The brewing giant hopes the move would help cut congestion outside its Westgate site and offer an environmentally-friendly way of using the discarded sediment and beer remnants from the bottom of its casks. Because pubs are encouraged to use their 72-pint firkins of beer within three days - during which time the beer is in its best condition - there is usually some wastage. Rich in yeast, these leftovers have a high nutritional value. As a result, once it has been processed, the beer-based produce is being sent out to farmers for animal feed and to spray on crops.That seems reasonable. I had heard about great beef being fed upon the spent grains from breweries, like at New York's Captain Lawrence. And I know the wee beasties out by the compost like when it is brewing day around here. But I did not know, for example, that the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Uganda was using it - look at table 2 and the costs set out in table 4. Fish love dregs. Who knew?
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."