Glasgow brewery launches Europe’s first reforestation beer, pledging to plant 10,000 trees with proceeds

Glasgow-based brewery Drygate has announced the launch of what they claim is Europe’s first ever Reforestation beer, Scorched Earth, a new brew which will fund the planting of a 10,000-tree forest.

The beermakers have teamed up with social carbon offsetting enterprise Offset.Earth which fights deforestation and climate change through its pioneering subscription service which plants trees around the world. The partnership marks the first to be born of 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.

A reaction to the devastating forest fires engulfing the Amazon rainforest, the bottle of this Islay-whisky barrel-aged imperial stout features a singed map of the Amazon, with a vibrant green sapling shining through, symbolising our hope that new life will rise from the ashes.

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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