Beer lovers in Japan confronted with so many lager choices have turned to craft beers for taste, however with elevated demand, small brewers have confronted a problem disposing of big quantities of leftovers. of malt.

To deal with the waste drawback, a Yokohama startup has launched an upcycling operation utilizing brewers’ dregs to supply “craft beer paper”, which seems at beer promotion occasions in varied varieties, together with menus, coasters and cup holders.

About three years in the past, when demand for craft beer started to rise, Shoki Matsuzaka, 33, CEO of Kitafuku, was approached by a neighborhood brewer who was involved concerning the quantity of waste malt lees being produced.

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