Social Events

Donna, Dean and Rocky are cooking with GARLIC!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM (ET)

The always entertaining NCMA member Dean Jurik gives us a tour of his personal garlic garden.  He then challenges members Donna Palladino and Rocky Fizzano to a cookoff using garlic.  Donna, Dean and Rocky will each share their own favorite “family” recipe while they cook for us.  Join the bantering and learn some cooking tips.  Recipes will be available in advance so attendees and join the fun.  Who will make the best-testing meal?  Who will win the coveted NCMA Golden Apron award?  Remember:  presentation is everything! 


Beer Tour & “e-Happy Hour”

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM (ET) – Beer Tour
8:00 – 9:00 PM (ET) – Informal Beer e-mingle

NCMA and City Brew Tours invite you to an “e-Happy Hour.”  City Brew Tours’ Expert Beer Guide will lead an interactive professional beer appraisal and beer & cheese pairing from 7:00-8:00 PM (ET). The Guide will speak about different beer styles, the brewing culture and answer any industry-specific questions. Although the deadline to purchase the beer, cheese and chocolate for the formal beer presentation from City Brews passed, all Midyear registered attendees are welcome to join in the fun.

The following types of beer will be featured during the tour:

  • Kolsch Style Ale
  • English Mild Ale
  • Irish Style Red Ale

Immediately following the Beer Tour, NCMA’s beer guru Jason Thompson and Masonry Institute of Michigan Executive Director Phil Ledent will continue the “e-Happy Hour” from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (ET).  So, grab your favorite brew and join the fun!




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