Food waste throughout the world is a massive problem. One company who has made it their mission to help end it, whilst throwing a fantastic party, is Toast Ale.
Formed in 2015 by Tristram Stuart, award-winning author and campaigner on the environmental and social impacts of food production, Toast Ale, along with Tristram’s charity Feedback, have pledged to help halve food waste by 2025. Part of their strategy for doing this is making beer from leftover bread, so now you can save the world whilst chilling with a cold one (read all about this incredible company here)!
Whilst we LOVE the premise, we also had to make sure that their beer was up to scratch…
Tasting Notes: Toast Ale Product Range
Much Kneaded Craft Lager (5% ABV)
Easy-drinking and refreshing. This pilsner style craft lager is balanced and unobtrusive. Highly quaffable with delicate hops and a gentle sweetness, this is something that any lager drinker would enjoy.
Purebread Pale Ale (5% ABV)
A full, lightly hoppy pale, made from surplus bread, malted barley, hops and yeast, Toast Purebread Pale Ale is a delicious and complex ale with background fruitiness and a rounded body. There is a decided crispness to the hops that works well, culminating in a refreshing character with delicate bitterness.
Bloomin’ Lovely Session IPA (4.5% ABV)
Fruitier, hoppier and more intense all round, this grapefruit-heavy Pale is full of citric notes and toast-y, malted flavour. The lower ABV means it can be enjoyed as a session beer, with the fuller bitterness and introduction of floral notes keeping it intense and interesting on the palate.
Born and Bread American Pale Ale (5% ABV)
Much lighter in flavour with juicy tropical fruit and citrus aromas, this American-style Pale would be a dream at a sunny picnic or BBQ.
Toast Ale can be purchased from the website at only £2.50 a pop, with all profits going to the charity, Feedback, that works towards ending food waste and helping the environment. It can also be bought from Tesco and Waitrose, as well as many pubs throughout the UK.