Truman’s Tank Beer

TRUMAN’S RAW TANK BEER – As Nature Intended Truman’s Raw tank beer is all about freshness and flavour.
Transported direct from the brewery in Hackney Wick, Truman’s Raw, is completely untouched by light, added gas or any other processes – it is unpasteurised and unfiltered which means it tastes as if the beer were poured ‘raw’ straight from the tanks in the brewery.
In the days of the old Truman’s brewery, the biggest customers would install ceramic tanks, not too dissimilar from today’s stainless steel tanks, in their cellars to ensure they would never run out of fresh flavoursome beer.
We have taken this process and updated it with the best brewing technology to bring our beer in raw form back to The Eagle.

Step 1: Malt Mill
The brewing process starts with grains – in this case malted barley.  The grains are crushed in the malt mill to break the husks.

Step 2: Mash Tun
The grains then go through a process known as mashing in the Mash Tun, in which they are steeped in hot, but not boiling, water for about 2 hours, sort of like making tea. This activates enzymes in the grains that cause it to break down and release its sugars. Once this is all done you drain the water from the mash which is now full of sugar from the grains. This sticky, sweet liquid is called wort. It’s basically unmade beer, sort of like how dough is unmade bread.

Step 3: Copper Whirlpool or Kettle
The wort is boiled for another hour and at this point hops are added – to give both bitterness and aroma – and also act as a natural preservative.

Step 4: Fermenters
Once the boil has finished, the liquid is cooled and then put into a fermenting vessel where yeast is added. The fermentation takes around 7 days – during which time the yeast eats up all that sugar – leaving CO2 and the all-important alcohol is produced.

Step 5: Conditioning Tanks
conditioning tanks to allow the flavours to fully mature’

Step 6: Bright Tank
Truman’s Raw is transferred to on site brewery tanks, fresh and ready to be delivered to site ‘raw’ – as nature intended.