- Iconic London brewer to increase capacity ten-fold and house street food market, live music venue, and artist studios
One of the great names in British brewing, Truman’s, has announced plans for a new brewery in Walthamstow. Set to increase Truman’s capacity tenfold, the brewery site will boast a brewery tap room, immersive visitor experience and brewery tours, as well as a street food market, performance space for live music and artist studios for the local creative community.
Opening its doors in spring 2020, the new brewery will create over 80 new jobs for the local community. The total site extends to over 50,000 sq. ft enabling brewing capacity to increase to 250,000 hectolitres from 25,000 hectolitres in their current brewery in Hackney Wick. A pilot brewery will also be installed for creating small-batch limited edition beers and a hands-on Brew School Experience where guests will be able to learn the art of brewing.
James Morgan, CEO of Truman’s said: “Our new brewery will be a fitting home for London’s largest independent brewer. Having maxed out capacity at our current home in Hackney Wick, it gives us a springboard to grow for many years to come whilst flying the flag for East London brewing. It’s exactly where we want to be. With the addition of the street food market and performance space, the venue is the perfect destination to enjoy great beer, food and music with friends and family. We’re delighted to bring Truman’s to Walthamstow and join part of its vibrant and growing craft beer community.”
Since re-launching in 2010, Truman’s has been brewing in Hackney Wick, producing award winning favourites such as Roller IPA and Bow Bells on draught and Runner, Swift and Lazarus in cask.
Cllr Simon Miller, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and High Streets, said: “Waltham Forest Council is thrilled at the prospect of Truman’s move to Walthamstow in spring 2020, which will not only bring more than 80 jobs to the area, but add to the mix of what is already one of the most vibrant and eclectic spots in London. It’s a brilliant use for a 50,000sq ft under-utilised site.
“It’s also another great capture for the London Borough of Culture and with the addition of a street food market, performance space and brewery tours, the venture will help shape the legacy of Waltham Forest’s cultural offer for many years to come.”