If you’re looking for a brewery full of history, this is the one for you. 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, sending Imperial Stout to the Russian court and IPA to the British Raj. However, in 1989, the brewery and pubs were sold, and Truman’s sadly closed its doors.
Thankfully, the name remained. You can still see Truman’s 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, based on the principles that made Truman’s great, starting with making great beer once again and having a profound respect for pubs and pub culture.
The renewal was made complete with the opening of a new brewery in Hackney Wick, in the summer of 2013. They have now relocated brewing operations to Blackhorse Road in Walthamstow where they brew an eclectic range of beers in cask, keg and bottle, ranging from traditional amber ales to hop-forward IPAs. All their beers are brewed in the signature Truman's style: to be full of flavour and superbly drinkable, from the very first drop to the last. Great beer, made to be enjoyed, not just admired.