Trillium Brewing Company Created a Special Beer to Support the One Fund
It only took 30 minutes for the first keg of Trillium Brewing Company’s beer, specifically made to benefit the One Fund, to “kick.” Not long after, the second one was done. But imbibers from the BeerAdvocate, a Boston-based online beer resource, said there were plenty more to go through.
The special brew, called “OneBoston,” was a joint venture between The Publick House in Brookline, BeerAdvocate, Valley Malt and Trillium, created with a goal to raise money for the One Fund. According to the companies involved, 100 percent of the net proceeds from the “OneBoston” beer will benefit the victims and families impacted by the marathon blasts on April 15.
“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,” Trillium founder JC Tetreault told the founders of the BeerAdvocate. Here is how BeerAdvocate describes the brew, which is considered an American IPA:
[It’s] a grist including locally grown and malted rye and crystal oats contributed by Valley Malt, located in Hadley, [Massachusetts]. 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. [It’s] 7.5% alcohol by volume.
An employee at The Publick House, where the beer was being debuted and exclusively sold on Wednesday night, said it was going fast.
“It’s going pretty well so far, the second we opened we had a really good bar crowd,” the employee said, talking over a noisy crowd. The bar staff wasn’t worried about running out of the special batch however, because they had “plenty of logs” ready to go on tap that were brought over for the special tasting.
For those who couldn’t make it to The Publick House to try OneBoston, the beer will be available in 32-ounce and 64-ounce growlers at Trillium’s headquarters on Congress Street in Fort Point Channel. Trillium opened up its brewery on March 21, and is just one of three production breweries in Boston.
Phil Bannatyne, owner of the Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square, is also making a special beer to benefit the victims of April’s tragedy. Bannatyne is creating an Irish Stout-style beer to show support for MIT Officer Sean Collier, who was allegedy shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on April 18. He told Boston he was planning to call it the “Collier Stout.”