PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The 412 Food Rescue is launching two new alcoholic drinks from food that would otherwise go to waste.
A beer made from stale bread is being called Loaf.
The organization collected old bread from Five Points Artisan Bakeshop and handed it over to East End Brewing.
Volunteers broke apart 200 loaves to begin the brewing process.
It should be finished in about two to three weeks. The beer will then be broken down into growlers and sold.
Additionally, 412 Food Rescue has teamed up with Wigle Whiskey.
According to a press release, “On Nov. 11, the award-winning Wigle Whiskey will be releasing Forage –a Pommeau made from apples ‘foraged’ from the Pittsburgh urban wild.”
Over the past two months, volunteers gathered apples from previously unharvested trees around the city. The volunteers harvested 2,500 pounds of apples.
The edible apples were distributed to refugee communities through Lawrenceville United. Meanwhile, the inedible apples were given to Wigle Whiskey.
Forage will be the city’s first Pommeau, which is an alcoholic beverage made by combining apple brandy and apple cider.
For more information about Loaf and Forage and how to order, visit 412 Food Rescue’s website here.
Orders for Forage won’t be available online until Nov. 18
Limited quantities of both are being made.