Trillium Brewing of Fort Point will be opening a winter beer garden in the almost completely renovated trolley substation in Roslindale Square, the company and Roslindale Village Main Street announced today.
The Trillium Garden at the Substation is slated to open in early December 2017 and will run through the winter season. In the heart of Roslindale Village, the beer garden will be an indoor venue open five days a week, serving a variety of rotating draft options. The location accommodates open seating, community space, and a limited number of private event opportunities.
Trillium, which had run a beer garden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this summer, jumped its own gun a couple weeks ago by posting a photo on its social-media accounts of the substation's unique windows, then took the photos down a couple hours later.
The beer garden will go in the space that had been planned as a restaurant.
Roslindale Village Main Street says it made what turned out to be a successful pitch to the brewery to use the space for a beer garden over the winter, through April. The group adds:
RVMS and other local organizations plan to operate arts and cultural pop-ups, including local music, art, and restaurant collaborations on days Trillium will be closed and, when complementary, during times the beer garden is open.
On the other side of the square, meanwhile, a West Roxbury resident is planning a more permanent brewery on Belgrade Avenue, where Select Cafe used to be.