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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Thanks to all who made it to the BAM Holiday Party on Saturday and helped to vote for the people’s choice SOQ winners!
To reiterate, the Style of the Quarter for 2018 Q4 was any beer with spice, herbs, or vegetables added (BJCP Style 30A: SHV). Most or all competitors brought a keg to the holiday party where they received votes from the other BAM members present.
Congratulations to our winners!
- 1st Place: Kelsey Wilson & Melina Martinez with End of Days, a Chocolate Stout with cinnamon and habañero
- 2nd Place: Mike Charlton with Christmas on Fire, a Dark Mild with cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and chipotle
- 3rd Place: Bob Davis with Mad Beets, a Wild Saison with beetroot
Other notable spices, herbs, and vegetables used included: heather, ginger, lemon thyme, cocoa nibs, smoked Anaheim pepper, juniper berries, all spice, cardamom, lemongrass, galangal, coriander, nutmeg, and jalapeños. An impressive showing!