30 Sep Maltygrain Artisan Loaf
2 local companies, 2 artisan crafts, 2 island grown grains: Introducing the Maltygrain Artisan Loaf
It all started as an idea, a ‘hey what if?’ statement, if you will, and today we are excited to announce the launch of a fun new product at Portofino Bakery.
We have partnered up with Phillips Brewery to bring to life the ‘Maltygrain Artisan loaf’, a loaf made of spent grains from the beer brewing process!
Both Phillips and Portofino have a lot in common, both are locally owned, Victoria companies that support island farmers buy buying island grown grains. Phillips buys Barley, while Portofino buys wheat. Both process the grains on-site and use them in their daily production. Because of the similarities in operations it is a natural fit to partner together to create one great product.
Spent Grains (or Mash) are the by-product of beer production, they are also high in fibre and iron. At Portofino we took one look at the mash and thought ‘hmm, I bet that would make a great bread.’ A few experiments with different recipes later, and we landed on one great product- the Maltygrain Artisan. Made with Vancouver Island Wheat this is a wholegrain loaf, with a unique flavour you can only get by adding mash!
Launching in stores this weekend, make sure to try a loaf today!