Patagonia Provisions, in partnership with Portland, Oregon-based Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), has launched Long Root Ale, a pale ale made with organic ingredients and Kernza grain. The new beer represents the first commercial use of Kernza. Patagonia Provisions said it chose HUB due to its commitment to organic and sustainable brewing practices. The brewery is a B Corporation, namely a for-profit company certified by the nonprofit B Lab for its rigorous standards in terms of social and environmental performance, and for its accountability and transparency. Kernza grain is said to be ideal for organic regenerative agriculture thanks to its long roots and perennial growth, which allow it to thrive without pesticides. It also uses less water than conventional wheat. Patagonia Provisions, based in Sausalito, California, advocates organic regenerative agriculture, which helps restore soil biodiversity and grows crops without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The new beer has been available in Whole Foods Market locations in California, Washington and Oregon since Oct. 3.