Raise a toast to… toast?
Driving to visit a microbrewery in London, the choice of car is simple; the Audi Q2 compact SUV. With agility perfect for navigating busy London streets, and cutting-edge tech including Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and dashboard-mounted sat-nav, finding the brewery was a simple matter.
Vanesa Le Blas, from the Essex Street Brewery company in central London, is ready to greet the team as they park up outside, and gives a tour of this very special brewery. What makes the Essex Street Brewery unique is that they are one of the first places in Britain to brew beer using surplus bread from local sandwich shops. Using a recipe created by Toast Ale, they hope to reduce the estimated 24 million slices of bread that are thrown away every year in the UK.
‘The concept is simple,’ explains Rob Wilson from Toast Ale. ‘Brew a brilliant beer from bread that would otherwise go to waste – so very directly tackling food waste, while also communicating an important message about food waste to consumers. There’s about a million tonnes of bread that is wasted each year worldwide, and about a billion tonnes of food waste is created each year.’
Audi are very careful about waste too, streamlining and sculpting every vehicle until not one inch is out of place. There’s a growing range of e-Tron vehicles on offer too, such as the A3 Sportback and Q7 e-Tron, all available to explore at Jardine Motors Audi today.