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New Kernza Lager Release and First-Ever Non-Alcoholic Kernza® Beer

A new development in the Kernza® beer world is building on the already extensive list of breweries across the country brewing with the perennial grain.

Image Credits: Deschutes Brewery/Patagonia Provisions


The Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery is the latest in the lineup to collaborate with Patagonia Provisions on their Kernza® beer project to produce two new organic brews: a Kernza Lager and the Kernza Golden Brew. The Kernza Golden Brew is the first-ever non-alcoholic beer made with Kernza perennial grain and is also the first certified organic non-alcoholic craft beer brewed in the US, making it the first of its kind to hit shelves.

These two beers will become available nationwide on September 1st, 2024. To learn more about this collaboration, see below for a list of news articles covering the release.


Sustainable Brands“Deschutes, Patagonia brew two new organic beers with regenerative grain”

KTVZ News (Oregon)“Deschutes Brewery, Patagonia Provisions announce two organic beers, one non-alcoholic, brewed with Kernza grain”

Craft Brewing Business“Deschutes Brewery debuts two Kernza-based beers, including first certified organic NA beer”

Beverage Daily “Deschutes Brewery and Patagonia team up on Kernza brew”

American Craft Beer “Deschutes Brewery & Patagonia Brew Two New Organic Beers with Sustainable Grain”