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17th February 2015

The Eagle prepares to fly

Truman’s doubles production capacity through half million pound investment

Truman’s – East London’s beer since 1666 – is investing half a million pounds to double capacity at its Hackney Wick brewery and set up a fully-automated kegging line.

In the largest investment the business has undertaken since the establishment of its new brewery in 2013, the new equipment will be housed in an additional unit that will increase the brewery’s floor space by 50%. Total brewing capacity will increase to more than 140,000 pints per week and new jobs will be created in brewing, sales, marketing and distribution.

“Since we brought Truman’s back to London with the opening of the Eyrie, our new brewery in Hackney Wick, the response has been simply incredible. The support we’ve had has been humbling. We are now approaching capacity – years earlier than we thought we would – and so we are now doubling our capacity.” commented James Morgan, founder and Managing Director of the re-established brewery.

“The addition of a fully-automated kegging line will also mean we can expand our keg offer – brewing a full range of craft keg beers alongside the high quality cask ales we are famous for. We are looking forward to being able to meet the ever increasing demand for Truman’s beer.”

Since returning to London in the summer of 2013, Truman’s has gone from strength to strength, serving great beer – brewed with skill, belief and passion – across the Capital and further afield. Brewing an exceptional range of cask and keg beers, it has quickly gained a loyal following amongst lovers of quality beer and has been steadily picking up awards and accolades.

  • More than doubling of fermentation capacity to 140,000 pints per week.
  • Increasing floor space by 50%
  • Installing a fully automated kegging line
  • Total investment in excess of £500,000.


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Founded in 1666, Truman’s was once a heavyweight of British brewing – by the late 1800s it was the world’s largest brewer.  It fell victim to the merger mania of the 70s and 80s, after which the pubs were sold and the brewery closed.  The company was revived in 2010 with the intention of making Truman’s a great name in brewing once again.

An initial investment of £1million saw the company re-establish its roots in Hackney Wick, just a stroll down the Roman Road from the original brewery in Brick Lane. In August 2013, the first beers brewed in London for 24 years were delivered to the Capital’s pubs.

The team has also recovered the original yeast strain – ‘the beer’s soul’ – that was used at the Brick Lane brewery in its heyday.  Preserved in liquid nitrogen since 1958 at temperatures of
-196c, the yeast ensures that the beer produced is authentically Truman’s.