Brewery: Worthy Brewing Company
Beer: Easy Day Kölsch
Character: Brewed like a German-style ale with imported Munich malt and a touch of wheat, added in Perle hops for bittering and Willamette hops for a hint of old Europe spiciness, and a true Kölsch yeast.
Ratings at time of Review: BA: 82 | RB: 82
Metal Connection: URIAH HEEP – Easy Livin’
Worthy Brewing Company is from Bend, Oregon, and I had never heard of this brewery before. One day my good friend, Kevin brought in a few cans from this brewery, and he gave me a couple of cans, including Easy Day, which is a German style Kolsch. I am a fan of this style of beer. It is usually very refreshing. I am very happy to have had this beer, as this Kölsch is right up my alley.
The first thing that lured me into this beer was the color scheme of the can. I really think that the bright orange, yellow, and black. These colors just pop right off the can, and scream “refreshing!” I like the font chosen as the Worthy Brewing logo. It is a font I used to use when I was designing concert flyers.
Giving props to my good buddies at Branchline Brewing Company, I used their 2 year anniversary pilsener style glass for this session. This Kölsch poured a semi-cloudy bright straw golden color. It was topped with a small 1/4 of an inch white foamy head. There was a small ring left atop the beer as I drank this beer, leaving small spots of lacing down the glass.
This beer had a crisp green apple, and pear like aroma right up front, followed by wheat grains, blended with bitter grassy hops, and a bready malt character. There was a mice underlying sweet breakfast cereal aroma, as well.
The taste was exactly like the aroma, having all the same characteristics. Sweet green apples, and pear hit the palate first. The body was wheat, breakfast cereal, white bread, biscuits. There was a nice subtle bitter grassy hop profile thrown in there.
The body was on the lighter side of medium. The mouthfeel was slick and oily, with a little crispiness, and a clean, dry finish.
This beer had German beer qualities all over it. Way to go Worthy Brewing for this take on the German style Kölsch. I wish I was able to get my hands on more cans of this beer, but I would have to trade for it, or somehow get it shipped to me. Hint, hint Kevin!
Metal Connection: Here for this Metal Connection, I went way back, way back to 1972. I wasn’t even born yet when this one came out, but that doesn’t mean I cannot be a fan of Uriah Heep from London, England. The song chosen was the appropriately titled “Easy Livin'” from the band’s most successful album, Demons and Wizards from 1972. This song is very catchy, heavy, groovy, and mixes good ‘ol Hard Rock and some hints of Heavy Metal. Uriah Heep is a band that I heard about, but never actually heard their music until recent years. I really felt like I depraved myself of some really good jams. Just listen to this song, and you will hear similarities to Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin. Do yourself a favor and don’t be afraid of simple beer styles like a Kölsch, or old classic music like bands like Uriah Heep. I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised.