Trillium Brewing Company

Trillium Brewing CompanyTrillium Brewing Company
Trillium Brewing CompanyTrillium Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

50 Thomson Pl.
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210
United States

(857) 449-0078 | map

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Ratings by Eamonn-Cummings3:
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Went to the Congress street location.

Staff were helpful and the selection incredible.

Only thing is that you need totally blank or Trillium growlers in order to get them filled.
Sep 11, 2017
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Rated: 4.33 by Calv-lee3

Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jun 08, 2022
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Jun 07, 2022
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Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
Fort Point location in the Seaport district of Boston. It's tucked away from the main street leading to downtown so you won't likely stumble upon it.

This is a neighborhood area so you'll find plenty of locals. Indoors is a renovated industrial space. There's a nice courtyard for outdoor drinking which is packed during pleasant weather.

Beer connoisseurs will seek this place out (or its sister in the Fenway section of Boston) for the extensive on draft list and beers to go. There are 20 beers on tap with 12 more unusual offerings in bottle. Some of the beers are big beers in terms abv. Many are only found here on tap.

The food is traditional bar fare -- tasty but unspectacular.
Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.97/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Sat at the bar on a Monday afternoon, about 2:30pm. No food service this day. Still a worthy crowd. Full enough that there was almost no socially distanced space at the bar.

V - Industrial, clean, open, bright not dark, blacks/grays/stainless steel, quartz bar top. Sitting at the bar, you face the bright tanks. Music that you hear but don’t know is there. 4.5

Sel – A great selection - IPA, stouts, barrel aged, sours, pilsner. No guest beers but they have wine. 4.0

Qual - Multiple glass types. No cleanliness issues. Glasses rinsed before service. I was disappointed in the beers I had (Legroom, PM Dawn Coconut & Pipsqueak Penquin – the last being the best). Trillium is over hyped right now based on my direct experience. 3.5

Ser – Great server at the bar. Engaging on the beer. He had good insight. Happy to talk but not a stalker. 4.25
Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Great selection, food, beer and service. This place sets a very high standard for what a brewery/restaurant should be. Everything is done well. It is very popular and often crowded, so bring your patience.
Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by StoutSnob40 from California

Sep 01, 2021
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Rated by smela3 from Texas

4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Huge indoor space with great architecture and vibe. Outdoor space is amazing with the perfect atmosphere. Beers are all amazing.
Apr 12, 2021
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Rated by Ajtucker350 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
One of the best! Always a fabulous experience!!
Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.63 by wc94wc from California

Feb 03, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by Weirdwell from Nebraska

Feb 02, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by mdg2358 from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by docainii from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2021
Rated: 4.76 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

3.67/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
Made a visit in October of 2019. Fort Point location.

Regarding the vibe: The building has an ultra-modern vibe, with lots of steel. Inside, it's actually quite small, and conducive to getting very crowded. I sat down at the bar to peruse the tap menu, and had a few questions about the beer. I will say, as far as draught pours, the beer is very expensive. Close to $10 for a pint of one of their double IPAs. I was offered a small taste (about 3 tablespoons), and was glad I didn't spring for the full pour. Went with a bottle pour instead, which was good.

Regarding service: This was my main issue. When it came time to order, despite sitting right at the bar just feet away from the staff, it took me nearly 10 minutes to be served, despite only maybe 5 people being seated at the bar. I finally got someone to come over to me, as was offered that sample after asking a question about the beer. When it came time to order the bottle pour, I could not for the life of me get someone to come over and help. The first woman that came over took my "order" and never came back. Had to wait for another guy to come, which just involved him reaching down to grab the bottle. That was a bit upsetting. Decided not to order a second beer, because I just wasn't really being helped.

Regarding cans: After my iffy pour experience, I went around to the backend to get some cans. There was no real line, so I was helped within minutes. The selection was shockingly poor, but maybe it was an off day. I was surprised to see that they sold single cans, which is always a plus. Prices were between high average and pricey. The employee who put my beer together was friendly and helpful.

Regarding the quality: Quality can be subjective. So I didn't care for the IPA I tasted on draught, and the sour was very acidic (but still really good). The cans and bottles I took home were awesomesauce though. Reqlly great. I've had a couple of pther Trillium offerings as well, and those have all been pretty great, a couple being absolutely amazing. I have no complaints about the quality of their beer.

Food: I did not order food during my visit, as it was quite pricey.

Overall: It's a small brewpub, and it's prone to large crowds. Perhaps my experience was an isolated incident, but was not pleased with the service, and was in there far too long for a pour. The to-go setup was great, and I have no complaints about that. The atmosphere isn't super welcoming, but it gets the job done. In the future, I'll likely skip the tap pours and just stick with to-go beer. At the end of the day, the beer itself is good, and that counts for something.
Apr 08, 2020
Rated: 5 by AlvinLin from New York

Feb 19, 2020
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
It's a big "L" shaped area that's pet friendly and surrounded by glass. There is some outdoor seating as well as a food truck parked outside. I've only been there a few times but the beer list has always been amazing with amazing quality. There is a bottle/can shop towards the back along with Trillium swag available for sale. I've been here a few times and look forward to visiting again on the next trip to the Boston area.
Feb 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Beer_Guy_MA

3.79/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
I enjoy the taproom in the seaport at Fort Point. Normally overwhelmed with people on a Thursday or Friday night, can be tough to find seating. The restaurant upstairs on the 2nd floor only offers a full menu with no option to have bar food. The rooftop can be a solid option. The general Vibe of the place is ok, just very cold at times. They never seem to have enough wait staff to get around to all of the tables, so I normally order 2 beers at a time so I don't have to wait 20-30 minutes for a 2nd.
Feb 04, 2020
Rated: 4.63 by socon67 from New York

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 3.64 by O-Meg from New York

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 3.17 by Arg914 from New York

Dec 17, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by ouchiemomo from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
I typically stop in to pick up some beers for the weekend on a Friday night when I’m driving home. Every time I do, the joint is packed and there’s a let’s get the effing weekend started vibe.

A few months ago the wife and I had a night out and went for dinner. Not a great gluten free selection for the wife, but I don’t have that issue and my dinner was spot on.

Am looking forward to going back...
Nov 28, 2019
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Reviewed by zachattack12 from Kentucky

2.78/5  rDev -38.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2
I know I'm in the minority here, but I did not enjoy my visit to Trillium.

Vibe: Crowded, loud. But I actually had a really nice talk with the guy sitting next to me, so that gives the place some extra points.

Quality: Lots of people swear by Trillium, but it didn't seem that good to me. I love peach sours... this one tasted weird.

Service: Bartender was awful! Very condescending. She also threw my food away while I was in the bathroom. Ugh. One of the other guys working the bar seemed nicer, so that is why I gave 1.5 instead of 1.

Selection: A big selection, but expensive. Probably the most expensive beer I've ever seen. Average beer was about 9 bucks a pint.

Food: The only reason I didn't make a scene when my food got thrown away? It wasn't that good. Ordered a chicken sandwich and fries. Chicken sandwich was very spicy, which it didn't mention on the menu. Fries were fresh cut, but seemed overcooked. Not worth $17.00.
Oct 29, 2019
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Rated by Fitzy01 from Maine

4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Love this place and the beer garden is awesome!!
Sep 14, 2019
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
pretty large place, they have a to-go area, then a large bar and restaurant area on two levels. modern, stylish interior leaning towards industrial vibe. on a saturday afternoon there was a line to get in. beer selection was mostly IPAs and stouts, and prices on the high side. service was decent for being so packed.
Aug 03, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by GRG1313 from California

Jun 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Impressive space in the middle of a trendy neighborhood, the place was hopping on a Saturday night. We ended up buying from the retail space, and the service was friendly and knowledgeable. The beer range is extensive, and what they sell is often quite amazing.
Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4.86 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Jun 05, 2019
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Reviewed by TheGent from New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
I love the vibe at the Fort Point location. A new, clean, and sophisticated facility. Big, exposed steel and wooden tanks visible behind the behind. A bit industrial as well with very high ceilings on the ground floor. The roof top space is great during nice weather.

The quality of the food and beer was excellent. Fresh and well crafted on both fronts.

Excellent and attentive service.
Jun 05, 2019
Rated: 4.78 by kevinb231 from Massachusetts

Jun 04, 2019
Rated: 4.87 by ruzzal from Texas

May 02, 2019
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