I love beer. After now having visited over 390 different breweries, it’s fair to say I have sampled a lot of beer (follow me on Untappd). From post-race pints and run club meeting locations, to beer miles and relays, running and the kegged nectar seem to go hand-in-hand in Oregon. Our Kegs and Legs feature is where beer drinking runners like me can go to find some new favorite beverages.
Back in November, we reviewed the new Strata IPA from Worthy Brewing. On the docket this month is two seasonal beers – their newly refreshed Farm Out Passion Fruit Saison & the new recipe Kamacitrus IPA. Worthy can get super busy in the evenings, but when the family and myself are stopping in, we typically try to make it there for dinner. Here’s a little snippet from our previous posts about Worthy.
I distinctly remember being in Bend in 2013 when Worthy Brewing first opened their doors. East Bend, at the time, was pretty devoid of development and their new building was the last thing before the long road to Burns. Fast forward a few years and both Worthy and the neighborhood have exploded, leaving the brewery surrounded by houses, apartments, and other shops.
The brewery itself has also expanded, building a Hopservatory on site, as well as putting the finishing touches on a downtown location that will hit Bend in Spring 2018. One of the things that stood out to me on my initial experience years ago was their committment to homegrown hops – in a hop research facility partnership with Oregon State University. Their brewery grounds have a greenhouse and garden beds committed to coming up with the latest and greatest varietals.
I feel that if you are a saison fan, then you will really enjoy Farm Out Passion Fruit Saison. Last year’s “Farm Out” saison featured peach as the primary fruit, and this series seems to be a more modern twist on the styling while still staying true to the earthy undertones. The passion fruit is definitely evident (along with “hints of bubblegum, clove and lemon zest” and it provides a bit of tartness to the finish. The tartness doesn’t get in the way of the refreshing qualities. Saison-lovers, rejoice.
The Kama Citrus IPA has been a really solid beer. I didn’t think it could really be improved on, but with the new addition of blood orange and pink guava flavors, it really takes it up a notch. It’s more cloudy than a standard NW IPA, and smells and tastes tropical. It’s more fruity than it has been before and fits in quite nicely on a beach, at a campsite, or after a warm run. Well done Worthy!
- Farm Out Passion Fruit Saison
- ABV: 5.9%
- IBU: 22
- Kamacitrus IPA
- ABV: 6.2%
- IBU: 55
495 NE Bellevue Drive – Bend, OR 97701
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