It’s time-consuming and challenging for sustainably minded brewers and distillers to transport their spent grain back to farmers for animal feed. And many produce more than the farmers can use. NETZRO saw this problem as an opportunity — to rescue and restore this grain.
Today, NETZRO is working with award-winning craft distillery, Tattersall Distilling, known for its sustainable practices. Tons of nutrient-rich, spend rye & corn grains are rescued by NETZRO every week. During the distilling process the sugars are extracted, then using NETZRO proprietary technology, the spent grains are restored leaving behind the nutritious fiber and protein. This marks the first time that upcycled grain from a distillery will be made commercially available as edible ingredients. NETZRO is currently reclaiming grain from various breweries in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Wholesalers, retailers, restaurants and consumers can purchase upcycled ingredients directly from NETZRO. For each pound sold, Tattersall and NETZRO donate proceeds to The Artisan Grain Collaborative to promote a regenerative food system. Buyers can be assured that NETZRO is socially responsible, sharing profits with farmers in order to promote land stewardship.
NETZRO has worked with craft breweries including Minnesota’s Modist Brewing, Utepils Brewing, Invictus Brewing Co., HammerHeart Brewing Co. and others.