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Bet you don't know about... toast ale

Written by
David Clack

What do you get when you make beer with bread? Toast ale! 

What's this? Another gimmicky craft beer?

If making the world a better place is a gimmick, then yes. Hackney Brewery’s ale is made from old bread donated by local bakeries.

What's so heroic about that?

As a nation we chuck away 24 million slices of bread every day, so this is a small but significant stand against food waste.

Right ho. But how does it taste?

Malty, rather than hoppy. Which makes sense for a beer brewed with bread.

On the subject of bread, how much is it?

Three pounds a bottle, with profits going to a food waste charity.

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