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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...

On Wednesday 1st November, the team picked up Innovator of the Year at the Small British Business Awards for disrupting the brewing industry with our sustainably brewed bread beer concept; we were then named the Best Small Producer at the Quality Drinks Awards on the following evening, a reflection of the quality taste of our beers.   The British Small Business Awards...

This week heralds the start of Social Saturday, a celebration of Social Enterprises in the UK who are looking to use business to create a more equal society. The week-long series of events champions the businesses, products and people who are looking to exact change – we’re immensely proud to be included. The first Social Saturday started in 2014, launched with...

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products to be judged, Toast Ale was awarded 2-star Great Taste awards for its Purebread Pale Ale and Much Kneaded Craft Lager, and a 1-star Great Taste award for its Bloomin’...

This week, the rev-ALE-ution we started in 2016 has spread to the UK high street, with Marks and Spencer independently launching their own surplus bread beer. With 44% of bread being wasted in the UK, it’s good to see this iconic British retailer stepping up to the plate.   A 2008 investigation by our founder, food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart, found that...

We’re delighted to share the news that Toast Ale has become the first UK beer company to become a Certified B Corp, joining a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The B Corp certification is for business what Fair Trade is to coffee – a signal of a more sustainable way of doing business. There are more than 2,400 Certified...

At Toast Ale, we work with established breweries to create our unique beer. There are now a lot of breweries across the UK - about 1,700 at the last count - but they're not all running at full capacity. When they're not brewing their own beer, either the equipment sits unused while the brewers keep a watchful eye on the...

This is a guest post by Tom Levitt, Chair of Fair for You charity, who won a Beko fridge-freezer as part of our recent Crowdfunder and gifted it to Hounslow Foodbox. I once won a holiday in Cuba, then found I couldn’t go. Apart from that, a fridge-freezer is the biggest prize I’ve ever won - and I mean big! This...

The is a guest post by Sophie Andre, the founder of Elysia Catering. We met at the time of our respective launches and found we shared a love of beautiful products made with food otherwise wasted. The Elysian Fields were a blissful place where Ancient Greeks went for a happy afterlife in Greek mythology. Elysia believes our magnificent food deserves the same treatment and so we...

This is a guest post by Dan Kurzrock, co-founder of ReGrained ReGrained is Toast’s soulmate from across the pond, reducing waste from brewing beer by baking goods. We’re tackling food waste at the tap, while Toast are using the tap to tackle food waste. Together we're challenging the status quo: saving the world can be simple, delicious and fun - drink your toast, eat...