On April 19, local bread company Proof 419 will premiere three original bread recipes at the Toledo Farmers’ Market. Each of these recipes is based around Maumee Bay Beer, a favorite of co-owner Tucker Lux.
“Proofing” is a term used in bread making to describe the fermentation of yeast. Lux ties this term in with a quote from Benjamin Franklin, “Beer is proof that God exists and he wants us to be happy.”
“It’s been pretty well-received,” Lux said. “My wife and I were looking for a way to make some extra money. I’ve been obsessive about bread for quite a while, and she had the idea, since we’re both into craft beer, to try to make artisan breads instead of just doing things that have already been done.”