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

Mashtronauts Awards!

John Black won 3rd Place in the City Acre Brewing Competition on July 17th.  Check out the post with photos of the event.  All the beers entered by the Mashtronauts were fantastic!  Click Here for more…

The Belgian Brew Brawl winners were announced this weekend.  It was a fantastic showing by the Bay Area Mashtronauts.  We were the winning club in terms of total points earned!  That is an awesome accomplishment!  Way to go BAM!  Congratulations to all those who won medals!

Club Totals

  1. Bay Area Mashtronauts: 2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze, 1 honorable mention
  2. Rock Hoppers Brew Club: 3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
  3. Cane Island Alers: 1 gold, 2 bronze, BOS 

Individual Winners

  • Jonathan Reasoner – Bronze – 23A Berliner Weisse
  • Tim Gamble – Gold – 24C Biere de Garde
  • Lisa Montemayor – Silver – 24C Biere de Garde
  • Sanjay Thomas & Frank Martinez – Silver – 25A Belgian Blonde
  • Jonathan Reasoner – Gold – 25B Saison
  • Randy Daily & Jim Lee – Honorable Mention – 26C Belgian Tripel
  • Jonathan Reasoner – Silver – 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour


First Friday Education Class:  The first Friday of every month will be the Mashtronauts First Friday Education Class at Hoppin Grape Homebrew Supply.  Dues paid members can participate starting at 6:30 pm on the first Friday of every month.  Visit the event post for more information by clicking here.

Upcoming F.A.R.T.’s:  Aug 6th – Beers Looking at You (BLAY), Aug 13 – Nobi Public House, Aug 20 – Bakfish Brewing

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

Ryan Cooper & Josh Santelises Beer Release A great time was had by all at the beer release party for Mashtronauts Ryan Cooper and Josh Santelises. They won a competition with Galveston Bay Brewing and Hoppin Grape Homebrew Supply that allowed them to brew their “Gose Libre” at Galveston Bay Brewing. In case you missed it, the beer was fantastic! 

BAKFISH Homebrew Meetup:  Please note that the Bakfish Brewing homebrew meet up has moved to Monday August 9th.  This is normally the first Monday night of the month, but had to be moved back a week for this month only.


Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting Join us on Tuesday August 10th at 7:00 PM for our monthly membership meeting. Please be aware of the change in meeting location this month. The meeting will be live in person only at Saloon Door Brewing in Webster, Tx. The business portion of the meeting will be recorded and posted on the Mashtronauts YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/BayAreaMashtronauts. Our club meetings are for dues paid members, potential members, and invited guests.

What’s happining 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:

Alamo City Cerveza Fest – This competition is part of the Lone Star Circuit and hosted by the Bexar Brewers in San Antonio. Registration ends August 7th, which is also when entries must be received. As this event will earn you and the club points in the Lone Star Circuit, this is an important event to enter. Go to https://accf.bexarbrewers.org for more information.

Limbo Challenge – This competition is part of the Lone Star Circuit and hosted by the North Texas Homebrewers Association Registration is now closed. This event is called Limbo for a reason. All beers entered are for styles that are 1.050 or lower original gravity. Please check their event website for style restrictions. The awards ceremony is slated for Saturday August 21st at 2:00 pm. Go to https://www.limbocomp.org/ for more information.

Dixie Cup XXXVIII – This competition is part of the Lone Star Circuit and hosted by the Foam Rangers. Registration opens on August 5th. The drop off deadline is September 2nd. Their special category this year is Hazy beers (see their competition site for details). We’ll have more information when it becomes available, but you can check out their site for more information at http://dixiecup.foamrangers.com/.

City Acre Brewing – John Black finished in 3rd place in the summer competition at City Acre Brewing. They announced plans for a follow up competition in early December. Stay tuned for more information. You can find out more information at www.CityAcreBrewing.com.

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


Our friends Keith and Mindy Brooks at Hoppin Grape Homebrew Supply are not only members of the Bay Area Mashtronauts, but they continue to go out of their way to support the club through member discounts, event hosting, drop off location, and much much more. Thank you Keith and Mindy!

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