Trillium Brewing Company (2019)

Discussion in 'New England' started by SnugTeam6, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. SnugTeam6

    SnugTeam6 Initiate (83) Apr 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    Available beers:


    Esther’s (JC’s wife) Instagram:


    Fort Point: 50 Thomson PL, Boston MA (new location)

    Cans, Bottles & Growlers To Go
    Beer On Draft
    Full Food Menu
    Public Transit Accessible
    Kid Friendly
    Event Bookings Available

    Canton: 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton, MA (has onsite parking lot)

    Cans, Bottles & Growlers To Go
    Beer On Draft
    Snacks Available
    Food Trucks
    BYOF (Bring Your Own Food)
    Parking Nearby
    Dog Friendly
    Kid Friendly
    Event Bookings Available

    On site pours at Canton tap room.


    Fort Point

    Everyday: 11am-11pm

    Our Thomson Place restaurant and brewery opened in the fall of 2018, giving us the expanded presence in Fort Point that we'd dreamed of since opening our door around the corner just 5 years earlier. Our three story building features modern New England farmhouse inspired food created by Chef Michael Morway. We brew on site with both stainless steel fermentation and oak foeders. Guests may enjoy the expansive first floor taproom, second floor dining area, as well as our spacious outdoor patio and third floor roof terrace. Whether your local neighborhood spot or a destination visit, we look forward to sharing many of your life's special moments in our newest home.

    Canton (last call is 30 minutes before closing)

    Mon-Wed: 11am-7:30pm
    Thurs: 11am-9pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 12pm-8pm

    Trillium Garden: Closed! Hopefully returning this summer.

    Note: New growler policy as of 7/23/17:



    Trillium Garden (see bottom of this post)

    Boston: Allston

    Deep Ellum

    Boston: Downtown/Fort Point/Charlestown
    Rowes Wharf Bar
    Row 34
    Worden Hall
    Neptune Oyster
    Brewer's Fork
    The Smoke Shop BBQ

    Boston: Back Bay/ South End/Fenway
    The Salty Pig
    Bar Mezzana
    Area Four
    Terra (Eataly)
    Five Horses Tavern

    Boston: Jamaica Plain
    Canary Square
    Vee Vee

    The Publick House
    Prairie Fire
    Stoked Wood Fired Pizza

    The Smoke Shop BBQ
    Area Four
    Alden & Harlow
    Russel House Tavern
    Five Horses Tavern
    Naco Taco
    Lone Star Taco Bar

    Dedham Oscar's


    Milton Steel & Rye

    Little Big Diner


    Waltham Moody's
    Watertown Branch Line

    Armsby Abbey
    The Dive Bar


    Redstone Liquors- Stoneham & Andover, MA
    Craft Beer Cellar- Belmont, MA (And Many Other Locations Throughout MA!)
    Streetcar Wine & Beer- Jamaica Plain; Boston, MA
    Mass Liquors- Worcester, MA
    Julio's Liquors- Westborough, MA
    Yankee Spirits- Sturbridge, Attleboro, and Swansea, MA
    Sturbridge - @yankeestur
    Attleboro - @yankeeattleboro
    Swansea - @yankeeswansea

    Marty's Fine Wines- Newton, MA (And Other Locations In The Boston Area!)
    Blanchards Wine & Spirits- Jamaica Plain; Boston, MA
    Pemberton Farms Marketplace- Cambridge, MA
    Urban Grape- Boston, MA
    Post Road Liquors- Wayland, MA
    Gordons Fine Wines & Spirits- Multiple Locations
    City Feed & Supply- Jamaica Plain; Boston, MA
    Quality Liquors- Salem, MA
    The Vin Bin- Multiple Locations
    Downtown Wine & Spirits- Haverhill, MA
    Brookline Liquor Mart- Brookline, MA

    Please note: We can't guarantee that our beer will be available at our partnership accounts at all times. Please click the website links above for current inventory at each establishment. Thanks!

    All sell out information is from Trillium's social media, unless noted. There have been rare occasions where they didn't post sell out times for a few beers, in which case I guessed the hours.
  2. mountaindewORcrabjuice

    mountaindewORcrabjuice Initiate (63) Sep 6, 2017 Connecticut

    @SnugTeam6, you might have the best got damn username-avatar combo in the BA game. Something about it just makes me actually smile.
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  3. MrDarcy

    MrDarcy Disciple (317) Aug 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    Anyone try their new pils yet?

    Their other lagers have been, umm, interesting :grimacing:
  4. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (328) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

    They have (had) one strength. The journey into lagers has only driven this point home.
  5. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,135) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    How would you characterize or sum up their foray into lagers? Haven't had any of them myself, but curious...
  6. MrDarcy

    MrDarcy Disciple (317) Aug 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    Their pilot pilsners were very DMS heavy. Helles was drinkable but far from clean.
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  7. folkstar

    folkstar Initiate (128) Sep 28, 2017 Rhode Island

    Kind of sums up their beers since the fermentation profile change
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  8. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,258) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts

    Perm 21 (lager) was exceptional and perm 42 (pils) was delicious and super crisp and clean. I’m excited for the new pils, have yet to try it though.
  9. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,150) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    The new Pilsner is pretty good I think. It has a spicy lemony herbal hop presence with a well carbed and clean body. Next to the Kellerbier this is probably my favorite lager from them yet. I honestly wasn't a huge fan of the Perm 72 pale lager as I thought it was sort of lacking in flavor and substance. I might still enjoy more bready biscuity crackery malt flavor from the Pilsner but I think it has enough malt character to stand up to the hops and still maintain it's balance and drinkability. It isn't too light in flavor, but it's still a light and easy drinking lager. Props to them for going at some more traditional styles that may be harder to produce well.
  10. bsullivan

    bsullivan Initiate (64) Aug 17, 2017 Connecticut

    Here’s hoping 2019 brings us Perm 34 (Patersbier) to the summer rotation, I would definitely buy a half case to drink while sitting on a Rhode Island beach/mowing the lawn
  11. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Aspirant (210) Feb 5, 2016 Maine

    Had Macaroon Imperial Stout last night, 12.4%

    Infected as fuck - 1st stout I’ve turned away, 2nd beer I’ve ever drain poured (the first was Never & Again, what a surprise)

    Couldn’t be more disappointed
  12. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (410) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    Bummer. I’ve been siting on a couple of bottles waiting for the right time to share. Maybe it’s somehow localized as nothing in the review section for the beer would indicate it’s wide spread.
  13. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Aspirant (210) Feb 5, 2016 Maine

    On the contrary, Untappd says otherwise. I, too, was looking for similar experiences and found them there.

    For your sake, you should definitely pop that bottle sooner than later
  14. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (410) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    Really? I scrolled recent untapped reviews and everyone is giving it ~ 4 stars. Only complaints I could find was a report of floaties and some seem to think it’s a tad cloying/too sweet. What are you getting for infection signs?
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  15. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Initiate (196) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts

    Yeah not seeing any mention of infection on Untappd...
  16. colby600

    colby600 Zealot (509) Mar 24, 2015 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    There are six references to it being infected in the last five weeks on Untapped. Doesn't mean it's true, but those reports exist.
  17. nyyfan2k

    nyyfan2k Initiate (25) Nov 2, 2017 New York

    I'm thinking it probably depends how the bottle has been cellared. I have opened a couple of bottles of Snowbirds VIP which has peanut butter in it (kept it in a fridge the entire 6 months) and tasted amazing the 3 times I've had it. Every one of my friends that has opened theirs said it tasted sour, but they stored it at room temp during those months. I had a bad (sour) peanut butter stout from Henry and Fran but I did not keep it in the fridge. Wonder if certain adjuncts in stouts need to be kept cool.
  18. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Aspirant (257) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts

    Untappd is the last place I would go to for feedback on beers
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  19. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Zealot (528) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island

    As long as it is rare, you'll see infected beers outscore perfectly good lagers. We had a local stout which tasted like an infected batch based on someone I trust and the rationalizations on people's tasting notes/ratings are great. "It's tart, but nice and boozy! (3.5 stars). Gah
  20. wasatchback

    wasatchback Aspirant (296) Jan 12, 2014 Utah

    Certain adjuncts don’t need to be kept cold but infected beers do

    Bear spoiling bacteria doesn’t generally work at cold temps.
  21. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Aspirant (210) Feb 5, 2016 Maine

    Imagine giving anything Trillium makes a 4 on Untappd. People need to know they actually make 3-3.50 beers with the high exception of Bourbon Barrel stuff and Cuvee

    But sure, let’s pretend we’re rating gods. Meanwhile Joe Shmoe just gave DDH Congress (new fermentation) a 5 out of 5.

    I only went there to read the comments - and they still rated the infected stouts at 3.75-4.50

    Asinine app with highly ill-informed users
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  22. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,150) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    Your opinion is not fact.
  23. Greyvtrayn

    Greyvtrayn Aspirant (207) Feb 17, 2017 New Jersey

    Yeah, I am drinking a DDH Scaled right now and it's pretty GD delicious. By no means a 5/5 but definitely over 4.
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  24. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (102) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts

    When the biggest Trillium Homer meets the #1 Hater who just can’t stay away.

    It’s like the Joker and Batman...“I think you and I are destined to do this forever...”
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  25. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,150) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    Lmao... I just think it’s kind of weird this guy keeps posting super hateful stuff about them. Are they really that bad? I don’t think so. Everyone has their opinion but I think saying people should know their beers are 3-3.5 is ridiculous. I didn’t see all this hate before the controversy stuff. People need to move on.
  26. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Aspirant (210) Feb 5, 2016 Maine

    Super hateful is what you call someone dropping hard facts? Go on, rate that Resilience IPA trub a 4.5

    big yikes
  27. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Aspirant (210) Feb 5, 2016 Maine

    ‘sup Alfred

    Still boring everyone I see
  28. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Aspirant (210) Feb 5, 2016 Maine

    > 6 references in less than a month and a half
    >”Doesn’t mean it’s true”

    BRUH THIS KID :grin:
  29. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Initiate (196) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts

    It doesn’t mean it’s a wide spread thing... I’m going to open my bottle soon to see for myself.
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  30. Jlabs

    Jlabs Meyvn (1,244) Nov 11, 2013 New York
    Society Trader

  31. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,150) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    I had 2 bottles of Macaroon that were fine. I opened one several months later to share with a friend that missed the release and it was still fine without keeping in the fridge. It’s possible that some bottles got infected but like you said definitely not a widespread thing because this is the first I’ve heard of it, and the beer is almost a year old at this point, so if it was heating up during the summer or just generally not kept well to age then it could have spoiled I guess. It’s always good when proof/evidence is provided with a claim too but we can’t always get that. He still never said what he was getting for infected notes. A lot of trillium stouts have a dark fruity flavor and they are not infected.
  32. Trull

    Trull Initiate (148) Dec 24, 2016 Massachusetts

    As I was in the Canton area today I swung by Trillium and got a 5oz poor of both A Street and Perm 76. Both were solid.
    I got a four pack of each of the following - A street, DDD Sleeper, Scaled and Vicinity.....and not just to please me but my wife as well! Who chastised me for not having any ipas in the fridge the other day!
  33. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (344) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts

    Resilience. Haha. You mean the beer that isn't even theirs that they brewed for charity?
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  34. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,150) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    I’m really liking this one
  35. infectedlobster

    infectedlobster Initiate (77) Apr 22, 2014 Massachusetts

    Permutation 75 (Belgian IPA) is one of the best Trillium beers I've had in a while. Much less sweetness and heft than the rotation IPAs. Not to be missed.
  36. wasatchback

    wasatchback Aspirant (296) Jan 12, 2014 Utah

    How “belgiany” is it? Any Phenols at all?
  37. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (410) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    Good news - you can get another bottle tomorrow to further investigate how widespread the infection issue is.......
  38. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,150) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    I thought it had a little bit of a clove taste and lots of bubblegum notes. I wasn’t really getting the typical banana though. It’s very hoppy and citrusy/tropical. The wheat middlings in the recipe are impressive as well I think, providing a great body and feel.
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  39. Jesse14

    Jesse14 Initiate (187) Jul 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    I was out at clove. I’m actually pissed there is a huge sector of well made beer that I can’t stand. That Belgian yeast ruins it every time for me.
  40. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,150) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    I thought the lime grapefruit orange citrus hoppy flavors covered up most phenols but I was getting a hint of a slight cloveiness but not really spicy phenolic clove. The bubblegum notes were strong. It’s definitely a different style of IPA. I like it for what it is, and with the NE IPA profile it is different than most Belgian IPAs on the market here.