Truman’s brewery to relocate to Walthamstow

Historic east London brewer Truman’s is to relocate from its current location in Hackney Wick to a huge new site the northeast London borough of Walthamstow.

An artist’s impression of what the new Truman’s brewery in Walthamstow will look like

As reported by the Evening Standard, the new 50,000 square feet brewery, set to open in early 2020, will have a production capacity of 25 million litres and will boast a tap room, street food market, live music space and artist studios.

The new Truman’s will offer tours of the brewery and punters keen to make their own beers will have the chance to do so at the site’s brewing school. The news marks a major expansion for the firm, which opened its Hackney Wick brewery in 2013, 24 years after it went out of business.

Truman’s has a long, illustrious history, having first begun brewing in what is now Brick Lane back in 1666, when the company was known as the Black Eagle Brewery. By the end of the 19th century it had become the largest brewer in history, and remained a powerhouse of the British brewing scene for much of the 20th century.

In 1989 the brewery was forced to close its doors on Brick Lane due to financial woes, but the business was revived in 2010 and three years later moved its headquarters to Hackney Wick.

“Having maxed out capacity at our current home in Hackney Wick, our new brewery gives us a springboard to grow for many years to come while flying the flag for east London brewing,” Truman’s CEO, James Morgan, told the Evening Standard.

“We’re delighted to bring Truman’s to Walthamstow and join part of its vibrant and growing craft beer community,” he added. The Hackney Wick brewery will close once Truman’s relocates to Walthamstow.

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