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 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 the history and flavors of British-Style Ales, best described as a caramelly, malt-driven beer. 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, June 10, 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 Continental Lagers, best described as having a light, crisp and smooth 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.


Thursday, May 20, 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.


Thursday, July 1, 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.


Thursday, July 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Rosť wines are versatile, readily available, food-friendly and a great option any time of the year. This course will dive into the world of pink wines, their origin in the New World as well as the Old World, different grapes and styles produced. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the course so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, May 20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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) - The Yakima Valley, the 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 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, May 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about Scotch Whisky (no "e"). Participants will sample different varieties of Scotch whisky as Rick discusses some history, the distilling process and unique characteristics of the different regions of Scotland. Tasting kit included in the price. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


Sunday, June 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM