BAM is a non-profit homebrewing club with a membership based in the Northern California East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley area) that was formed in June 1990. Our goal is to promote and foster the art and science of brewing quality beer in the home and to have fun doing it.

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Santa Rosa Brewery Tour 2018

Bay Area Mashers is hosting a Santa Rosa Brewery tour! We’ll be driven up to Santa Rosa in a luxury bus, stop at 4 breweries, having pizza dinner at the 4th one. BAM will pay for the bus for BAM members and everyone will pay for their own beer and food.


Saturday March 10th, 2018


Seats on the bus will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. The process to reserve a seat on the bus is a bit complicated but there is a method to the madness.

I’m a BAM member and want to go

If you’re a BAM member as of January 21st 2018 and you want to go

  1. Go pre-order a seat on the bus and enter credit card payment information
  2. Make sure to show up and attend the tour
  • If you show up and attend the tour, your credit card won’t be charged and your seat on the bus is free.
  • If you do not show up and don’t go on the tour, your credit card will be charged and the money will go to pay for the bus

The reason we’re doing this is to discourage people from reserving a seat on the bus, having the club pay to get a large bus, then have people not show up and the club ends up paying for empty seats on a bus.

The reason that you need to have been a BAM member on 1/21 is to discourage people from joining BAM solely to go on the tour for cheaper.

I’m not a BAM member and want to go

If you’re not a member of BAM as of January 21st, you’re welcome to join us, just order a seat on the bus and enter credit card payment information. You’ll be charged $25. Make sure to show up and attend the tour because you’ll be charged even if you don’t show up (so that we can pay for the bus, despite your seat being empty).

If you’re a guest of a BAM member, either you can order a seat for yourself or you can ask your BAM friend to order one for you.

The Breweries

First up we’ll go to Plow Brewing Company. Next up will be Cooperage Brewing Company. Next will be Moonlight Brewing. Finally we’ll head over to HenHouse Brewing Company. We’ll eat here as Red Horse Pizza has a truck at HenHouse.


Here is the schedule. All departure times are exact. All arrival times are estimated.

10:15am Meet at West Oakland BART
10:30am Depart West Oakland BART
12:00pm Arrive at Plow
1:00pm Depart Plow
1:15pm Arrive at Cooperage
2:15pm Depart Cooperage
2:30pm Arrive Moonlight
3:30pm Depart Moonlight
3:45pm Arrive HenHouse
5:00pm Depart HenHouse
6:30pm Arrive West Oakland BART

What to bring

Money for beers and dinner
Either eat a late breakfast or early lunch or bring lunch to have on the bus or at the first brewery