Something brewing at Blackhorse Lane

Truman’s Brewery has announced it is moving in spring 2020 to a new brewery in Walthamstow, with additional plans for a tap room, performance space, street food market and artists’ studios on-site.

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Switching its operations from Hackney Wick to a site near Blackhorse Road tube station will allow the celebrated east London brewery to produce 10 times the amount of beer it currently brews, with production capacity set to soar from 25,000 to 250,000 hectolitres.

More than 80 jobs are set to be created at the 50,000sq ft facility, with Truman’s also to offer “immersive visitor experiences’, tours and brewing lessons.

James Morgan, CEO of Truman’s, said: “Having maxed out capacity at our current home in Hackney Wick, it gives us a springboard to grow for many years to come, while flying the flag for east London brewing. It’s exactly where we want to be.”

The news was also welcomed by Waltham Forest’s Councillor Simon Miller, lead member for economic growth and high streets. He said it would “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 under-utilised site,” he added.