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.  Two bottles will be required, and there will be a gold, silver, and bronze medal awarded for the best overall beers.  Flights will be set up at the organizer’s discretion based on styles. 

Dues paid Mashtronauts will be given registration priority, and then we will open to the public on Saturday September 24th with an initial total cap of 36 that can be raised based on the organizer’s discretion.  Entries should be turned in to John Black by October 9th for sorting.  When we go live with registration, the link will be found here.

Mashtronauts Awards!

  • Alamo City Cervezafest
    • Joel Cervantes – Gold – Belgian Dubbel
    • Megan Kulcak – Silver – Munich Dunkel
    • Wesley Kulcak – Bronze – Witbier
    • John Black – Bronze – Classic Smoked Beer
  • Roberts Cove Germanfest
    • Megan Kulcak – Silver – Munich Dunkel
    • Jonathan Reasoner – Gold – Rauchbier
    • Jonathan Reasoner – Silver – Munich Helles
    • Jonathan Reasoner – Silver – Weizenbock
    • Jonathan Reasoner – Bronze – Doppelbock
  • Michigan State Fair
    • Randy Daily – Gold – Dunkels Bock
  • MoMash
    • Hannah Richard-Molina – Gold – Belgian Single (2nd in BOS)
    • Hannah Richard-Molina & John Black – HM – Dunkels Bock
  • Limbo Challenge
    • John Black – Gold – British Golden
    • Hannah Richard-Molina – Silver – Roggenbier
    • Wesley Kulcak – Silver – Altbier
    • Wesley Kulcak – Silver – Irish Red
    • Wesley Kulcak – Silver – New World Perry
    • Wesley Kulcak – Bronze – Cider w/Herbs/Spices


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 October 3rd.  This is a bottle share opportunity.

Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting Join us on Tuesday October 11th 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 begin nominations for officer positions with elections in November.

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:

Belgian Brew Brawl – This is for Belgian beers only and is a part of the Lone Star Circuit this year. Registration is closed and results will be posted on October 3rd at 9:oo pm. Find more information on the competition site at https://belgianbrewbrawl.brewcompetition.com/.

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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