Citizen / Pale Ale 5% - 440ml Can
Citizen is a new type of food and drink producer. We’re a collective of chefs, brewers, bakers and innovators who want to reduce food and resource waste. We rescue unloved surplus foods and re-work them into delicious, low-impact food and drink. Like our Citizen Pale Ale - lively with big zesty citrus, tropical fruits + a toasty backbone.
· Crafted with our friends at Sawmill Brewery
· Each can uses fermentable sugars from one slice of rescued bread
· Each brew uses a quarter less malted barley, saving resources and avoiding emissions
· Each brew repurposes 585 plastic bread bags and tags into fenceposts
When a chef, a brewer, a baker and an innovator collaborate to combat food waste the end result is some very tasty goodness!
Rescuing surplus food and re-working it into delicious, low-impact food and drink is at the heart of Citizen – a new collective set up by a group of passionate foodies.
Ben Bayly from Ahi and The Grounds restaurants, Mike Sutherland from Sawmill Brewery, Andrew Fearnside from Wild Wheat, along with food innovator Donald Shepherd, are keen to do things a bit differently and bring a positive change to the food industry. “At Citizen we give food a second life in a sustainable way. We’re as serious about tackling food and resource waste as we are about good food and drink”. Ben Bayly, Citizen Co-Founder says.
A third of all food produced around the world is wasted every year.
Citizen has recently applied this thinking to New Zealand’s most wasted food item – BREAD. The Citizen collective is now rescuing fresh bread, close to its best before date, and using it as a key ingredient in its craft beers. “It’s not every day you get to create a tasty craft beer and fight food waste in the process”. Mike Sutherland, Citizen Co-Founder and owner of Sawmill Brewery says.
But Citizen’s sustainability efforts don’t stop here.
The beer brewing process produces a by-product, or mash, and Citizen has developed a specialised regraining process – turning it into a high-quality, nutritious spent-grain flour. Andrew Fearnside from Wild Wheat Bakery uses this high protein, high fibre spent -grain flour to bake bread, completing Citizen’s ‘bread into beer into bread’ circular food system.
"We like to think it’s the world’s tastiest food revolution,” Donald Shepherd says.