Worthy Brewing

Month: February 2013

By in Go Time GTX, Worthy Brewing 0

Go Time! Gone.

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:55:00



Our inaugural Worthy batch, Go Time or GTX, is gone, all 55 barrels. We appreciate your support and Worthy taste. We may revive it later if Chad and Dustin can remember the recipe. Have to say, the success of our baptismal batch is a strong omen for good things to come.

In a few weeks, we hope to have all of our fermentation and conditioning tanks in place.  After that, it’s full tilt. We’re on schedule to begin canning and bottling in June. Can’t wait to rev up our Maserati of canning lines. That baby’s going to hum.

Also, we want to give a big Worthy Welcome to our recent brew house hire, Jacob Zuchowski. Jacob comes in with a strong pedigree, having interned at Three Creeks Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Hangar 24 Brewing and Firestone Walker Brewing.  The Big Zuchowski is a distinguished graduate of the UC Davis Master Brewers program. When not brewing, he’s either sleeping or bowling.


Time to Cruise? Enjoy Worthy’s Easy Day Kolsch

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:55:00



Let’s face it, sometimes you just want a light, crisp beer you can drink.  You’ve just spent a few hours in the garden, or on the trails, or returned from a long day on the job. You just want to relax and enjoy the mechanical act of drinking and the biological wonder of adult-style hydration.

Worthy Easy Day Kolsch is our answer to that need.

Our Easy Day Kolsch is a light, crisp, straw-colored beer that ‘s easy to drink and fun to savor. We brewed this quintessential German-style ale with imported Munich malt and a touch of wheat, added in Perle hops for bittering and Willamette hops for a hint of old Europe spiciness, and brought home with that tart green apple aroma with a true Kolsch yeast.

At 4.5% ABV, Easy Day is our lowest alcohol libation. An effervescent front end opens up to a soft mouthfeel that finishes with a dry and pleasant bitterness.  It goes down as easy as it’s name suggests and titillates the tongue for another tug.

It’s not surprising that our staff compared Easy Day to a German-style lager. The give-away, however, is the look. Instead of a bright nearly see-through lager yellow, our cold-conditioned Easy Day is straw-colored and slightly cloudy as we did not filter our baptismal batch.

So, for those times when you want to kick back, soft-pedal, or cruise, and you’re thirsty for a malted beverage you enjoy with friends or in the quiet comfort of your lounge chair, Worthy’s Easy Day Kolsch is your reward.

  • 4.5% ABV
  • 25 IBUs
  • SRM 3
  • OG 10.5

Worthy Announces Grand Opening and Hop House Dedication on April 5th

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:55:00


Dr. Al Haunold, Hopmeister


A Special Tribute to Hopmeister Dr. Alfred Haunold

Bend, Or.  On April 5, 2013, Worthy Brewing will dedicate it’s greenhouse and hopyard to America’s premier Hopmeister, the venerable Dr. Alfred Haunold.

You may not know Dr. Haunold’s name, but if you love craft beer, then you know his work. At the helm of the USDA-OSU hop breeding program from 1965 to 1999, Dr. Haunold had a guiding hand in releasing over 16 hop cultivars  and breeding lines to the public.

The affable, Austrian-born Dr. Haunold, who continues to reside in Corvallis with his wife Mary, gave us high aroma game-changers like Cascade, Willamette, Sterling, Liberty, Mt. Hood and Santiam. Read on…

By in Fuggle, Nugget 0

Pangloss Porter:  Worthy’s Tribute to the Prophet of Over-The-Top Optimism

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:55:00



Yes. Yes. There’s plenty of evidence out there that life can be “short, brutish and nasty.” But sometimes you just don’t want to hear it, and you don’t want to know it. You just want bliss and you want it now.

On Valentine’s Day, the best possible day in the best of all possible years, we at Worthy Brewing, with our eyes wide shut and our brains drenched in oxytocin, offer up a special libation we call “Pangloss Porter.”

Pangloss – the unshakeable optimist in Voltaire’s 1759 novella Candide – preached in the face of unspeakable horrors that the evidence notwithstanding “all was for the best in this the best of all possible worlds.”

Take that Thomas Hobbes! Take your paradigm that we live in a state of “continual fear and danger of a violent death” and shove it.  We at Worthy choose to embrace unfettered idealism, soaring optimism, and a utopian world in which children beg for more vegetables.

We will be releasing our merry treat on Thursday, February 13th.  Don’t let the darkness intimidate: Pangloss Porter offers up a surprisingly smooth and delicious kiss. In lieu of pixie dust,  our Wizard of Wort Chad Kennedy liberally sprinkled his brown porter base with a potent dose of toasted cocoa nibs. Just a touch of Nugget and Fuggle hops to remind you this is a beer not a chocolate shake.

Says the Wort Wizard: “We took an already great tasting porter and accentuated the chocolate malt flavor by adding over a pound and a half of roasted cocoa nibs to the conditioning tank.  The notion here was to romance the chocolate flavor for all it’s worth.”

So, for that moment when you’ve had enough of the negativity, and just want a sweet ride into the warm embrace of blissitude, this porter’s for you.
“Stare Into the Abyss
And See the Light.”