Dairy Tanks and Growlers in Fort Point

Originally appeared here

Dairy tanks: great for housing milk.

But also surprisingly good for holding beer.

Here’s how we know: someone in town spent two years brewing some beer in them. And then built a brewery around it, which you can now visit.

In Fort Point.

So loosen your growler-consuming jaw muscles for Trillium Brewing, the new Congress Street brewery and wood-lined retail shop, now open.

This hall of ale is how you’d expect a brewery rising up in the currently exploding Fort Point area to feel. Vintage wood sherry barrels: check. A handmade bar using wood pulled from nearby buildings: check. Metal going back to the early 1900s: check (this tends to be key for that brewery vibe).

If you get there this afternoon, you’ll be able to fill up a few 64-ounce growlers with their debut offering, a pale farmhouse-style ale (go ahead, sip it on the train home). There’s a saison made with locally grown rye coming soon, too.

Or if you can’t get there right away, know that you can also grab a pint of their flagship beer at the Publick House in Brookline (starting tonight) and Vee Vee in Jamaica Plain (starting next week).

This concludes “Today in Local Beer.”

photos by Melissa Ostrow