Gloucestershire-based Stroud Brewery has created a new brew entitled Flour Power with leftovers from Bristol-based Hobbs House Bakery.
The 4.1% organic amber ale is made in collaboration with London-based brewer Toast Ale. It is all being done with the help of Friends of the Earth to reduce carbon footprints, and 5% of proceeds will go to the organisation.
Brewery bosses describe the “heavily hopped” beer as having an “intense citrusy aroma”. Each 330ml bottle is made using one slice of bread.
Chloe Brook from Stroud Brewery said it “not only tastes good but does good”. She added: “Hobbs House Bakery very kindly saved their unsold organic loaves for us so they could have a second life in this beer.”
Chris Head, from Toast Ale, said: “We’re reviving one of the oldest traditions in the world by using surplus bread as a grain for beer. “In the UK, 44% of bread is never eaten. We’re on a mission to change that.
“Food production, one-third of which we waste, is one of the biggest contributors to climate change.”
Campaigner Mike Birkin, from Friends of the Earth, said: “With Flour Power we’re aiming for a craft ale that proves that the things we enjoy can be produced in more considerate, sustainable ways. “The climate change situation can seem dire, but the solutions are out there.”
The beer will be officially launched on the 2nd May at Sustainable Bankside in Southwark, London.