DBTB Episode 120: Jean-Claude Tetreault of Trillium Brewing

For a brewery less than a decade old, it’s been a hell of a ride for Trillium in Massachusetts. Starting in  a small cramped space near Boston’s waterfront, to now boasting a growing roster of locations including restaurants and a farm, the brewery has been celebrated and scrutinized but always focused. 
This is most apparent in the beers themselves. Sure, there are hazy IPAs and big imperial stouts but also beers that celebrate agriculture, or play with ingredients like wine grapes and honey. 
So that he did a spontaneous blend, in the Belgian tradition shouldn’t be a surprise. That they are elegant and fun to drink shouldn’t be a surprise either. 
These beers, as all of the growth, is deliberate and is a push towards a goal that has been coming more and more into focus over the years. 

Beers aside, J.C. Tetreault who founded the brewery with his wife Ester, has also been trying to build a better beer community and culture, even recently hosting a symposium on best practices to eliminate the sexist undertones and overtones that have been in and around the beer space. 
On this episode he talks about all of that and more.  
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