For the second year in a row, Bend, Ore.-based Worthy Brewing Company will be releasing its winter seasonal beer, Powder Keg Winter Ale. First introduced in early 2013, the IPA comes in at 7.1 percent ABV and 65 IBUs thanks to a double dry hopping with combination of Centennial/Chinook and Cascade/Columbus hops.
“For Worthy’s first ever Winter Seasonal, during the season of ‘constant chocolate eating,’ what Chad (Kennedy, Worthy’s brewmaster,) wanted was a beer that lifted you up without weighting you down,” said the Worthy Brewing website. “At 7.1% ABV, the Powder Keg falls in between an IPA and Imperial IPA. It falls within the ‘Winter’ rubric mainly because it’s an after dark beer, and there’s more dark during the winter.”
According to the brewery, Powder Keg Winter Ale will be sold in 22-ounce bottles ($4.99) as well as one-sixth-bbl kegs and 50-liter kegs distributed in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The first bottles and kegs will be shipped out this week, while the brewery expects the beer to be on sale through mid-January.
Worthy Brewing Company first opened in early 2013 and now boasts a production facility consisting of 22,000 square feet of floor space as well as equipment capable of producing 60,000 barrels of beer per year.