The return of a famous beer brand Over recent years, beer drinkers have seen our pubs close at an alarming rate but aside from that, many of the famous brewery names have also disappeared completely. The name Trumans was synonymous with brewing all over the world until the brewery was wound up in 1988. Thanks to some intrepid individuals however, the name has been revived. Few names symbolised brewing more than Trumans and with such a long history, the very mention of the name conjured up a clichéd image almost, of foaming ale on a village green. Sadly, the brand had started a terminal decline in the 1970’s before disappearing altogether in 1988. You can still see the iconic Truman chimney as you approach the City of London but not a single pint has been brewed here for nearly twenty years. However, thanks to the endeavours of a two ale enthusiasts, Michael-George Hemus and James Morgan, the name has been restored and you can now buy Trumans Runner Ale, from its spiritual home in London’s East End. The beer itself is currently brewed at the Nethergate brewery in Suffolk but those behind the revival of Trumans Beers have a clear aim to get a London site up and running in the future. Having secured the name, Hemus and Morgan went to work with the chief brewer at Nethergate but crucially, they worked closely with former Trumans’ employees who helped them to recreate the style of some of the famous company brews of the past. The first result of their endeavours is ‘Runner’, a dark bitter that comes in at a respectable 4.0% abv and has been made available at a select group of outlets across the capital. These have included the Carpenters Arms in Cheshire Street, The Water Poet in Folgate Street, The Griffin in Leonard Street and The Wenlock Arms in Hoxton. If you are heading out specifically for a taste of Trumans then it’s advisable to check ahead before travelling to make sure that your chosen pub stocks the ale. Otherwise, you could always check with the Trumans beers website. This isn’t the first time that a famous beer name has been resurrected in recent times and back in 2009, Kent based Faversham brewery produced a one off version of the old Fremlins brew for a Wetherspoons beer festival. The ale was well received but the company sadly …to continue reading the rest of the article please, click here.