Toronto, Ontario – Henderson Brewing Co. has brewed a beer made from leftover bread, and is donating $1.00 from the sale of every bottle to The Daily Bread Food Bank, a Toronto Institution that has been helping people in need in this city since 1983. The surplus bread used in the brewing process was donated by Sterling Road neighbours The Drake Commissary.
“This isn’t necessarily an original idea, but it’s a great one, and we wanted to participate.” explains James Turco, Head Brewer at Henderson Brewing Co. “I think Toast Brewing out of the UK was the first to take surplus bread products and repurpose them into beer. It’s a bit of a trend in Ontario right now, and with good reason. It’s definitely extra work to brew with bread , but it makes a great beer ingredient. And anytime food waste can be repurposed, it’s a positive thing. The Drake Commissary made the entire process really easy for us.”
“This time of year can be a really tough time for a lot of people, so we decided we wanted to donate a dollar from the sale of each bottle to an organization that always needs help, especially around the holidays.” says Adin Wener, VP of Sales at Henderson. ‘Working with the Daily Bread Food Bank of Toronto was a no-brainer.”
The newest brew, The Ides of November “Daily Bread Pale Ale” officially launches at the brewery on Friday Nov. 16th at 6pm sharp. It is an unusual and remarkably refreshing North American Pale Ale with hoppy notes of pine and citrus. There will be complimentary samples of the new beer, along with free breads, provided by The Drake Commissary, and Spent Goods, a local company that takes spent grain from the brewery and bakes bread and crackers.
The event is free, and all are welcome.