Worth Brewing Co. to host special event

Published 8:15 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019

Worth Brewing Co. will host its annual Olfest, a Scandinavian winter festival inside and outside of the brewery’s tap room in Northwood’s Central Avenue Historic District.

According to a press release, there will be fires for beer poking in the biergarten and Worth Brewing Co.’s own smoked fest lager.

The brewery crew will grill Olfest Dogs all day. The Scandinavian potato sausages are made locally at Fallgatter’s Grocery in Northwood following the brewery’s own recipe. They will be paired with potato salad and spent-grain bread.

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A special treat this year is the tapping of the commemorative Bamberg Smoked Fest Lager, the release states. The ale was brewed in late 2018 using German malt dried over a beechwood fire. The intensely flavored beer has been dubbed bacon beer by adherents and would be the perfect poking potable, the release states. There will also be a limited number of Haandbryggeriet Bestefar. The beer is brewed in Norway by Haandbryggeriet Brewery in Drammen.

Bill and Lee will hit the stage from 6 to 8 p.m. The popular duo from Minnesota provide the perfect atmosphere for fest day. Other fun will include hammerschlagen and drawings for glassware, Worth Brewing Spicy Brown Ale Cheese spread and other bling throughout the day.

There will also be a treasure hunt. Somewhere within the city limits of Northwood nestles three pucks; another one resides elsewhere in Worth County. One of the four is an official Olfest Puck that earns the finder one free beer each week all year long. The others net you a free pint and Olfest dog on Olfest Saturday.

Worth Brewing provided clues on Facebook and Twitter in January until all pucks were discovered.

“We thought this would be a fun opportunity for people to get out, exercise and discover Northwood,” Worth Brewing co-founder Margaret Bishop said.

Puck hunt winners will be announced at 8 p.m.