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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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Keefer’s Flanders Red Recipe

By popular demand: Keefer’s Flanders Red

March BAM Members Meeting – Thursday March 9th

Hey BAMers!  This week we’re having our March members’ meeting at the usual Faction Brewing in Alameda this Thursday from 7-9pm.  This month we’re continuing our “Share Your Brew” series, and Robert Ayasse has volunteered to share some of his beer and talk about his recipes/process.  As always, please bring a glass and some beer to share.

Also, next month is our World Cup of Beer finals party!  This year, the event is being held at Faction Brewing on Saturday, April 1st.  More details can be found here: https://www.worldcupofbeer.com/.  Additionally, the deadline to submit your beers for World Cup is THIS THURSDAY AT NOON.  You can register your entries up until then, but your beers must arrive at one of the drop off locations before this time.
If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Belgian Ale Recipe from the talk.

February BAM Members’ Meeting – Thursday Feb 9th

Hey BAMers!  The February member meeting is nearly upon us and will take place this Thursday, February 9th at 7pm at Faction Brewing in Alameda.  We will be featuring a talk by DOZE’s Vito Delucchi on the Turbid Mashing project that he and several others have worked on for the last year.  For those of you that are unfamiliar about this technique, turbid mashing is a traditional wort production method developed in Belgium.  More about this technique can be read at:

As always, please bring a glass and beer to share with your fellow homebrewers.  Just let us know if you have any questions.

2017 SOQ1 – Select Scottish Ales and Irish Red

So the first Style of the Quarter for 2017 is for Select Scottish Ales and Irish Red Ales (BJCP 14a-c, 15a, 17c http://bjcp.org/).  Presentation slides are available on the BAM website meeting minutes for January 2017 – Bay Area Mashers Homebrew Club
These entries will be judged in the World Cup of Beer competition that our club hosts.  Entries should follow the regular WCoB entry guidelines found at https://www.worldcupofbeer.com/
To be eligible, you must have a current BAM membership and you must register your entries as related to club BAM.  Winners will be determined by overall score, possibly, but not necessarily in a head-to-head tasting by the same judges (it can get complicated).
May the malt be with you!

January Member Meeting – 2017/01/12

Hi BAMers!  The January BAM members’ meeting is nearly upon us and will be held on this Thursday from 7-9p at Faction Brewing in Alameda.  This month’s talk will be by Jon Sheehan on the next SOQ topic, which is select Scotch and Irish Ales.  These styles were the most underrepresented at last year’s World Cup competition, so we’re putting the challenge to you to brew your best beers and win this category!  Judging will be integrated into World Cup, and the details for this along with the relevant dates will be talked about at the meeting and posted on the BAM website.

As always, please bring a glass and some beer (homebrew or commercial) to share with your fellow homebrewers.  Let any of officers know if you have any questions.
Interesting in brewing a Scotch or Irish ale?  Checkout out the slides from the meeting.