Our News

Our story has been shared on prime-time TV shows including Jamie Oliver’s Friday Night Feast, Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped, and BBC’s The One Show. We’ve spoken on radio, been featured in national print and digital media, and are regularly chatting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  The stories below are some of our highlights…

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We’ve teamed up with Stourbridge-based Craddock’s Brewery to create a new beer, named “WasteD”. It is a light golden beer, jam-packed with Citra hops and dry-hopped with Lemondrop – basically  summer in a glass. Surplus bread from Adelie Foods replaces 25% of the grain bill......

Our Partnership Manager, Chris, got involved with Hale Brewing earlier this year and immediately loved their set-up – the small batch brewery is inside a shipping container in Tottenham. Mark Hislop and Dan Price are the driving force behind the brews, and their beer is......

We met the guys at Craft Academy while we were at Craft Beer Rising earlier this year. We were super impressed by their beers and branding, and when we got chatting, we fell in love with their story. Craft Academy gives young people the chance......

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......

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......

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......

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we wanted to introduce you to the latest Toaster: Zoe Adelman. Zoe joined Team Toast in January as our London Sales Lead and has spent the last month talking to and sharing our beer with stockists all over the......

Woohoo, Toast has won the prestigious IGD Award for Sustainable Futures!! Last week (Tuesday, 3rd October), more than 600 senior executives gathered at the IGD Awards to raise a toast to the food and industry’s achievements over the last 12 months. Toast received the industry......

I am super excited to become the newest Toaster. I started volunteering with Toast last year having first read about their story of brewing beer with surplus bread. I immediately knew I wanted to help and the team were brilliant at giving me roles that......

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......

Today is International Women’s Day so we’re celebrating the awesome women who’ve inspired us. And are us … because us ladies make up half of Team Toast. We also know that half of you reading this will be female too. Beer’s no longer just for......

Rob joined Toast Ale this month as our Chief Toaster. We asked him to share a little about himself for our blog … I am so proud to have been advising Toast since our inception in late 2015 and extremely excited to now be taking the plunge......

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......

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......

This is a guest post by Martin Saunders, Commercial director of Wiper and True about our latest collaboration beer – Bread Pudding. All Toast Ale’s profit from the sale of this beer will go to Feedback. Picking up the phone is one of those things that we......

Are you an experienced brewer with a good mind for business? Use your expertise to fix our broken food system! We are seeking a committed and entrepreneurial Non-­Executive Director to join our social enterprise start-up and act as our ambassador and expert advisor on quality,......

It’s Toast ale’s first ever Summer, and to celebrate we are running a competition: #SummertimeToast. THE PRIZES The competition runs for two weeks on Twitter and Instagram, from the 18th to 31st July, and there are three awesome prizes: There is one prize each week, to whet......

It’s just six months since we set up Toast Ale, and five months since our official launch with Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty on Channel 4’s Friday Night Feast. The time has flown and we’ve all learnt so much – our knowledge of all things beer......

This is a guest post by Chris Coles, Founder of Vin2o, a social enterprise which sells wine and dedicates 100% of profit to clean water projects. I’d like you to imagine you are in a shop and you want to buy a beer. You’re in the......

This year’s German Beer Day marks 500 years since Munich’s Duke Wilhelm IV decreed the beer purity law, or Reinheitsgebot. It stipulated that beer could only be made with water, hops and malt. None of the nasty stuff that unscrupulous brewers were adding to their......

We are open-sourcing the recipe for Toast ale in a bid to get everyone involved in eliminating bread waste by brewing delicious beer. We want to catalyse a home-brewing community of zero-bread-waste households. If you don’t have leftover bread, try asking your local bakeries, cafes......

We launched Toast just five weeks ago, but already we have reached the ears of our neighbours all across the world.  It is amazing to know that the idea of eliminating food waste using exciting new products that also give back to charity really resonates......

What comes to mind when you think of bread waste? Depending on your preference, it may be uneaten slices of soft, white – now blue – pre-packaged bread or it may be crusts of artisan loaves that are too hard even for the toaster (still......

It has been an amazing week at Toast Ale HQ, from our launch on national TV to media coverage that has spread all the way to the US and Australia!   Since then we’ve had some amazing press.  We’ve appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph,......

We launch on Friday 22nd January 2016! Our founder Tristram Stuart talks to Jamie Oliver and Jimmy's Farm on ‪Friday Night Feast‬ ...