Hop Talk #67: Trillium Brewing


Finally, we get to have some Trillium beers that aren’t a year old! Thanks Eric - see you in a couple weeks! This is a brewery that needs no introduction, but if you want to know a bit more about how they started their about page is a good place to start. If you want to read some more factoids about the founders JC and Esther, check out this Paste interview by a familiar face, as well as this interview from late last year on Hop Culture. I also talk about the iconic (in my opinion) artwork on all Trillium cans and bottles - you can see exampled of this “dollar bill” style as I call it below, and as some further reading check out this old blog post about the man behind the art, Kevin Cimo.

We try to figure out the meaning behind the seesaw nomenclature, turns out that Carl was on the money with it referring to the amount of “times” of fruit used. As far as there being a Single Seesaw or just Seesaw, I couldn’t find everything. The Level Playing Field I believe Carl mentioned is related, but it’s a collaboration with the awesome Pink Boots Society.


Of course, I’m sure a lot of you have heard about the controversy surrounding Trillium as of late. You can read up on these here and while Carl mentioned that they skirted around the adding spirits in beer on a podcast (I believe it is this podcast actually), they do issue a statement as part of their apology blog post.

One last little tidbit before you go - I looked up coconuts since we were pretty much stumped as to how they work. Turns out they are considered a fruit, a nut and a seed. You can read more about that on this awesomely designed website. I was right about the whole floating on the ocean thing, which you can read about on this page here.

Forrest - Double Seesaw

Carl - Pot & Kettle

See y’all next time!

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