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This Marseille Microbrewery Is Crowd-Sourcing Hops and Training Urban Farmers

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Vine Pair

This Marseille Microbrewery Is Crowd-Sourcing Hops and Training Urban Farmers

Though two people officially own Part Faite , the Marseille microbrewery chugs on community.
Born from a successful crowdfunding campaign, Part Faite is run by Gonzalo and Laure Araque-Goy, a couple whose love of beer is only surpassed by a fierce love of community. Gonzalo and Laure launched their line of three organic brews by enlisting 300 beer lovers in 18 tasting sessions of 16 beers. The oil in their fermenting tanks is recycled from local restaurants. Leftover chaff, or grain husks, go to a boulangerie for beer bread, or to a nearby farm for animal feed.
Even the microbrasserie's name promotes togetherness. “Part” stems from the communal “participation” of all those involved in making their artisanal suds. “Fait” is a derivative of the French verb “faire,” which means “to make.”
There's a dash of the aspirational, too. “ Parfait is perfect in French,” Laure says with a wink.
When the duo wanted to try their hands at hop farming, they naturally came up with a cooperative-style solution: Give seedlings...

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