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Trillium Brewing Company (September 2016)

Discussion in 'New England' started by NiceBeerCans, Sep 1, 2016.

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  1. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Aspirant (234) Mar 16, 2013 New York
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    New month, new thread

    Available beers: http://www.trilliumbrewing.com/#trillium-brewing-beer-list-section

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/trilliumbrewing
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trilliumbrewing/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trilliumbrewing/

    Esther’s (JC’s awesome wife) instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrstrillium/


    Fort Point: 369 Congress St., Boston, MA
    *Growlers, bottles, and cans only - no sampling.

    Canton: 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton, MA (has onsite parking lot)
    *Growlers, bottles, and cans.

    20 oz. limit (total per person) on onsite pours at Canton tap room. Limit is lifted on all Saturdays.


    Fort Point

    M-F: 11-7:30p
    Sat: 11-6p


    M-Sat: 11-7:30p

    Note: Per MA state law, Trillium will only fill their own growlers.

    As requested by @JCTetreault, respect the following for the Fort Point location:

    Please don't park in the alley alongside/in back. We watch tow trucks pull cars out of there, multiple times a day, every day. You need a parking permit, these spots are for building residents!



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    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!


    "You guys like cans. A lot.

    ...we're pumped to announce we're changing the packaging format for all of our hop forward beers from 750ml / 25.4oz bottles into 16oz cans!

    Batch sizes and case counts will go up as we get our legs under us.

    Cans will be available at both breweries, but please note we won't be able to split the cases evenly on the same day as packaging for logistical reasons (so fewer cases available in Boston vs Canton on day of packaging). Thanks on behalf of the whole trillium team for your support to help us achieve this incredible milestone."

    First two can releases in June (end of the month) were Congress Street and Melcher Street. Cans come in four packs but you can buy individual cans, if you like. Yes, the date is on the bottom.


    Let's not overdo the price discussion this month. More than enough was written in July and people can browse that month's thread, if they want to read about it. Let's keep it about the beer again this month. :slight_smile:
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  2. Hammerhead79

    Hammerhead79 Disciple (313) Dec 4, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Scaled cans today.
  3. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (347) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    How did it turn out for TH, TR, Sox?
  4. AJPennSt

    AJPennSt Initiate (108) Aug 23, 2016 Pennsylvania

    Thanks for asking! Treehouse opened at 11:15 so we got through the line and were out of there by 11:30 to head to Fenway. We got to the game in the first inning after hitting some traffic and left in the eighth inning to beat traffic and hit Trillium. Walked away with cases of DDH Melcher, Mettle and some fort point. Hit up the market and got some night shift and other goodies and then hit Bukowskis for a late dinner in back to the hotel room for a nice bottle share. Needless to say it was a very successful trip!
  5. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Aspirant (244) Feb 5, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Extremely likely the Monkish collab will be dropping this month. Strong rumors from the staff saying it will be a DIPA
  6. jjamilkowski

    jjamilkowski Initiate (171) Mar 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    A lot of stuff added to the Up Next list. Excited for Little Rooster Pale Ale again. I love the Small Bird Series.
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  7. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (347) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Nice, the low amount of options at Trillium was just timing with a big release before and kinda cleaned them out. Normally they might have between 9-12 offerings. Other then that TH opening early was a bonus for you! What time did you end up getting there?
  8. AJPennSt

    AJPennSt Initiate (108) Aug 23, 2016 Pennsylvania

    Got there at 10:35 was probably about 100 in line. Line moved really quick and we were out of there. Is it common that Treehouse opens up that early? That was obviously a huge bonus for us to hit everything in one day! We may head over to Canton today on the way back to try Headroom on tap and pick up some scaled if they have it. We weren't too disappointed because Melcher Street and mettle are solid beers!
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  9. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,292) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    This batch of DDH Melcher, canned yesterday, might be my favorite IPA ever. Pretty much perfect.
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  10. Justin42

    Justin42 Aspirant (290) Apr 3, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Same here, my favorite beer they make. Very happy to see it in cans.
  11. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (347) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    And get you some DDHopped Melcher and Scaled for good measure....
  12. marjen

    marjen Initiate (32) Jun 24, 2015 Connecticut

    Got a case of DDH Melcher yesterday and it is prefect. Got try headroom and stilling street as well. All of their hoppy beers are on point.
  13. NEB_beer

    NEB_beer Initiate (129) Jan 28, 2016 Massachusetts

    So glad that small bird series isn't ending (I thought I had read somewhere that it was a summer thing. Every one of them has been great!
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  14. ManapuaMan

    ManapuaMan Meyvn (1,108) Apr 3, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Well, it's September so that means we've been slinging back Trillium's hoppy APA+IPAs for months straight (not to mention the two mean-ass stout collabs). What an incredible run of world class beers! And the cans...the cans! Totally spoiled. As Fall creeps nearer, can't help but imagine Trillium coming out with a red or brown or witbier that's mellow on the hops to not only scratch the seasonal itch but also see what their skilled hands can do. We're lucky enough to have a ton of awesome options from other breweries...but still. These guys make gold out of everything. In the absence of that I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for P&K, Day & Night, etc. on the "next up" list. Miss those beers!
  15. Hammerhead79

    Hammerhead79 Disciple (313) Dec 4, 2015 Massachusetts
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  16. ManapuaMan

    ManapuaMan Meyvn (1,108) Apr 3, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Whoa. Must've missed this beer; I was an infrequent vistor in the pre-Canton days. I will be sitting on my hands until further notice. Thank you!
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  17. MiniXP

    MiniXP Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2015 Connecticut

    What is the availability/line situation like at fort point for cans and bottles.

    My sister lives in the area and I have never tried any trillium beer, so I was gonna have her pick me some up. Don't want to send her on too much of a search/make it too difficult.

    Also, out of what is usually available in bottles/cans there. What should I get? I'm very into big IPAs and stouts
    #17 MiniXP, Sep 1, 2016
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  18. Justin42

    Justin42 Aspirant (290) Apr 3, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Unless there is a special release—like this past weekend's Headroom release—she should be able to walk in and out in ~5 minutes. Based on what you like, if she were to go this week I'd have her grab: DDH Melcher (my favorite hoppy Trillium beer), Mettle DIPA, Vicinity DIPA (although if only getting on DIPA, I'd go Mettle), and Mosaic Fort Point
  19. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Disciple (312) Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    Haha, my sister goes for me quite often. She typically goes after work, so between 6 and 7pm on a weeknight and is usually in and out. I almost order more than she can carry on her own and the staff are great about helping her get it to the car.
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  20. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (236) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Time to update the first post of the thread. New hours at Trillium starting after Labor Day:

    New Trillium Hours
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  21. JonnyJuicebox

    JonnyJuicebox Initiate (123) Jun 3, 2015 Massachusetts
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    What happened to their farmhouses? I feel like we haven't seen them in ages...we got one batch of sunshower this summer, but we haven't seen their flagship for so long. It was the first beer I ever had from them and I fucking miss it. I also wish we got another run of the dry hop variants of sunshower. The Citra was sunshine in a bottle.

    I wonder if its a logistics problem and they don't want to can it?
  22. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Aspirant (234) Mar 16, 2013 New York
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    Cool. Thanks for letting me know! Closed Labor Day and open at 11 am with new hours, at both locations, starting Tuesday, September 6th. I'll have the first post edited next week. :slight_smile:
    #22 NiceBeerCans, Sep 1, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2016
  23. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,292) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I miss Free Rise!
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  24. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (449) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Trillium Brown Ale? That makes as much sense as selling coal to Newcastle...:wink:
  25. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Disciple (312) Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    ....and, she was there tonight around 6pm and was in and out in under 5 minutes with a case of DDH Melcher and a case of Mettle...
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  26. hopley

    hopley Champion (887) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I'd be hoping for an Octoberfest but it doesn't seem like Trillium's thing. I think they could nail it - Berkshire Brewing Company's Octoberfest from a couple years ago was my fav of all time. Malty with a great Belgiany yeast thing going on...will be checking it out this year again. But think Trillium could do the same if not better - with haze too, of course...!
  27. hopley

    hopley Champion (887) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I think they've been nailing the IPAs and hoppy beers so have focused on that - but I'd gladly take another Sunshower, and a return of the Dry Stack series.
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  28. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Aspirant (247) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Serious question... What makes you think they could nail it?
  29. slengteng

    slengteng Initiate (158) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    It would have been cool to see more Sunshower this summer, especially the differently dry hopped variants from last summer. I guess demand dictated otherwise.
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  30. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Disciple (355) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts
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    There's just not as much a market for saisons as IPAs. That's fine with me though. I only buy hoppy beers from Trillium bc honestly I don't think their other stuff is better than say the Founders beers I can get 100 yards from my house.

    (That's not really a knock, it's just that it's really hard to beat FBS or Founders Imperial Stout for $3 a bottle). Even the soaks... Cascade sits on local shelves so I don't bother with those)
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  31. frekky

    frekky Disciple (326) Oct 31, 2015 Massachusetts
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    The saisons and a lot of the darker stuff doesn't bring the masses. No complaints from me if they are available for a bit longer then some hoppy options.
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  32. jjamilkowski

    jjamilkowski Initiate (171) Mar 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Galaxy Fort Point Pale Ale today!
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  33. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (80) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Because they "nail" pretty much every different style they attempt?
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  34. abagofit

    abagofit Aspirant (235) Oct 31, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I wish they had saisons more often too, but I can't complain about the hoppy stuff since that is what I buy 95% of the time
  35. barroomhero1977

    barroomhero1977 Aspirant (215) Nov 2, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Have they ever done a lager before?
  36. Kingofprussia17

    Kingofprussia17 Initiate (119) Jun 12, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'm 99% sure they have not, at least not that I can remember.
  37. hopley

    hopley Champion (887) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Yes, this is correct - most of their beers regardless of style are way above average. So if they brewed an Octoberfest, or for that matter, any other type of lager - the likelihood that they'd do a great job with it is pretty high. Whether or not it would be worth the inevitable Trillium pricing differential is another matter entirely (something I have been known to be overly critical of in previous posts).
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  38. mschofield

    mschofield Meyvn (1,463) Oct 16, 2002 Massachusetts

    If you're going to Canton, and you missed out on Hundred Thousand Trillion- check out Swipe Ripe at Castle Island. Drinking very similar to me, except it's 9% and doesn't have mango (just apricot)
  39. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (226) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    Ahhhhh....sitting at work, watching the clock, waiting to pull that Headroom out of the fridge...
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  40. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (80) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Yep, spot on. For the amount of praise and business @Sweatshirt gives Trillium, it's funny that he'd ask this question given its seemingly an attempt to put you down for supposing Tril would knock a "new-to-them" style out of the park.
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