16 Aug Toast Ale X Craddock’s Brewery
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 to create this well-balanced, aromatic beer, at 5% ABV.
We’re hugely excited to be working with Craddock’s. We share the same desire to brew great beer that does good. They focus on a local, sustainable way of doing business and want to give something back to their community. It’s great to be involved with the brewery that is pioneering the UK’s first nonprofit bar.
Alex Bensley, brewer at Craddock’s said “We are passionate about ethical brewing and Toast’s mission to end bread waste resonated with us. We had heard about the innovative ideas they were bringing to breweries and decided we wanted to be a part of their journey. With guidance from the Toast team and Vanesa de Blas Montoya [Head Brewer at Essex Street Brewery with whom Toast has collaborated eight times], we began our foray into brewing with bread”.
Proceeds will support The Real Junk Food Project in Birmingham, the city’s first waste food pay-as-you-feel cafe that is stamping out food waste and providing hot nutritious meals for all to #feedbelliesnotbins.
The beer is available in pubs in the West Midlands, including the Plough & Harrow and Duke William in Stourbridge, and The King Charles II in Worcester. Go enjoy a pint, just remember to drink responsibly: bread shouldn’t be wasted and neither should you!