Forest project

Drygate brewery launches beer to help grow more trees

Glasgow brewery Drygate has launched Europe’s first ever reforestation beer, Scorched Earth, which will fund the planting of a 10,000-tree forest.

Drygate has joined forces with social carbon offsetting enterprise Offset.Earth which fights deforestation and climate change through a pioneering subscription service .

All sales of the new beer Scorched Earth will be donated to Offset.Earth, with every bottle sold resulting in the planting of 50 trees. In total, the initiative will plant the 10,000-tree Drygate Forest, which would be visible from space, as a monumental symbol of the power of craft beer to drive positive change. The Drygate forest will remove up to 122.6 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere each year, to help fight climate change.

The partnership marks the first development for Drygate’s charity fund the Bearface Trust which will donate a further 2p from the sale of every purchase of its famous Bearface Lager to help fund future Offset.Earth projects.

Scorched Earth is a super-limited-edition, 11.5% ABV Islay whisky barrel-aged imperial stout. The bottle features a singed map of the Amazon, with a vibrant green sapling shining through, symbolising hope that new life will rise from the ashes of the charred forest. Each of the 200 individually numbered bottles are hand-filled, labelled and wrapped.

In addition to all the proceeds from the sale of the bottles being donated to Offset.Earth, drinkers will also be given the opportunity to kickstart their own forest, with Offset.Earth planting their first 20 trees for free when they sign up using the unique code on the bottle.

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