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    Where to find Kernza perennial grain
    Written By: Rachel Fergus | Jan 5th 2020 - 1pm.
    Perennial grains like Kernza are becoming more common in foods and beverages. There are a variety of businesses and products that feature the grain in Minnesota and across the county. The Land Use Institute lists numerous uses for Kernza perennial grain on its website:

    Patagonia created "Long Root Pale Ale," the first beer to be distributed that is made with Kernza. Patagonia describes the ale as "crafted grapefruit hop flavor" with a "balanced maltiness" and a "dry, crisp finish."
    Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis features "Kernza Karamelitas," a dessert bar.
    Bang Brewing in St. Paul makes and serves beverages with Kernza.
    Companies outside of Minnesota that serve products made with Kernza include:

    Avalanche Pizza in Athens, Ohio
    Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Ore.
    Whole Foods in California

  • #2
    Patagonia is making beer from kernza, a perennial grain

    By Katherine Martinko
    Via TreeHugger
    The company wants to demonstrates how the global food system can be more sustainable.
    Patagonia is not your typical outdoor gear retailer. This privately-owned company does not shy away from opportunities to take a political stance, to mount counterintuitive advertising campaigns, and to seek more sustainable ways of doing business.
    So, really, we shouldn't be all that surprised that it has made a foray into the food world, of all things, and has even started brewing beer! Two years ago it launched its first beer, Long Root Pale Ale, to much fanfare. This week, the second in that series was released, an organic Belgian-style beer called Long Root Wit.
    Via TreeHugger


    • #3
      Northeast’s 56 Brewing's environmentally friendly Beer

      Oddball Grain Made Into Limited Release Beer Built to Save the Planet
      by Joy Summers
      Via Eater Twincities
      Northeast’s 56 Brewing just released a brew that’s environmentally friendly to the extreme
      Northeast brewery 56 Brewing just released a new beer that’s out to save the world. Kernza® Harvest is a dunkelweissen-style, amber lager that was just released and is now available exclusively inside the taproom by the glass or in a crowler. It’s the result of a collaboration between Fresh Energy, Cascadian Farms, Bare Honey, and Connexus Energy.

      This powerhouse earth-friendly collective formed when 56 Brewing’s owner Kale Johnson met Fresh Energy’s Rob Davis and Cascadian Farms’ Tammy Kimbler during the 2019 introduction of 56 Brewing’s Solarama Crush. Solarama Crush was made with hulls from the Kernza® grain and the seed went into a Cascadian Farms cereal.

      Kernza® is this new perennial grain developed by the University of Minnesota that has sustainable ag and soil health experts all a’buzz because of its massive root system year after year growth cycle. The grain is slowly making inroads and restaurants (see the Baker’s Field focaccia at Birchwood’s BLT from the state fair), and has been used in just a couple of beers so far.

      Via Eater Twincities


      • #4
        This seems to be a hot topic - Kernza

        Farming perennially: Kernza among sustainable options taking root
        Via - Aberdeen News
        GOODHUE COUNTY, Minn. — If humans want to continue eating we need to continue farming. But many farming practices that have become common in the 21st century result in pollution and harm to local environments. So people and organizations are working to find creative solutions to the puzzle of eating while maintaining a healthy ecosystem. The use of perennial crops is one emerging idea.
        There are already many perennial crops that can be found in grocery stores: apples, raspberries, asparagus and strawberries are some of the most common examples. Organizations like The Land Institute, based in Kansas, are working to increase the number of perennial products that are available for humans and animals to eat.
        Kernza grain - Kernza perennial grain, a trademark grain of The Land Institute, is meant to be a substitute for annual grains, which are less sustainable due to the need for more water, tillage, annual planting, etc. Two Goodhue County farmers are planting Kernza.

        The Land Institute photo
        The Land Institute explains on its website:
        Via - Aberdeen News


        • #5
          Okay okay, we realize you are advocating hard for Kernza. Hopefully they contributed a significant amount of dollars to get all this attention!


          • #6
            No $$$ involved

            Originally posted by UnFermentable View Post
            Okay okay, we realize you are advocating hard for Kernza. Hopefully they contributed a significant amount of dollars to get all this attention!
            Not at all, I just received an bunch of articles recently on the subject and found it very interesting and wanted to share it with the community.