Worthy is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring the Worthy Worlds Masters Cup at the Cascade Cycling Classic this year, dedicated to the irreverent and irreplaceable Chris Hipp bike racer and computer geek, who died seven years ago.
To honor “Hipp Star’s” passing, Worthy will be brewing a special beer that he would have loved – “Captain Nimrod’s Pound-Flail Ale.” Hipp always believed that in order to pound you had to risk flailing. Without one, you can’t have the other. His way of finding balance in this crazy world.
With the creation of the Worthy World’s Masters Cup, the CCC this year will have more categories, more races, more prize money, more fabulous jerseys, and of course more fun and glory.
Men’s 50 plus category will be competing for $3,500, plus the yellow, green and polka dot jersies. The Men’s 35-39 will be competing for $2,000 and the above jerseys, and the 40 plus will be racing for $3,500 and the usual jerseys. That’s $9,000 in cash prize money, a new high water mark for the CCC. The racing begins on July 22, 2016 and concludes after 4 stages on July 24th.
All proceeds from the 37th Annual Cascade Cycling Classic will benefit the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. To register, go to www.cascade-classic.org.
Worthy Brewing is also sponsoring Stage 1 of the Pro Men’s and Women’s CCC, which starts in Madras, Oregon and ends 123 miles later for the men at the Dee Wright Observatory atop McKenzie Pass.
“We are excited to support the best and longest running stage race in America,” said Roger Worthington, owner of Worthy Brewing. “We’re also honored to be able pay tribute to cycling legend and my mentor Chris Hipp, who died seven years ago, a few days before the CCC, which he was going to race, and pound until he flailed.”
It’s widely known among Masters Racers that Hipp was the designer of the Captain Nimrod artwork on the jersey of the former juggernaut “Labor Power” masters cycling team, which he also co-founded with Worthington back in The Day.
In 2004, well before Worthy Brewing was conceived, Hipp saw beer in his friend’s future. A graphic artist among other talents, Hipp designed a label for Captain Nimrod’s bitter ale – “A five star grog that inspires dreams of glory. The beer of choice for the world’s fastest bench racers.”
All Masters Racers will receive a coupon for a free beer at Worthy Brewing, located on the East Side of Bend, from July 22 to the 24th. Captain Nimrod’s Pound-Flail Ale will be available on July 20th.
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Worthy Brewing Co - New Solar Brewery Coming to Bend, OR
February 16, 2013
Conklin, NY, February 16, 2013/mbb/ --(PR.com)-- SunMaxx Solar, a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, is proud to announce the installation of a solar thermal system at the new Worthy Brewing Company in Bend, Oregon.
Sunlight Solar Energy installed the system that included 56 TitanPower Plus SU24 roof mounted solar hot water collectors and a StorMaxx non-pressurized 2000 gallon solar storage tank that will supplement the solar breweries domestic hot water. The system is projected to provide an approximate 20% solar fraction for brewery. Read on...
Opening Night at Worthy Brewing
The Bend Beer Blog
February 5, 2013
Braving the crowds and the east side, I checked out the first night at Worthy Brewing, the new brewery/brewpub in Bend. We knew it would be a bit of a cluster, but willing to accept that fact, the wife and I went anyway.
Anyway, here are my takeaways from night 1. Read on...
They Keep Bubbling Up
February 5, 2013
Customers fill the restaurant at Worthy Brewing on Monday, the official opening day for Bend's newest brewery. Worthy Brewing Co. fills about 28,00 square feet of a two story building and features brewery, restaurant, a future hops garden and greenhouse. The company has built a small pilot brewing system to make experimental brews and a production system with a 50,000 to 70,000 barrel annual capacity. The restaurant features a hearth oven and a menu highlighting a variety of pizzas along with other pub fare.
Worthy Brewing soft opening
The Brew Site
February 4, 2013
Today was the official soft (“quiet”) opening for Bend’s new Worthy Brewing, one of the area’s most highly anticipated new Bend brewery openings based in no small part on the sheer size and ambition of the project. Naturally, given that I’ve been following the progress of Worthy fairly closely since it was announced (you can review my Worthy-related posts here), it was a given that I’d be attending this opening, and documenting it. Here’s my photo review, with some commentary. Read on...
Worthy Brewing Co Set to Unleash "Beertopia" on Bend
New School Beer
February 4, 2013
Craft beer drinkers in Bend, Oregon, will finally be able to answer the question, “Am I Worthy?” when Worthy Brewing Co. opens to the public today, February 4th. Worthy's been filling almost 3 acres on Bend’s east side with hop gardens and a greenhouse, a beer garden, a stone hearth oven, a large and inviting tasting room, and a cavernous, high-tech production facility.
Two things are immediately evident upon arrival: Worthy Brewing absolutely did not start small, and the place did not cut any corners. The brewery is over 30,000 square feet, and can produce upwards of 60,000 barrels of beer per year. As Worthy’s Brewmaster Chad Kennedy puts it: “We’re not just a brewpub. We have plans.” The founders thought of everything, and they figured out how to do it with a sustainable footprint. Windows face west to capture afternoon sunlight, 75% of their power comes from solar, and there is an on-site wastewater treatment plant. Read on...
Worthy Brewing's taplist for Monday's opening
January 31, 2013
The new Bend brewery --- where Chad Kennedy of Laurelwood fame presides over a big production brewery, a 30-barrel brewhouse and an Italian canning machine that can turn out 4,000 12-0z. or 16-oz cans per hour --- opens on Monday and they just sent out a list of the beers on tap for opening day...
We can't afford the nut for a Super Bowl ad, for now, but we thought you might be interested in what Worthy's brewed up for our own Worthy Bowl Monday. Here's the starting rotation: Read on...
Worthy Brewing Got it Right
The Source Weekly
January 30, 2013
We went to the MASSIVE Worthy Brewing campus last night to see what all the flap was about. They're not officially open to the public until Monday, Feb. 4, but we put our journalist credentials to good use and went for an early beer and pizza. We got both, as well as a tour from Mr. Worthy himself.
Roger Worthington, owner, bike racer and practicing attorney, met us near the door. He's intense! Which is probably how he managed to do a bang-up job on his first restaurant/brewery venture. Worthington knows what he wants and he knows how to go about getting it done. The evidence was everywhere. Read on...
Pint Sized Profile: Chad Kennedy, Worthy Brewing Co.
Central Oregon Magazine
Give us some background about you and Worthy.
" I moved to Bend from Portland last summer to build Worthy Brewing on Highway 20, set to open this month. Our brand new building houses a full production brewery along with a greenhouse, herb gardan and hop yard. Our restaurant features a wood-fired pizza oven and an outdoor beer garden." Read on...
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...
The Source Weekly
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.
In addition to the walls and roof surrounding its 30-barrel brew system, Worthy Brewing Co. is constructing a tasting room, a hop greenhouse, a hop garden, an herb garden, a beer garden, a fire pit, solar panels and other elements. The building will measure more than 28,000 square feet. Read on...
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...
Chad Kennedy's New Bend Brewery - Worthy Brewing
The New School
July 7, 20111
The latest edition of the Bend Bulletin sheds some light on departing Laurelwood Brewmaster Chad Kennedy's new brewery project in Bend, called Worthy Brewing.
If you have not been following the latest beer news, longtime Laurelwood Brewmaster Chad Kennedy announced recently that he was leaving Laurelwood to help open a new brewery in Bend. Read on...
Brewmaster Chad Kennedy Reveals Future at Worthy Brewing
July 7, 2011
We were thrilled that Chad Kennedy wanted to share with us some information on his future as brewmaster at Worthy Brewing in Bend, Oregon. Since breaking the news of Kennedy’s departure last week, we have, at the brewer’s request held back from saying too much too soon. Read on...