Drygate launches "Europe's first reforestation beer"

Drygate Brewing Co claims it has launched “Europe’s first reforestation beer”, and it has pledged to plant 10,000 trees with the proceeds.

All proceeds from the new beer – Scorched Earth - will be donated to Offset Earth, a social enterprise which plants trees around the world to help counteract deforestation and climate change.

The Glasgow-based brewery joined forces with Offset Earth for the project so that every bottle sold will result in the planting of 50 trees. In total the initiative will plant the 10,000-tree Drygate Forest, which would be visible from space. The forest will remove up to 122.6 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere each year, to help fight climate change.

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

Separately, Drygate is also launching its Bearface Trust, a charity fund named for its signature hoppy pilsner, Bearface Lager. From this day onwards, the brewery will donate 2p from the same of every pint, bottle and can of the lager into  a trust which will be used to support Offset Earth.

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