Two more months! Am I Worthy?
I can hardly wait. I live on the east side of Bend, and at only 1.6 miles, I will now be able to leisurely bike to a brew pub and get as sloppy as I damned well please!
I live within a 5 minute bike ride of several brew pubs and tap houses with huge selection. I'm not ashamed to say it's a significant factor in why I pay the higher rent for the small apartment.
Solid; the east side was underrepresented! But now it'll make a bike-led brewery tour just a bit harder. At least the brewers are from Laurelwood, which makes some kickass beer.
As someone who grew up on the east side, with family still in the area, I approve . I'll have to visit again sooner rather than later.
Pretty soon Bend is going to have more breweries/pubs in town than Californians. But, hey, everybody loves a brewery!
Last edited by Slow Danger; 12-10-2012 at 03:55 PM.
OK, how about a review!
I stopped in Monday night after work (it was opening night). The place was jam packed to the gills. I managed to find a cozy spot at the bar, near the wood-fired pizza oven.
I am an IPA fanatic, so naturally that's what I (mostly) had.
Their IPA is very, very reminiscent of Boneyard RPM IPA, which is truly a stellar IPA. Worthy packs a slight bit more punch (6.9% and 69 IBU's vs. 6.5% and 50 IBU for RPM). It has five hop varieties - Nugget, Centennial, Meridian, Crystal, and Horizon (vs. four for RPM). It's a winner
Next I had an East Side Pale. It was what I'd expect for the style. A slightly hoppy bitter-type ale. Perfectly fine, but not my cup of tea.
Then I had two Imperial IPA's, which were outstanding, IMO. I often avoid Imperial's due to heavy "alcohol" taste, but this one, at only 8.5% and 85 IBU's, was extremely well balanced.
As for food, their pizzas are superb (at least the one I had... they all looked great). I had an Argentine, with IPA-marinated steak, chimichurri, and marinated onions. It was the best pizza I've had in at least the last 15 years. It was well worth the $14 for a 12 inch pie.
The atmosphere is good, and will soon get better. Their beer garden is spacious with two fire pits, lots of tables, and funky lighting. They are building a grassy Bocce ball court, and a second grassy area will house a large screen for outdoor movies.
Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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I'll hit Worthy up next time I'm in town.
Roger Worthington that owns that joint is a big time cyclist as well. It's nice to have a brewery on the east side of town where the working man is.