Next week beginning on March 25th, Worthy Brewing will begin its rebranding of its packaged beer and merchandise along with a new marketing message of Earth First. Beer Second.
In addition to these new marketing initiatives, Worthy Brewing will also host an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20th. The Bend brewer has also released its 2019 Beer Release Calendar that mentions its implementation of 500mL refillable bottles that are part of the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) beginning on September 1st.
“In the past, our cans have always been sort of stand-alone brands,” said Roger Worthington, Worthy’s Owner in a statement. “Now, they’re consistent and boldly portray the Worthy logo, making it easier for our customers to find the Worthy six-pack they’re looking for.”
The new, updated can artwork features the new Worthy slogan of Earth First. Beer Second alongside Worthy donates a % of sales to Earth-friendly non-profits that speaks to Worthy’s dedication to environmental stewardship.
“I’ve always been an advocate for our planet and science education,” said Worthington in a statement. “We continue to take baby steps in the right direction. We all believe in it. And it just makes sense to communicate that commitment through our branding and cans.”
“Our new cans were hand-drawn by local artist and outdoor enthusiast, Paul Leighton, who is also a good friend of Roger’s,” said Meghan Hoey, Worthy’s Director of Marketing in a statement. “Each can represents a piece of Worthy’s identity – and together, they help tell Worthy’s story.”
Here are additional details from today’s press release that we received from the brewery.
Analyzing consumer insights and market trends, Worthy’s leadership team kept three of Worthy’s year-round styles in ongoing production: Worthy IPA, Lights Out Stout and its flagship Strata IPA. Brand new to the core line-up are: Secret Spot Pacific Pale and Sol Power Pilsner.
When asking Worthy’s Head Brewer Zach Brenneman about both Secret Spot and Sol Power, he said that both beers are lower in ABV but still boast all of the complex flavors and aromas that you expect out of great craft beers. On the Secret Spot he said, “It’s a beer you can drink after your trail run – and then have one [or two] more.”
And true to Worthy’s commitment in sourcing local, the Sol Power Pilsner features malt from Mecca Grade Estate Malts out of Madras, Oregon. “This Pilsner gets its flavor from Mecca Grade malts and a concentration of aroma hops,” Brenneman said. “You get more lemon, citrus and grassy notes, giving this pilsner a familiar local flavor.”
Speaking to the design of each can, Hoey shares that the Worthy IPA can represents Worthy’s commitment to source locally and support its Northwest neighbors first. She also shares that Worthy’s fan favorite, Lights Out Stout, showcases Worthy’s Hopservatory, a unique, one-of-a-kind observatory that lets its guests experience the humbling beauty and diversity of space, while inspiring those who visit to take care of our planet. Worthy’s other cans boast equally thought-provoking visuals and messages.
“At Worthy, we want to enhance the guest experience, and also do the right thing by Mother Earth,” Worthington said.
In addition to new cans, Worthy’s rebrand also includes new artwork throughout its pubs, noticeable updates to its website, refreshed and aligned marketing collateral, and overall brand strategy.
“Worthy has always been a proponent of green technologies and practices,” Hoey said, “but those efforts weren’t promoted consistently to our guests and community. Now they are and we’ve made it our mission to continue to operate as responsibly and sustainably as we can – and share our learnings and progress with our fellow craft breweries and pubs. It’s not enough that we’re trying our best – we want others to join in too. Together we’ll be stronger, and better poised to be responsible, active members of our community.”
On Saturday, April 20, 2019, Worthy Brewing is hosting an Earth Day Celebration party at its east side location to celebrate the release of its new cans and its mantra, ‘Earth First. Beer Second.’
“Our decision to release our cans around Earth Day is intentional,” Hoey said. “This release party is a great way to present our new cans, engage with our community, and enjoy fun and educational activities that connect us back to our land and our home. And of course, we can’t wait to have Precious Byrd take the stage!”
Worthy is partnering with The Environmental Center to give Bend an entire day’s worth of activities that are focused on Earth Day. Following The Environmental Center’s Earth Day parade and fair, Worthy invites you to head on over for a full afternoon and evening of entertainment.
A complete list of events is here:
Saturday, 4/20 Day of = Worthy’s Can Launch & Celebration of Earth Day [benefitting The Environmental Center]
- 12-2PM, our Hopservatory Manager Grant Tandy will be offering solar viewings
- 3-4PM, our Beer Educator Kelly Ward will be leading two, 30-minute brewery tours
- 3:30-4:30PM, our Worthy Garden Club Manager Lisa Sanco will be selling succulents in Worthy’s new cans (all proceeds donated to The Environmental Center)
- 3:30-5PM, Worthy’s community partners will be set up on Worthy’s patio, sharing their mission, upcoming events and ways to get involved. Some include: ONDA, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Tour des Chutes, REI, HDFFA, TEC
- 5:30-7:30PM, Precious Byrd takes the stage
- 8-8:30PM, Worthy & The Environmental Center will select and announce the 3 raffle winners [prizes include: REI lounge basket, Brasada Ranch 2-night staycation, and a wheelbarrow full of Worthy’s new cans of beer]
- **4-8PM: can stations will be set up around Worthy’s patio. For every can purchase, you receive a raffle ticket. Guests can purchase additional raffle tickets throughout the evening.**
- **4-8PM: Worthy chefs will be offering a special patio menu, featuring vegetarian/vegan menu options.**