Category: Style of the Quarter

2017 SOQ 2 – Hazy IPAs with Sea Salt

Hey BAMers!  Here is the information for the next Style of the Quarter competition in conjunction with Barebottle, Hazy IPAs with Sea Salt.  For those of you who weren’t at the meeting last night, Barebottle is a relatively new brewery more »

April BAM Members Meeting – Thursday April 13th

Hi BAMers!  In addition to the info from Gene, this Thursday’s meeting will feature a talk about the next SOQ from Lester Koga from Barebottle in SF.  This SOQ style will be Hazy IPA with Sea Salt featuring local ingredients.  more »

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  Presentation slides are available on the BAM website meeting minutes for January 2017 – Bay Area Mashers more »

2016 Fourth Quarter SOQ – Old / Stock Ale

Old Ales are category 17B in the BJCP Guidelines. Please Note: This is a keg competition to be judged, by popular vote, at the BAM Christmas party on Saturday, December 10th.  If you bottle condition your beers, those are also more »

Q3 SOQ – Fruit Beers.

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 more »

Q2 SOQ – Wheat Beers

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 more »

Style of the Quarter – Q1 2016

The results are in for our next SOQ, and the Stout category came away with a resounding victory!  Here are the details: Like last year, we will be combining the Q1 SOQ with World Cup – enter your beers into more »

December SOQ Winners

Please join me in congratulating the winners of the IPA SOQ – who were the top 3 vote getters at Saturday’s BAM holiday party: Caleb Shaffer Brian Buckingham Matt and Liz Youngblut Thanks to everyone who participated – 22 different more »

Style of the Quarter – Q4 2015

Smoked Beer SOQ Results Congrats to our winners – lots of great beers submitted! Mike Charlton with a Mesquite Smoked Chipotle Porter Owen and Will Imholte with a Session Scotch Ale Dan Morgan with a Smoked Apple Ale Q4 SOQ more »

Style of the Quarter – Q3 2015

At our July meeting, we announced the winers of the Q2 Style of the Quarter (SOQ), the “Rye” Challenge: 1st place: James Duerr for his “Rye Bite” American Rye bee 2nd place: Patrick Bennett and Brian Buckingham for their American Rye more »