While planning our celebration of Trillium’s first six years, we decided to team up with our friends at Fair Folk to take a fresh look at how we present our Permutation series beers. We initially set out to build a brewer’s playground - a series where we could experiment with new ideas and concepts, all based around the desire to highlight the styles and ingredients that were on our minds at any given moment. Over the course of 75+ releases that concept has strengthened itself as we’ve grown. Our new production facility at Trillium Fort Point has allowed Lead Brewer Ryan Gillette to pioneer a whole host of new recipes, while we continue to explore and tinker in Canton. The number of Permutations is rising and before it gets deep into the hundreds, we’re going to do a little reframing.
Today we’re unveiling a new outfit and language for our Permutation series beers. The goal of this change is two-fold. First, we hope that a bit of distinction within the series will help our loyal drinkers keep track of which recipes they enjoyed, while comparing similar styles to learn more about what resonates with them. Second, we hope to add a sense of time and place to these beers. Permutations exist once for a short amount of time, and while the recipe may be brought back as a larger batch, we hope to capture the excitement of sipping a creative offering that can only be experienced once.
Our new naming format will track Permutation releases by year and recipe number. Given that we are kicking off our sixth year, Permutation beers will start with a number 6 until March 2020 (when we’ll move to 7… should be simple enough!). Recipes will count up from 01 throughout the year, before resetting next March 21st at Permutation 7.01.
To kick it all off, we’re releasing Permutation 6.01 today! This sessionable, low ABV stout was brewed at Trillium Fort Point by Ryan and Steve. The beer celebrates our Sixth Anniversary by once again showcasing the wonderful bounty of the New England region. Permutation 6.01 features a malt bill made up of grain grown and malted in Maine and Massachusetts, with hops from Western Mass. This session stout is designed to bring forward the enticing, decadent qualities of the higher gravity dark beers we release, while staying at an ABV humble enough (3.2) that you can say “yes” to a second or third glass. Permutation 6.01 will be on for growler fills at both breweries today as part of our Anniversary celebration. We look forward to sharing this and many more beer-filled moments with you in the coming years!