The Unseen Bean

Taste the Passion in Blind Roasted Coffee

The Unseen Bean: Roasting Coffee in the Dark

From the moment he first heard a coffee roaster rumbling in a restaurant, Gerry Leary knew he wanted to roast in his own office. Slight problem, though. Gerry's blind. No one would work with him because of some unverified zany rule that you have to SEE coffee to make it. However, Gerry roasts coffee via sound and smell, so to hell with them, he started his own roastery.

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Only Great Beers Have a Story Worth Telling

Twisted Pine Brewing Company has been in business since 1995 and Big Shot Espresso Stout has been our most award-winning beer ever since. As a matter of fact, Big Shot’s bronze medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival made Twisted Pine the most award-winning brewery in Boulder County that year. Of course, everyone on the production side wants to brush off their shoulders and take credit for this amazing distinction, but really it’s mostly due to Gerry.

That’s right, Gerry.

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