Minnesota companies debut new foods, whiskey made with Kernza® perennial grain

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Whiskey, cereal, pasta, crackers and other goods made with Kernza® perennial grain are increasingly on the market in Minnesota. 

Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis recently debuted its Kernza Perennial Grain Whiskey, made with 100% Kernza perennial grain. 

In St. Paul, small-batch brewery Bang Brewing has been brewing beer with Kernza since 2017. 

Both the whiskey and beer are among the local products made possible by the the University of Minnesota's Forever Green Initiative, a crop research program focused on developing and improving winter-hardy annual and perennial crops. 

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