Style of the Quarter

The Style of the Quarter (SOQ) is a friendly, internal homebrew competition run for and by members of BAM, four times a year. The style is announced usually in the quarter before they are scheduled to be judged to give everyone a chance to craft something to enter. The entries are judged by a mixture of BAM officers, members, and BJCP certified judges. Beers are judged based on the BJCP styleguide and score sheets. RULES & ENTRY: Entries should consist of two, 12oz capped bottles. Make sure they are clean (this is a point category on the BJCP scoring sheet) and labeled appropriately. Here is the official label that you can print and attach to your bottles:  The drop-off for entries is usually at Oak Barrel Wine Craft in Berkeley unless otherwise stated. Also, please don’t submit any swing top bottles as most likely you won’t get the bottles back from the judging. PRIZES: 1st place is awarded a $50 gift card to OakBarrel. 2nd place gets a $30 gift card, and 3rd place gets a $20 gift card. Have a suggestion for an upcoming style? Notify the officers since the chosen styles are based off of the members interests.

Current 2019 3rd Quarter SOQ – Extinct Beers and Rarities

For this SOQ we will be doing something a little different. These beers (mostly) fall outside of BJCP Guidelines. Look up a suitable recipe online and feel free to be very creative and adaptive – almost anything goes with these so long as you consider your brewing parameters: ABV, OG, FG, IBUs. This SOQ will be due to OakBarrel on Friday, Sept. 20th with 2 labeled bottles. Please include YOUR NAME and the STYLE OF BEER with SPECIAL INGREDIENTS indicated. More information about these styles can be found in Jason Davis’ July presentation.

Upcoming SOQ

2019 SOQ4: TBD

Past SOQs