Fighting hunger through brewing
One of the most important things to Coleman and McGarvey is giving back to the D.C. community, which they feel has given so much to them. In that spirit, they are in the process of developing a spent grain program to help out some local charities.
In brewing beer, there is an end-product that is spent grain, which has just been soaked in water to extract the sugar from it. Many large-scale breweries sell it to farmers to be used to feed livestock, (which is unhealthy for both the animals and the people who eat their meat.)
“Our spent grain program is based on using it in DC to make bread to support some charities and organizations in town that feed the less fortunate,” said Coleman. “One of the pillars in the foundation of our business plan is looking at how we can go back and support our city—so we’re starting by trying to fight poverty and hunger.”