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
Congratulations again to our SOQ winners for the World Cup Stout contest!
- Patrick Bennett and Brian Buckingham
- Aaron Schleifer
- Jason Davis
As discussed at last week’s meeting, we will be focusing on Wheat Beers for the upcoming SOQ – which actually encompasses quite a few styles. Please plan on brewing one of the following bjcp styles (and making sure you note the style on your entry):
- 1D – American Wheat
Any of the 3 category 10 German Wheat beers
- 22D – Wheatwine
- 23A – Berliner Weisse
- 24A – Witbeer
And the Historical:
- 27 – Gose
As usual, beers are due at Oak Barrel the first Thursday of the last month of the quarter – in this case, Thursday June 2nd. Please check out the SOQ page on the BAM website for all details regarding standards for submitting to the contest, and let me know if you have any questions.
Hey BAMers! This is just a reminder that this month’s BAM member meeting is tomorrow, Thursday April 14th, at 7pm at Faction Brewing in Alameda. This month’s presentation will be on the next SOQ, Wheat Beers, by Scott Satterthwaite, a BAM member who has won awards in the past for his efforts in this category. This will be a great opportunity to pick up tips and ask questions so that YOU might be the person to win this in-house competition.
- Independent (premium) S-XL : $40 cash / $41 credit
- Independent (premium) 2XL : $44 cash / $45 credit
- Gildan (lightweight) S-XL : $21 cash / $22 credit
- Gildan (lightweight) 2XL : $25 cash / $26 credit
Special thanks to everyone who volunteered to make this competition happen!
Here are your World Cup of Beer 22 Award Winners.
Hey BAMers! The BAM member meeting for March is coming up soon on Thursday, March 10th at 7pm at Faction Brewing in Alameda. This month’s presentation will be by BAMers Doug Smith and Gary Roberts talking about putting together and building a brewing rig, A.K.A. a “Brew Sculpture”. If you’ve ever thought about building your own complete setup, then this presentation will be full of relevant information for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of the club officers. We hope to see you all there!
- Benefits of entering comps
- Deciding on a comp to enter
- Choosing a style
- Formulating a recipe
- Brewing / fermentation considerations
- Competition logistics