Courses

Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Dark Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


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Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Holiday Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Winter Warmers (typically ales). The instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


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This interactive, hands-on wine experience calls upon you to craft your own wine blend! Utilizing simple lab equipment, and up to a handful of different red grape varieties typical of Bordeaux blends, this class aims to provide first-hand knowledge of how different grape varieties work together.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022, CUL 119
This course will focus on four wines, two from the Willamette Valley and two from Southern Oregon. Group discussion will be encouraged as you experience the wine with wine educator Sarah Wolcott and fellow participants.


Thursday, February 10, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor at New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about the making of whiskey. This course will explore different types of grain, the milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, and aging of whiskey. This is a hands-on course where participants will be helping with each step of the distilling process and learn how to legally distill whiskey. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Wines are rated on a 100-point system. In this wine tasting course, you will explore and sip four different wines that each received 96 or more points from major wine critics. These outstanding and classically ranked wines, whites and reds, will hail from the U.S. and international producers.


Thursday, March 10, 2022, CUL 120
All tequilas are mezcals, but not all mezcals are tequila! Join professional distiller, Rick Molitor, from New Basin Distilling Company, Madras, OR and learn all about tequila and mezcal. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Sunday, May 1, 2022, Online
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company to learn everything you need to know about bourbon. Rick will discuss the process of making bourbon and lead you through the exploration of taste notes and the best strategies for enjoying bourbon. Tasting kit included in price. Must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


Sunday, February 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about Scotch whisky. While we sample different varieties of Scotch whisky we will we explore some history, the distilling process and unique characteristics of the different regions of Scotland. Price includes tasting kit. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Sunday, March 13, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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 show ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.