1kg grain makes 10 pints of beer
Breweries across the UK produce around half a million tonnes of spent grain per year. After use, the grain still has a lot of nutritious content.
The Brewing Process
1. The mash
Hot water is run through grain to make sugary water called "wort".
2. The boil
Hops are added to the Kettle to give flavour, aroma and bitterness.
Yeast is added to the fermenting vessel, which eats the sugar and creates CO2 and alcohol.
The yeast is dropped out, and the beer is packaged into casks, kegs, bottles or cans!
Our grain comes from Villages
Villages was started in 2016 by Archie and Louis Village, with some help from Tom. They brew a core range of sessionable ales and a lager, as well as a rotating offering of seasonal / special beers.
BrewBix are made from the grain used to make one of the core range beers
Rodeo Pale Ale - 4.6%
Rodeo is a light straw colour with a gentle haze. Citrus and grapefruit aromas and flavours come from Citra and Cascade, giving a balanced floral tone. Low bitterness and a soft body. Real refreshing!
Whistle lager - 4.4%
A crisp, unfiltered lager with lots of flavour. Saaz and Hallertau Mittelfrüh give it those traditional floral and spicy notes. The yeast gives a big ester profile and a clean finish.
Rafiki Session IPA - 4.3%
Tropical notes of mango, passionfruit and guava come from Mosaic and Ekuanot. Smooth bitterness and a sweet biscuity malt flavour.
Match the beer to the biscuit
Each packet of Bix will say which beer the grain in the biscuits made*. Head over to the Villages webstore if you would like to order a crate of beer that is made from the same ingredients as your dog’s biscuits!
*The beer stamps for the yellow boxes are rubbing off. The Bix in yellow boxes were made with Rodeo grain.