Trumans

Location: London
Head Brewer: Jakub Zaleski

One of the greatest names in British brewing history, Truman's has been a part of London life for over 350 years. Closed in 1989 during dark days for the brewing industry, but re-opened in 2010. We craft an eclectic range of award winning beer in cask, keg and bottle at our brewery in Hackney Wick.

The Truman’s tale is one of rise, fall and renewal. For over two hundred and fifty years the name Truman's meant great beer, great pubs and respect for the local community. The fall took just under two decades and turned all of this on its head.

Truman’s was founded in 1666 when Brick Lane was just a track flanked by fields. The brewery grew as East London grew and then beyond. For a brief time in the 1800s it was the biggest brewery in the world - it sent Imperial Stout to the Russian court and IPA to the British Raj. Truman's remained resolutely independent until succumbing to the merger mania of the 1980s. In 1989 the brewery, along with every pub was sold and Truman’s sadly closed its doors.

Thankfully, the name remained. Truman’s is still seen on many local pub walls and the old brewery has become East London’s creative heart. In 2010, Truman’s was re-established by two local beer enthusiasts, James Morgan and Michael-George Hemus.

The duo based the comeback on the principals which made Truman’s great to begin, making incredible beer once again and prioritising pubs and pub culture.

This renewal was made complete in the summer of 2013 with the opening of the Eyrie, the new Truman’s brewery in Hackney Wick.

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