Truman's calls on London ale fans in hunt for new home

25 January, 2012

East London brewer Truman’s is asking London ale drinkers to help it find a new brewery site.

James Morgan, who re-founded the company alongside Michael-George Hemus in 2010, said: “We’ve been looking very hard for a site over the past year and despite a few near misses, we’re still looking.”

“But East London is a big place and not every potential site is currently on the market. As such, we thought it would be wise to ‘crowdsource’ our search and tap into the local knowledge of East Londoners.”

The person who finds the brewery’s eventual site will win a year’s supply of beer – 500 bottles of Truman’s Runner ale.

Anyone who sends in details of a site of real interest will receive a 12-bottle case of Runner and will be invited to the new brewery’s opening party.

Hemus said: “We do have a bid with the Olympic Legacy Committee to take over a part of the Olympic site after the games. A number of potential developers have expressed an interest, but we are talking 2013 before we even get a spade in the ground. And we are determined to be brewing Truman’s back in London by the end of 2012.”

Truman’s was brewed in East London for more than 300 years, most recently at the iconic Black Eagle Brewery in Brick Lane, where production stopped in 1989. Following its re-founding in 2010, Truman’s has been brewed under licence.

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