News Worthy for 2016
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Worthy Brewing Opens Country's First Hopservatory
News by Kristen Pope | Dec 2016 | Issue #119
Beer drinkers will soon be able to gaze into the cosmos while sipping on an IPA at Worthy Brewing’s new “Hopservatory.” Located inside the Bend, Ore., brewery, the observatory—opening in December—features a 16-inch RCOS-based Ritchey-Chrétien telescope and lets visitors explore space via guided tours and programs.
Below the telescope room, the “Transporter Room” (an homage to Star Trek) features a mosaic by California-based artist Rick Skalak. Covering the walls, floor, and central column, Skalak’s art depicts hop comets, a Klingon ship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, and even old-timey bicycles—a nod to owner Roger Worthington’s passion for cycling.
Worthington wants visitors to learn about the universe and reflect on their place in it while enjoying the Hopservatory. “I wanted to create a place that generates epiphanies,” he says. “A place where you get perspective, make comparisons, think about scale, and get outside of your own skin. A place where going big makes you feel small in a respectful and humble way.” Read more...
Worthy Brewing announces rebrand
November 3, 2016
(Bend, OR) – Worthy Brewing Company—based in Bend, Oregon—proudly announces a rebrand and aesthetic makeover of the company’s brand and line of six-pack cans. After rapidly growing over the past four years in business, the update to the packaging gives a more cohesive presence that retains the look and feel of the brewery and its campus on the east side of Bend.
“The new packaging, which was created in house, focuses more attention on the individual styles by giving each beer its own unique look,” said Chief Operating Officer, Dave Zinn. “The designs were developed to give a nod to various eras of retro and vintage advertising. Change is good, but what hasn’t changed is the great beer on the inside.” Read more...
Ales and Astronomy
Worthy Brewing Shows Off Its New Observatory
BY RUSS AXON
November 2, 2016
In 2012, Roger Worthington had a vision of building his own "Beertopia." The Worthy Brewing founder and owner describes it as "a mini-campus, a place where a person can make connections, can be stimulated, a place where the mind can expand." His first step toward Beertopia: Looking to the stars.
Worthy Brewing is finishing construction on an observatory tower, or "Hopservatory," as part of an expansion project at the brewery-restaurant. Once completed, the observatory will include a research-grade telescope to be used for viewing tours hosted by the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. Worthington hopes to open the observatory to the public by early December. Read more...
Worthy Brewing Releasing Seasonal Peace Pipe Porter
February 29, 2016
Bend, Oregon - 26 February 2015 - Worthy Brewing Company is expanding its seasonal line with Peace Pipe Porter, available now in six-pack bottles. This rich brew is loaded with cacao nibs, giving it a rich chocolate flavor, with an aroma of milk chocolate. It finishes with a dry, yet slightly sweet taste, reminiscent of chocolate cookies and dark chocolate. “While it’s no surprise that this beer would pair really well with desserts, it’s also balanced enough to enjoy with dinner,” says Brewmaster Dustin Kellner.
Peace Pipe Porter comes in at 5.4% ABV with 25 IBUs. The February to May release of six-pack bottles and kegs will be distributed by Columbia Distribution in Oregon and Washington, and by Hayden Beverage in Idaho. Five percent of the sales proceeds of this beer will be donated to to the Warm Springs Tribal Educational Fund. Read more...
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