Beer Blast for March 9, 2018
Early Wins in 2018!
Worthy Beer Blast for March 9, 2018
Prefunk is Pure Gold
Prefunk Pale Ale took gold at the Oregon Beer Awards in February. This tasty liquid-gold brew includes Pacific Northwest malts that provide a balanced taste and mouthfeel, rounded by a smooth caramel background. Made with Citra and Amarillo hops, it finishes with a juicy hop burst with hints of tangerine, grapefruit and lingering deliciousness.
A go-to favorite for the brew team due to its overall drinkability and harmony. When asked about this year’s win, Dustin Kellner said: “Having been involved with the OBA competition for the last 3 years, I’m aware at how truly difficult it is to impress the discriminating palate of my fellow Oregon brewers. That makes this win all the more special to myself and our hardworking crew.”
You can drink the same Prefunk that won the gold in 6-pack cans and on draft throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California. Brewed for what’s hoppenin’!
Kama Citrus IPA Coming Mid-March
Our freshly revised Kama Citrus IPA is making its seasonal debut next week. What a name. It’s hard to not get excited about it. “This year we are going bigger on the fruit flavor,” said Zach Brenneman, our Head Brewer. “But the bitterness will remain subdued. We changed up the recipe in the pursuit of a sweeter, ‘date-night’ beer.’ This year we added Blood Orange and Guava – two tropical heavyweights. Appearance wise, it clocks in on the cloudier side of clarity. Overall, we think this is a beer that will help you connect with what and who you love.”
Aside from the new fruit additions, the re-romanced Kama includes a balanced blend of Ekuanot, Amarillo, and Mandarina Bavaria hops. All in all, more juice, less bitterness, more satisfaction. The perfect beer to fall in love with this season.
Bend friends, stop by the Pub on March 16th for our official launch party. Enjoy $3 Kama pints all night long, dance the night away with tunes from JuJu Eyeball, an Old Fashioned inspired Kama Cocktail, and enjoy terrific food pairings at this built in date night event. Additional release parties are in the works in Eugene, Portland, and Vancouver. Make sure to follow us on
Social media for dates and times for these events.
Kama Citrus will be available in 12-ounce bottles in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California this March 19th thru September.
Good Beer Matters
It’s more than just Water, Barley, Hops, and Yeast at Worthy Brewing. Each glass tells a story.
Our founder, Roger Worthington, sat down with Jeremy Storten from the new Good Beer Matters podcast to discuss this special place we call Beertopia and the vision and inspiration behind it all. Check out the podcast to learn a little bit more of what makes Worthy Brewing the place where beer lovers and dreamers come to get inspired and stop by to experience our own version of Disneyland for adults.
Worthy’s Heart & Soul
The innovation never stops. Our 5-barrel pilot brew system is the Heart and Soul of Worthy. This is where our brewers get to mix up the medicine and make the magic.
What makes the Heart & Soul series pub beers so special? Just ask our Head Brewer, Zach Brenneman. “Our pilot system is like a brewer’s fun machine. Or ‘happy place.’ Every beer we get off of that system is potentially worthy of a production beer.”
“Sorry guys, no kettle soured production beers – but perhaps in the next few months we’ll brew one up on our pilot. It’s fun but also rewarding to be able to get instant feedback from our loyal and highly discriminating pub customers. The pub is our proving ground. We have run numerous R&D batches through the pub, notably for Stoker and our continually rising star – Strata. Strata came through the pub as ‘Hop Star’ (foreshadowing anyone?) in three different versions before we had all the information we needed to launch it in draft on our production system.”
Heart & Soul beers releasing this month…
Nitro Stout, Tex Mex Lager, & a Hazy IPA
Yes, it’s that chilly time of the year for a smooth and velvety nitro stout. Ringing in at an “I’ll have
another” 4.9% ABV, our “Black Hole Sun” will go fast. We’re also stoked about our upcoming Tex Mex Lager – look for that to hit the pub later this month. We’ll offer Tex-Mex as a draft-only production beer in the coming months to our distributors. Finally, in response to our customers’ requests, we’re brewing up a cloudy, Hazy IPA that’s sure to expand your mind.
Star Bar Updates
This summer make sure you add the Star Bar to your list of date night staples. The Star Bar is our 21+ open-air mezzanine bar on the 2nd floor of our main pub. Entering its second season, we are in full planning mode for this year’s opening and have a lot planned for this season. Think of the Star Bar as your go-to date night destination this summer.
Want a teaser of what’s in store? We are creating a special Star Bar only menu that will include uniquely crafted cocktails, all of your Worthy Beer favorites, and elevated small plates. What makes this a great date night place you ask? Picture our out of this world starry views paired with a warm fire, a delicious beverage, and nothing but your loved one to share the experience with.
We are tentatively scheduled to open for the season this June. Stay tuned for updates.
We Are Worthy – Meet Kyle Nicholson
We are excited to welcome Kyle Nicholson our new Executive Chef to the Worthy family! Kyle has spent the past 15 years exploring his passion and commitment to food and sustainability in the Northwest.
Why Worthy? “It’s easy. We share the same passion and vision. Like our founder, Roger Worthington, I want to leave the world a little better than I found it, one meal at a time.”
In line with our mission to make Worthy an example of a sustainable business that integrates with our community and contributes to the holistic cycle, Kyle plans to implement partnerships with local purveyors and showcase Oregon’s bounty through food and experiences. Kyle further stated, “I’m truly inspired by the opportunity to have a team and resources to create something unique and grow with the dynamic community of Bend.”
In the next few months, Kyle plans to put his years of experience to work and build a foundation that leads to success in achieving our collective vision. He has big plans for the new spring menu, event space menu’s and is working on fine tuning the food offerings for Taps & Tacos. With Kyle at the helm, Worthy will be able to differentiate ourselves for others in the market and truly be a Green Brewpub with integrity and high quality that puts energy back in, wherever possible.
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