Links to Unseen Bean & Twisted Pine Brewing Co in images above!
Tuesday night, Twisted Pine Brewery put on an event with Gerry Leary from Unseen Bean to try out paired beers and bites--blindfolded! It was such a fun event and I really think it changed the perspectives of food-beer pairing to those that attended. Gerry roasts coffee in Lafayette and runs the local coffee shop off Pearl Street in Boulder. Twisted Pine uses his coffee for their gold medal winning Big Shot Espresso Stout. It's a delicious beer.
Born blind, Gerry relies on his sense of smell, feeling, and taste to brew his coffee. At the event he expertly guided the blindfolded participants to thinking and talking about what they were tasting; describing the texture, flavors, and smells of the cheeses selected from The Cheese Course. Kay Witkiewicz and Justin Tilotta, of Twisted Pine Brewery, gave more insight about the Twisted Pine brews and why the unique cheeses were chosen for the pairs. They went into the brewing process and why some flavors stand out in their beers when paired with the cheeses. As the last (and my favorite) course, Twisted Pine's Twisted Tiger Weizenbock was paired with Unseen Bean's coffee chocolate bars. A shockingly awesome combination. To the locals, I highly recommend going out and buying both to try for yourself. YUM.
Everyone had the chance to speak freely about what they were experiencing as a group and what their guesses were on what they were tasting. Some had some very lucky guesses on the cheeses, while other times it was really hard to put a finger on what kind of beers they were drinking. Gerry thanked everyone for giving up there one most-relied-on-sense for the night and for experiencing pairing in a new way. I really enjoyed this event and I hope to participate in something like this again!
Boulder, CO Event Photography
I have to start by saying that Mud Whimsy was my favorite booth. I had to buy myself a hanging air plant!
She's got retro design and whimsical animal critters. What cute little ceramics!
I wanted everything from her booth!! Including her Puggle…
Her ceramics are available (Puggle not for sale) at www.mudwhimsy.etsy.com
MORE air plants, JELLY FISH air plants.
THIS SATURDAY, May 9th:
Find me with my camera trying to pick up tips on how to cure my black thumb
at The Boulder Home & Garden Fair
I recently got some new gear along with upgrading my camera body (very excited photographer!) and this pretty baby was my very first model with the Nikon D7100.
Perks of having friends with babies --the most adorable models of course. At 10 months old, Baby's favorite time is in the bathtub!
I would love to do more photography of everyday life. It is probably one of my most favorite things about being a photographer. Capturing moments that truly have value and meaning to my clients. These are the memories that this little one's mommy is going to want to hold on to forever, sweet moments she gets to spend with her daughter who loves splashing in the tub.
Endless silly faces
On January 1st, while having friends in town for the New Year, we went on our first obligatory hike in Chautauqua and little did I know we were there to scout out a place for Kay to propose the next day!
So happy that our friends were surrounding us and snapped some pictures of the moment.
I had such a fun New Years with new friends and old. We rung in 2015 by wandering Pearl Street, dancing at Shine, and singing along to John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Road with a pretty talented street performer.
January 1st has been beautiful. Today we went on a short hike to the Flat Irons with friends and the view was absolutely breathtaking. I think I really love photographing the snow… and I think I really don't love driving in it! ;)