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: http://www.bjcp.org/docs/BJCP_BottleID.pdf 

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 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 above.

Upcoming SOQ

2019 SOQ3: To be announced…

Past SOQs

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