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.


Saturday, April 4, 2020, RDM3 306
This course is designed for craft brewery and tap house staff in Central Oregon. Over the course of six weeks, you will gain a greater understanding of the entire craft brewing process from grain to growler. The class will design a custom craft beer recipe to brew as a team using COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system. Along the way, learn techniques to enhance your brew customers' experience by learning about regional beer styles, sensory analysis of on and off-flavors and food pairings for the perfect dining experience.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


April 18, 2020 to May 16, 2020, Geist Beerworks
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 examples. Students must be 21 years of age or older and show ID at the start of class.


Sunday, March 1, 2020, Geist Beerworks
Sunday, April 26, 2020, Geist Beerworks
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.


Saturday, May 9, 2020, CUL 120