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Trillium Garden To Open in Roslindale

Trillium BrewingWe all saw rumors floating around but they’re now true and it is now official: Trillium Brewing is opening up a beer garden at the Roslindale Substation. Slated to open at some point next month, the beer garden will feature a variety of taps not unlike the beer garden they operated on the Greenway all summer.

Please find Trillium’s official statement below:

November 17th, 2017- Trillium Brewing Company, in partnership with Roslindale Village Main Street, is excited to announce plans to operate an indoor winter beer garden in the iconic Roslindale Substation Building.

The Trillium Garden at the Substation is slated to open in early December 2017 and will run through the winter season. In the heart of Roslindale Village, the beer garden will be an indoor venue open five days a week, serving a variety of rotating draft options. The location accommodates open seating, community space, and a limited number of private event opportunities.

“We had a killer time with the Garden on the Greenway this summer so we jumped at the chance to bring Trillium to another Boston neighborhood,” said Trillium co-owner Esther Tetreault. “Our goal has always been to build a strong community and share what we do. The Substation is such a unique and iconic space, in a welcoming neighborhood, making Roslindale a perfect winter home for the Trillium Garden.”

“Beer aficionados will have the unique opportunity to drink Trillium’s award-winning beer in the Substation’s awe-inspiring space, with its 34 foot ceilings, 18-foot copper clad doors, 250-ton capacity gantry crane, and six two-story windows,” said Alia Hamada Forrest, RVMS’s Executive Director. “Where Trillium goes, its fans follow. I’m eager to welcome the newcomers that will discover Roslindale’s existing mix of vibrant restaurants and retail options, and hope that these types of creative partnerships continue to spark across all of Boston Main Street districts. We know when you visit — you will want to return.”

The Roslindale Substation (designed by architect Robert Peabody of Peabody and Stearns with Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation) was built in 1911 and is one of six nearly identical converter substations built in and around Boston at that time to convert alternating current (A/C) electricity from the Boston Elevated Railway’s South Boston power plant to direct current (D/C) power for use by the trolley system. Service was discontinued in 1971 and the space remained unused until 2014 when the $4.8 million Substation renovation project was conceived and undertaken by Historic Boston Inc., Roslindale Village Main Street, Peregrine Group, LLC of Rumford, RI, and architect Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of Cambridge. In January 2017, Craft Beer Cellar opened on the lower level of the substation, ending the 46 year vacancy. Trillium’s tenancy on the main floor of the building will revive a prominent corner and reactivate the historic space. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic places.

Already in the substation building is Craft Beer Cellar Roslindale who opened that location in January of this year. Also opening in the area next year is Distraction Brewing Company and more details on that coming soon. In the interim you can get updates on this new Trillium Garden via the brewery’s dedicated Twitter account.

The Roslindale substation is located at 4228 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.

Trillium’s New Fort Point Plans Unveiled

Trillium BrewingLate last year we had announced that Trillium Brewing‘s Fort Point location, their original place of business, would be moving and expanding within Fort Point in the next year or two with not just revamped, expanded taproom, but also a restaurant. Since that announcement was made, not many details had been released up until today when BostInno was able to unveil a series of exclusive details.

If all goes according to plan, Trillium will open its new, two-story, 16,000-square-foot brewery, taproom, and full-service restaurant at 47 Farnsworth Street by mid to late 2018.

Below is a mockup of what the exterior could look like:

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That’s right folks, we now have an address and while it won’t be opening this year, the Tetreaults have said that they intend on making it one of the coolest spots to grab a beer at within Boston. In the interim, people will also be able to enjoy some of their beers (or some wine) at their upcoming beer garden which is to open later this summer on the Greenway. More information about that project can be found here.

You can read more about what’s coming on BostInno’s page over here.

As always stay tuned for more updates as things develop.

The new location will be at 47 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210.

Trillium’s Original, Fort Point Location Will be Relocating in 2017

Trillium BrewingEarlier today in what could very well be the last update of 2016, Esther Tetreault, co-founder of Trillium Brewing took to the email list to send a small update to everyone amidst what has been a very busy year for the brewery.

The letter doesn’t divulge too much but does reflect on the fact that their second location in Canton is turning a year old and that their dream of opening an estate brewery in Stonington, CT are still very much a dream at this point. More importantly, the update also divulges that they’ll be relocating their original and now very much outgrown, original location in Fort Point to another spot nearby. They haven’t said where yet but the new location is apparently under agreement and things will be moving forward next year.

Please find the update below:

I think it was just about 2 years ago that I said “So we’re building another brewery. Holy shit.”

As we celebrate the anniversary of our first year in Canton and look forward to a new year, I’m beyond thrilled to share that we have another expansion in process. We are working on plans to relocate our Boston brewery!

More details will come, but we have a new space under agreement in our Fort Point neighborhood. For now let’s just say that there will be more of everything: more beer, (way) more space, and more fun (but still no dedicated parking…sorry, just not possible in downtown Boston).

What’s that? You heard something about a farm in Connecticut? For now we’re just looking and dreaming. A project like this requires a ton of planning and due diligence and JC and I are not people who do anything on a whim (oh wait…except maybe opening that first brewery…) We need to make sure we have the right space, in a town and community that will welcome and support us, and can make it easy for all of our fans to visit. At this point we’ve made no commitments.

Some may say “Slow down, Trillium! You’re going too fast!” But remember…these things don’t happen overnight. It took us almost 2 years to open Trillium. Then we spent a year finding our Canton location and another year building the brewery. That farm? The farmhouse brewery was our original dream long before we even built our first home on Congress Street. It would be at minimum a two year project and we don’t even have a farm yet. But it sure is fun to keep planning and dreaming.

Our new Boston brewery will be a long-awaited expansion for all of us: for me and JC to take one step closer to sharing our ultimate vision of Trillium; for our resourceful production team who spent over a year brewing with a converted dairy tank; for our kickass retail team who crush service every day behind that bar in 400 square feet; and especially for you…all of our fans who have waited in the rain in lines that sometimes curled down Congress, past Lucky’s on to A Street!

Thank you for supporting us on this wild ride! #teamtrillium is super excited for what’s to come…stay tuned for more details and have a happy and healthy new year!

Cheers!

Esther
@mrstrillium

Stay tuned for more updates once we find out more and in the interim you can visit Trillium at the following two locations: 369 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 and 110 Shawmut Rd, Canton, MA 02021.

Trillium Tap Room Now Open in Canton!

Trillium BrewingThe long anticipated Trillium Brewing tap room at their Canton brewery is now open!

One caveat is that this is not a place to sit for hours knocking back delicious IPAs.  More in line with tap rooms such as Hill Farmstead, there will be a 20oz limit per person, doled out in four 5oz or two 10oz pours.  This also means no more free 2oz samples, either.

A cool aspect of the facility will be the ability to open a tab in the tap room, then seamlessly purchase bottles, growlers, and other merchandise all on the same bill.  It is dog (leashed) and kid-friendly, as well!

No food will be available on-site initially, but expect food trucks to become a regular staple on weekends.

The Canton brewery was already a cool location to check out even before this opening, so if you haven’t been there yet, we highly encourage you to check it out!

Hours will be Monday-Saturday, Noon-7:30PM with last call coming at 7:00 each evening.

More information including what is currently available on tap can be found at http://www.trilliumbrewing.com/trillium-brewing-canton-location

Trillium’s Canton location is located at 110 Shawmut Rd, Canton, MA 02021

Trillium Brewing’s Canton Location Opening Tomorrow

Trillium BrewingAbout ten months ago we had posted about Trillium Brewing‘s new location which would be opening later this year out in Canton. Well fast forward through some new hiring, a lot of hard work and some brand new tanks and the brewhouse and taproom are now ready to host their loyal fans. JC and Esther have officially announced that the brewery will be making its public debut tomorrow after playing host to a few soft openings over the course of the last few days.

The new 16,000 FT² facility has an open floor design where a variety of beers have already been produced and released in the last few weeks including Launch Beer, Scaled and most recently Free Rise. It will also feature a taproom where 2oz complimentary samples will ve available as well as a retail space for merchandise, growler fills and bottles.

To celebrate this milestone, they will be closing their Fort Point location in Boston tomorrow so that their entire crew can be in Canton to celebrate, and they will then resume their regular hours of operation from Tuesday on. Tomorrow’s hours in Canton are from noon to 7:30PM. After tomorrow both locations will have the following hours of operation:

  • Monday: 4-7:30PM
  • Tuesday: 4-7:30PM
  • Wednesday: 4-7:30PM
  • Thursday: 12-7:30PM
  • Friday: 12-7:30PM
  • Saturday: 12-6PM

You can find out more information about the Canton location on a special page located here.

Right now ten beers are available in Fort Point while six are in Canton but expect things to change as things settle down and they figure out the logistics out between both breweries so make sure to keep checking the availability page or their Twitter feed for updates.

The Canton brewery is located at 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021.

Trillium Brewing Announces Expansion, New Brewery Plans

Trillium BrewingBoston’s brewing power couple Esther and JC Tetreault have just announced that their very own Trillium Brewing will be expanding past the Fort Point area of Boston and into a space out in the city of Canton, MA.

The new space, which is going to be located at 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021, right off of 95 is close to both the Norwood Memorial Airport as well as the Blue Hill Country Club. It will feature a retail shop, a production facility and a taproom where bottles and growlers will be available to the public.

This announcement comes after months of speculation and the fact that they’ve been brewing at capacity for about a year now, even using the facilities over at Ipswich Brewing to release their FB-90 IPA. And while they will continue to operate out of Fort Point, the new expansion will give them more production space. They released the following statement regarding this:

We plan to keep our tiny little store and production facility in Boston. We’ll just finally be able to loosen the reins on production volume and operate more like a pilot brewery, continuing to offer new styles that are available until they run out. We love seeing regulars come in week after week, arms full of growlers, looking up at the board to see what’s new. The relationships we’ve built and feedback we receive is so meaningful to us. We’ll be able to keep the Boston shop supplied with bottles and kegs from Canton, so you’ll still be able to get special releases as well as year-round beers like Fort Point Pale Ale and Congress Street IPA. We’ll bring some fun stuff down to Canton from Boston, too!

The space will feature a 3-vessel DME MasterBrew 30BBL High Output Brewing System as well as six 90-barrel fermenters. This will enable both locations to produce approximately 10,000 barrels of beer annually.

As of now no timetable or specific date has been released but don’t expect anything to happen until the end of 2015 at the earliest and as always, stay tuned for more updates.

You can find out more about this announcement on Trillium Brewing’s website.

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