Trillium to Open Outdoor Beer Garden in Boston

Cult beer maker Trillium Brewing is expanding once again, this time with a seasonal beer garden set to open in downtown Boston this summer.

In partnership with The Greenway Conservancy, Trillium will build and operate an open-air beer garden in the middle of a 17-acre park along the outskirts of Boston, between South Station, the city’s largest transit hub, and the North End, a popular tourist destination.

“We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have the support of the local community in Boston, but there’s been a missing piece in the experience JC and I imagined sharing through Trillium,” co-founder Esther Tetreault said via a press release. “Finally having the opportunity to pour our beers in the heart of the city we love is a dream come true.”

According to the press release, “The Greenway Beer Garden will be located on the Greenway plaza just south of High Street.”

The site will operate “3-5 days per week from an early summer opening until October,” the release noted, and a variety of Trillium beers served on draft will be available for purchase. The brewery is also planning to create a special “Greenway-only” offering and will serve a selection of wines from Westport Rivers Winery.

“The Greenway Conservancy brought food trucks and contemporary public art to Boston, and we expect the Beer Garden to be another innovative offering on The Greenway,” Jesse Brackenbury, the executive director of the Greenway Conservancy, said via the release.

The announcement comes just four months after Trillium said it would relocate its original brewery in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston to a larger space just a few blocks away.

That project, which includes a larger brewing system and full-scale restaurant, is located less than a mile from the beer garden and is set to open in late 2017 or early 2018.

Trillium currently produces a majority of its beer out of a 16,000 sq. ft. brewing facility in Canton, Mass. It also leases a 36,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Canton for storing raw materials and aging beer.

The company produced about 10,000 barrels of beer in 2016 and sold 95 percent of it directly to consumers.

The non-profit Greenway Conservancy describes itself as a “contemporary public park in the heart of Boston.” The organization, which grew income to nearly $1 million in 2016, also counted more than 1.3 million visitors in 2016. More than 400 free events are slated to take place along The Greenway in 2017.

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