towards the hop. Which of the 7 hazy DIPA’s in the 8ish% range will it be? Spun the wheel, and landed MC2 for the WIN.

What else? What else? Well, there’s a kitchen coming, as is the canning line, although you can leave the latter elsewhere for now. Good crowd overall, save the kid at the bar trying to beer rule me. He was unsuccessful. Oh, have you ever been to Treehouse? STFU! You want to play war stories with a grown up? Go sit somewhere not here. Idiot. Darts and annoyingly loud cornhole (THUNK! THUNK! THUNK!) being played by the children you should have left home. Talked to the guy over there (me, pointing) in the ‘goods to go’ room, and bought a bottle of the Porter and something Farmhouse, too. There are bowls of pretzels on the bar; ours is nearly of the empty due solely to the consumption of. And they were playing Bjork when we arrived. Did you think I wouldn’t notice? This visit was shortly after the move to the new loc. Thinks I need another look in on.
May 26, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by Griffith from Connecticut

Nov 02, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by Mikexw from New York

Jun 06, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

May 26, 2019
Rated: 5 by gatoconleche from New York

May 25, 2019
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Great stop. Thanks to Taylor for the tip.
No frills but lots of thrills.
Christine was a super nice server . Matt was a great bar stool Companero. Lots of fun and talk. Beers were excellent. Very good selection in bottles, cans and Crowlers for the road. Lively and fun even as late as I got there...a bit before closing. Very nice that there was no push to leave. Highly recommended.
May 17, 2019
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Small taproom above the brewhouse of production brewery. Service bar seats 4 with plywood on barrels tables. The feeling of being in a makeshift clubhouse. 7 beers on tap, mostly pale ales and ipas, their thing.... done excellently.
May 04, 2019
Rated: 5 by angelopetito from New York

Apr 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
a commitment to quality. mostly hoppy and while not tasting exactly the same the beers do have distinctive taste. a nice town and worth it to try killer porter and wilds. Upgraded at new site 2023.
Mar 24, 2019
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Equilibrium Brewery produces uniformly great beer and its can releases are very popular. The brewery makes an effort to simplify the release process by facilitating a bottle share each Saturday. These are very fun events and attract a lot of interesting and friendly participants. The current tasting room is temporary as the Brewery builds a new one several blocks away.
Mar 23, 2019
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Rated by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by hoponit from New York

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by alexsergio from New York

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 5 by Jw1015 from New York

Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 3.91 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by eddiefl from New York

Dec 07, 2018
Rated: 4.73 by Jjwilli2 from New York

Dec 07, 2018
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Basically just a brewery in a small town with a nice guy who is very knowledgeable about beer at the helm. They also have "merch" and glassware. Samples as well to see which beer you want.
Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by Ldal71 from New York

Sep 28, 2018
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Here for the first time for a can release. Four different beers available in 4 packs of pints and 6 different beers in crowlers. Incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and informative staff. Friendly people in line and scattered about the parking lot.
Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by smcel371 from New York

Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 08, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by acurtis from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 4.36 by SkiBum22 from New York

Feb 20, 2018
Rated: 5 by Hendry from Vermont

Feb 01, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by grahuba from Connecticut

Jan 31, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by mjco04 from Connecticut

Jan 25, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by Gkruszewski from New York

Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by eluvah from New York

Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Jlabs from New York

Nov 27, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by smi69 from New York

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Wow....just wow

large and interesting spot, churning out some of the finest NE style IPa and DIPA around..friendly and informative staff...went for a release, great scene in the parking lot, enjoyed a few drafts in the smaller dedicated bar area, larger area with multiple tables, on a higher second level...younger crowd, pleasant atmosphere...def seemed like a place to visit for beer with the guys, for a date? eh not so much... go for the quality beer and fun environment, did not have a chance to explore the food menu, hope to upon the next visit...based on today's activities, I hope next visit will be in the near future..well worth your time to check this place out
Oct 15, 2017
Equilibrium Brewery in Middletown, NY
Brewery rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 7922 ratings