Despite how much we all love beer, and how worthwhile it is to make it, we waste tons of grains a day just to make a few batches. Well, the San Francisco-based ReGrained has found an excellent use for those grains.
According to Business Insider, we waste an average of 30 lbs of grain for every 5 gallons of beer that we brew. Ignoring the “math skills” I achieved in college, I did the conversion using Google and it turns out that we use 50 lbs of grain for every 41 lbs of beer. While that number isn’t too bad in terms of spending and earning, it still amounts to tons of useable food being thrown to waste.
In order to make beer, breweries extract the only ingredient necessary from the grains (sugar) then toss the rest. ReGrained has found a way to not only turn a profit using trash, but to provide the world with delicious beer-flavored grain bars that aid in helping you forget you’re eating grain, and that’s a good thing.
Since many breweries (craft breweries in particular) only use the finest grains to achieve pure, subtle flavors, ReGrained always managed to get the best of the best. Their bars are even named after the beer they were used to make, such as “Honey Almond IPA Bar” and “Coffee Chocolate Stout Bar.”
“Eat Beer,” their simple yet clever slogan, tops off their successful inaugural campaign by combining two of America’s favorite things: eating and beer.
Who said you can’t drink beer and be healthy at the same time?
Photo Credit: ReGrained