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This National Beer Day, We Raise a Glass to Our Brewery Partners.

Posted by Kathleen McCarron on

Portland Pet Food Company wouldn't be where we are today without our brewery partners, who allow us to create our sustainable, local and natural brew biscuits. 

Brew biscuits don’t include any alcohol, but feature spent grain from local partners. After the liquid sugars, proteins and nutrients have been extracted through the mashing process, spent grain is what’s left of malt. Spent grain can account for 85% of a brewery’s total by-product and lead to major waste when disposed of improperly. You can compost spent grain or give it to farms as feed. The versatile material can also be dried and used as a replacement or in addition to traditional flour in baked goods, like our biscuits!

Coalition Brewery has been a Portland Pet Food Company partner since the very beginning. Known for their innovative beers, they’ve helped create our biscuits by providing us with some of their spent grain. Coalition shares our belif that local economy support begins with sourcing regional ingredients. Their malt (which becomes our spent grain) is from Great Western Malting, right across the river in Vancouver, Wa. Coalition is in taprooms and growler fill stations across the Pacific Northwest and will be reopening their taproom for the season soon!


To create our gluten and grain-free bacon brew biscuits, we worked with local gluten-free beer provider, Ground Breaker Brewing. Instead of gluten-laden grains, they malt chestnuts and lentils sourced from Oregon and California. Not only is their beer gluten free, their gastropub in SE Portland serves delicious, all gluten-free food and has a dog-friendly patio!

Shop all our biscuits here- it’s the closest you’ll get to sharing a bacon beer donut with your dog!


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