Author: James King

Words by Lawrence Speelman   We’re all about change. By brewing planet-saving beer with surplus fresh bread and donating all of our profits to charity, we’re here to fix the food system and create a global community of change-makers. But are we actually doing anything new? I’ve gone back to my ancient roots to rediscover the origins of brewing with the Sumerians - an ancient...

Halloween has become Britain’s third largest commercial holiday, bringing with it a frightening problem. Three in five pumpkins carved are not eaten - approx 15 million pumpkins - and many end up in landfill. This means 18,000 tonnes of food goes to waste. To raise awareness and celebrate solutions to this scary amount of food waste, we’ve teamed up with...

How do you (sustainably) drink your beer? The can revALEution In 2018, cans made up 25% of all craft beer sales in the UK. And according to Imbibe, 72% of all packaged beer is expected to be canned this year, compared to just 16% in 2016. Whilst cans may once have had a bad rep, breweries are shifting to canning and...

Thoughts and words from Mikey Rothwell - Breadwinner and Eco Warrior    This week, employee-owned Waitrose supermarket has launched a trial of packaging free products and we're super proud to have our full range of delicious, waste-busting beers on tap!   All four of our beers - Pale Ale, IPA, American Pale Ale and Lager - will be available on draught for Waitrose...

This year, Earth Day is all about celebrating our species – the millions of plants, insects and animals we share this planet with. It shines a light on the co-dependency’s and relationships that make up a remarkable global ecosystem which we are lucky enough to be part of.   Yet this delicate ecosystem is under threat from human activity – the unprecedented...

Here at Toast, we’re passionate about ending food waste to help reduce the huge environmental impacts of food production. We recently won an award for our contribution to Sustainable Development Goal #12 - ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’ - showing that building a more sustainable planet is baked into everything we do.   We’re so proud to announce our latest collaboration with Stroud...

We've teamed up with Oxford-based brewery Tap Social Movement for our latest collaboration brew to demonstrates the role craft beer can play in creating, empowering and uniting communities to tackle social challenges.   Tap Social Movement provides work experience opportunities and tangible skills for people with criminal records, helping to rehabilitate them towards a life of successful employment. In addition to being involved in...

This week we’re raising a Toast to some huge news as we welcome Co-op to our revALEution. As of Monday 4th February, you’ll be able to find our delicious Purebread Pale Ale in the craft beer aisle of 57 Co-op Food stores across Greater London. What a perfect way to say goodbye to Dry January!   We’re delighted to be partnering with...

We’ve partnered with Windsor & Eton Brewery to bring you a super fresh collaboration. It's a 4.5% Pale Ale aptly named ‘Toast and Marmalade’ because surplus bread, orange pulp and citrusy Admiral hops are included in the recipe. Windsor & Eton are one of the leading brewers in the UK, a founding member of the London Brewers’ Alliance. Along with their...

Amongst a backdrop of low-this-and-that diets, stop smoking pledges and promises of better habits, January very much heralds a time of abstinence. After a month of revelry and excess, people are often looking to set a tone for the year ahead by dropping vices and changing behaviours.   Alcohol is one such vice targeted by many. Following the notoriously ‘wet’ months in...