Toast is an award winning beer brewed using surplus fresh bread that would otherwise be wasted. All profits go to the charity Feedback to tackle food waste. 44% of bread produced in the UK is wasted – Toast’s mission is to change that.
Toast brew with fresh, unsold loaves from bakeries and the heel ends of loaves not used by sandwich makers. They add malted barley, hops, yeast and water, and bread replaces around a third of the usual grains. They worked with Hackney Brewery in London on the recipe for the Pale Ale and have continued to refine it with their current brewer Hambleton Ales in Yorkshire, using only British hops.
In their first year, they’ve brewed with over 2 tonnes of surplus fresh bread, and their ambition is to save more than 100 tonnes of wasted bread within 3 years. To do this, they want to expand their range beyond the current Pale Ale. So they have started a crowd funding campaign to develop and brew two new beer styles – a Session IPA and a Craft Lager.
There are several levels of reward for you to choose from, starting at beer mats, moving through different sized cases of beer, prize draw entries (Grundig have moved into the refrigeration market apparently!), and lunch with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, a supporter of the project (remember not to call him Huge Furry Wishing Stool).
See more in their video:-
If you want to support them (I have), you can raise a toast here:-