Toast was founded in 2015 by Toastmaster Tristram Stuart. He’s an author and campaigner on the environmental and social impacts of food production. Check out his TED talk here. He also set up our charity partner Feedback. Tristram discovered that beer was originally brewed with bread when he met the brewers at the Brussels Beer Project. Their bread-based Babylone beer inspired him to create a global beery movement that engaged people in positive action to end food waste.
We brewed our first batch with Hackney Brewery in 2015, using leftover loaves from bakeries in London. We were featured on Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty’s Friday Night Feast in January 2016.