Brewing

There are no classes in this section of Extended Education at this time. Please explore other class options.

Introduction to Distilling Spirits

Introductions and general overview to the business and art of distilling spirits. Chef Eric will introduce you to the basic understanding of equipment such as pot and column stills, fermentation of grains and fruits, and the understanding and purposes of various yeast strains and types. You will become familiar with both local and federal laws, labelling and bottling, and nosing and blending.

Notice: Must be 21 or older to enroll. IDs will be checked.

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee
Introduction to Distilling Spirits Eric Olson 2/22/2020 Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$125

Advanced Distillation - A Hands-on Course in Spirit Production

This class will take you through the hands-on experience of producing distilled spirits. Along with gaining a basic understanding of what goes into producing the various categories of distilled spirits such as whiskey, both grain/malt, vodka, gin and brandy, we will walk you through the principles of fermentation using active mash tanks, firing up the still and identifying the various chemical alcohols produced in the process, distinguishing the cuts. We will review the barreling process, blending, proofing and preparing for bottling and discuss the such topics such as distillation in copper vs. stainless and distilling with environmental consciousness. Learn to identify individual attributes of rum produced within other regions such Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and America. We will touch on organic certification process, the agencies involved and the requirements of handling and labeling. The class will conclude with a formal tasting of two local distillers.

Notice: Must be 21 or older to enroll. IDs will be checked.

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee
Advanced Distillation - A Hands-on Course in Spirit Production Eric Olson 4/11/2020 - 4/18/2020 Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$195