Sustainability might be the last thing you’re considering whilst sipping on a cold beer with friends. However, the UK beer industry is actually a lot less environmentally friendly than you might think. In fact, it uses 2.16 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. In recent years however, a lot of brewing companies have been making changes in order to become more sustainable, and, at What The Pitta, we have introduced three innovative craft beers brands that bring a whole new meaning to drinking responsibly.
Brewgooder creates delicious craft beers and their mission is to provide clean water for 1,000,000 people. In order to do this, they donate 100% of their profits to clean water charities. Brewgooder has also funded 132+ projects for over 64,748 people in Malawi since 2016. They won’t stop until they hit their target of positively impacting 1,000,000 people’s lives.
Toast Ale brew all of their beers with surplus fresh bread, fighting food waste through their cleverly brewed carbs. It may surprise you that, in the UK, 44% of bread isn’t eaten, so Toast Ale work to negate this waste and create something that will definitely be drunk. Not to mention, they use steel kegs that are collected from pubs, cleaned and reused once empty. Their glass bottles are also made from 43% recycled glass and their profits go to charities working to fix the inefficiencies within our food system.
Good Things Brewing Co.
Good Things Brewing Co.’s goal is to create the world’s most sustainable brewery. This means that they aim to be 100% energy-efficient, with everything recycled and reused, from water to grain. Good Things Brewing Co. has designed the world’s first low-energy solar-powered dehydrator to dry their spent grain which can then be used in a traditional stone mill to produce wholemeal flour and bake a few crafty cobs.
These beers are available at What The Pitta’s Brighton and Camden stores now so give them a try and let us know what you think. You might still have a hangover after one too many, but at least you were saving the planet in the process.