BREWERKZ AND BAKER & COOK
BREW AND BAKE UP A SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATION!
Brewerkz, a champion mid-sized brewery of Asia, joins forces with Baker & Cook, the renowned artisan bakery in an exciting collaboration driven by a shared commitment to sustainability. This unique partnership showcases their expertise in baking and brewing, resulting in the creation of two remarkable and environment-friendly products: NEWGrain+ Sourdough, a delectable sourdough bread, and EarthBrew Sourdough Pale Ale, a refreshing craft beer.
As possibly one of Singapore’s first pair in circular food creations, Brewerkz uses surplus sourdough bread from Baker & Cook to brew the EarthBrew Sourdough Pale Ale, while Baker & Cook uses upcycled brewers spent grains from Brewerkz, to bake the NEWGrain+ Sourdough.
Spotting a beautiful azure-blue and emerald-green planet earth, the design of the product packaging is a reminder that our planet earth is precious, and we must do all we can to protect our one and only earth.
FIRST PAIR OF CIRCULAR FOODS!
THE GLOBAL FOOD WASTE PROBLEM
Food waste is a major sustainability issue round the world hence fighting food waste is now a major focus. By using each other’s surplus food and by-products to make new foods, Brewerkz and Baker & Cook joins hands to fight food waste and do their part to fight climate change.
EARTHBREW SOURDOUGH PALE ALE
EarthBrew Sourdough Pale Ale uses surplus sourdough bread from Baker & Cook. The bread is collected from supermarkets around the island as well as online platforms, turned into toasted sourdough and mixed with the grain bill at the beginning of the beer brewing process. For every 2,500 litres of beer, approximately 180 kilograms of surplus sourdough bread was used. The toasted sourdough makes up 20% of the beer’s grain bill.
The result is a crisp and refreshing brew, with grapefruit-like hop flavours and bready toast notes. With delightful aromas of pink grapefruit, pine and apricot, accompanied by a cleansing bitter aftertaste, every sip of this beer delivers a rejuvenating sensation, making it the perfect accompaniment for warm summer days or casual gatherings with loved ones.
4.9% ABV / 20 IBU
HOW IS IT MADE?
NEWGrain+ Sourdough is made using the time-honoured method of handcrafting sourdough and incorporates NEWGrain+, a highly sustainable food ingredient crafted from brewers’ spent grains, the residual by-product of Brewerkz’s beer brewing process. To make the bread, fresh spent grains are added at the beginning of the sourdough crafting process. Each loaf of bread contains 64g of NEWGrain+ or 30% of the baker’s flour recipe.
The result is a rusty loaf boasting a caramelised crust, complemented by a moist, mild, slightly acidic, and irregular crumb. Each bite offers a blend of soft, chewy texture with a burst tangy and nutty flavours.
HOW IS IT MADE?
NEWGrain+ is a highly sustainable food ingredient crafted from brewers’ spent grains, the residual by-product of Brewerkz’s beer brewing process. NEWGrain+ is high in protein and rich in dietary fibre, vitamins, and various minerals. As the grains are collected before the fermentation process, NEWGrain+ does not contain any alcohol.
Annually, more than 40 million tonnes of brewers’ spent grains are produced by breweries around the world, equivalent to 80,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. While some are turned into animal feed, the bulk of this is discarded. By repurposing brewers’ spent grains into food, we reduce food waste, divert it from landfills, diversify the food industry’s ingredient source, reduce demand for traditional crops and conserve land and water stock.
NEWGrain+ is an initiative by Brewerkz to fight food waste by upcycling its brewers’ spent grains. Brewerkz is proud that DBS Foundation is supporting this initiative as part of its Business for Impact Grant Award.