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Pouring Traditional Lagers

If you’ve stopped by Trillium Fort Point in the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed a little something new behind the bar. As part of our ongoing quest to create the ideal on-site experience, we recently installed new Czech-inspired side pull faucets to pour our lagers with.

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This project has been in the works since we collaborated with our friends from Notch Brewing on I Predict A Riot last winter. The release of that pale lager at our Roslindale beer garden allowed us to test out the appropriate faucets for the beer, and we were extremely happy with the results.

Our first foray into side pull faucets at the Roslindale Substation

Our first foray into side pull faucets at the Roslindale Substation

We enlisted the talented crew from Modern Draught to outfit our U.S. standard taps with special, fabricated adapters in order to accommodate the side-pull faucets. Just one of the many customizations they’ve expertly executed for us - expect a deeper dive on how they’ve helped perfect our draft systems coming in the future!

Why the special faucet for lagers? These new taps are outfitted with an internal screen that creates dense and long-lasting foam, ensuring that a creamy, soft head sits atop every mug that we pour.

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Pouring beer on these faucets is a bit of a different practice than the standard plunger-style tap. Our bar staff took the time to practice on a good number of pilsners to add this skill to their tool belts. As they pour off of our side pull faucets, you’ll see them submerge the head of the faucet - an integral step in dictating the creamy foam. Side pull faucets are easily removed and sanitized, so we can care for them on a daily basis. It’s a bit of extra work, but to us it’s worth the investment in a quality pour.

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We hope you’re enjoying the ongoing expansion of our lager program as much as we are. These lower ABV, traditionally-inspired options like our Pilsner are the perfect choice for those in search of a flavorful, easy-drinking and refreshing beer. With this latest upgrade to our bar program, we continue on our mission to present lagers to you in their optimal form and we hope you can join us for a mug soon.

Cheers,

Team Trillium

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