Winners - Valkyries Horn Commercial Mead Competition: 2023

Table 1: Dry Trads (5 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stWhite Bear MeaderyFreyaDry Mead
2ndMonks MeaderyMonks MeadDry Mead
3rdFitzgibbon MeaderySaharaDry Mead

Table 2: Semi Sweet Trads (2 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stRun Amok MeadGT-CloverSemi-Sweet Mead
2ndSierra Foothills MeaderyOrchard In BloomSemi-Sweet Mead

Table 3: Sweet Trads (5 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stTreehiveSunny Bear Aroeira Sweet Mead
2ndW A Meadwerks, IncCharlie FizzySweet Mead
3rdTreehiveSunny Bear Sunflower Sweet Mead

Table 4: Cysers (1 entry)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stObscurity Mead CompanyNemesisM2a – Cyser SEMI

Table 5: Pyments (6 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBluewood BrewingFauxdeira M2b – Pyment SWEET
2ndBluewood BrewingSomm Series Vol. 6M2b – Pyment DRY
3rdLoew VineyardsTribute Series, MeloM2b – Pyment DRY

Table 6: Berry Meads (8 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAtheling MeadworksShield MaidenM2c – Berry SEMI
2ndRun Amok MeadCrimson In CloverM2c - Berry DRY
3rdWhite Winter Mead, Cider & SpiritsBlenda's BlueM2c - Berry DRY

Table 7: Stone Fruit Meads (7 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stEtowah Meadery, Corp.Stone Pile PeachM2d – Stone Fruit SEMI
2ndPrairie Rose MeaderyChokecherry MeadM2d – Stone Fruit SEMI
3rdFitzgibbon MeaderyDryadM2d – Stone Fruit DRY

Table 8: Melomel (7 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stDrinking HornUnicorn BloodM2e - Melomel SEMI
2ndUnpossible MeadMega MemeM2e - Melomel SWEET
3rdBlue HoneySquashing PumpkinsM2e - Melomel SEMI

Table 9: Fruit & Spice Meads (9 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBlue HoneyTranscendentM3a – Fruit and Spice SEMI
2ndTreehiveBlood Trail M3a – Fruit and Spice SWEET
3rdAntelope Ridge MeadBaked AlaskaM3a – Fruit and Spice SWEET

Table 10: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Meads (8 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stPrairie Rose MeaderyGinger MeadM3b – S/H/V SWEET
2ndBrix Urban Winery and Market, LlcGinger WonderlandM3b – S/H/V SWEET
3rdFitzgibbon MeaderyCordeliaM3b – S/H/V SEMI

Table 11: Open Category Meads (2 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stLigno Pasieka Rodzinna LucjanLipniakM4 Open Mead
2ndObscurity Mead CompanyGood KissM4 Open Mead

Table 12: Session Meads (16 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stManic MeaderyLittle SitchS1 Session Mead
2ndEtowah Meadery, Corp.RB&BS1 Session Mead
3rdManic MeaderyBlossomS1 Session Mead

Table 13: Barrel -Aged Meads (5 entries)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAtheling MeadworksVambraceB1 Barrel Aged Mead
2ndWhite Bear MeaderyIDUNA RESERVEB1 Barrel Aged Mead
3rdAntelope Ridge MeadBBA Winter CranberryB1 Barrel Aged Mead