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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2019 2nd Quarter SOQ – American Amber and Brown Ales

It’s time to make come classic American Ales! This SOQ is comprised of 4 types of beers that put a malty twist on your next homebrew:

  1. American Amber Ale (19A)
  2. California Common (19B)
  3. American Brown Ale (19C)
  4. Kentucky Common (27C)

More information about these styles can be found in Adam Bradley’s March presentation.

This 2nd quarter SOQ is due at OakBarrel as a simultaneous entry in the World Cup of Beer, by Wednesday, June 5th at noon. Be sure to indicate your club’s name on the entry sheet. Once all entries are scored in the World Cup competition, we will rank BAM beers as a subset for our normal prizes, noted in the rules page.