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.
Featured News & Updates
This month’s BAM members’ meeting will be this Thursday, October 13th, from 7-9p at Faction Brewing in Alameda. Matt Youngblut will be giving a simplified talk on Alcohols, Acids, and Esters in Beer. This is a huge topic in brewing/fermentation, so he hopes to be able to explain these compounds in terms of what they are, where they come from, and what they taste like. As always, please bring a glass and beer to share.
Please let any of the officers know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you there.
This is the usual reminder for the monthly BAM members’ meeting that is taking place this Thursday, September 8th, from 7-9pm at Faction in Alameda. This month will be featuring a talk by our very own Paul Keefer on the next SOQ topic, Old Ales/Stock Ales/Winter Warmers. As usual, please bring a glass and some beer to share (homebrew or your favorite commercial examples).
We hope to see everyone there!
Hey BAMers! The BAM August Members’ Meeting is this Thursday, August 11th, from 7-9pm at Faction Brewing in Alameda. We will be featuring a talk by Mike “Tasty” McDole on Quick Turnaround Lagers. I’m sure that there will be a lot of great info on how to make beers in a few weeks that normally take months!
In addition to the presentation, we will also be holding the silent auction of Lee Shepard’s rare beers from his cellar. Proceeds will be going to his estate and to help out future BJCP classes held in Lee’s memory. More information can be found at https://www.bayareamashers.org/lee-shephard-bottle-auction/.
Lastly, if you haven’t done so, please pay your dues! People that have not paid their dues will be removed from the mailing list very soon. The easiest way to pay your dues is by going to bayareamashers.org/join and pay via PayPal or Square.
Please let any of the officers know if you have any questions, and we hope to see everyone there!
This quarter’s style of the quarter is fruit beers. Fruit beers are category 29 and 28C (Wild Specialty Beer) in the BJCP Guidelines.
As usual, beers are due at Oak Barrel the first Thursday of the last month of the quarter – in this case, Thursday September 1st. Please check out the SOQ page on the BAM website for all details regarding standards for submitting to the contest, and let Jon know if you have any questions.
Hello BAMers! This is a reminder that the July members’ meeting is this Thursday, July 14th, at 7pm at Faction Brewing in Alameda. We will be featuring a talk by Dan from Cleophus Quealy about Fruit Addition Beers, which is the theme of the next SOQ competition. As always, please bring a glass and some beer to share, either your own homebrew or your favorite commercial beer.
We will also be announcing the new elected officers and asking people to volunteer for appointed positions, namely a new SOQ Coordinator. If you’re interested in filling this role, please let us know. There will also be an announcement of the upcoming Multiclub picnic on August 21st (details to follow in a separate email).
Please let any of the officers know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you all there!