Can a company turn wasted bread into beer?

Toast Ale, founded in 2016, brews award-winning beer with fresh surplus bread from bakeries and sandwich makers that would otherwise be wasted. All profits go to the charity Feedback to end food waste.

Toast Ale: The Story of Turning Surplus Bread into Beer from Toast Ale

Brewed with bread

Food production is the single biggest impact that humanity has on the environment as it uses huge amounts of land, fuel and energy. In the UK, bread is top of the list of our most wasted household food items; we waste around 24 million slices every day. Toast Ale is on a mission to change that. Their award-winning beer is brewed with unsold loaves from bakeries and unused crusts from sandwich makers. The only other ingredients are hops, yeast and water.

The best thing since sliced bread

Toast’s award-winning beer is brewed by master brewers in Yorkshire. They pride themselves on producing great beer that customers love and have won multiple awards as a result, including a 2017 Silver taste award by the International Beer Challenge.

#Raiseatoast

Toast Ale donates 100% of profits to Feedback to end food waste. Feedback is an environmental organisation that campaigns against system causes of food waste and aims to halve food waste by 2025. Their research into the causes of food waste, particularly in supply chains, has led to significant changes in society’s attitude toward wasting food.

This story shows how Toast Ale supports Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, specifically Target 12.3: “By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses”

About Toast Ale

Toast Ale, founded in 2016, brews award-winning beer with fresh surplus bread from bakeries and sandwich makers that would otherwise be wasted. All profits go to the charity Feedback to end food waste.

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