Toast Ale is on a mission to end food waste by using surplus bread to produce beer. Toast Ale aims to make systemic change to the food system for the benefit of people and the planet, not profit.
44% of all bread is never eaten and go to waste. Toast Ale tackles this problem by brewing all beer with surplus fresh bread. Toast Ale is a certified B Corp and gives their profits to Feedback, an environmental charity campaigning to end food waste in addition to working with local food charities. Toast Ale's brewery partner uses wind turbines and sources barley from local farms. Spent grain is also diverted from landfill and used as animal fed.
Toast Ale was founded in London in 2015 by Tristam Stuart to reduce food waste by taking surplus bread and brewing craft beer. Stuart was inspired by a visit to a brewery in Belgium called the Brussels Beer Project, where beer was made from waste bread. Toast Ale has expanded to the USA, launching in NYC using fresh, surplus bread from Bread Alone Bakery.