first_img Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on target New York City-based ReThink Food is on a mission to tackle the enormous problem of food waste. They want the public to know that there are options beyond the compost pile or landfill.One of those options is turning would-be waste (ReThink prefers to call it surplus or excess) into something new that’s useful or enjoyable… or even both, like beer.Not too long ago, ReThink Food NYC partnered up with the crew at Evil Twin Brewing. Their goal was to concoct a tasty new beer out of surplus ingredients.The result is what you see in the cans up top: Rethink Beer, a sour pale ale with a nice citrus note.center_img Some of those ingredients used to brew it came right from Evil Twin Brewing’s operation. Spent grains that had been boiled to produce other beers were sent back to the brew kettle instead of being shipped off to a farmer as livestock feed.Citrus peels that the recipe called for were gathered from surplus cocktail ingredients. Those were supplied by The NoMad Bar, a Manhattan establishment that has worked with ReThink in the past. In 2018, NoMad joined up with ReThink to help the nonprofit achieve its goal of providing a million made-from-surplus meals to New Yorkers in need.So how did the recipe turn out? Evil Twin founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø says it’s “very refreshing” and “the perfect beer for the warmer weather we have coming.” I’m certainly inclined to believe him. A frosty sour beer pairs quite nicely with a hot summer day.Adapting the brewing process was challenging, Jarnit-Bjergsø notes, though he was quick to add that it was fun, too. He told Waste360 “it’s a cool story to tell—that this is made from what would have been waste.”Other brewers are tackling excess in creative ways, too. A startup called Toast used surplus bread to brew its signature beer.More on Geek.com:Patagonia Brews Up a New Sustainable BeerDogfish Head Unveils Beer That Can Develop Kodak Super 8 FilmSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inspired a Beerlast_img

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