An Early Christmas!

Christmas came early this year for Floyd, Larry, Daryl and Daryl in the form of some spent grains left from a batch of our Longpoint Lager.  Spent grain, the leftover malt and adjuncts after the mash has extracted most of the sugars, proteins, and nutrients, can constitute as much as 85 percent of a brewery’s total by-product.  But for these little guys its a delectable treat.  At this rate, they won’t be little for long!
These four little pigs are Kunekune a rare breed from New Zealand.  In the 1980’s there were only 50 pure bred Kunekune remaining.  They have since recovered in numbers thanks to a breeding program and are no longer extinct.  The word kunekune means “fat and round” in the Maori language.