Starkville Snack Company Earns National Recognition for Innovative Collaboration with Mississippi Craft Beer Brewers
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Starkville Snack Company Earns National Recognition for Innovative Collaboration with Mississippi Craft Beer Brewers

Grain Elevator is a finalist in the 2019 Good Food Awards held every year in San Francisco, CA



Starkville, MS (Nov. 18, 2018) - Craft snack maker Grain Elevator has earned national recognition for their Sweet Potato Stout Craft Beer Grain Crackers, which were named a finalist in the 2019 Good Food Awards (https://goodfoodfdn.org/awards/). Winners will be announced in January at a 1000 person gala in the historic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center.





Grain Elevator is a finalist in the 2019 Good Food Awards held every year in San Francisco, CA

Starkville, MS (Nov. 18, 2018) - Craft snack maker Grain Elevator has earned national recognition for their Sweet Potato Stout Craft Beer Grain Crackers, which were named a finalist in the 2019 Good Food Awards (https://goodfoodfdn.org/awards/). Winners will be announced in January at a 1000 person gala in the historic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center.
Troy DeRego, founder of Grain Elevator, explains how the product came to be. “I am a sourdough baker and when I started working with spent beer grains I discovered just how much flavor is there and just how much goes to waste. Nearly a pound of grain is left over from every six-pack brewed.” Grain Elevator works with craft brewers to reclaim some of the grain. “I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t delicious,” says DeRego. “These grains were carefully selected for their flavor and I have found a way to tap into it. That opens the door to reclaiming hundreds of thousands of tons of grains and returning them to our food system.”



The Sweet Potato Stout Crackers advanced to the final round after a blind tasting of 2035 entries and then passed a rigorous vetting to confirm they meet Good Food Award standards. “We know great taste starts with great ingredients. Our crackers feature fresh-milled whole grain flour from Carolina Ground in Asheville, NC and beer grain from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, Mississippi’s oldest and largest brewer.”



“There is a revolution happening in the supermarket, “says DeRego. “People want to know what is in their food, where it comes from, and what impact it has on the world around us.” The Good Food Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to shining a spotlight on products and producers working to change our food system for the better.



“Launching a new food business into the world is an enormous undertaking,” DeRego explains. “Recognition from the Good Food Awards is one way to bring awareness of our products and our mission to consumers, potential partners, and investors that can help us get to the next level.” With growing interest from major retailers, Grain Elevator is seeking angel investors to be part of this initial round of growth.


Grain Elevator is a small artisan bakery founded in 2015 and located on Main Street in Starkville, MS. They collect grain from craft brewers across the state and turn it into nutritions snacks. Craft Beer Grain Crackers are available for purchase and shipment anywhere in the U.S. at beergraincrackers.com (https://beergraincrackers.com ).

  Troy DeRego, founder Grain Elevator

Troy DeRego, founder Grain Elevator



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