Tröegs Partners With Patagonia Provisions To Introduce Kernza® Lager Releases

Tröegs Partners With Patagonia Provisions To Introduce Kernza® Lager Releases

Tröegs Partners With Patagonia Provisions To Introduce Kernza® Lager Releases

Patagonia Provisions – Troegs Brewing and Patagonia team up for Kernza Lager series

Patagonia Provisions – Troegs Brewing and Patagonia team up for Kernza Lager series

Tröegs Independent Brewing is excited to announce its latest collaboration with Patagonia Provisions, the food and beverage division of the renowned outdoor apparel company, Patagonia. This innovative partnership has given rise to a new lager-style beer, brewed with the regenerative perennial grain, Kernza®.

A Unique Partnership for Sustainability

Last summer, Patagonia Provisions introduced its pilot brewery partnership program, collaborating with independent craft breweries across the United States. Each brewery has been tasked with creating region-specific beers using Regenerative Organic Certified Kernza and other organic ingredients. Tröegs Independent Brewing now joins this pioneering initiative, alongside twenty other breweries, to promote the use of regenerative and organic ingredients. This effort aims to enhance soil health, restore ecosystems, and foster a sustainable food chain.

Crafting the Perfect Kernza Lager

The first Kernza Lager by Troegs Independent Brewing (photo courtesy of Troegs)

“This is our first time brewing with this unique grain,” shares John Trogner, co-founding brother and brewmaster at Tröegs. “Fifteen percent of the grain bill is Kernza, which we combine with organic Pilsner malt to build a crisp backbone.” The result is a remarkably drinkable lager, lightly hopped with organic Perle hops. It boasts notes of rustic crackers, bright wildflowers, and a touch of grassiness, making it a refreshing choice for beer enthusiasts.

Commitment to Local and Sustainable Ingredients

For over 26 years, Tröegs has remained dedicated to its core values of independence and family ownership. This commitment is echoed by Paul Lightfoot, General Manager of Patagonia Provisions, who states, “They support their local farmers in central Pennsylvania, buying more than 225,000 pounds of local grain, honey, and fruit every year.” This collaboration not only highlights Tröegs’ dedication to local agriculture but also aligns with Patagonia’s mission of environmental stewardship.

Exclusive Availability

Kernza Lager is now available exclusively on draft at Tröegs Independent Brewery in Hershey, PA. Beer aficionados and sustainability advocates alike can enjoy this exceptional brew while supporting a movement towards a more sustainable and organic future.

The second release of the Kernza Lager (photo courtesy of Troegs Independent Brewing)

They are releasing these in very small batches (less than five kegs each) when they release them, so get to the brewery when they get tapped because they will definitely be going fast.

Visit Tröegs Independent Brewery

Don’t miss the chance to taste the unique Kernza Lager. Visit Tröegs Independent Brewery in Hershey, PA, and be part of a growing movement that values quality, sustainability, and innovation in the craft beer industry.

Troegs Independent Brewing has already released one Kernza Lager and is about to release their second variant. Look for a third variant to be released in June, followed by more throughout the year as they fine tune the beer and the recipe.

For the latest updates on Tröegs Independent Brewing and their innovative collaborations, follow them on social media and visit their website. Experience the perfect blend of tradition and sustainability with every sip of Kernza Lager.

For More Information on Troegs Independent Craft Brewing

According to Untappd, Troegs Independent Craft Brewing is a regional brewery with 151 unique beers listed (despite their being over 500 Scratches). (A lot of vintage and variants get consolidated into single unique listings as well.) They have 2.3 Million ratings and as of 4.23.24 have a global average rating of 3.79. Their Untappd bio reads:

Founded in Pennsylvania in 1997 by brothers John and Chris Trogner, Tröegs Independent Brewing is driven by a sense of adventure and curiosity. Our brewery has been built by family, friends and kindred spirits who share a love of great beer. Together, we all make Tröegs. You might know our Perpetual IPA, the best-selling IPA in Pennsylvania. Or the dark, malty and crisp Troegenator. You may have come across such iconic beers as Nugget Nectar or Mad Elf in your beer travels. Perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to try one or two of the hundreds of experimental Scratch Series beers we’ve brewed over the years. Whether you’re already a member of our extended family or you’re just getting to know our brewery, there’s always something new to discover with Tröegs.

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