Brewed in New York – Hungry Hounds Beer Grain Treats Segment

Brewed in New York – Hungry Hounds Beer Grain Treats Segment


– [Maya] At the Water
Street block party we also found a small business with unique ties to
both beer and beasts. – Hi, I’m Casey
Parker and I’m with Hungry Hound Beer Grain Treats. We make dog treats
out of spent grain from the brewing process. – About two years ago Casey
bought me a home brewing kit. And the first batch
of beer that we made, we disposed of the grain
out back, and we figured there’s got to be a better
use for these grains. – [Maya] That’s when Casey
tried mixing the spent grains with other simple ingredients,
like peanut butter, to create homemade dog treats. Before long she had
perfected her recipe, and the treats were
so sought after she decided to start a business. – I could not brew
enough beer at home to keep up with the demand
for the grains that we needed, so we started going
out to local breweries and speaking with them. – [Casey] Most of the
breweries we work with, their batches are mostly barley. – It’s a very healthy, high
protein, high fiber treat for dogs, and they love
the taste and the flavor. – [Maya] The owners
of Hungry Hound don’t just pride themselves
on making their customers and canine friends happy,
but local brewers as well. – Most breweries would
either pay disposal fees for the grains or they would
give them to local farmers. There’s a lot of breweries
popping up all over the place, so there’s an abundance
of grains, so it’s just a way to take a viable waste
product from a small business and turn it into another small
business’s main ingredient. – We really get great feedback. And we get a lot
of people who say now their dogs will
not eat anything else, ’cause dogs go crazy over
them and they just want more.

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