We know, it sounds great already; but in case you’re a little confused, allow us to explain more...
As the end of the brew day nears, our story begins. Only around 10% of the ingredients used to brew beer come out as beer—with the vast majority of the leftover volume being malted barley and other grains. Generated in massive quantities with each batch of beer, spent grains build up quickly. In the United States, approximately 200 million barrels of beer are consumed each year, with an average of 6 billion pounds of grain used by the brewing industry. Needless to say, that is a lot of grain! While some of the larger breweries are able to offload their leftover grain to farmers who can compost it for fertilizer or feed to livestock, others simply hire someone to haul away their waste like garbage.
This grain is not garbage, so we propose a different solution. Spent grain is loaded with fiber, protein, and is uniquely tasty—making it an ideal baking ingredient! We’ve recognized the incredible potential to incorporate spent grain in a wide variety of products ranging from granolas, to breads, to cookies, cereals, chips, and more. Our mission is to develop delicious and wholesome recipes to maximize the offerings of spent grain that are returned to you, the consumer. By bringing the grains full circle, our products are inherently sustainable, but we also feel that ReGrained’s impact on the sustainability of our community can extend beyond curbing the inefficiency of the local beer industry.
Everything we create at ReGrained is baked with a purpose. Not only will the spent beer grains in our products come from local microbreweries committed to crafting good beer, but close relationships with local farmers will also allow us to source nearly every other ingredient locally. We strive for sustainability at wherever possible at ReGrained from our product, to our partners, to our practices, to our 100% biodegradable packaging.
That’s because we believe it’s the small things that set you apart. With intentionality at the heart of our every decision, we seek to positively impact the local economy and community in which we live and run our business. Our approach is deliberately sustainable, our products are decidedly natural, and we craft them with a focus beyond ourselves.
As consumers, we get to decide what matters most through what we choose to buy. Our mantra is simple: “Brew Good. Bake Good. Do Good.” We invite you to join us in refusing to settle for anything less. Trust us, it tastes good—for both your mouth and your conscience.
Jordan and Dan
CoFounders and Chief GrainMasters