I hope I haven’t cursed Purdue since I took the focus away from Indiana breweries this season. Since going to a local brewery for each opponent we’re 0-3. We have even had close calls like the Jared Sparks non-touchdown where certain beverages may have altered the state of the officials. Still, this is all about education. Maybe I can change our luck this week because I asked the resident SB Nation blog BC Interruption for a reference. Here is who they suggested.
110 Shawmut Rd.
AJ Black over at BC Interruption highly recommended this brewery, which is in the Boston suburb of Canton. They said it is one of the best breweries in New England. The only time I was in Boston was in the summer of 2007 and I did tour the Sam Adams competition brewery, but it sounds like Trillium is a definite stop. In looking at their tap list it appears they specialize in IPAs. They do have some interesting Stout and Saison offerings, however. Here are some of the most interesting ones.
PM Dawn American Stout Brewed with Cold Brew Coffee – 9% ABV - In another exciting collaborative effort with our neighbors at Barrington Coffee Roasters, we bring you a bold American stout infused with cold-brewed coffee. PM Dawn exhibits an earthy, freshly roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate/mocha nose. The flavor profile consists of vanilla, hot chocolate, and caramel along with rich espresso. At the Canton location hey even have a peanut butter version.
New England Wild Ale – 6.4% ABV - We’ve evolved our flagship farmhouse ale, Trillium, into an approachable stainless fermented wild ale featuring our native New England wild culture. Trillium is made with Valley Danko Rye, Flaked Wheat, and Pilsner Malt and has a bright lemony citrus aroma as well as notes of dried grass and cider.
Fort Point Pale Ale – 6.6% ABV - Our signature American pale ale balances light, crisp, malt character with an abundance of hop-derived aromatics and flavors from the use of Citra and Columbus. The fragrant nose is fresh citrus, tropical fruit, and peach. Bold flavors of pineapple and mango mix with dank notes of zesty citrus and fresh pine needles.
Wild Broken Angel – 11% ABV - This version of Broken Angel is fermented with our native New England mixed culture and aged in oak foeders. The aroma is reminiscent of oaky chardonnay, with notes of white grape, black peppercorns, and subtle vanilla. The flavor is moderately tart with slight coconut and citrus funk characteristics. Light in body with a dry finish. A delicious oaky wild ale that’s super drinkable.
Trillium clearly does not mess around when it comes to brewing. Most of their beers are comfortably over 6% ABV and they even feature a shotgun full of hops to the face style Triple IPA. They also have a few Gose styles, which, while it is not my preferred style, I know many enjoy them.
With three locations in the Boston area our northeastern Purdue contingent can find a tasty local beer this weekend that is recommended by our opponents. They also can, so I’d imagine they can be found throughout New England.