Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing CompanyTrillium Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

50 Thomson Pl.
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210
United States

(857) 449-0078 | map

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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 175
Photo of jykleo
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited Friday 6:15PM. Packed all of the place but service was very quick and almost no wait. This is great.
Get out 6:50PM and there was waiting line (outside) and about 20 people was waiting under 32F temp. !

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Photo of SSS
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Fantastic spot with a great selection of supreme quality beers. Extremely helpful staff who really do try to find what you enjoy. We did not eat but will return soon to try the food as it looked delicious!

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Photo of GregDBoston
3.96/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Canton (brewery) location is quirky. Separate tasting/pouring tap and bar from takeaway, so you're not guaranteed to be able to buy what you've just tasted. And takeaway selection was limited when I was there because much had sold out by 5pm. Food is packaged for takeaway. You can eat it there, but there are no utensils. Space is large, with seating spread out and plentiful. Atmosphere is more business/bro-ey than family or date-oriented. But it's Trillium -- if you're coming for the beer, you'll overlook the quirks. Maybe their other locations make a little more sense.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.95/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place is very extravagant. You can tell that they spent a pretty penny building and designing this place. A very industrial and fancy setup. There are two floors with many tables as well as a bar on each floor and outside seating. I went here with my family and we got plenty of beers on the menu such as sours, a peanut butter stout, and many IPA' and every single beer I tried was absolutely world class quality. I was a bit disappointed with not being able to construct a flight because i wanted to try everything on the menu without getting plastered however, we were able to get samples of beers which were probably two ounce pours which was better than nothing. We went there around noon so it wasn't that busy but, as we were finishing our beer and our meal it was getting very busy very quickly. Our server Haley was excellent; very kind, attentive knowledgeable. The food was superb I had osco busco which was so yummy. The reason I did not rate the food "5" is because the prices of their food was outrageous. A bacon cheeseburger was $17.00 alone. Other than the pricey food this was an amazing experience with world class beer and now is definitely in my top 5 favorite brewing companies.

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Photo of mjk3psu
4.24/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Friday night so that impacts everything. Staff was excellent- but IPA’s were limited and what we were most interested in. I need to look more at sours!

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Photo of Gatch
4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Amazing new spot in a great location. Obviously draft beer is top quality. Plenty of beer for carry-out. Drafts are a bit pricey but it’s the Seaport soooo. Didn’t try the food but I’m sure it’s stellar. Upstairs is a bit quieter for those who want a more upscale dining experience while downstairs is rowdier with the bar right there. Also some great patio seating.

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Photo of Naughead
4.93/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

The new Fort Point site is fantastic. Plenty of room for the Retail "to go" items, and plenty of room to lounge for food and drink. Quality and selection are the best I've ever experienced, and a level to which all other craft brewers should aspire. They always have at least 5 "to go" varieties I feel like I have to try. They are always experimenting, adding flavor nuances to their amazing IPAs, as well as offering an excellent selection of stouts. To me, Trillium is the standard.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Congress Street is, oddly, kind of hard to locate - then again, I'm not a local, and I'm definitely not used to looking for breweries down small alleys. I met a fellow trader to exchange some hops in front of Congress street in July, and I had to actually ask where I needed to go to get beers. I was honestly thinking I needed to go to Fort Point Market and pick up beer there. I mean, I did that anyway. But, yeah.

Once I finally stumbled in to Congress Street, I was a little startled by how small it is. Not being much of a people person, it's not my favorite way to pick up or try beer. It's definitely an intimate little place - you order your beer and swag at the counter... and then, I guess you just take off. Selection was fine (for a holiday week), and the variety of shirts and glassware was actually pretty fantastic - I came home with a bunch of very cool stuff.

This is definitely about as no-frills as it gets though - there's no tasting area, no tap room, no place to meet friends and hang out, no sharing onsite, etc. I like it, for what it is, but it's definitely a bit of a hassle if you have to find parking and stuff just to pick up beer here. Parking downtown, as any visitor or local can attest, is egregiously expensive... so it's not ideal for picking up beer. I believe I paid $20 just to park in a nearby lot and grab beer at the Market and at Congress Street. Definitely not a fan of that.

But hey, the brewery and the beer itself are second to none. It could certainly use some help in other regards though.

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Photo of benjerminw
4.16/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Out of the 8 beers tried, they all were high quality. Uppercase is a total home-run imo. Wish they sold it in cans at the time. The permutation 57 was surprisingly good too. Would recommend to anyone who likes stouts.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Been to this location twice. Not much to assess as its just a small bar area to fill growlers or get cans or bottles. Location is nice; right near some parking garages, restaurants, and the Boston Children's Museum. The staff both times I have been there are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Very relaxed vibe too for such high demand products. In fact, even when I see people with a ton of cans with them, I never had an issue getting what I wanted at this location. If you don't mind driving and parking in Boston, this is a great place to get all your Trillium needs.

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Photo of MFMB
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

There over Boston Marathon weekend. Five days in Boston, three trips to Trillium! :) helped that it was a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Was able to get in on the Macaroon release so that was cool. Enjoyed the vibe, the staff and selection. Hit up Row 34 right up the street for lunch as well. Random I know but good food to top off a great beer run.

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Photo of Oconomowocian
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

There is not much to the OG Trillium location, really just a bar that has growler fills by the door and cans on the opposite end. No question they have tremendous beer, if you are in for a weekend consider stopping by on Sunday since they have cellar Sunday each week and offer some bombers for sale that you usually cannot get. You can buy single cans too which is cool. Not too easy to see from the street, sign faces south so if your coming across the bridge from the north (by the childrens museum) its easy to miss.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Granted... pretty much filling a box with great beers to take home. Fun; great people. More than worth the stop. The selection of great beers is amazing. Cool stuff to buy as well.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

No tap room, no tastings, only cans, bottles and growlers to go. But, it’s the best of thes best. The staff is super helpful and they always have something new and exciting. Oh, and did I mention it’s the best of the best. Seriously, in a city of great beer, it’s the best of the best.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Basing this review on the Canton location. Vibe was good, like the industrial feel and open space. For a place as popular as Trillium, that’s crucial. Service was okay, nothing fabulous or worth writing home about. Quality was fantastic and the selection was great, with top quality beers and a bunch of different styles. Checked a big brewery off my list, cheers!

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Photo of Guillaumeprovost
4.93/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

People are awesome the really help you gettin stuff you want and like. They know very well their products and you see they’re very passionate about all stuff touching microbrewery and that beautifull world. When you pay you have the option to add tips and they are so helpy and kind that they really deserve one!!!!!! Cheers

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Photo of Knapp85
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

After having gone to the downtown location and the Canton location I’m basing my review off of the Canton location based on the fact that I just feel that it’s the better of the two. Downtown’s parking situation is basically nonexistent, so if you’re planning to get a lot of the delicious Trillz they have to offer odds are you’re gonna be walking quite a ways to get them back to your car. There is barely enough room to stand once you’re inside and you can’t have pours there either.

So with all that being said the Canton location has a better parking situation but still isn’t enough to make up for the hype they get here. There is a tasting room here which is stocked nicely with some very good selections. The can/bottle line moves pretty quick despite the fact that it can be very long at times.

Overall I enjoy hitting the Canton location when I’m in the Boston area. There is always something enjoyable on.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

The biggest reason I went to Boston, Trillium...

This is really just a retail store, tucked away behind a corner in Fort Point. Went three times, never had to stand in line for more than a couple of minutes.

The interior is narrow, cans and merch to the left, growlers to the right.

The service was just terrific, friendly and interested in the customer, but still effecient.

Everything is of course very fresh, and selecion varies pretty much day to day.

The place itself is nothing special, but come on, it's some of the best beer you can buy, and great service.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Pretty much a literal hole in the wall. A hallway-feeling room tucked away in an alley off Congress street. There are cans bottles and growler fills as well as merchandise at the end of said "hallway" with a long counter the length of the room.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Alley entryway with virtually no parking, best to be dropped off and picked up... not sure where a solo driver might park. Small service area with can and growler sales... very efficient service especially if you figure out what you want before you get there. Much different from the Canton facility. The beer speaks for itself.

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Photo of jhavs
4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Easy in and easy out. Works great if you have someone in the car that can pick you up after your purchase. A little bit more difficult if you have to park.

Tons of options usually available and the staff is friendly and efficient.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.93/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

I was attending an event in Boston and the Fort Point location of Trillium was a very short walk from the Convention Center. The retail space fronts on to a small alley just off Congress St in a neat little neighborhood. I was a bit surprised that Trillium closed early every evening: it's open no later than 7:30 pm every evening except Sunday, when it closes at 5:00 pm.

The distribution area is small with no dedicated seating to speak of; refrigerated cans and growlers are available, but samples and pours are not. There was not a very large crowd and it was all civil, if a bit disorganized. The vibe effected is that of a functional brewery with only a limited distribution space. The service area is largely unfinished wood and designed to be functional; fermenting tanks are evident above on a second tier above and behind the service are.

I was able to obtained 7 varieties of beer in 16 oz beers on the day I visited. So far, the varieties I have sampled have been enjoyable, and all somewhat at the edge of their style. That said, the varieties bespeak an experimental approach to brewing which is clearly paying dividends in quality.

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Photo of EMH73
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Retail sales of cans and growler fIlls only at this location so really no vibe to speak of. The sales people were incredibly friendly and helpful. They also work quite efficiently in a somewhat hectic environment. The selection was terrific when I was here with at least ten different beers available.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This is a pretty cramped walk in-walk out retail space that displays tanks right through windows behind the counter. Mostly consisting of aged wood, this location has a pretty insane list of solely their own brews with really high limits. If you've had very little Trillium--and all their stuff is top-notch but uniquely hopped and untrue to most styles--this is going to be hard to budget, because you could walk out with dozens of cases depending on the day, not counting growlers. Make sure you have enough space in your hoopty!

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Photo of DKMA
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Fort Point in Boston is a wait with no pours - but if you live in the burbs, head to a canton for some pretty incredible beer. Excellent selections on tap. This stuff is extremely high quality. Great vibe, food trucks, dog friendly. If you’re taking Amtrak to NYC, stop here on your way back - or even better bring your NYC friends some REAL beer.

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Trillium Brewing Company in Boston, MA
Brewery rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 46,798 ratings