We help businesses to transform their industrial food waste (spent goods) into value.

Beer Bread

Beer Bread

Introducing Beer Bread that’s also good for you

Made in Toronto by the Drake’s Commissionary
with leftover barley grains from Henderson’s Brewery (but we can work with your spent grains)

This is a project by The Spent Goods Company who learned about how 6 Billion pounds worth of spent grains ends up in the US landfill every year.

That’s the equivalent of being able to feed every American a loaf of bread every week for almost 1 year.

185,000,000 Kg of spent grains end up in Ontario’s landfills, resulting in methane and carbon dioxide, contributing to the province’s GHG emissions.

While larger breweries divert their grains as animal feed, urban craft breweries produce too little in comparison to financially justify pickup or deliveries to nearby farmers.

With craft breweries growing 25% every year in Ontario, The Spent Goods Company is working with forward-thinking breweries and locals to find a win-win situation for all.

For businesses – offer a unique product that allows their patrons to eat their beer. A new revenue source

For Locals – Enjoy delicious tasting bread, made in Toronto that is also healthier for you. Good for the Planet – You have directly reduced greenhouse gases by diverting leftover grains that typically end up in the landfill.

Flour: Locally sourced certified organic whole wheat and spent barley grains

  • Made using a wet dough and long slow natural fermentation to increase nutritional value, flavour, and digestibility.
  • Organic + Local: Sourced locally using traditional stone milling techniques to preserve the integrity and unique character of the grain.
  • 100% Vegan (e.g., no eggs, no dairy) and no preservatives
  • No commercial yeast – made with Drake’s own sourdough starter

Barley grains are:

Good for your Health – Considered one of the healthiest whole food grains.
Studies show it’s protective against Breast Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Gallstones, Heart failure and lowers cholesterol.

Good Nutrition – Double the fiber and protein; Less gluten (but NOT gluten-free) and low glycemic compared to white flour bread.

Ready to try #Beerbread?


1. Beer Bread – Organic Sourdough

Sourdough bread at its best with a tangy sourdough taste.

  • Easy to add to existing Food menu like sandwiches or charcuterie boards
  • Made with organic wheat flour + 20% spent grains + salt + yeast + water
  • Takes 3 days to produce this beauty using non-commercial sourdough starter
  • 100% vegan
  • No preservatives
  • 1 week shelf life is stored properly (don’t let it dry out)

2. Beer Bread – Sandwich bread

Cost effective every daily sandwich bread

For every day consumption – great way to get some fiber into your diet on a daily basis

  • Flour: Made with 20% spent grains + Baker’s strong white flour
  • Other ingredients: Baker’s Improver, Water, olive oil, commercial yeast, sugar and salt
  • 100% vegan
  • No preservatives
  • 1 week shelf life is stored properly (don’t let it dry out)


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