Beer-themed bakery grows with upcycled grains

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC RENTON, Wash. – When Marley Shain Rall wanted to open a retail store to sell beer-themed baked goods, she decided to run her idea past an expert advisor at the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) who was encouraging – and skeptical.

Piles of treatsbaked by 5 a.m.

A bowl the size of a sled sits amid giant kitchen appliances and tantalizing scents. A girl is up to her elbows mixing batter for crispy rice treats. No, it’s not Santa’s workshop; it’s the Crimson Bake Shop.   “Mixing the rice crispy batter is everyone’s favorite job,” food service supervisor Karen Chesnut says with […]