Craft Beer Paper is a recycled paper made from malt waste.
Breweries discharge approximately two tons of malt in a month, and they usually dispose of most of it. kitafuku Inc. upcycles those malt waste into valuable craft paper. The project was introduced in May 2021, and the product was first sold in June 2021. As of the project began, Yokohama Beer Inc. offered their malt to the project.
When you look closely, the unique color and texture of malt fibers can be seen in the paper. kitafuku Inc. has continuously researched the ratio and thickness of the materials and finally created a durable and sufficient paper.
Currently, kitafuku Inc. produces papers for coasters, business cards, postcards, menu lists, and other purposes. Working with local breweries and restaurants, kitafuku Inc aims to reduce waste.