BAM is a homebrewing club with a membership based in the Northern California East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley area) that was formed in June 1990. Our main goals are to promote homebrewing and brewing better beer and to have fun while doing it. Many of our members are all-grain brewers, but we welcome all brewers wanting to learn.

Style of the Quarter Winners – Q2 2014

Hello BAM’ers,

The winners of the Black and White IPA (Style of the Quarter) SOQ are as follows:

  • 1st place : Pattrick Bennett (White IPA)
  • 2nd place: Douglas Smith (Black IPA)
  • 3rd place: James Prescott (Black IPA)

From Justin, our outgoing president:

“This was a hard competition since the exact styles for these beers hasn’t been pinned down yet. Despite this the entries were rather good and everyone who entered did a great job crafting some very tasty brews!”

There were no leftovers at this tasting, which was a good sign!

Coming up is our Bock competition for Q3, but if you haven’t started your beer back when it was announced, you’re unfortunately not going to make it (unless you’ve figured out how to brew Bock beer in a new, sped up manner).

Since we’ve already cycled through many of the beer styles that our club likes to brew, we’re thinking of SOQ styles that we need to revisit. Tell you local board member if you have any ideas or requests.

Brew in a bag *BIAB* presentation is now up!

A big thanks to Adam Wyss from DOZE for coming down this month to give us an awesome presentation on Brew in a Bag brewing. For those of you that missed this months presentation, you can check out the slides here.

How to grow hops

Many thanks to Justin for the slide deck and Janine and Ian for presenting last night. Here are the slides if you missed it or would like to read more details.

Black and White IPAs

Check out the presentation from March on Black and White IPAs.

Berkeley Water Report

Thanks to Jon Aronson here’s a water analysis that he obtained of Berkeley water. This’ll be useful if you brew in Berkeley. Thanks Jon!

2013 Berkeley, CA Water Report

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held at Linden Street Brewery on the second Thursday of the month. Social starts at 7:00pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm.

General Meeting Information

BAM (Bay Area Mashers) meets at Linden Street Brewery on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings start at 7:30pm, but members and guests are encouraged to come at 7:00 to talk shop and socialize. As always, pot luck snacks are more than welcome, and be sure to bring a glass for tasting and some homebrew (store bought beer is okay, too) to share.