Barley Beyond the Brew

Jan 12, 2021

EverGrain, an ingredient startup backed by beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, launched two barley-based products that bring new life to spent brewing grains.   

As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

With sustainability in mind, EverGrain developed EverPro™, which packs a protein isolate punch in drinks, snacks, and protein bars. They also launched EverVita™, a flour ingredient that bolsters pasta, baked goods, and guilt-free snacks with extra nutrition and gut health benefits.

Both products use post-brewing barley that otherwise would be wasted, composted, or used as livestock feed.

By the numbers:

→ 5 years of R&D led to the EverGrain products

→ 95% solubility positions barley as a nutritionally dense beverage additive

→ 9 million metric tons of barley are used annually by brewers

 260+ AB InBev breweries yield 1.4 million metric tons of spent barley annually

Sound bite: “AB InBev is proud to support such a remarkable, purpose-driven venture with a mission to create incredible ingredients to nourish the world through the transformative power of circularity,” noted Tony Milikin, chief sustainability and procurement officer, AB InBev.

What’s ahead: EverGrain ingredients can already be found in products from Take Two, a barley milk company. More products will launch with commercial partners later this quarter.