Easily one of our favourite outdoor companies from their environmental standpoint and their ridiculously solid clothing, Patagonia has been a leader in so many aspects of outdoor life.
Now, in a collaboration project with Hopworks Urban Brewery from Portland, they’ve put their ideals to beer.
“We believe the future of farming—not to mention our planet—lies in something called organic regenerative agriculture. Organic regenerative agriculture restores soil biodiversity, sequesters carbon, and efficiently grows crops without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Researchers at the Rodale Institute have found that a switch to organic regenerative techniques could actually sequester enough carbon to reverse global climate change. Our friends at the Land Institute, in Salina, Kansas, have made a major breakthrough in that direction with a perennial grain called Kernza®.
Kernza is ideally suited for organic regenerative agriculture. Its long roots and perennial growth allow it to thrive without tilling or pesticides; it uses less water than conventional wheat, prevents erosion and removes more carbon from the atmosphere than annual grains. And it just so happens to make delicious beer.
So we’ve teamed up with Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon, to create Long Root Ale. This tasty pale ale is made with organic two-row barley, organic yeast, organic Chinook, Mosaic and Crystal hops, and Kernza. It’s also the first commercial use of Kernza, and we believe, a strong step toward changing the way we grow and produce food. Or, in this case, beer. Cheers!”
Read more about their beer here>>> Patagonia Long Root Ale