WELCOME TO BEER CRISPS
A NEW WAY TO BEER
We are a young and exciting food production company that specializes in spent grain food products, specifically spent grain crisps. We use new and innovative approaches to develop unique products and partner up with like-minded brands to produce delicious new food products.
Since March 2018, Beer Crisps have developed innovative food products while partnering with leading breweries around the world.
How does it work?
Food waste has many attributes, from surplus levels on farms, food disposed in homes, even supermarket expired foodstuff. In essence, any process where edible food is discarded.
Some waste streams have been around for so long, it has become the norm and is overlooked without a second thought.
Brewers spent grain is just such an ingredient.
To brew beer, malted barley grains are ground into smaller pieces and mixed with hot water. This activates enzymes that convert starches to sugars. The sugars are dissolved in the water, and the liquid is then separated from the remaining grains – this is brewers spent grain. For every litre of beer produced, between 0.2 and 0.25 kg of spent grain is thrown out.
At Beer Crisps we believe in a sustainable future, one that addresses food waste and the innovations that go with it. That is why we have transformed the brewery by-products into a taste intensive and innovative product.
By using the brewing by-product as the main ingredient, valuable cultural land is being spared. By allowing one harvest to give two returns, farmers do not have to cultivate and water new lands. This allows sustainable management of precious farmlands. On top of that, because we use fresh spent grain - our production process requires no water, further adding to our water saving initiatives.
While we still have a way to go to stop food waste completely, we can start small – one crisp at a time.
We promote Zero Food Waste, Sustainable Food Production and Water Saving!
We partner with breweries to create deliciously flavoured beer crisps made from their spent grain, a by-product of the beer-making process which is usually discarded.
OUR FAVORITE RECIPES
Check Out What’s Going On In Our Kitchen
BEER BRAISED CHIPOTLE CHICKEN NACHOS
This is one of our favorite recipes in the world! With beer braised chipotle chicken layered between beer crisps and cheddar cheesy goodness, nothing comes close. We like to add pickled jalapeños for extra flavour and make an avocado salsa on the side. This dish is perfect for a lazy Friday night, paired with a mojito or margarita.
“To craft delicious experiences and to rethink what spent means.”
For as many people possible to taste our delicious food products, and rethink what spent means.
To provide our customers with better alternative snack products, made from sustainable ingredients.
To be recognized as one of South Africa’s home-grown visionary snack companies.
To have an amazing company culture that truly cares for its employees and the community it operates in.
To always do good where we can.
Always do good (Integrity, honesty).
Care for our people and the community (inclusiveness, empathy, togetherness, protector).
Make decisive decisions, based on facts (structured , well planned).
Do sustainable business (caring, eco-friendly, forward looking, risk management).
Inspire through the work we do (creativity, innovation, craft).
Beer Crisps was founded by Christo Worst in March 2018.
Christo Worst (Pr.Eng.) is a mechatronic engineer by trade with a MSc. (Mechatronics) degree and has worked within the food production industry for the past 12 years.
"By product management has always been an interest of mine. I read about people making bread and cookies from spent grain - but that seemed really boring... I just wanted to make something cool, so why not make the perfect crisps to go with the beer?"
And just like that Beer Crisps was born.
GET IN TOUCH
Interested in doing business with Beer Crisps, or just want to find out more? Contact us to see what we can do for you.
Our business hours are Monday to Friday: 08:00-17:00.
Suite 39, 77 Victoria Street, London, England, SW1H 0HW