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In This New Brewing Show, Sam Calagione Makes Beer Out of Food Waste

 - Oct 29, 2015
References: firstwefeast & grubstreet
Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery now has his own beer-brewing YouTube show -- and in the first episode, he creates a unique brew out of a very unexpected collection of ingredients.

Inspired by the wastED movement, Sam Calagione and chef Mario Batali create a garbage-based brew. They use the past-its-prime produce from Batali's Eataly restaurant in Chicago to make their own craft beer. Then they serve the food-salvaging beer at the restaurant, along with a dessert course built entirely on the wastED philosophy.

Every year, approximately 40% of the food produced for human consumption goes to waste in the U.S. The food waste movement is a huge opportunity for restaurant and food retail managers to eliminate inventory wastage in their operations. By crafting new waste-utilizing products that conscientious consumers will feel good about buying, the food industry wins on two fronts.