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



Lunar Rendezbrew 28 is almost here.  For quick access, here are the key links for your reference. The live awards video will play here as well.

Mashtronauts Awards!

Round 2 of the Lone Star Circuit was the Bluebonnet Brew off in Dallas, Tx.  This competition judged over 1,200 entries.  BAM had the third most entries of any homebrew club with 101 total entries.  Here are the Mashtronaut winners from the competition:

  • Randy Daily – Silver Medal – Kolsch
  • Blake Villermin – Silver Medal – American Stout
  • Michael Reed – Silver Medal – Imperial Stout
  • Randy Daily – Bronze Medal – American Barleywine
  • Jonathan Reasoner – Silver Medal – Saison
  • Chaz Grant & Christopher Ogbonna – Bronze – Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
  • Josh Santelises – Silver Medal – American Wild Ale



Lunar Rendezbrew 28 Lunar Rendezbrew registration is now closed.  If you need information about the competitions, the homebrew festival on June 4th, or how to judge in the competition, please visit the Lunar Rendezbrew 28 page from the menu above, or visit the competition site at  https://rendezbrew.brewcomp.com/

First Friday Education Class:  The First Friday Education Class is on temporary hold until after Lunar Rendezbrew and when we find a new location to host the class.

Upcoming F.A.R.T.’s: The FART’s are temporarily suspended due to lack of attendance.

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 June 6th.  This is a bottle share opportunity.

Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting Join us on Tuesday June 14th at 7:00 PM for our monthly membership meeting. The meeting will be live in person at Saloon Door Brewing in Webster, Tx. We will have a post Lunar Rendezbrew celebration in store!

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).

What’s happening around the Mashtronauts?

Want to see what’s going on with your fellow Mashtronauts? Check out the posts under Members Forum on this page. Or you can visit our new page called The Outpost Tavern to find the archives of all the posts. The page will also tell you how to submit your own stories to be posted. Please note we moved this under the Club Info/Events menu item on the website.

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:

Lunar Rendezbrew – This is OUR competition! Find Lunar Rendezbrew in the menu for this website for more information or go to the competition site at https://rendezbrew.brewcomp.com/.

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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