CRAFT brewery Tap Social Movement is linking up with another brewer to launch a new ale featuring unused bread as an ingredient.

The venue on the Curtis Industrial estate in North Hinksey Lane, provides training courses for people serving prison sentences, and is also a venue for gigs and events.

Now it is linking up with Toast Ale, another social enterprise brewery that uses surplus bread to make beer, reducing food waste and donating profits to charity.

Raising a glass to the Tap Social

Tap Social’s director Tess Taylor said: “Our collaboration beer will be brewed at our brewery here in Oxford, using surplus bread collected by the Oxford Food Bank, with profits from the brew being donated back to them as well. It’s a fantastic opportunity for like-minded breweries to come together.”

The two breweries will now launch a rye-based IPA, aged over oak wood chips.

Toast tackles food waste and the collaboration beer will ‘upcycle’ 4,650 slices (140 kg) of surplus bread.

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Chris Head, collaboration manager at Toast Ale, said: “We are proud to collaborate with Tap Social Movement, and to support the Oxford Food Bank, by creating a great tasting beer that empowers drinkers to support such important causes."

The new beer will be launched on Friday, March 8 at Tap Social Movement's Kennington base.