Warburtons has created the UK's first ever crumpet beer - you heard that right. Crumpet beer.

The Bolton-founded bakery brand has partnered up with Toast brewery to create the light session IPA, which is made with leftover crumpets.

Any of the baked goods too 'wonky' to go on sale are now being put to good use and being turned into a refreshing 4.2% ABV beer.

The limited-edition Toasted Crumpet IPA uses crumpets in place of some malted barley, extracting starches and sugars and breaking them down into fermentable sugars.

It's apparently all part of Warburtons' mission to give food waste a second life.

The Toasted Crumpet session IPA

Darren Littler, head of product innovation at Warburtons, says:  " We’re thrilled to announce an innovative way of utilising our ‘wonky’ products whilst celebrating the nation’s love of crumpets in a whole new way.

"Not only are we proud that Crumpet Beer is our first non-baked product we’ve ever launched, there’s nothing ‘butter’ than this cold brew teamed with a plate of warm crumpets!"

James King, marketing and brand manager at Toast Ale, comments: "Our mission remains to brew beer that is planet-saving and palate-pleasing, and we couldn’t be more excited to venture into the world of crumpets. 

"As a British staple, they bring something hole-y different than our bread brewed beer, with a unique taste.

"We will continue to toast change and hope everyone loves this new Crumpet Beer as much as we’ve loved brewing and tasting it!"

The beer will be available from today from the Toast website, priced at £28 for a pack of 12 300ml bottles.