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The bottling version of Truman’s No. 1 Pale Ale was the brewery’s flagship beer. After WW II it would be dubbed Ben Truman Pale Ale and eventually find infamy as a crappy keg beer in the 1960s. When that sort of thing was all the rage.

It was also the brewery’s classic IPA in the 19th century, weighing in at 1067º. The winds of time naturally eroded that somewhat, but it retained a reasonable gravity. With its gravity of over 1050º, it’s a typical interwar Best Bitter. Though, as the B suffix denotes, this was a beer intended for bottling.

The grist is much like the other beers from Truman’s Burton brewery. The base is a combination of pale and high-dried malt, though with rather less of the latter than their Mild Ales. The remainder of the grist consists of flaked maize and invert sugar. I’ve guessed No. 1 invert, but it could just have easily been No. 2.

The hops are, again, all English from the 1937 and 1938 harvests.

1939 Truman Pale 1B
pale malt 9.00 lb 75.00%
high dried malt 1.50 lb 12.50%
flaked maize 1.00 lb 8.33%
No. 1 invert sugar 0.50 lb 4.17%
Fuggles 90 mins 1.00 oz
Fuggles 60 mins 0.75 oz
Goldings 30 mins 0.75 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.50 oz
OG 1053.5
FG 1013.5
ABV 5.29
Apparent attenuation 74.77%
IBU 30
Mash at 151.5º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 90 minutes
pitching temp 59.5º F
Yeast Wyeast 1028 London Ale (Worthington White Shield)