worthy BEER TO PORK FEEDBACK LOOP
Worthy Brewing hates waste. We give our nutrient and protein rich spent grain to nearby Lemke Berkshire Farms. A few months ago we purchased three baby purebred Berkshire pigs and, weaned on our Worthy grain, they've been growing like a hop weed in July. When sufficiently fattened up, following a last supper consisting of Worthy spent grain, spent hops and a pint of Worthy Lights Out Stout, Lemke will transfer our pig over to a slaughterhouse in Prineville, Oregon. From there, prime cuts, sausages and bacon strips will be delivered to Worthy's restaurant, thus completing the beer-to-pork feedback loop.
As you know, bacon's not just for breakfast anymore. You'll find bacon on our pizzas and the Worthy burger.
We want to give a special thanks to David Lemke. David has been a godsend. He can do it all. Not only can you taste the fruits of his labor -- yumm! Worthy bacon! -- but you can also admire his artisan handiwork as you sit outside in our bier garten on the tables that he built (out of our Cuckoo Wood). In addition, Lemke designed the wood frames for much of our artwork. He's also the source of most of our slow and hot burning fruit woods for our Out of This World Mosaic oven. Thanks David, we hope to keep you busy for years to come.
For more about Lemke Berkshire Farms, please read David's fun and informative primer on the joys of raising heritage hogs. Click here.