UK brewer Truman’s is returning to its London roots with the opening of a new GBP1m (US$1.58m) site in the English capital. 

The 10,000-square-foot brewery - The Eyrie - in Hackney Wick will officially open this weekend. The facility has a capacity of 40 bbls, making it the biggest cask ale producer in East London, the company claims. 

Truman’s was originally established at a site on Brick Lane in East London around 1666. The company was acquired by Grand Metropolitan in the early 1970s, but closed in 1989. 

Truman’s was revived in 2010 by beer enthusiasts James Morgan and Michael-George Hemus.

Morgan, Truman’s MD said: “I am just delighted, and not a little humbled, to be able to return Truman’s to East London. We are producing brilliant, flavour-packed ale from our new brewery and are working hard to ensure that Truman’s Beer is once again a great name in brewing.”

The new site will produce Truman’s two core products Truman’s Runner, a “bold” best bitter and Truman’s Swift, a Golden Ale, with a third beer being developed with the Mitchells & Butlers-owned Nicholson’s pub chain.