Our founder, Tristram Stuart, was inspired to launch Toast after meeting the Brussels Beer Project. They produce a beer called Babylone, so called because it’s based on a 7,000 year old custom of fermenting bread to create a “divine drink”. Fermentation is an age-old method of preserving food, and what better way to preserve bread than by brewing beer. Tristram wanted to use the idea to create a global movement tackling food waste, and the guys were 100% supportive. They shared their recipe, knowledge and experience with our first brewery partner, Hackney Brewery.