Beer, Wine & Spirits

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NEW! Wine Tasting & Appreciation for Beginners
Join COCC Board Member and Prineville resident, Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine tasting and appreciation.  Laura will share her passion for wine and help you become an informed wine shopper and consumer! 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, but 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. Learn about wine tasting, serving and drinking etiquette. And to wrap it all up, study the basics of wine and food pairing. By the end of the class, students will be able to navigate a wine shop or restaurant wine list with confidence. Bring $15 to instructor at class. Must be 21 years or older; bring photo ID.
Laura Craska Cooper     6:00pm-9:00 Sa              28466

5/13                             Prineville PRI 127            Cost $39                

Intro to All-Grain Brewing

If you have the basics down and want to expand to all-grain brewing, join experienced homebrewer, Tim Koester, and learn about the process, supplies, and grains necessary to go to the next step. Find out how to make a Mash Tun and sparge system, explore the enzyme conversion process and more to make fine all-grain brews. Class lecture meets Thursdays, 4/27 & 5/4, Brew Session Saturday, 4/29 and Bottling Session Thursday, 5/11. Students will need to bring $15 to class for supplies and handouts. Must be 21 years or older; bring photo ID. Required Text: How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know by John J. Palmer. This book is not available at the COCC Bookstore but can be purchased from a company of your choice.
Timothy Koester           Redmond RTEC 138          28446
4/27 & 5/4                    6:00pm-9:00 Th
4/29                             9:00am-3:00 Sa           
5/11                             6:00pm-8:00 Th                 Cost $79

NEW! Oregon Sourced Beer Brewing
This hands-on class is geared towards intermediate to advanced all-grain homebrewers and will focus on how to brew great beer using malt, hops, and yeast grown in Oregon. Learn sensory evaluation of raw ingredients and finished product as well as important details of the brewing process to make “clean” tasty beers. The class will design a recipe that will be used in one of the hands-on sessions. Brewing is done at COCC’s Redmond Brew Lab using a state-of-the-art Sabco Brew Magic System. All raw materials are supplied by Oregon sourced vendors. Required Text: Modern Homebrew Recipes by Gordon Strong. This book is not available at the COCC Bookstore but can be purchased from a company of your choice.
Steve Brainerd              Redmond RTEC 116           28444
4/29 & 5/20                  9:00am-noon Sa
5/6                              9:00am-3:00 Sa                Cost $89                 


Beer Brewing Sensory Analysis
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. Identify and discuss the aspects of flavor, as you taste samples. Find out how to improve your sensory experience, as well as your home beer brewing. 
This class is open to anyone interested in learning more about beer, but those with home brewing experience will benefit the most. Must be 21+ and show ID.
Randy Scorby               6:30pm-8:30 Th                  28389
5/18 to 5/25                  Bend CUL 118                   Cost $59


NEW! Compare & Contrast Wines from Southern Oregon & Willamette Valley
The Willamette Valley of Oregon is widely recognized as a stellar producer of Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon is rising as a star producer of wines other than Pinot Noir. This class dives into the differences between the cool-climate wines of the Willamette Valley versus the wines growing in the warmer climate of Southern Oregon. This is an intermediate level wine appreciation class. Must be 21+ and show ID.
Sarah Wolcott              7:00pm-9:00 Tu                28469
5/2                              Bend CUL 120                  Cost $69


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