Greener year

Cheers! Beer from bread is zest the right brew

After S'pore marked its Year Towards Zero Waste last year, more businesses seem aware of the pressure of consumption on the planet, and are taking steps to reduce waste.

Mr Rahul Immandira, (left) and Mr Heetesh Alwani, co-founders of Binjai Brew, have found a way to make beer more earth-friendly. Their new beer, Set B, is made with orange peel from juice machines and unwanted bread crusts from a Whampoa bakery. The
Mr Rahul Immandira, (left) and Mr Heetesh Alwani, co-founders of Binjai Brew, have found a way to make beer more earth-friendly. Their new beer, Set B, is made with orange peel from juice machines and unwanted bread crusts from a Whampoa bakery. The bread replaces around 10 per cent of the grain usually used in the beer while the orange zest gives the brew a nice zing.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Getting customers to buy into sustainability may be a hard sell, but Binjai Brew has found a compelling hook: beer.

The local craft beer maker has launched Set B, a beer made from discarded bread cut-offs and orange zest from peels retrieved from orange juicing machines.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2020, with the headline 'Cheers! Beer from bread is zest the right brew'. Subscribe