Maltygrain Artisan Loaf - Portofino Bakery
Portofino Bakery is a wholesale bakery. We offer a full line of breads and buns, as well as speciality items like pretzel buns, ciabatta, & artisan breads.
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Maltygrain Artisan Loaf

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!

Wheat cutting - Aug. 4 Malt soaking

 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!

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