An East London Brewery Turns Leftover Bread into Beer Called 'Toast Ale'

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 25, 2016
References: toastale & foodbev
An East London brewery is giving leftover bread a new lease on life in the form of its 'Toast Ale.' While the idea of a beer made out of surplus bread may sound unusual, the method actually helps to combat the issue of food waste in the UK.

The Hackney-based company has devised a way of turning leftover bread into beer with its unique brewing process. The company begins by sourcing fresh, artisan loaves that would otherwise be thrown out by bakeries and supermarkets. The bread is then sliced, toasted and mashed into breadcrumbs before it is brewed with malted barley, yeast and hops. Caramel notes are also added to balance the bitter flavor of the hops. Each bottle of Toast Ale contains one slice of bread, which helps to cut down on the amount of food wasted by each UK household.