Toast Ale wins Queens Enterprise Award

Billed as the highest official UK awards for British businesses – like a knighthood for a company. Steak & Co call Sir/Dame Toast forever more 😉

Some other exciting recent news, they’ve won the ‘Covid Contribution Award’ at the Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards this month. You can watch their proud moment here from 1hr19 onwards.

Toast Ale set up in 2015 to tackle food waste. The brewery works with bakeries to prevent surplus bread from being wasted, using it to produce its popular range of craft beers. The circular economy approach to brewing also reduces the environmental footprint of the beer because fewer natural resources are required.

Toast was the first UK brewery to become a Certified B Corp. It has open-sourced its recipe and collaborates with breweries and bakeries all over the world to drive systemic change. All Toast’s profits go to charities fixing the food system.

Louisa Ziane, the co-founder of Toast, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be one of 205 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. We’re a small business but have had a huge impact over the past 5 years, preventing over 2 million slices of bread from being wasted whilst inspiring brewers all over the world to use surplus bread. Food production is the biggest contributor to climate change but one third of all food is wasted. We’re here to change that over a pint.”


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