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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.

Tap Highlights 5/5/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): Grimm – Magnetic Tape (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): AleSmith – Speedway Nibs & Beans (Imperial Stout)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Sip of Sunshine (DIPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Fiddlehead Brewing – Fiddlehead (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Trillium Brewing – Congress Street (IPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Bissell – Angels with Filthy Souls (Porter)
  • The Tip Tap Room (Boston): Crooked Stave – Serenata Notturna (Wild Ale)

 Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

– Dana

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 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.

What Hit the Shelves This Week

Below is our weekly list of various beers that hit the shelves in and around Boston this week:

Brewery Beer Style
Abita Brewing Company Amber Vienna Lager
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Even Keel American IPA
Boston Beer Company Samuel Adams Honey Queen Braggot
Brasserie McAuslan (St-Ambroise) The Great Pumpkin Ale (Citrouille) Pumpkin / Yam Beer
Brouwerij Rodenbach Caractère Rouge Flanders Red Ale
Cape Ann Brewing Company Fisherman’s IPA American IPA
Cape Ann Brewing Company Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout Pumpkin / Yam Beer
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero American Imperial / Double Stout
De Proefbrouwerij Long of Tooth English Strong Ale
Garrison Enlightenment Ales American Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. The Muddy Russian Imperial Stout
Idle Hands Craft Ales Brocktoberfest Oktoberfest / Märzen
Mystic Brewery Eldergold Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale
Night Shift Brewing Harborside Gose
Night Shift Brewing Morph American IPA
Oskar Blues Brewery Ten FIDY American Imperial / Double Stout
Smuttynose Brewing Co. Smuttlabs: Schmutzig American Pale Wheat Ale
Stone Brewing Co. Xocoveza Mocha Stout American Stout
The Bruery Autumn Maple Pumpkin / Yam Beer
Trillium Brewing Company Congress Street IPA American IPA
Trillium Brewing Company Fort Point Pale Ale American Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company Sunshower Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Victory Brewing Company Moon Glow Weizenbock

Updates from Trillium Brewing Including Their Forthcoming Release Schedule

Trillium BrewingThe busy boys over at Trillium Brewing have made a few announcements earlier today including a few updates in regards to their brewing space and upcoming brewing schedule. They’ve been at near brewing capacity for the last ten months but have been able to recently add two new, 20bbl tanks into their space which they think will try and help them keep up with the demand for their popular Fort Point Pale Ale and Congress Street IPA.

This isn’t exactly news to many of us, the brewery has been struggling to meet an incredible amount of demand and they frequently run out of some of their beers despite their best of intentions. They have also announced that they will continue to search for a new space to expand into although they do not intend on leaving their home on Congress Street anytime soon, if ever. The search for a new space has been ongoing for nearly a year now.

Along with this news, they’ve also announced their upcoming release schedule which features a lot of very interesting beers and which is as follows:

  • Tuesday August 19th – Noon: Heavy Mettle Double IPA
    The bottles will be released exclusively at the brewery at Noon on Tuesday August 19th. In order to help prevent extended wait times, only be bottles (no samples, growler filling) will be available starting at noon through to 4PM on Tuesday. Growler filling of other beers will resume at 4PM and any remaining bottles of Heavy Mettle will continue to be available. There’s a limit of four bottles of Heavy Mettle per person, no holds. Oh, we’ve got some cool gifts to show our appreciation for the first 20 people in line for Heavy Mettle!

  • Thursday August 21st – Noon: Double Dry Hopped Congress Street IPA
    Same deal as Heavy Mettle: kegs set aside for those events later this month, while the rest made its way to 750ml bottles (no growler fills). The bottles will be released exclusively at the brewery at Noon on Thursday August 21st. Only bottles (no samples, growler filling) available from noon-4PM on Thursday. Growler filling of other beers will resume from 4-730PM. Limit of four bottles of Double Dry Hopped Congress Street IPA per person, no holds.

  • End of August (TBD): Double Pot & Kettle aged on American Oak & Vanilla Beans
    “So, pilot batch of Double Pot & Kettle. The addition of Dark Belgian Candi Sugar was responsible for furthering the depths of charred fruit and roasted flavors. This special sugar bumped up the abv to 9% but its tremendous fermentability resulted in that same smooth drinkability you come to enjoy in Pot & Kettle. We aged a portion of this 1.5bbl pilot batch on American oak staves and Vanilla Beans further layering in complementary aromatic, flavors, mouthfeel. Outside of the single 1/6bbl keg earmarked for the dinner, we bottled the balance of the batch in 375ml bottles. Stay tuned for a release date for these toward the end of August. Given the batch size, there will only be a very small number available (a little over 300 bottles).”

  • Thursday September 4th: American Sour Beers Book Signing, Lineage Rye & Wheat Bottle Releases
    Before the book was released, we asked Michael Tonsmiere aka The Mad Fermentationist if he might be interested in doing a book signing of his incredible book American Sour Beers when he was in Boston…Mike said yes! We pulled some special beers out of our cellar in anticipation of his visit to the brewery on Thursday, September 4th. We have the return of Lineage Rye and the introduction of Lineage Wheat – wild saisons featuring locally grown & malted Rye and Wheat respectively from Valley Malt. These beers have been aged for over a year in 500L/132 gallon casks, slowly fermenting with our house wild microbe mixed culture. We’ll also have some beautiful stemmed Lineage Series glasses available, perfect for enjoying these rustic wild saisons. Details/timing of the book signing bottle limits to be determined/announced.

    Last but not least, the brewery has also announced that new, 13oz tulip glasses have arrived and are in stock at the brewery, and will also soon be added to their online store as well. The tulip can be seen below:

    Stay tuned for more updates on some of those upcoming releases with finalized times and such.