Truman’s Beer returns to a new East London brewery after a 24-year absence
The Old Truman Brewery in East London’s Brick Lane was founded in 1660 and unfortunately rolled out its last barrel in the 1980s due to the rise in continental lagers, but now Truman’s has been resurrected by James Morgan and Micheal George-Hemus in a new location in Hackney Wick.
The new East London brewery is called The Eyrie – the name for an eagle’s roost as the Truman emblem is an eagle – and will be cultivating traditional cask ales. Mighty Spice Kitchen was lucky enough to get a look at the new shiny barrels when we visited the launch party a couple of weeks ago. The premises might look very 21st century but the guys have sought the original Truman’s yeast strain, which has been kept at the National Collection of Yeast Cultures since 1958, to keep the great taste of Truman’s alive for years to come.
The first beer from the revived brewery is Truman’s Runner an easy drinking yet full on flavour beer made with three different types of hops and two types of malt. MSK managed to get their paws around a couple of glasses of Truman’s Swallow and Swift beer at the launch party – a light pale ale that went down an absolute treat on an autumnal afternoon.
We’re looking forward to seeing the Truman’s eagle logo on top of beer pumps across the capital to get a real taste of London’s brewing heritage.
For more information visit trumansbeer.co.uk