Trillium Brewing in Boston

On a recent trip to Boston, I  stopped by Trillium Brewing on Congress St. I was a little surprised to find that they don’t have a tasting room at their brewery. While you can get growler fills, they can’t pour pints or offer tastings.

However, they do have a beer garden in the park at the corner of High St and Atlantic Ave, just a few blocks away from the brewery.  They even hand out maps to help you find it. 

It’s about a 15 minute to walk to the beer garden from the brewery, and the rout takes you past the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, where replicas of the two ships are anchored whose cargo of tea was dumped into the harbor to protest the tax. If you’re coming from Quincy Market, or the Aquarium, it’s about a 10 minute walk.

The beer garden is partly shaded, with lots of picnic tables and barrels, and a large outdoor bar with 15 beers on tap and room for lots more. There were also 3 food trucks located just across the street.

I had the Permutation Series #45 Double IPA.  It had a cloudy golden brown color and a thin off white head, a citrus and tropical fruit aroma, and a sweet malt flavor with passionfruit, papaya, and a hint of grapefruit. There was not much hop bitterness, and a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

The Keytar Bear Double IPA had a hazy golden-bronze color and a light off-white head that dissipated quickly and smells of vanilla, orange, and a bit of honey. The aroma reminded me a bit of a creamsicle. The flavor was a little sweet and tasted of orange, marshmallow, and citrus, with some hop bitterness.

The beer was good, and the beer garden was great.  I look forward to trying more of their beers the next time I’m in Boston.

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  1. Valid points, sure. There are a lot of breweries that never enter beers. There are a lot of breweries that enter beers often. There are some breweries that get tired of entering beers with nothing to show for it. There are a some breweries that really don”t care what anyone else thinks about their beer. But in the end, if you are among the many breweries that do enter beers or do care what other people think of your beers, and you win medals, it”s probably because you don”t suck. It is, for sure, true that some of our most ballyhooed and best-loved local breweries don”t bother entering competitions, but that does not diminish the accomplishments of those who do enter.

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