Net zero brewery joins In The Drink to reduce Thames plastic waste

Images above: Volunteers at a river cleanup, Small Beer Brew’s first Stout

East London net zero brewery to help out with removing plastic from River Thames in West London

Small Beer Brew Co, London’s first B Corp certified brewery, known for its innovative lower alcohol beers, is joining forces with In The Drink, a not-for-profit community interest company working to reduce plastic pollution in our waterways caused by riverside bars and events, to combat plastic pollution in the River Thames.

The east London-based brewery, which is looking for local pubs to sell its products, launched its first stout on Monday 2 October and will contribute 5% of the beer’s revenue to support In The Drink’s efforts in reducing plastic pollution from riverside bars and events.

According to Paul Hyman, the founder of In The Drink and co-founder of Active 360 under the arches of Kew Bridge, approximately 65% of the rubbish collected from the Thames consists of food and drink packaging. He views the collaboration with Small Beer as a natural partnership, both sharing a strong focus on sustainability within the drinks industry.

The brewery is taking its commitment a step further by leading a public Thames clean-up event on 21 October at Bermondsey Beach.

James Grundy, co-founder of Small Beer, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, saying:

“With every can of Stout, our big-thinking Small Beer drinkers are contributing to a cleaner and healthier Thames, supporting In The Drink with their mission to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that finds its way into this great river at the heart of our city.”

Small Beer’s new Stout is the latest addition to their Small Batch series. ‘Crafted with a modest 2.5% ABV, it boasts subtle roasted barley notes and a hint of chocolate, offering a lighter take on the traditional stout’. The brewery aims to attract environmentally conscious beer lovers and those seeking a smoother drinking experience.

Small Beer Stout has been available exclusively through their website, priced at £15 for a pack of 6x330ml cans. Visitors to the Small Beer taproom will also have the opportunity to enjoy Stout on draught. For trade customers, a limited number of 30-litre kegs will be made available.

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