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Minneapolis brewery Modist is making beer out of unsold bagels

The new partnership is aimed at reducing food waste.

The craft beer boom has seen all sorts of innovation in the brewing industry, but this might be one of the most unusual creations yet.

Modist Brewing, based in the Minneapolis North Loop, has teamed up with its neighbors at Rise Bagel Co. to make beer out of bagels.

Over the past month, Modist says it's collected about 150 pounds of bagels unsold by the bakery and coffee shop.

It has ground the bagels into a flour that formed the malt bull of its new beer creation, called "No Bagel Wasted."

The beer, which was also brewed with some White Clover honey, is described as a "toasty, easy-drinking lager."

It will go on tap at Modist's brewpub starting this Friday, Jan. 26, with 10 percent of all sales going to Twin Cities Food Justice, which helps reduce food waste and tackle local hunger.

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