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 SOQ – 2020 3rd Quarter
Pale Commonwealth Ales

The style of the quarter Q3 will be Pale Commonwealth Ales.
We will attempt to judge these safely using at least one designated dropoff location.
Pale Commonwealth includes the following BJCP styles:

The drop-off for entries is at Ian Carswell’s home in Berkeley using his safe bottle swap system (place bottles in the right-hand bin within the wooden box on his porch). Please contact Ian for details on his address. Another dropoff point will be considered over the coming months.

The entries are due at the end of the quarter on September 30. Note: if you are dropping off 2 bottles for entry plus more for sharing with the bottle swap system, please clearly label the two entries for judging as separate from those up for grabs by the club!

Upcoming SOQ

2020 SOQ4: TBD 

Past SOQs