News Worthy for 2012
Here is the latest Worthy News!
HOP, OREGON: A budding story of the country’s most cutting-edge hop region.
November 1, 2012
Excellent article that connects the dots between the hop growers (e.g. Goschie Farms), the hop merchants (e.g., Indie Hops), and the Oregon craft brewers (e.g. HUB and Oakshire). Fittingly, the writer Sophia McDonald tells the story about how Indie Hops was hatched at the HUB in Portland on a starry starry night. Read on…
Making Worthy Progress
November 25, 2012
Worthy Brewing expected to open early next spring on Bend’s east side
The two-story, 28,000-square-foot structure recently built near Bend’s eastern city limits has been dubbed a beer campus, not simply a brewery.
Construction crews have been turning the 3-acre parcel near U.S. Highway 20 and Northeast 27th Street into the new home for Worthy Brewing Company, which will have a brewery, restaurant, hops garden and greenhouse. Read on…
November 15, 2012
C.O. brewers finally catch up with the Bend lifestyle and the canned beer revolution
Cracking a post-recreation celebration beer makes a lot of sense.
It makes even more sense when that beer is in a convenient, tasty package—such as a can. Until recent years, though, macro-breweries were the only businesses offering canned beer—if you wanted a micro brew it was glass bottle or nothing. But, 10 years ago, Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery blew minds by canning their delicious craft beer. And thus began the craft canning revolution. Read on…
Bend’s Eastside gains a ‘Worthy’ brewery
October 3, 2012
Energy-efficient brew pub uses the sun for warm welcome
BEND, Ore. -Construction is under way on the east side of town as crews complete one of Bend’s newest breweries.
“We did look at several different places to put a brewery,” Worthy Brewing Company Brewmaster Chad Kennedy said Wednesday. “In Portland, and Northern California and then Bend — and the choice was pretty easy.” Read/View on….
Turning Sunshine Into Beer: Worthy Brewing installs solar panels
The Source Weekly
October 3, 2012
These solar panels are going in RIGHT NOW at Worthy Brewing, eastside Bend’s newest brewery.
According to brewmaster Chad Kennedy, the photovoltaic system will provide about 20 percent of Worthy’s water-heating needs—which is a lot. Heating water is a necessary part of the brewing process. Duh!
Kennedy said he’s psyched to finish closing up the building, which should happen soon as the cooler and boiler are already in and the windows are being installed this week. But the real excitement for Worthy’s head brewer will come in mid-November. That’ when the brewing equipment is scheduled for arrival. Read on…
Brewery being build in Bend
Daily Journal of Commerce
August 15, 2012
Chad Kennedy is building a new brewery in Bend. The very concept brings out his poetic side.
“We vow that from these volcanic depths, suds will spout,” he waxes rhapsodically on Worthy Brewing’s website. “From this barren land, hop and herb gardens will flourish. From this pumice field, plump trees will rise up to shade a Bavarian garden, where pints of frothy artistry will clank and laughter will ring out.” Read on…
A Worthy Construction
July 26. 2012
Construction workers round out the steelwork for the Worthy Brewing Co. building on Northeast Bellevue Drive off U.S. Highway 20 in Bend.
Once work wraps up in December, the $4.1 million brewery will span more than 28,000 square feet. Read on…
What’s Going UP
July 25, 2012
On nearly 3 acres on Bend’s east side, just off U.S. Highway 20, there’s room for more than just a brewery.
Worthy Brewing Ground Breaking Ceremony
The Brew Site
February 25, 2012
Yesterday (Friday the 24th of February) was a perfect day for the official groundbreaking ceremony for one of Bend’s newest brewery ventures, Worthy Brewing Company—nearly 60 degrees, clear and sunny (contrasted with this morning as I write this, it’s snowing somewhat heavily).
Principals Chad Kennedy and Roger Worthington had arranged a nice setup to welcome guests to the groundbreaking: an outdoor event tent with tables and chairs for guests, a keg of Boneyard Beer‘s RPM IPA, and food provided by Stephanie Schultz (wood-fired pizza, a red cabbage salad, and chocolate stout cake). Read on…
Worthy Brewing Ground Breaking
The Brew Site
February 22, 2012
This Friday, February 24th, is the official groundbreaking ceremony for Worthy Brewing, one of Bend’s newest breweries-in-development fronted by ex-Laurelwood Brewmaster Chad Kennedy (Facebook announcement). The ceremony takes place at 3pm and (I believe) both Kennedy and partner Roger Worthington (of Indie Hops) will be on-hand. Read on…
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