Cheers for Beers! A Blind Tasting on June 13th

Cheers for Beers! A Blind Tasting on June 13th

by PEF

CHEERS FOR BEERS Benefit Beer Tasting for PEF
Truly a “Blind Tasting” with Dr. Hoby Wedler

Immerse Yourself in Your Senses – A Blind Beer Tasting Like Never Before!
June 13th.    6:00 – 8:30 p.m.   Lagunitas Brewing Company

Petaluma Educational Foundation invites you and your friends to an exclusive “Blind Tasting” at Lagunitas Brewing Company where PEF Board Member Dr. Hoby Wedler will engage you in a unique interactive presentation of sampling various craft brews. PEF is pairing up with Wedler, Co-Founder / CEO of Senspoint Design along with our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Company to host the Cheers for Beers, a sightless sipping event!

Wedler, who has been completely blind since birth, will begin with a discussion of the beer industry and how it has become so prominent over the past decade in Northern California. At this interactive, one-of-a-kind, educational, and very entertaining event, sample great Lagunitas beer, learn a bit about the Petaluma Educational Foundation, enjoy conversation and partake in a true blind beer tasting experience. During the tasting, guests will be led through a sensory journey of beer in the truest sense of the term. That’s right; guests will be blindfolded as they learn to tap into their senses to experience the craft beer journey.

Guests will dive into beer culture and what makes beer such an awesome form of art. Next, they will enhance our aromatic vocabularies by smelling prepared samples of aromas reminiscent of what we will soon find and pick out of the beers. Finally, these lucky tasters will participate in a discussion of the aroma and flavor of several beers before removing our blindfolds and resuming the party (the beer varietals will be revealed during the tasting).

We are thrilled to offer this late spring event on June 13th, the Thursday proceeding Father’s Day. Bring your dads and your friends to this first-ever PEF Blind Beer Tasting event which is sure to be exciting in the unique venue of the Lagunitas Loft space at the Petaluma brewery destination.

Space is limited and pre-purchase is required ($45 per person).  Reserve your seat by contacting us at 707.778.4632.

Event Timeline:
6:00 PM doors open, milling with beers from the bar and snacks.
6:45 PM: Some remarks about PEF from Executive Director Maureen Highland
7:00 PM: Sightless Sipping begins.
7:45 PM: Sightless Sipping ends
7:45 – 8:30 PM: Continue conversation with beers and wind down the evening.

Since the Foundation was launched in 1982, PEF has awarded over $7,158,664 million in funding to schools and students through the annual PEF Impact Grant and PEF Scholarship programs. Visit for more information on the Petaluma Educational Foundation or contact PEF Executive Director, Maureen Highland, at or 707-778-4632. For more information on Dr. Wedler, please visit

The mission of the PEF since its inception in 1982 is:

Every child has a dream and by matching the passion of our supporters to the proven needs in the academic community, together,
we fund the future of our local students through the annual PEF Impact Grant and PEF Scholarship programs.

Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


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