Tuesday, 14 June. Noon to about 5:00 p.m.
Ramona Winery Explorations
Departs promptly at noon from Alcala Parkway, just outside the front of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (#12 on this campus MAP).
This trip will depart the USD campus in front of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at noon. Prior to arriving at the first winery, a lunch stop will be made at Panera Bread for lunch on your own. After lunch, we will visit two wineries in the Escondido area. Attendees will have a chance to learn about the blend of science and art that goes into starting up and running a noteworthy viniculture and winemaking operation in this terra nouveau wine producing region of California. We plan to return to USD by 5:00 p.m.
Includes transportation, tasting fees at two wineries, and field guide. Please note that lunch at Panera Bread is on your own. Cost: $50 per person.
Friday, 17 June. 5:00 p.m. to about 9:00 p.m.
San Diego Microbrewery Field Trip
Departs promptly at 5:00 p.m. from Alcala Parkway, just outside the front of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (#12 on this campus MAP).
Since early times, beer has played an important role in our society. But have you ever considered the science behind it? As technology has progressed, brewing techniques have been developed and refined, due in no small part to our increased knowledge in the fields of biotechnology, microbiology, and chemistry.
White Labs Brewing Company team members have been active in the American and worldwide craft brewing movements since the 1980s. The company, with headquarters in San Diego and offices in Davis, CA, Boulder, CO, Chicago, IL, Copenhagen, Denmark and soon in Asheville, NC, provides a wealth of services to brewers, winemakers, distillers and others in the fermentation business.
The tour will depart from in front of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the USD campus at 5:00 p.m. and arrive at White Labs Brewing Company a short time later. We will take time to eat box lunches prior to taking our tour of the facility.
After dinner, our friends at White Labs Brewing Company will share their passion and knowledge with participants as we tour their facility and learn about how different varieties of yeast can result in beers with very different flavors and nuances. The tour will be followed by a tasting flight of 4 beers where the only difference is the type of yeast used in the fermentation process. Come taste the differences!
Following our visit to White Labs, we plan to visit a second brewery to round out the evening. More details to follow.
Includes transportation, box dinner, and first beer flight. Cost: $42 per person.