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DOUGH DOUGH BEER
Dough Dough is our first-ever online planet changing beer. The beer is brewed with surplus bread collected from local supermarkets, and with every canned beer you save more than 100g of CO2 emissions from being emitted to the atmosphere.
We created Future Brew in April 2019 as a trio of beer-loving, climate obsessed, students living and studying at the University of Southampton. Our aims were as follows:
- To tackle Climate Change by offering a sustainable, low-carbon beer.
- To join the battle against food waste.
- To reduce Food Poverty through socially conscious schemes.
Discovering that 44% of bread produced in the UK, nearly 900,000 tonnes, goes to waste every year astonished us. Wasting all that glorious gluten seems as silly as a dodo in a disco! To save as much of the surplus bread as possible we have been busy creating a business model that is environmentally sustainable from start to finish, from the ingredients of our delicious beer, to transportation and the packaging it comes in.
Our last few months of expansion have involved partnerships with FareShare, Waitrose and Asda, resulting in food deliveries from supermarkets to our partnered charity St James’s and October Book’s community shop. We had great success with our mystery bag scheme during COVID-19 lockdown; our deliveries providing ingredients for almost 9000 meals worth of surplus food to various groups around Southampton, including to families of vulnerable schoolchildren.
The heart-breaking closure of hospitality led to the sustainable production of our first canned beer, ‘Dough Dough’ (link to Our Beer page), a charming craft ale you can slurp from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re Zoom quizzing with pals, discovering a hidden crochet talent or simply chasing the lockdown blues away – we’ve got you covered. Our nationwide carbon neutral delivery options can be at your door quicker than Coronavirus heading home after curfew.
Future Brew is growing fast. We have lots of exciting announcements coming up so keep an eye on our socials for updates, collabs and giveaways ☺!