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A toast to sustainability! German company brews beer from leftover bread

Germany, Berlin
January 23, 2020 at 11:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

A sustainable brewer presented the "first German zero-waste beer" during Green Week in Berlin on Wednesday.

Knärzje produces beer made out of leftover bread from bakeries, giving new life to food waste that would otherwise land in the rubbish bin.

"[We] just use really the surplus bread, because we want to if you will, eliminate waste and we know that in Germany we waste by far too much food and bread is amongst the most wasted if you will foods in Germany apart from vegetables and fruits," said Daniel Anthes, Knärzje founder and CEO.

"We want to create a beer that looks, tastes and smells like normal beer but that has the certain extra value if you will because it's quite sustainable," he added.

Visitors who tried the beer commented positively, with one praising its taste and the "excellent" idea behind the product.

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A sustainable brewer presented the "first German zero-waste beer" during Green Week in Berlin on Wednesday.

Knärzje produces beer made out of leftover bread from bakeries, giving new life to food waste that would otherwise land in the rubbish bin.

"[We] just use really the surplus bread, because we want to if you will, eliminate waste and we know that in Germany we waste by far too much food and bread is amongst the most wasted if you will foods in Germany apart from vegetables and fruits," said Daniel Anthes, Knärzje founder and CEO.

"We want to create a beer that looks, tastes and smells like normal beer but that has the certain extra value if you will because it's quite sustainable," he added.

Visitors who tried the beer commented positively, with one praising its taste and the "excellent" idea behind the product.

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