Plastic pollution has been a hot topic recently — now Powderkeg Brewery is joining forces with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) to raise money to tackle plastic pollution, and increase awareness of the problem.
Ten pence from every pint sold of a new beer, Brainwave, will go straight to SAS to help make the coastline a better place for all to enjoy.
Brainwave is a light, summery ale, perfect for sunny afternoons by the sea. It balances delicate, sweet malt with Cascade and Crystal hops.
SAS has campaigned for cleaner seas for nearly 40 years, and is tackling plastic pollution as its number one priority. It is uniquely placed to inspire, equip and unite communities in response to the plastic pollution overwhelming our oceans, creating a growing environmental movement to reverse and remove the threat.
It was instrumental in the campaign for the single-use plastic bag charge, which has already eliminated 6 billion plastic bags from the UK, demonstrating the dramatic impact of campaigning for legislative change.
It is now campaigning for the introduction of a deposit return system on throwaway plastic bottles. The first few weeks of 2017 saw more than 200,000 people join in this call with the Message In A Bottle petition.
Brainwave launches on June 16 in cask and keg. That day, the Powderkeg team will be heading from the coast to the city helping clean up the waters and enjoy a beer or two along the way.
The day will start on Exmouth beach where they will be joining a team of local volunteers to clean up the golden sands before heading to The Grapevine Brewhouse for a hard-earned first taste of Brainwave. They then head upstream to Topsham Music Festival where they will be joined by the Plastic Free Exeter crew before finally heading to Circa 1924, in Exeter, where they will be having a shindig until the wee small hours.