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.

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


We still have a bunch of World Cup T-shirts available. While we think the art is pretty cool, they are taking up space at Oak Barrel and we really want to get them off our (and Bernie’s) hands-so we are dropping the price to $5 (this is less than we paid for them). Hell- at this price, they are the cheapest carboy covers you’ll find. They come in dark and medium olive colors (these are all high-quality, thick Anvil T’s in the standard cut, sorry no lady’s T’s). So stop by and pick one up and help support the club. You can get them at the Oak Barrel (cash or check only). Here’s what they look like :


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.