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Thanks to all who participated in the Valkyries Horn Commercial Mead Competition.

There were 75 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stManic MeaderyGenevieve 37A: B1 Barrel Aged Mead

Winning Entries

Table 1: Cyser (2 entries)

1stWilliamson Mead and BrewingIdunn's MeadM2A: Cyser
2ndLoew VineyardsApples & HoneyM2A: Cyser

Table 2: Semi Sweet Traditional (3 entries)

1stUnpossible MeadTangerine BlossomM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
2ndJuniper Tree MeaderyTraditional NtsM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
3rdAtheling MeadworksLyres SongM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead

Table 3: Melomel (7 entries)

1stWilliamson Mead and BrewingHilde's MeadM2E: Melomel
2ndManic MeaderyElliotM2E: Melomel
3rdAntelope Ridge MeadSangria AztecaM2E: Melomel

Table 4: Stone Fruit (3 entries)

1stClear Skies MeaderyBlossomM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
2ndAtheling MeadworksAelfwynn’s SongM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
3rdHoneybound MeaderyKnot Your Average PlumM2D: Stone Fruit Mead

Table 5: Dry Traditional (5 entries)

1stLoew VineyardsTribute Series, MalkaM1A: Dry Mead
2ndRun Amok MeadGt KnotweedM1A: Dry Mead
3rdClear Skies MeaderyFriending Fenrir M1A: Dry Mead

Table 6: Sweet Traditional (8 entries)

1stTreehive Sunny Bear M1C: Sweet Mead
2ndWilliamson Mead and BrewingLagertha's MeadM1C: Sweet Mead
3rdThe Brimming Horn MeaderyUlmoM1C: Sweet Mead

Table 7: Session Mead (5 entries)

1stUnpossible MeadLincoln-Berry36A: S1 Session Mead
2ndAntelope Ridge MeadConflux: Peach Tea36A: S1 Session Mead
3rdAntelope Ridge MeadConflux: Pb&j Grape36A: S1 Session Mead

Table 8: Open Mead (9 entries)

1stAntelope Ridge MeadAnd Then He Served Us Blueberry Pancakes35A: M4 Open Mead
2ndThe Brimming Horn MeaderyCytherea35A: M4 Open Mead
3rdWilliamson Mead and BrewingBellerophon's Mead35A: M4 Open Mead

Table 9: Pyment (11 entries)

1stManic MeaderyFoxy MountainM2B: Pyment
2ndLoew VineyardsTribute Series, KlaraM2B: Pyment
3rdLost Cause MeaderyTruth & MaliceM2B: Pyment

Table 10: Berry Mead (8 entries)

1stSeattle Mead CompanyBallard BerryM2C: Berry Mead
2ndTreehive Easier On the B'sM2C: Berry Mead
3rdTreehive My Currant PathM2C: Berry Mead

Table 11: Barrel Aged Mead (12 entries)

1stManic MeaderyGenevieve 37A: B1 Barrel Aged Mead
2ndTreehive Unexpected Journey 37A: B1 Barrel Aged Mead
3rdThe Brimming Horn MeaderyDivine Rabbits37A: B1 Barrel Aged Mead

Table 12: Fruit & Spice Mead (17 entries)

1stAntelope Ridge MeadWinter CranberryM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
2ndLost Cause MeaderyWolf: The DawningM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
3rdManic MeaderyChocolate Hazelnut ElliotM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead

Table 13: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Mead (15 entries)

1stHoney & Hops Brew WorksCreeperM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
2ndJuniper Tree MeaderyAngry EarlM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
3rdThe Brimming Horn MeaderyAcross the VolgaM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead