Trillium adding a Conn. location
Another Trillium Brewing location is officially in the works, but getting to this one will require a bit of a drive.
The Boston-born company has plans to open a farmhouse brewery in Connecticut, according to a blog post published by the company’s co-owners, Esther and JC Tetreault. The husband and wife wrote that they bought “a beautiful farm” in North Stonington this summer, less than a two-hour drive from Trillium’s two Massachusetts breweries, in Fort Point and Canton. They’re hoping to use the property to achieve one of their “biggest goals”: the Trillium Farm and Brewery.
“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,” the Tetreaults wrote.
Jonathan Tompkins, the brewery’s director of marketing, says the draw of the Connecticut farm and brewery will be to provide customers with “a unique experience both in beer and food, set in a beautiful pastoral landscape.”
“The natural beauty of North Stonington is picture perfect, and the area is steeped in agricultural history, which together create a perfect sanctuary away from everyday life,” Tompkins wrote in an e-mail Tuesday.
While Tompkins says the company is hoping to use the farm’s fields “sooner rather than later,” he said it will take a “significant amount of time to get to our final vision.”
The five-year-old company is in the midst of a growth spurt of sorts. In addition to the recently expanded Canton brewery and seasonal beer gardens on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and in Roslindale, Trillium is planning to move from its small Fort Point brewery to a two-floor restaurant, taproom, and retail space around the corner at 50 Thomson Place, which will have increased brewing capacity and a roof deck.