Our newest seasonal has landed, Gunboat Smith, a Black IPA. Deception in a glass, it pours black as night but has the punch of US hops of an IPA. The dark roasted malts bring chocolate and coffee as expected in a porter, but American hops, Bravo and Columbus give an underlying piney resinous hit.
This beer is a tribute to the brewers and the beers brewed in brick lane. Strong black porters were the style of beer that built Truman’s success. We have updated the recipe with modern techniques and hops to make an altogether better brew.
The name for this mysterious dark beer comes from one of the head brewers during early post-war period at the Old Truman Brewery, whose nickname was Gun Boat. A quick bit of research informs us that Gun Boats were small, light and nimble, but packed a punch. They were designed to work in numbers and a swarm could take down a frigate with ease. The perfect tasting note for the beer.
Some Gun Boat Smith has slipped out of the harbour already, so keep on the lookout for it across London’s finest drinking establishments.