Worthy Brewing turns 1

Bend brewery celebrates with a week of events, specials

Published Jan 31, 2014 at 12:06AM

It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed since Worthy Brewing Co. first opened its doors on Bend’s east side.

And while its getting tougher and tougher these days for a new brewery to make an impact on the ever-growing and expanding Central Oregon craft beer scene, it’s undeniable that Worthy has done just that. In its first year, the brewery can already boast a killer IPA, a growing line of innovative craft beers, a hops greenhouse and a bar that’s more interesting than most, having been constructed from wood used in the Oregon State Hospital in Salem (formerly known as the Oregon State Insane Asylum). Not to mention, Worthy’s “beer campus” is located in a part of Bend that’s been largely untapped by local brewpubs.

In other words, Worthy’s made waves this past year, and the brewery will celebrate its first anniversary with a variety of specials and events almost every day next week to mark the milestone.

On Tuesday, the pub will host a tapping of its inaugural brew, the Go Time Pale (GTX), with pints costing $2.40 that day. Wednesday will feature flight and appetizer pairing specials, while Thursday will feature all-day $3 pint specials. Next Friday, Feb. 7, Worthy will host a Firkin Friday event, where the brewery will serve a Firkin of GTX.

The brewery’s official one-year anniversary bash will take place Feb. 8. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature live music from KC Flynn, Amanda Sarles and GBots & the Journeymen. Lawn games will also be in full swing at the event. Admission to the party will be free.

Happy birthday, Worthy!

— Megan Kehoe