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 Monastic Ales. 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.


Thursday, October 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the history and flavors of Belgian-Style Ales best described by its heavy emphasis on malt and fruity yeast flavors. 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.


Thursday, August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


Thursday, November 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the history and flavors of Fruit Beers, best described by their slight floral and perfumy hoppy flavors that help cut the fruity sweetness. 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 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.


Thursday, December 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the history and flavors of Hybrid IPAs, best described as having the qualities of both lager and ale 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.


Thursday, August 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the history and flavors of IPAs, best described as bitter and all about the hop flavor. 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 Monastic Ales. 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.


Thursday, October 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join BJCP Grand Master III Beer Judge and 2011 National Homebrewer of the Year Randy Scorby to learn about flavors in beer, including off flavors and how to prevent them in your own brewing. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


October 28, 2021 to November 4, 2021, CUL 118
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 process and learn how to legally distill whiskey. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


Sunday, December 5, 2021, New Basin Distilling Company
Washington State is the second-largest premium wine producer in the U.S. With more than 1,050 wineries, over 400 wine grape growers, 70 plus varieties produced, and 16 distinct growing regions, there is a lot to know about the Washington Wine Country! This fun and informative class will focus on three different American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) - Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, and the Columbia Gorge. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the class so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, August 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about Irish Whiskey. While we sample different varieties of Irish whiskey, we will explore the history, distilling process and unique characteristics of the different regions of Ireland. Participants will receive a tasting kit including six samples of Irish whiskey, a tasting guide and a whiskey tasting glass for blind nosing and tasting to determine their favorite. Tasting kit included in the price. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit. Kits cannot be mailed.


Sunday, August 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn about whiskeys from around the world. This course will explore key whiskey distilling regions and discover what makes their whiskey special. Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon as he takes you on this worldly whiskey nosing and tasting journey. Tasting kit included in the price. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit. Kits cannot be mailed.


Sunday, October 17, 2021, 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.


Friday, November 12, 2021, CUL 120