Trillium Is Moving to a Huge New Space in Boston

The new taproom will be in Fort Point.
TRILLIUM’S JC AND ESTHER TETREAULT

TRILLIUM’S JC AND ESTHER TETREAULT IN THE BARRELING MEZZANINE IN CANTON. / PHOTOGRAPH BY TOAN TRINH for ‘Trillium Attempts to Move Past Cult Status’

With a new Canton facility, a robust schedule with Iron Heart Canning and their own canning line on the way, and collaborations worth lining up down Congress Street for, Trillium Brewing Company has had an impressive 2016—and the husband-and-wife duo behind the Boston-born brewery is not letting the year end quietly. Esther Tetreault announced today that Trillium will move into a new facility in its home ’hood, Fort Point.

Today’s announcement doesn’t give a timeline, nor a specific location for the new space. “For now let’s just say that there will be more of everything: more beer, (way) more space, and more fun,” Tetreault wrote.

Mrs. Trillium adds that the Boston expansion is “long-awaited” not only for herself and her husband, JC, but also for their dedicated brewing and front-of-house teams, as well as for all the “fans who have waited in the rain in lines that sometimes curled down Congress, past Lucky’s on to A Street!”

The city expansion doesn’t preclude the possibility of Trillium someday opening an estate brewery, as well. But Boston will come first.

“For now we’re just looking and dreaming [about a farm],” Tetreault wrote. “We need to make sure we have the right space, in a town and community that will welcome and support us, and can make it easy for all of our fans to visit.”

In the note, she reiterated what she told Boston after appearing before a zoning board in Connecticut to inquire about the feasibility of such a project in that town. “At this point we’ve made no commitments.”

Boston has reached out to the Tetreaults for a timeline and for more details on the hometown expansion.


Jacqueline Cain Associate Food Editor at Boston Magazine jcain@bostonmagazine.com