NEWS STORY / UNITED KINGDOM (February, 2020) — UK brewer Toast Ale has joined forces with bakery company Warburtons to launch a beer brewed using leftover crumpets.
With an ABV of 4.2%, the session IPA is made by replacing some of the malted barley in the beer with crumpets, extracting starches and sugars and breaking them down into fermentable sugars.
The launch comes as Warburtons looks for innovative ways to grant its leftover food waste a second life.
The collaboration at first is on a limited-edition basis, but dependant on consumer demand will be rolled out on a larger scale.
“We’re thrilled to announce an innovative way of utilising our ‘wonky’ products whilst celebrating the nation’s love of crumpets in a whole new way,” said Darren Littler, head of product innovation at Warburtons.
In 2016, Toast Ale partnered with Adelie Foods to create a beer using surplus bread from bakeries.