It’s not easy being green – A new spent grain rule



When you visit breweries these days, whether in South Carolina or elsewhere, you may have noticed some spent grain sitting in a truck, trash can, or trailer that will soon be picked up by a farmer or taken to a farmer. Spent grain is the grain that brewers have used in the brewing process to make beer. After brewing a batch with the grain, it cannot be used again. In a way to help sustainable practices, local farmers, the environment, and sometimes even their own pocketbooks, many brewers across the country have found a nice side business of selling spent grains to local farmers for them to feed their animals. Now, not all brewers sell their spent grain. Many give it to the farmers for free.

Sounds pretty easy, right? Well, not so fast. The Food and Drug Administration is considering a proposed rule that would establish best practices for…

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2 Responses to It’s not easy being green – A new spent grain rule

  1. U.S. Senators Support Brewers on Proposed Spent Grain Ruling

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