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 2016 Second Quarter SOQ – Hazy IPAs with Sea Salt

This Style of the Quarter competition is in conjunction with Barebottle, and is Hazy IPAs with Sea Salt.  Barebottle is a relatively new brewery in SF that tries to focus on local ingredients in their beers. They’ve had two previous competitions with SFHG that have yielded them great results, so now they’re opening it up to BAM and the Mad Z’s in addition to SFHG.   For more details check out the 2017 SOQ 2 – Hazy IPAs with Sea Salt page.

Past SOQs