Courses

Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles. Award-winning homebrewer Steve Brainerd will guide you through the tour and teach you about what makes each style unique. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID. Bring $10 (cash or check only) to instructor at class for beer samples.


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Deepen your knowledge of the history of beer and beer styles. In this class, students will experience how a pint of beer encompasses thousands of years of history, distilled into the present moment. Students will taste a variety of regional styles of beer to deepen their knowledge and understanding of flavor profiles. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


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Learn the process of beer brewing from homebrewer turned professional brew master, Greg Wales. Students will design a recipe together. Learn about ingredients, sensory analysis, off-flavors and how to prevent them. Then using COCC's state-of-the-art Sabco Brew Master system, the class will turn that recipe into their very own custom batch. Along the way, learn about commercial brewing, the importance of sanitation and appropriate equipment to move beyond the homebrew system.


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Learn the process of beer brewing from both a homebrew and commercial point of view. In this class, students will brew a recipe designed by award-winning homebrewer Steve Brainerd using raw ingredients sourced from Oregon vendors and COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system. Brewing topics such as off-flavors and what causes them, sensory analysis for tasting and judging, and recipe design will be explored along with tips from professionals and homebrewers. The three sessions cover brewing, kegging and bottling and will take place onsite at Geist Beerworks, a local commercial boutique brewery located in Redmond. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


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Learn about the history, legal requirements and distillation requirements of various styles of whiskey made in the United States. This class is interactive and students will spend part of the evening learning the art of whiskey tasting. You will nose, taste and evaluate a diverse selection of whiskies, such as Bourbon, Rye, Wheat, American Light and non-traditional styles. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


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This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines. Discover some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.