Worthy Brewing Coming to Bend’s East Side

Chad Kennedy Starting Worthy Brewing in Bend, Oregon
Chad Kennedy

Bend’s East Side will finally get some Bend Beer love in late 2012 or early 2013.  It’s still quite a wait, but sounds like it will be worth waiting for.  Especially if you have enjoyed Laurelwood Brewing.

Chad Kennedy is leaving Laurelwood after 9 years, 5 of them as their brewmaster, to start Worthy Brewing with attorney Roger Worthington (who is also a partner in Indie Hops).  The name of the new brewery is a play on Roger Worthington’s name and a response to Stone Brewery’s Arrogant Bastard Ale mantra “you’re not worthy”.

Roger Worthington starting Worthy Brewing in Bend, Oregon
Roger Worthington

The new brewery is reported to be located on a 26,000 sq/ft lot east of Northeast 27th Street along Highway 20.  The facility will include a 30-barrel production facility, as well as a smaller pilot system, beer garden and tasting room.

Expect your favorite beer styles and a variety of experimental goodness especially with Worthington’s lupulin connection at Indie Hops. I imagine there will be some interesting creations and seeing as how Chad’s mentor is Christian Ettinger of Hopworks Urban Brewery, I might expect to see a lager at some point.

What do you think about another brewery opening in Bend?

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  1. Hello…I’m all for this new brewing company opening in Bend! I live real close to it and it will be great to have somewhere to go to relax nearby.

    I got an email this morning from my brother in Bakersfield, CA asking if I knew Roger Worthington. My brother, Jack Skaggs is a bike rider and rides in races. Roger is going to be racing in Bakersfield coming up and sent out an email to fellow riders. My brother asked me if I knew him or not. I told him I heard of him but now I will have to meet him! Looking forward to it! Good Luck on your upcoming race, Roger! What a small world!

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