The latest casualty of this "interpretation" is the cancellation of COCC's fall and winter home brewing courses. Upon curriculum review, the OLCC has declared that the home brewing classes can only take place "in a licensed brewing facility." They suggested that the college obtain a production brewing license (several hundred dollars) for the Bend Senior Center, so that the instructors can teach and brew on those premises. The fact that the average 12-person class would be brewing a mere five gallons of beer was irrelevant. I believe that this most recent OLCC action has brought the integrity of their organization to a new low, highlighted by a nearly unfathomable lack of common sense, all the while knowing that our state taxpayer dollars are funding this madness.
- Brett Thomas