Mash Brewing is one of a number of craft breweries operating in the Swan Valley, but stands out from the crowd thanks to their involvement with ‘Donut Waste’: A startup which focuses on reusing beer clips and recycling coffee grounds, and now doughnuts.
The limited range made from a whopping 114 kilograms of glazed, sprinkled or cookie flavoured doughnuts is carefully crafted with hops, grain and yeast and packaged into 2000 beer cans.
Head brewer at Mash Brewing Adrian Godwin said while the outcome is delicious, the process is far from simple.
“It’s quite a challenging process,” he said.
“The doughnuts took a very long time to absorb.”
Mr Godwin said the brewing process takes around nine hours.
With an alcoholic content of 6.2 per cent, the advice is strict: do not drive after too many doughnuts.
The partnership will see sales of the new beer raise funds for OzHarvest WA, with 50 cents from each can being donated to the food charity to help provide meals to people in need.
Mr Godwin said every can will represent “one meal that goes into the community for people in need.”
The unsold sweet treats once destined for the bin are being given a new lease on life and Environment Minister, Reece Whitby has welcomed the duo’s work.
“This beer may not be good for your waistline but it’s going to be great for our war on waste.”