Toast Ale | Eco friendly beer made from leftover bread


  • Tristram with Toast - Photo credit Tom Moggach
  • Toast Pale Ale - Photo credit Mark Wesley
  • Toast lineup - Photo credit Tom Moggach
  • Toast in arms - Photo credit Tom Moggach
  • Adding Bread - Photo credit Tom Moggach

Toast Ale is on a mission to prove that the alternative to food waste is delicious. The Toast Ale is an award winning beer brewed using fresh surplus bread that would otherwise be wasted. Perhaps a nice idea to serve as beverage at toasty restaurants?!

Toast Ale | Founding story

Toast started its journey in January 2016 and was founded by leading social entrepreneur Tristram Stuart. Tristram is an international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food waste. He is also the founder of charity Feedback, an environmental campaigning organization that has spread its work into dozens of countries worldwide to change society’s attitude towards wasting food. Toast Ale launched with support and endorsement from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Furthermore, Toast Ale won different industry awards. They were initially inspired by their friends at the Brussels Beer Project who use surplus bread in their ‘Babylone’ Beer.

Toast Ale

Toast Ale sources surplus loaves from bakeries and the heel ends of loaves not used by sandwich makers when producing commercial sandwiches. There’s a slice of surplus bread in every bottle and Toast’s ambition is to save more than 100 tons of bread within three years. All profits goes to charity Feedback to support the fight against food waste. Toast operates under four core principles, namely:

  1. To produce a great beer that consumers love.
  2. To eliminate bread waste directly by brewing as much of it as possible.
  3. To raise awareness of the problems of, and solutions to, food waste.
  4. To maximize profits, all which will go directly to Feedback and other local food waste organizations.

‘Pieper Bier’ | Beer made from potatoes

The Toast Ale reminds us of Instock’s Piepier Bier, beer made from potatoes. InStock is a company fighting food waste, and brewed it’s Pieper Bier with rescued potatoes that normally would have been thrown away. During the brewing process partly potatoes are being used instead of malt. The beer can best be compared with a pale ale. More recently Instock created granola from the nutritious malt residue of the beer brewing process.


Website: Toast Ale

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