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18th October 2013






- East London’s pioneering brass band launch own ‘Bold As Brass’ beer

- Teamed with legendary Truman’s brewery

- Launch event at Hoxton Hall 18th October

- Strictly limited tickets include ‘Common Decency’ album and free beer


To celebrate the launch of Hackney Colliery Band’s new album Common Decency, London’s own brass juggernaut has teamed up with legendary East London brewery Truman’s (established 1666) to create their very own ale.

HCB and Truman’s ‘Bold as Brass’ ale (4.1% ABV) is a true collaboration between band and brewer. The exact specification was arrived at after HCB’s extensive feldwork in pubs across London and was designed by the band in conjunction with the Trumans brewing team.

Hackney Colliery Band’s front-man Steve Pretty said it's a real honour to be working with such a legendary name in British beer. We’ve tried to make an ale which represents the best of old and new traditions, just like our music. Oh, and which tastes really nice, too.”

James Morgan, Truman’s Managing Director, added: “The HCB band members wanted something that represented the best of British ale, but with a difference.  So we took a classic beer style and give it a modern twist. We’ve included Rye in the recipe alongside the usual barley, for a sprinkling of autumnal flavours, and used a proportion of New World hops to make it bigger and bolder. It’s pure liquid HCB and will be available across London’s pubs from 15th October.

Bold As Brass follows on from the success of HCB's first culinary creation, the Hackney Colliery Banger made by pork wizards Glampig.

The Times described HCB’s recent album Common Decency as ‘a sound to raise roofs’, and the roof in question this time is on the atmospheric Victorian music hall Hoxton Hall in the heart of Shoreditch. HCB will be playing a rare extended set, performing the whole of Common Decency live plus selected other classics.

Tickets for this unique gig are strictly limited and include a CD copy of HCB’s chart-storming album Common Decency (or a limited edition exclusive T shirt) and a few glasses of Bold as Brass to kick the night into action.

Over the past two years the band have earned themselves an army of loyal fans and have played at some very special events. From live collaborations with the late Amy Winehouse and more recently Eliza Doolittle, to headlining the Manchester Jazz and Durham Brass Festivals and being the only fully live band to play at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, they haven’t paused for breath.

One of the greatest names in British brewing, Truman’s has been a part of London life for almost 350 years.  Closed in 1989 during dark days for the industry, the brewery was reborn in the summer of 2013, with the opening of it’s new home in Hackney Wick. Truman’s ales are  brewed with skill, belief and passion.

Venue: Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton St, London N1 6SH

Date: 18th October 2013

Time: 8pm

Ticket price: £20 (Includes CD or limited edition T shirt and free beer)

Ticket link: http://hackneycollieryband.eventbrite.co.uk/

Contact: 020 7684 0060


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For more information contact Ben Smith or Johnny Beverton

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