Saturdays, March 19th &
Saturday, April 9th
10a - 1p
6min/8 max capacity
A Ride on the Wild Side
As recently published in LA Times Travel - Experience and gather a taste for the lost art of foraging. Lead by one of San Luis Obispo County's recognized forager, our own Chef & Distiller Eric Olson. Eric will introduce you to the county's microclimates and share the history of this wildcraft handed down to him by his family for two generations.
Learn to identify basic edible herbs and vegetation as well as poisonous or misleading flora, signs/indicators of natural springs, as well as gaining understanding of the medicinal elements and health benefits afforded through natural herbs, weeds, and shrubs including the spiritual properties of white sage and mugwort used by Native Americans and locals for years purposed towards spiritual cleansing and inducing dreams.
Eric shares his culinary use of some of these found treasures using them in the distilling process, a season dish, cocktail or as garnishes. This three-hour experience is guaranteed to be unique every time and of course the seasonality has a very distinctive impact on the treasures encountered. Email us with questions or to make your reserve.
We continue to update and schedule more foraging tours. If you are interested in other date options, or in scheduling a private group tour, please email us directly at email@example.com.
We will reach out directly to you with other date options and additional information.
Introduction to Craft Distilling
Eric takes a page out of his Cal Poly Extended Education syllabus and goes straight to the fun! He will layout the basic fundamentals, introduce you to differentiating equipment, identifying pot and column stills, fermentation of grains & fruits, the effects/influences of various yeast strains, and blending. Have fun, nosing & tasting!! You will leave happier than you arrived as you gain an understanding of this age old craft.
Saturday, April 30th
12p - 2p
Around the World with Rum
Have fun tasting and learning about rum from all over the world. Eric will chronicle the history of rum making, sharing stories of the Pirate era all while introducing you to rum influencers and styles created around the globe. Walk through a live fermentation and explore the origins of white gold, dark, navy, spiced, English, Demerara, Spanish, Solera, and French/Agricole Rum!
Saturday, May 21st
1p - 3p
The Art of Creating Cocktails
Eric has fun sharing his knowledge, spinning stories and walking you through polishing up your basic skills for creating memorable cocktail. He will take it up a notch ensuring you gain aptitude in:
flavor & texture balancing;
the art of the presentation;
the importance of glassware; and
tricks of the trade.
In keeping with our goal, this presentation promises to invoke laughter and instigate learning! Limited seats available.
Saturday, June 18th &
Saturday, August 27th
1:00p - 3:00pm
In this class, we are giving it up to the local craft brewers who will take us through the process of understanding how to taste and judge a good brewski. We will explore amateur beer making, sourcing ingredients and beer fermentation. Gain a deeper understanding for evaluating aromas, color, clarity, body, balance discovering the influences various yeast strains play on the style of brew. Come for the fun and taste some of our local best! Class includes some good nosh including warm soft pretzels & local artisan cheeses.
Saturdays, July 16th
11a - 1p
I'm Pickin' Up Good Libations!
Looking to experience something unique with family, friends or colleagues. . . we work hand in hand with you to create the experience and carry out the details. From Cocktail parties to team building events or 4 course dinners; we make these events fun, interactive and memorable.
Email us with questions or to reserve your private party.