Trillium Brewing to Release "OneBoston"

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,204) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    A Collaboration Beer for The One Fund Boston

    (Boston, MA - May 29, 2013) On May 17th, Trillium Brewing, in collaboration with The Publick House, BeerAdvocate and Valley Malt, brewed a new beer called "OneBoston" with a goal to raise money for The One Fund Boston, which provides assistance to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

    OneBoston is an American IPA with a grist including locally grown and malted rye and crystal oats contributed by Valley Malt, located in Hadley, Mass. An unfiltered, hazy ale with 50 IBUs, most of its Columbus, Chinook and Falconer's Flight hops were reserved for whirlpool and post-fermentation additions in order to retain as much of the delicate aromatic oils in the finished beer. 7.5% alcohol by volume.

    "OneBoston was brewed in response to our need to help those most gravely impacted by the terrible things that happened, while at the same time, celebrating the heroes that rose up as a result," said Trillium founder and brewer JC Tetreault. "The folks at The Publick House, BeerAdvocate and Valley Malt were immediately supportive when approached with the idea."

    David Ciccolo, owner of The Publick House, added: "I believe I speak for all of us involved in this project when I say how privileged we are to use our collective passion for craft beer to give back to those affected by this senseless tragedy."

    OneBoston will be released on Wednesday, June 5th at 5pm at The Publick House in Brookline, Mass.; no cover, pay as you consume. The beer will also be available for 32oz and 64oz growler fills at the brewery, at 369 Congress Street in Boston, starting on June 6th at 4pm.

    "We're giving back the best way we can, by raising awareness through the craft beer community. We also plan on donating one dollar for every OneBoston sold on June 5th, so we encourage people to come down and drink the kegs dry," stated BeerAdvocate co-founder Todd Alström.

    100 percent of the net proceeds from OneBoston sales will be donated to The One Fund Boston, which directly benefits the families of the victims who were killed and those most seriously affected by the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon on April 15th, 2013, as well as related events on April 18th and 19th, 2013.

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  2. Auror

    Auror Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    Definitely going to have to swing by for a growler on the 6th.
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  3. CLively

    CLively Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2011 Maine

    Very cool project, and for an extremely noble cause.
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  4. seanwhite

    seanwhite Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2008 Massachusetts

    Don't sleep on Trillium Fort Point Pale either, that is some liquid goodness.
  5. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Great idea Jean-Claude! I hope to try this.
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  6. nicksintros

    nicksintros Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2006 New Hampshire

    Too bad I won't be able to make it.

    I'm intrigued by the recipe. It says in the description there is malted rye and crystal oats. The photo of the recipe doesn't show any rye however, at least not that I can see. I've also never heard of crystal oats before and can't seem to find any to buy anywhere aside from mention of Valley Malt doing it custom for Ipswich and apparently now Trillium.
  7. JCTetreault

    JCTetreault Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    Nick...we swapped out the 50lbs malted oats from Valley Malt indicated in the recipe pic you saw for their Danko Rye on the brew day as a last minute change. Yes, Valley Malt also made a very small batch of 47L crystal oats just for this beer, this is the sort of (awesome) thing they make for homebrewers in their Malt of the Month club.
  8. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,428) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    Definitely want to find this if I make it back to Mass anytime soon. As a former Masshole, I feel the need to support this effort.
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  9. jbar920

    jbar920 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2008 Massachusetts

    definitely headed over tomorrow for some fresh growler fills! Who else is planning on attending?
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  10. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (454) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    I plan to head over tomorrow or Friday. Anyone tried this yet?
  11. JCTetreault

    JCTetreault Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    I've tried it. :slight_smile: We're filling kegs *now* for tonight's release at the publick house!
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  12. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (454) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Haha I'm an idiot. Todd's post was too long for me
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  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,204) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Looking forward to drinking beer and raising money tonight!
  14. Mbarry7

    Mbarry7 Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Can't say enough about Trillium or the OneFund. Great combination. Looking forward until 5!
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  15. JCTetreault

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    RBCORCORAN Initiate (0) May 18, 2009 Massachusetts

    I won't be able to make it but trying to talk a friend into swinging by to pick me up a growler . Great cause and kudos to all involved.
  17. GimmeAGuinness

    GimmeAGuinness Zealot (588) Sep 1, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Let me be the first to say, Holy Shmokes this is a fantastic beer! Perfectly hoppy, great body, awesome all around!
  18. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    I absolutely loved the One Boston, but I think the Fort Point Pale Ale may be even more perfect. They're both easily among the best beers in Boston right now, as far as I'm concerned.
  19. Mbarry7

    Mbarry7 Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Great to see the showing when the doors opened at 5 yesterday. One Boston was great and the rounds tasted even better knowing it was for a good cause.
  20. Skwalk47

    Skwalk47 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Massachusetts

    Glad to hear it was good, I am going to try to get over today or tomorrow. I figure worst case scenario I grab a pint on my way from Sommerville to Roslindale before my poker game on Friday!
  21. Massbmx

    Massbmx Disciple (344) Apr 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Have to go pick the parents up at Logan tonight, hmm very tempting to grab a couple growlers. What does a fill cost and what is the price of the glassware?
  22. Auror

    Auror Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    Just to let people know, Publick House kicked all the kegs last night of the OneBoston. I guess the brewery will have theirs for growlers today.
  23. ljkeats

    ljkeats Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Something like $5 for the glass and $15 for most beers. Not sure about BostonOne.
  24. JCTetreault

    JCTetreault Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    Off the phone w/ the folks at the Publick House. we were in awe of the support shown last night and they generously offered to put it on again tonight. Just delivered more kegs. Once raised going to the onefund. Maybe we can convince the Bros to double down on their $1/ per pint too? :slight_smile:

    We're doing 32 and 64oz fills at the brewery until we run out, starting in ~45 minutes.

    American IPAs not your thing? donate directly to
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  25. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (382) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts

    Showed up at 4:05 and got my growler. Waited about 30 min. Looking forward to cracking it tonight.
  26. halfshell

    halfshell Initiate (177) Nov 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Was first in line at 3:55, with just a couple minutes to fill a 64 and 2x32's...
  27. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (382) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts

    Have to say I'm disappointed. Just cracked my 32oz growler and it was completely flat. I filled it literally 2.5 hours ago and had it refrigerated 10 minutes after filling. Way less carbonation than my growler of fort point. Wonder if this had something to do with the keg kicking during the filling of my growler. There is no head at all even with an aggressive pour. Anyone else having this issue?
  28. JCTetreault

    JCTetreault Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    Holy crap. yeah, that's not good. really not sure what happened. maybe a (very) loose growler cap? no, even that wouldn't make it completely flat if it got to a fridge immediately after. Yes, if anyone else has a problem, please let me know so we can figure out the cause, as it was pouring really well last night/this evening before service. jamvt, i'll send you a PM.
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  29. pmahon01

    pmahon01 Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2009 Massachusetts

    I got my 64oz fill of IPA yesterday off the second keg and it made it home on the T without issue and tasted great last night, good head. I'll be back for more depending on rain tonight.
    Any idea how long this will be on tap?
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  30. JCTetreault

    JCTetreault Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    Boy, not really sure, but I'm sure the rain will keep some people away tonight, so probably through the weekend. Just the same, we're going to try a fix that will hopefully allow us to move a little quicker to cut the waiting time down just as much as possible both for new folks as well as those looking to get refills. in any case, thanks for the crazy support on this, its all very humbling. cheers, JC
  31. brittanyshelby

    brittanyshelby Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 Massachusetts

    agreed! FP PA takes the cake, but can't wait to get home and crack into my second growler of one boston during b's game tonight!
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  32. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    It seems I need to make it out to Trillium soon, great to see a brewery like this in the city.
  33. seanwhite

    seanwhite Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2008 Massachusetts

    I took a nice bike ride over to the brewery yesterday (Saturday) to check out the space and pick up a growler of OneFund. I biked home, put it in the fridge for a bit, and poured two glasses. Both were excellent and had good carbonation. Then I screwed the cap back on real tight, and back in the fridge. I then biked over to my friend's house in Somerville. When I opened it up after a few minutes, a ton of pressure was relieved, and the beer was still excellent, but it got pretty flat.

    I am sure the bike ride, and not giving it enough time to chill, resulted in the flatness. Even with that, the two friends, said they knew it was pretty much one of the best brews in Boston right now.
  34. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,204) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Update: Collectively we raised $7,094 for The One Fund Boston.

    Thanks to everyone who supported the release of OneBoston.

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  35. bradalmanac

    bradalmanac Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    Your last chance to try this beer before it disappears is right now at the brewery, where they're filling the final growlers (and 32 oz. half-growlers). They started with about 4 kegs at 4pm, there was a modest line, and they're open until 7:30. Definitely worth running down to Fort Point to grab some, it's fantastic.
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