Welcome to the website for The Bay Area Mashtronauts (BAM).  This is a homebrew club in Southeast Houston dedicated to the art and enjoyment of fermented beverages including but not limited to homebrewed beer, wine, cider, and mead.  The club supports the American Homebrewers Association’s goal of brewing better quality beers and enjoying them in a responsible fashion.  We always welcome in new members whether you are looking to get into the hobby, or you are an experienced brewer.

Please use navigation tabs at top of this page to learn more about us and how to join.  If you are ready to become a Mashtronaut, just click here

Alternate Universe Homebrew Competition

In order to train on our software and train new judges, we are hosting a free non sanctioned single entry competition.  Any style of beer only can be submitted to this competition following the 2021 BJCP guidelines.  The judging is now complete, and the winners will be announced here at 8:00 pm CST on Halloween night!

Mashtronauts Awards!

  • Dixie Cup
    • Joel Cervantes & Kevin Knea – Silver – Dunkels Bock
    • Blake Villermin – Bronze – Cream Ale
    • Wesley Kulcak – Silver – Witbier
    • Wesley Kulcak – Gold – White IPA
    • Josh Santelises – Gold – Wild Specialty Beer
    • John Black – Silver – Czech Amber Lager
    • John Black – Silver – Specialty Smoked Beer
    • John Black – Silver – Wood Aged Beer
    • Honarary Mashtronaut: Jake Jones – Silver – Fruity & Spiced Beer
    • Honarary Mashtronaut: Jake Jones – Silver – First Time Entrant
  • Hoppy Halloween
    • Wesley Kulcak – Bronze – Witbier
    • Michael Reed – Bronze – Dunkels Bock
    • John Black – Silver – Blonde Ale
    • Joel Cervantes – Bronze – Imperial Stout


YouTube: Please subscribe to the Mashtronauts YouTube channel.  This will be the broadcast method for the Lunar Rendezbrew Awards Ceremony, as well as other fun Mashtronaut events, so you’ll probably want to subscribe anyway. Here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/BayAreaMashtronauts

BAKFISH Homebrew Meetup:  The next BAKFISH Brewing homebrew meet up will be Monday November 7th.  This is a bottle share opportunity.

Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting Join us on Tuesday November 8th at 7:00 PM for our monthly membership meeting. The meeting will be live in person at Saloon Door Brewing in Webster, Tx. This month will be our election of officers.

Officer Meetings Regular officer meetings will take place at BAKFISH Brewing company on the 3rd Tuesday each month at 6:30 PM. Executive session will take place first. Committee members and general members wishing to address the board will be welcome to join after executive session ends (usually around 7:15 pm).

Competitive Corner

The Mashtronauts compete regularly in the Lone Star Circuit. That is a series of homebrew competitions in the state of Texas (including our own Lunar Rendezbrew) where points are earned for placing in the competition. Those points go towards individual homebrewer of the year, team of the year, and club of the year. The Mashtronauts won club of the year in 2008, 2009, and again in 2015. Entering any competition on the Lone Star Circuit may help the Mashtronauts get back to the top again! Click here for more details and a list of qualifying competitions.

In addition to Lunar Rendezbrew 27 that is the competition we host each spring with it’s own menu item above for information. There are other competitions out there for you to get great feedback and represent the club in. Make sure that when you enter a competition that you select the Bay Area Mashtronauts as your homebrew club. We are a team and want to showcase our amazing brewers we have in the Mashtronauts. Competitions on the Lone Star Circuit also tally club points and publish club standings throughout the year.

Here are a few upcoming competitions to make note of:

Alternate Universe – This is a Mashtronaut run mini competition for the purposes of training judges as well as training on the BCOEM competition software. Entry is free, and the entry period is now closed. The first judging session will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday October 15th at Backyard Brewing. Please register to judge at rendezbrew.brewcomp.com. The awards presentation will be broadcast at 8:00 pm on Halloween night on our YouTube channel.

Dixie Cup – This is an all style beer, mead, & cider competition on the Lone Star Circuit. Registration is closed. The awards ceremony will be held October 22nd at the Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Heights I-10. The awards time will be much later than you might think. Here is the link to the competition registration: https://dixiecup.foamrangers.com/bcoe/

To find additional competitions to enter, please visit the AHA competitions or BJCP competitions websites for a full list of their sanctioned events.

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