Crumbs Brewing make beer using left over artisan bread
If you are a fan of beer and want to try something new then check out the folks at Crumbs Brewing. These guys make beer using left over artisan bread from Chalk Hills Bakery in Reigate. This is great way to cut down on food waste but also make something super tasty. Read below for more beers made from bread goodness.
How do Crumbs Brewing make beer from bread
The breadcrumbs are used in place of malts replacing about a quarter. They give another form of starch that breaks down into sugars and then ferments into alcohol. Yeast still needs to be added as yeast used in the bread cooking process is all used up by this point.
Hops are paired to compliment the natural flavours that are present in the bread to create the various beers they create from pale ales to porters.
The Beers made from bread
Bloomin’ Amber Lager is brewed using Surrey Bloomer loaves. Based on a Vienna lager recipe but fermented with an ale yeast it’s a true hybrid of lager and ale. Abv: 4.8%
Rye Ruby Ale is brewed using the complex flavours of Rye bread, our recipe folds those flavours into a dark, warming ruby ale with real richness. Abv: 5%
Sourdough Pale is brewed using, zesty Sourdough loaves. Late hops enhance the aroma but don’t overpower with bitterness. A perfect session pale ale. Abv: 4.2%
Rye Coffee Porter also uses spent coffee grounds from Union Hand-Roasted Coffee served in the bakery shop. Strong but with a chocolatey sweet side, this is a porter to savour. Abv: 7%
Have you tried Crumbs Brewing or any other beers made from bread or other such ingredients. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.