Trillium Debuts Its Canton Taproom

Finally, beer fans can sip a glass of Boston's best in a place where it's brewed.
Photo by Fairfolk

Photo by Fairfolk

The plight of every beer fanatic in the Boston area seems to be finding Trillium’s elusive, small-batch beers before the keg kicks. But fret no more: starting Wednesday, June 8 at noon, the Fort Point-based brewery will finally be pouring glasses out of its own taproom in Canton.

This won’t be your ordinary taproom, though. Each drinker will only be allowed 20 ounces of beer each day, which can be divvied up in various volumes and pours. To keep track, the brewery will give drinkers a “tasting card” upon entering, and the bartender will tally what you’ve had to drink as you order. Trillium will have a rotating cast of its beers on draft inside—including new releases like Artaic double IPA with honey, and the double dry-hopped batch of Congress Street IPA—available in 5- or 10-ounce pours. Customers can only order one drink at a time, so traditional flights aren’t an option here.

“While we do have a daily consumption limit of 20 ounces per person, our goal is to provide a fun and engaging experience for regulars and first-time visitors alike,” Trillium co-owners JC and Esther Tetreault write on their website.

The taproom is inside Trillium’s Canton brewery, but it will function separately from the merchandise area, meaning you can’t buy growlers or bottles and drink them in the taproom. With the taproom’s opening, the brewery will also nix the free, 2-ounce sample pours that have been available since the Canton spot opened in December, but you can always sip a small taste of a beer to help you navigate the draft list.

But despite these ground rules, the taproom will function much like a bar: you can start a tab, grab a drink with friends and family (all ages are allowed inside), and finally revel in the reality that all of Trillium’s current offerings are on draft in one location. The list will be displayed above the bar area, and updated daily on their website

Patrons can get comfortable around a few reclaimed barrels and bar rails scattered throughout the taproom. And while there won’t be any food service in the taproom, Trillium plans to invite food trucks to visit on future weekends, so watch the brewery’s social media and website for updates.

Trillium’s Canton taproom will be open Monday-Saturday from noon-7:30 p.m., and last call will be at 7 p.m. each night.

Trillium Brewing Company, 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton, 617-453-8745, trilliumbrewing.com.


Alex Wilking Alex Wilking, Contributor at Boston Magazine awilking@bostonmagazine.com