Style of the Quarter

The Style of the Quarter (SOQ) is an 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.

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.

Have a suggestion for an upcoming style? Notify the officers since the chosen styles are based off of the members interests.

Current 2019 1st Quarter SOQ – Dark European Lagers & Strong European Beers

It’s time to make dark and/or strong lagers! This SOQ is comprised of 5 types of beers that we don’t often find at your local brewpub:

  1. Munich Dunkel (8A)
  2. Schwarzbier (8B)
  3. Doppelbock (9A)
  4. Eisbock (9B)
  5. Baltic Porter (9C)

More information about these styles can be found here.

This 1st quarter SOQ is due at OakBarrel by Saturday, March 9th.

Upcoming SOQ

2019 SOQ2 To be determined…

Past SOQs