THE next sustainable episode of SURPLUS! is on Friday, July 12. It’s the monthly collaboration between waste food social enterprise Open Kitchen MCR (formerly Real Junk Food Manchester) and local indie brewer Beer Nouveau.
Once again Steve Dunkley’s brewtap on the Piccadilly Beer Mile hosts the event, showcasing SURPLUS, a range of unique beers using a host of fresh ingredients, including fruit and herbs and other that would otherwise have gone to waste. Previous brews have included a Peach Wheat Beer and an Oatmeal Plum Stout. Accompanying small plates cost just a fiver.
Steve (above), founder of Beer Nouveau told us: “When we first had Open Kitchen MCR doing a street food bbq at our brewery tap, we found the food so amazing and the people so lovely that we just had to work with them again on an ongoing basis.
“Not knowing what ingredients will be coming our way each week to brew with is a challenge, but it allows us to flex our brewing muscles and produce combinations you might not normally see in beer.”
Beer Nouveau Brew Tap, 75 N Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY. Friday, June 12, food 5.30pm-8.30pm, all small plates £5; beer from 4pm-11.30pm. Booking isn’t essential but to ensure no food is wasted visit this link.