The Daily Camera picked up on Gerry's upcoming blind beer & food tasting, Friday March 28 at 6:30 pm at Twisted Pine Ale House.
"When I enter a building, a car or anywhere really, I'm always making a map in my mind and paying attention to certain clues," [Gerry] said.
How his guide dog reacts, for example. Or the quality of an echo reverberating off of a soft or hard object, how things feel and by recognizable shapes, like the front end of an old Ford truck.
Leary will help others better tune into these nonvisual cues during a Blind Beer Tasting — it's March 28 at the Twisted Pine Ale House as part of Colorado Craft Beer Week — in which blindfolded participants will taste their way through five beers paired with small bites provided by local cheese shop Cured.
"What I try to create for people is the thought pattern of tasting without looking and using your imagination to build an image," he said. "And then looking at it and tasting again to see what happens to that image that you've created."
Check it out, and be sure to try the coffee stout, which uses our beans!
If You Go:
What: Blind Beer Tasting
When: 6:30 p.m. March 28
Where: Twisted Pine Ale House, 3201 Walnut St.
Tickets: $20, available attwistedpinebrewing.com/blindpairing