For the Love of the Craft (FLOC) was held on November 18 at the White Meadow Lake Country Club in Rockaway. It’s a homebrew competition by day and a beer pairing dinner by night. The twist is that the participating homebrew clubs each collaborate with a pro brewer to design and brew a beer for the event. Then Chef Chris Masey, well known for his ability to cook for—and with—beer, conjures up his kitchen magic.
By Peter Culos of Jersey Bites
What a great gathering with some great people. A big thanks to Nicole, Chris and Nell for a wonderful evening. Congrats to all the home brew winners from MASH, NJ Hops, Scuba and all around the country. A special thanks to the NJ breweries that got involved; Angry Erik, Bolero Snort, Magnify and Man Skirt. All those collaboration beers were spot on. Enjoy the photos, see you at the next one.
By Brain Casse of I Drink Good Beer
FOR THE LOVE OF THE CRAFT
There’s a sanctioned homebrew competition during the day, at which he will be a judge, and after the awards Nicole’s Ten and MoTown MASH are sponsoring “For The Love of the Craft.” There will be four collaboration beers that will only be poured for this event and at Nicole’s Ten and they will be preparing complimentary small plates.
By Glenn De Luca