On Friday the 25th, one of Bend’s newest breweries, GoodLife Brewing, teamed up with yet-to-open Worthy Brewing to brew up a collaboration beer they’re calling “The Good and Worthy.” I was able to stop by on my lunch break to chat a bit with the brewers (GoodLife’s Curt Plants and new assistant brewer Jeff Schauland, and Worthy’s Chad Kennedy) and grab a few pictures.
- It’s a Belgian Rye Session Ale, which should turn out to be 4.2 to 4.3% abv;
- 10% rye in the grain bill;
- It’s being brewed for the Rye Beer Fest for Portland Beer Week taking place in a couple of weeks, but will also be on tap at GoodLife;
- Hops being used are (I believe) Crystal and Sterling;
- The Belgian yeast will become GoodLife’s new “house” Belgian strain and Plants is planning to brew a Belgian Pale Ale with it in a few weeks.
I expect this is going to be a really interesting beer and can’t wait to see it go on tap!
And, some photos: