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We are thrilled to partner with...

2021-02-02_edited.jpg using their spent brewers grain in our ranching system!

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As Pittsburgh continues to grow and evolve, we are looking to create a dynamic web of partnerships like these. In doing that, so many other aspects of our community can be elevated towards a more sustainable and ethical future.  

 This is a huge step in beginning to repurpose and extend the life of agriculture inputs in our community. Producing premium meat with little to no waste and low environmental impact is a tough goal to achieve. This partnership with Necromancer is absolutely key in allowing us to expand as a producer while maintaining that goal.

About the Partnership

Necromancer Brewing Company was immediately onboard with this partnership, being both enthusiastic and supportive when we talked with them about repurposing their spent grain. 


“Sustainability is key to the daily life of a brewery, so we were thrilled when Birch Creek Farmery approached us to repurpose our spent grain for agriculture,” says Lauren Hughes, Head Brewer (formerly Sun King and Penn Brewery).

We'll be partnering with them to pick up all of their brewer's grain as they brew it. We'll carefully blend it into the supplemental feeds we use in our pastured chickens, finishing Gallloway beef, Berkshire hogs, and Icelandic sheep. This both curbs the resource input to raise clean, low impact meats as well as provides excellent nutrition for the animals. Because it is a fermented product, the animals can access the nutrient more easily. We are excited and looking forward this new, dynamic aspect of the Farmery!

Get to know the new, old-school brew in town!


Located at 2257 Babcock Boulevard, Necromancer Brewing Company opens its doors in Pittsburgh's North Hills in March to revive the spirit of discovery and exploration in a craft beer scene long trapped in a hazy fog. 


They'll be reaching into the depths of brewing history to breathe new life into dead styles and forgotten brewing methods to punctuate a full range of familiar and trendy brews with a slew of resurrections.

Make sure to visit Lauren and Mikey Orellano (assistant brewer, Hitchhiker Brewery) in the awesome new 14,400 sqft space when they open! You can also grab ticket to our Fourth of July event (July 3rd, 2021) to enjoy their beers on top of our hill as the sun sets.

Can't get enough? Follow them on Instagram or sign up for their mailing list for updates.

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