Central Oregon Beer Week is just around the corner, and one of the big Monday events is the opening Kick-Off Celebration (FB event page) being held at Worthy Brewing: it’s a limited, ticketed event that is taking place from 5:30 to 7:30pm and will be featuring a number of cool things to help start the Beer Week off right:
- Souvenir COBW glass
- Special beers pouring, featuring the official “SMaSH” style beer from several breweries (see more below)
- Tours/talks about Worthy Brewing from the brewers
- A raffle featuring some awesome prized donated by a number of sponsors
- Food provided by Worthy
Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online here.
About that SMaSH beer: “SMaSH” stands for Single Malt and Single Hop and is a method of brewing by which, yes, a single malt and a single hop are used. Brewer Brett Thomas from Silver Moon Brewing suggested this when discussions were underway about the possibility of an official COBW beer, and that became the one; each brewery participating has their own twist on the beer, and Worthy is working on lining up as many of those breweries at Worthy Monday night as they can to pour their respective interpretations.
Of course be sure to keep up to date on the website for current information.
Disclosure: I’m a co-founder and planner for Central Oregon Beer Week.