Leftover bread from grocery retailer Morrisons’ Wakefield bakery has been used to brew a new beer produced by a local brewery.
Morrisons has joined forces with Saltaire Brewery, based in Shipley, Yorkshire, to exclusively launch Breadwinner Golden Ale made using surplus bread from its Rathbones bakery, according to the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.
The £1.75 ale is also in response to the Bradford-based supermarket’s commitment to reducing food waste. The bakery will donate all surplus bread to the brewery to add ‘toasty notes and orangey flavour’ to produce the refreshing golden ale.
The bread also replaces some of the malt in the brewing process, extracting starches and breaking them down into fermentable sugars, so the bread acts as more than just a flavouring.
The 4.4 per cent ale went on sale in 300 Morrisons stores last week.
Jack Cole-Clough, Morrisons Beer Buying Manager, said, “After launching Saltaire Brewery in a few local Yorkshire stores it was so popular that we now offer bottles across the country for customers to enjoy. We hope customers enjoy this beer because it tastes great and cuts down on food waste.”
Saltaire Brewery was established in Yorkshire in 2005, and has won numerous awards, including two national championship brews and four international gold medals, and uses a stare of the art facility to produce ‘delicious, high-quality beers with real character’.
Rathbones Bakery was bought by the Morrisons supermarket group after it went into administration, saving 400 hundred jobs.
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