Locher Brewery brings snack from beer leftovers

With the "Trellini" snack, the Locher brewery processes by-products from beer production and thus aims to stop the waste of resources.

A new snack that could point the way to the future: With its "Trellini" nibble snack, Appenzeller Brauerei Locher is taking a step toward sustainability: the nibble is made from malt spent grain, a product that is a byproduct of beer production. By 2025, all the brewery's byproducts that do not go to agriculture are to be processed into high-quality food. To achieve this, the brewery has Food upcycling brand Brewbee founded to transform brewery byproducts such as spent malt and brewer's yeast into sustainable food and meat alternatives.

Against the waste of resources

"We stop wasting valuable resources and use them to develop high-quality, sustainable food products," says brewery owner Karl Locher. The brewery is currently building Europe's largest spent grains upcycling plant for protein recovery, a statement said. "Trellini" contains 56 percent fresh spent grains and is available now in "Salt & Vinegar" and "Tomato & Basil" flavors.



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