LEFTOVER bread from a supermarket bakery has been used to brew a new ale produced by a local brewer.

Breadwinner Golden Ale is a partnership between award winning Saltaire Brewery and Bradford based supermarket giant Morrisons.

It is made using surplus bread from the supermarket’s Rathbones bakery, and the company says it highlights Morrisons’ commitment to reducing its food waste.

The bread adds “toasty notes and orangey flavour” to the hops, and is also used to replace some of the malt in the brew, extracting starches and breaking them down into fermentable sugars.

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The 4.4 per cent ale went on sale in 300 Morrisons stores last week.

Jack ColeClough, Morrisons Beer Buying Manager, said, “After launching Saltaire Brewery in a few local Yorkshire stores it was so popular that we now offer bottles across the country for customers to enjoy.

“We hope customers enjoy this beer because it tastes great and cuts down on food waste.”