Moa launches beer made with 400kg Vogel's bread

This is definitely one to get the expat contingent dreaming of home. 

Two iconic Kiwi brands have joined forces to create a new beer brewed from bread - 400kg of it in fact. Marlborough brewery Moa has released a new Mixed Grain Toasted Ale, using that classic breakfast staple: Vogel's Original Mixed Grain bread. 

It's the first branded beer made with bread in New Zealand, with most varieties brewed from malted barley. 

But while it might be unusual for our market, historic records dating back to 4000 BC show the Sumer people of Mesopotamia also fermented bread to create a 'divine drink'. That tradition was carried on by the ancient Babylonians in 2000 BC, who were known to have brewed 20 different varieties of the beverage. 

Moa CEO Stephen Smith says the collaboration is "something special". 

"The Mixed Grain Toasted Ale shows what good can come when two dedicated brands combine their creative talents," he says.

"We know New Zealanders will enjoy raising a toast with this brew."

Vogel's and Moa's own take on the 'divine drink' will be in stores and on tap from September 30. 



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