Trillium Brewing Road Trip February, 2016

Trillium Brewing.
Road Trip, February 25, 2016

Trillium Brewing Company sign, Canton, MA

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Every craft beer geek needs a friend that matches their insanity level about beer. You just need someone that gets just as excited as you when it comes to a new release or acquiring a whale. A co-worker introduced me to my friend Mike a couple of years ago. He thought that we had similar interests but wondered if the introduction may lead to apocalyptic results as we might be too much of an influence on each other.

He was probably right but it’s a great friendship. I remember Mike texting me from Trillium Brewing last summer and going into every little detail about his brewery run. I also remember calling him as I filled out my order card at Hill Farmstead. He’s found and shared his gems and I hope I’ve done the same. A few weeks ago, he tossed out that he was thinking of doing a Trillium & Tree House run. I think it was to gage my insanity level and I took the bait. I got a day’s hall pass from the wife (along with an exasperated head shake) and a personal day from work. I’m in!

The car ride flew…three hours plus of mostly beer talk with a smattering of Mets and life conversation tossed in for good measure. We pulled into Trillium’s Canton location a little before noon. It’s located in an industrial park and we drove past it the first time because the building wasn’t boldly marked.

Trillium Brewing, Canton, MA

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Trillium Brewing Canton, MA location

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They had four beers for sample and they’ll pour you a max of three pours (two-ounce each). Ordering was easy as there was not a line of impatient people behind us. Maybe we needed to be pushed because every minute that passed we added more to our order.

Packed up about three cases each and we were on the road to Tree House Brewing

Trillium Brewing's Fort Point Pale Ale, Congress Street IPA, Vicinity Double IPA, Double Dry-Hopped Melcher Street IPA

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The haul from Trillium Brewing was the four beers pictured above.

Vicinity

Tasting: February 26, 2016
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.0%
Beer # 916

How many more superlatives can I heap upon Trillium? Every offering is pillowy soft while having punchy, crisp flavors. Vicinity was my first bottle pulled from my cooler after our road trip. It delivers wonderful grapefruit and tangerine and an easy drinkability. Really like it – 96 points

Double Dry-Hopped Melcher Street

Tasting: February 28, 2016
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 7.3%
Beer # 917

Very resinous and pot smokey. Smooth as usual…high score as usual…93 points

I’ve had Congress Street and Fort Point before. Here’s my take on both:

Congress Street 95 Points

Fort Point – 96 Points

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