New York Brewery Pioneers Beer Made From Recycled Bread

April 26, 2017 5:00 am

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The next time you discard that last slice of bread, take a moment to realize that you could be throwing away a tall, refreshing mug of craft beer.

According to The New York Times, Englishman Tristram Stuart has made curbing the world’s food waste problem his raison de’être, and he’s come up with the perfect solution: A craft ale recipe that requires about one slice of recycled bread per bottle. The beer is called Toast Ale.

Stuart first began selling the beer in the U.K. in 2016, and has now launched his first venture across the drink, partnering with New York City’s Chelsea Craft Brewing Company (located in the Bronx).

This past weekend, the first bottles of Toast were sampled at the Tribeca Film Festival, per the Times, as part of a showing of an Anthony Bourdain–produced documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.

Beer lovers interested in drinking Toast Ale in the future, can help the brewer fund his Indiegogo campaign. (The beer has yet to turn a profit, but Stuart predicts that it will this year, at which point, all proceeds will go to his nonprofit organization Feedback.)

Read more about Toast Ale in The New York Times.

Below, watch Stuart discuss the “global food waste scandal” in a 2012 TED talk.



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