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Most people head to Oast House Brewers in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a pint. Paul Kiefer goes to the craft brewery to feed his cows.
The Cayuga farmer stops in a couple times every week to take a load off Oast House in the form of nearly 1,500 kilograms of spent grain that would wind up on a compost heap without Kiefer’s hungry herd to enjoy it.
It would also cost Oast big bucks to get there. The brewery goes through as much as 16,000 kilograms of malt every week to make its suds, including the crowd-pleasing Barnraiser Farm Ale, sweet and nutty Bière de Garde, and my favourite, the mouth-puckering Bière de Mars.