Trillium Releases a Canned Collaboration Beer with Evil Twin Brewing

The new session IPA is Trillium's first venture into the aluminum market, and there's more on the way.

Today at noon! 3.3% ipa $13/4pack Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo 1 case per person limit 90bbl run Both breweries

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When Trillium Brewing Company opened its Canton taproom earlier this month, Evil Twin Brewing founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso was there behind the scenes with co-owners JC and Esther Tetreault.

Today, beer fans can taste the spoils of that visit. Trillikini, a collaboration between the two breweries, went on sale at noon today. The release also marks Trillium’s first foray into the canned beer market, with help from Iron Heart Canning, a mobile operation.

Trillikini, a play on Evil Twin’s Bikini Beer, is a super sessionable, 3.3 percent ABV, “hazy blonde IPA.” It’s low in alcohol, but Mosaic, Citra, and other hops give it clean, crisp flavors and a refreshing bitterness, per the tasting notes. The collaboration is available in 4-packs at both Trillium’s Fort Point and Canton locations for $13, and it is currently on draft at the Canton taproom. The Tetreaults made about 90 barrels of Trillkini, so it may last later into the week if you can’t make today’s release.

The collaboration brews don’t end with Trillikini. Sierra Nevada’s 2016 Beer Camp mixed pack, currently on shelves, features two bottles of Pat-Rye-Ot, which uses the Tetreault’s choice of rye from Valley Malt. Evil Twin announced a second joint release coming soon, an imperial coffee stout called “Dusk Trill Dawn.” Trillium also has an IPA called Hundred Thousand Trillion in the works, brewed in partnership with Other Half Brewing in New York. No release date is set yet for either of those brews, but a Trillium representative confirmed Hundred Thousand Trillion would be canned, too. (Update, June 22: Dusk Trill Dawn is available at both Trillium locations at noon today.)

Besides any future collaboration with Trillium, Evil Twin is definitely coming back to Boston in September. The New York brewery is one of 50-plus around the world that have signed on for the first-ever Copenhagen Beer Celebration taking place stateside, on City Hall Plaza September 23-24.

Keep an eye on Trillium’s social media and website for more on collaboration and can release details.

Trillium Brewing Company, 369 Congress St., Boston, 617-453-8745, 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton, 781-562-0073,