Warburtons now makes beer made out of ‘wonky’ crumpets – The Sun

BAKERY giant Warburtons has rolled out a beer made out of "wonky" leftover CRUMPETS.

That's right, the brand has teamed up with a brewery to create it's first ever non-baked product.

Available from today, the un-beer-lievable new IPA comes with an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 4.2 per cent.

It's been brewed by Toast Ale with Warburtons crumpets that didn't quite make the cut to be sold in supermarkets.

Instead, the brewery has replaced some of the malted barley in the beer with crumpets, extracting starches and sugars and breaking them down into fermentable sugars.

Warburtons said the launch is part of an aim to give food waste a second life.

The IPA is currently only available on the Toast Ale website, where each 12-pack of 300ml bottles sets you back £28.

You'll also have to pay £6.99 in a standard delivery fee per case.

The drink is being rolled out as a limited edition as long as stocks last, but depending on customer demand it could become available elsewhere too down the line.

Darren Littler, head of product innovation at Warburtons, said: "We’re thrilled to announce an innovative way of utilising our ‘wonky’ products whilst celebrating the nation’s love of crumpets in a whole new way."

While James King at Toast Ale, added: "Our mission remains to brew beer that is planet-saving and palate-pleasing, and we couldn’t be more excited to venture into the world of crumpets."

Thomas Warburton and his wife Ellen first opened their grocery shop in 1870, but it wasn't until 1876 when Ellen Warburton started baking bread.

Since then, the bakery firm has come to employ 4,500 people across the UK.

Craving a Warburtons crumpet? The cheapest six-pack can currently be found at Sainsbury's for 70p.

In 2018, Warburtons was forced to stop making crumpets due to a CO2 shortage.

At the end of the same year, Hollywood legend Robert De Niro also became the face of Warburtons bread.

Meanwhile, shoppers are being duped into buying wholemeal bread which isn’t actually wholemeal.

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