The craft beer movement is taking hold in Ohio, and here is a way for the farm community to connect.
Grainworks Brewing Company in Butler County is offering free brewery spent grains to farmers who are interested in picking it up. The brewers grain, which is mostly barley that has been malted, cracked/crushed, is leftover from the beer making process.
Head brewer Brian McGinnis says that they anticipate having from 900 to 1,800 pounds of spent grain available on most days.
Brian said, “We are interested in partnering with local farmers to have them come pick up the spent grain on the days we brew or the next morning and use it for feed, soil beds, etc. as they see fit. Some charge a small amount for the grain, but as one of our owners has farming roots and we are interested in both helping the environment and local commerce of which farmers are a big part in the chain, we would not be looking for any payment.”
Grainworks Brewing is located at 7790 Service Center Dr, West Chester, OH 45069.
For more information call Brian at 513-348-8069.