The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Finnish microbrewery creates goose droppings beer

The Finnish city of Lahti has joined forces with the local microbrewery Ant Brew to crafting a new beer series called The Wasted Potential.

The beers are brewed with wild herbs, local food waste -such as bread, berries and fruits – and even goose droppings.

The goose droppings are gathered from local parks, which means the local parks are cleaner, and poop is used in a food-safe way to smoke malt to create a unique stout beer.

The beers showcase how all waste can be utilised and City of Lahti aims to be completely wasteless circular economy city by 2050.

“This series of beers is our way to create important discussions about food waste, utilisation of waste, urban farming, and local and wild food among beer enthusiasts,” says Ant Brew’s Kari Puttonen. “We are constantly developing ways to utilise new ingredients in brewing, and are not afraid to think outside of the box.”

The first beer to be released is a wit-style beer inspired by waste-free circular economy: brewed with orange peels from a local market’s juice pressing station, and fruit purees that have exceeded their best before-date.

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