Trillium Brewing is a Massachusetts staple with a delightful, dare I say, fairy tale of a story. Trillium was founded by JC and Esther Tetreault, “a young dumb couple in love,” (their words, not mine) who would dream about the next phase of their lives while planning their wedding. This dreamed involved opening a brewery that was more than just a business that makes beer — but a new way of life that could help build a community.
The brewery officially opened in 2013 and was named Trillium after the trillium flower “to represent what we strive to bring to our beer and our lives: beauty, strength, simplicity and balance.” The vision was a success and led to a larger production facility and taproom in Canton, Mass., in December 2015 and, soon, a new flagship brewery and restaurant that will open in its home of Fort Point any minute.
Keep that box of tissues close because the fairy tale is set to continue with the announcement of a true New England farmhouse brewery — Trillium Farm & Brewery — to open in North Stonington, Conn., less than two hours drive from its first two locations in Boston and Canton, Mass.
From the brewery website:
We always dreamt of building our future and a New England farmhouse brewery not far from the venue where we were married in a pastoral region of CT. To actually established roots for Trillium. We opened in our tiny downtown Boston home in Fort Point, but we stayed true to the vision: sourcing from our neighbors whenever possible, brewing with the seasons and representing styles that speak to our region’s agricultural heritage. Trillium is a reflection of the rich landscape and history of New England.
The location reflects Trillium’s brewing philosophy, always striving for that New England farmhouse flavor, using local ingredients when possible and featuring plenty of wild ales, fermented with native New England mixed microbe culture along with more hop-forward offerings.
Trillium Farm & Brewery will mirror the same values, with an immense capacity to expand our community impact. Our intention is to brew estate-grown beers, establish an agriculture program to feed our restaurant and breweries and create a destination for you to share experiences with us, family and friends. Trillium is our way of life. We have a spirit and a culture that flows beyond the glass. Our last few years have been spent building a team and creating events to share with you, and we look forward to continuing that mission for years to come.
Cheers to the Trillium team and their dream. I’m not crying. You’re crying.