Trillium Brewing Company Opens Second Location in Canton
Trillium Brewing Free Rise popped up on draft this weekend at Publick House and Row 34 as a harbinger of big news: The brand-new, Canton facility is opening today at noon.
Since Trillium cofounders JC and Esther Tetreault announced plans earlier this year for a second, 16,000-square foot brewery, their farmhouse-style saisons, barrel-aged wild ales, and murky pale ales and IPAs have become even more elusive than usual at Boston bars. But the February announcement came with the promise of increased production, meaning more availability of a wide variety of Trillium beers.
Free Rise, a hazy saison, dry-hopped with fruity Citra, is the first saison brewed in Canton, and if you didn’t get to try it this weekend, you now have have the chance directly from the source. It’s on draft in Canton for fresh growler fills and samples (!), along with Launch IPA, the inaugural Canton brew; and classics like Pot & Kettle porter, the eponymous farmhouse ale, and more.
The Fort Point brewery is closed tomorrow, as it’s an all-hands-on-deck situation on Shawmut Road. But the best brewery in Boston reopens on Tuesday with Free Rise; Launch; Scaled, Canton’s first IPA; and more for sale in bottles and growlers.
The flagship space will remain a laboratory of sorts for the Tetreaults, with its 10-barrel brewing capacity and 30-barrel cellar. Trillium has produced about 2,500 barrels annually since launching in 2013; the Canton expansion theoretically makes it possible for 35,000.
Flights and pints still aren’t available at the new brewery, but a pouring licensing allows for free, 2-ounce samples of a rotating selection of drafts. Official tours aren’t an option, either, but open design offers views of the production floor and the barreling mezzanine.
There are two tasting rooms, which will be used flexibly to accommodate volume and private events. There are also designated parking spaces in a shared lot, plus convenient access to I-95.
To mark its first day in Canton, Trillium has extended hours from noon-7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, regular hours resume in Boston and Canton. Both breweries are open Monday-Wednesday 4-7:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday noon-7:30 p.m., and Saturday noon-6 p.m.
Trillium Brewing Company, 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton; 617-453-8745 or trilliumbrewing.com.