Trillium Brewing Company has long been on my bucket list of breweries to visit. Luckily, my sister is set to move to Boston by the end of the year, and I am excited to finally see this place in person.

Founded by JC and Esther Tetreault in March 2013, their small startup brewery was founded on the ideals of local community and sustainability, utilizing brewing practices which represented both traditional and modern re-invention of processes.

They have since grown far beyond their humble beginnings, being declared one of the top 10 breweries in the world by just three short years after starting, and produce some of the most sought-after beers in the country.

Needless to say, I was more than excited to receive Pittsburgh Street IPA from our good friends at French Hawes Beer Reviews (Thanks, Scott!). As described by Trillium Brewing Company:

Paying homage to Fort Point’s manufacturing history, Pittsburgh Street IPA is the most recent addition to our Street series of IPA’s. Pittsburgh Street is now known as Thomson Place, named after the Thomson Reuters media firm when they bought the Boston Wharf Company brick and beam building. Pittsburgh Street was originally named after the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. –Trillium Brewing Company

Hazy, bright and rich golden-orange. The large and fluffy, off-white head would be sure to leave generous lacing (I had to use a definitely not beer-geek-approved plastic cup for this one, sorry).

The dank hops combine with citrus (grapefruit, orange), tropical fruits (mango, melon, papaya), and stone fruits (apricots, peaches) to create an absolutely irresistible complex aroma. So much going on in this beer.

A really unique note near the end as well, similar to green peppers, perhaps something with more of a kick of spiciness. That spicy grassiness comes off almost incense-like, but not in a way that would put you off from the beer, it really draws you in.

The taste matches the aroma, with the peachy sweetness, oranges, pineapples, apricots blending with creamy and toasty wheat malt, finished with the dank hops.

Medium-bodied, soft and creamy, this is just an absolutely quaffable IPA. I look forward to trying the entire lineup when I visit.


Andrij Harasewych
Editor at The Craft Beer Diaries. Devoted husband and father. Excessively geeky. Comic books, video games, and craft beer are my vices. Favorite beer style easily the IPA. Growing love for the DIPA, specifically.
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