One Pint For The Planet Supporters,
Once again my most respected company, Patagonia, has delivered a product that not only creates a gateway to a sustainable beer market but also spreads the mission of why our planet is so important to us all.
Please take the time to check out Long Root Ale. If you are lucky enough to be in an area that sells it then shoot me an email and I will pay you to send me some!!!
Drink a beer. Save the planet.
Zac Harris - Founder OPFTP
Saving the planet, one beer at a time.
Our new Long Root Ale is a great beer—with great purpose. Beyond the crafted Grapefruit hop flavor, beyond the balanced maltiness lies a story as refreshing as its dry, crisp finish.
We've teamed up with Hopworks Urban Brewery to create Long Root Ale, a great tasting beer that’s the first to be made with Kernza®, a perennial grain grown using regenerative agriculture practices. We believe the future of farming lies in organic regenerative agriculture which restores soil biodiversity, sequesters carbon, and efficiently grows crops without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Our delicious pale ale is brewed with organic two-row barley, organic yeast, organic Chinook, Mosaic and Crystal hops, and Kernza. Kernza’s long root system and perennial growth allows it to thrive without tilling, preserving precious top soil. It also uses less water than conventional wheat, removes more carbon from the atmosphere and makes one damn good beer.
We are on a mission to repair our food system through organic regenerative farming practices and encouraging others to do the same. Cheers!
Well, for starters, we’ve been known to enjoy a good brew from time to time. But beyond that, our sourcing experience—starting way back in 1996 when we switched to organic cotton and continuing through our research for Provisions foods—has taught us a thing or two about farming. And beer, made from grain and hops, is an agricultural product, after all.
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!