This is the kind of ingenuity that restores my faith in humanity. With so much bad news on the climate change front, this is one green development you won’t want to overlook.
ReGrained is a new food business looking to completely transform the way we look at making beer. They take the spent grain leftover from the brewing process and turn it into a slew of sustainable (and delicious) products. Flour, animal feed, and pre-made products like pasta are just a few of the creations that have come out. If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard of this before, don’t worry. Recycling beer waste is brand new technology that the creator himself stated should have caught on sooner.
This approach is not just novelty, either. The spent beer grain is stuffed full of essential proteins and fiber, with the article wrapping up with a taste test of ReGrained‘s pizza dough. Apparently it tastes similar to buckwheat, but with a quintessentially fermented tang. Sweet!
An interesting detail I want to point out is how the creator stresses the need for ongoing ingenuity. While he wants his technology to be more accessible, he also wants brewers to think up more unique ways to recycle materials and reduce harmful waste.
Looks like there’s hope for the planet and the art of nuance.