2019 Mead CRAFTERS Competition

2019 Awards

More than 340 entered, but only one came out on top. The S’mores the Merrier from Dragon’s Lair Meadery in Lakewood, Washington, took home Best of Show honors at the 2019 Mead Crafters Competition, hosted by the National Honey Board. This year’s competition welcomed commercial meads which were submitted from craft meaderies throughout North America.

The Mead Crafters Competition was a BJCP certified program and judged by mead certified judges, mead makers and sommeliers. The submitted meads were judged on their aroma, appearance, flavor and overall impression.

2019 Mead Crafters Competition Winners

Best of Show: Gold

The S’mores the Merrier
Dragon’s Lair Meadery
Lakewood, WA

Best of Show: Silver

Sweet Burn Dude!
Ancient Fire Mead & Cider
Manchester, NH

Best of Show: Bronze

Heavy Meadow
Lost Cause Meadery
San Diego, CA

Bracket / Braggot

Gold

Heaven and Heathen
Guadalupe Brewery in collab with Mjodhall Meadery
New Braunfels, TX

Silver

10 Penny Lane
GoodRoad CiderWorks
Charlotte, NC

Bronze

Honigbiene
Locavore Beer Works
Littleton, CO

Cyser

Gold

Dakota Apple
Prairie Rose Meadery
Fargo, ND

Silver

Buccaneers’ Bounty
Honey Grail
Leesburg, VA

Bronze

Cyser Kose’
GoodRoad CiderWorks
Charlotte, NC

Dessert Mead — Semi-Sweet

Gold

Bourbon Stag
Haymaker Meadery
Montgomeryville, PA

Silver

Ella
Meridian Hive Meadery
Austin, TX

Dessert Mead — Sweet

Gold

Sky River Solas Honey Wine
Sky River Mead
Redmond, WA

Silver

Our Buns Have No Seeds
Garagiste Meadery
Tampa, FL

Bronze

Nectarious After Dark
The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm
Port Townsend, WA

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel — Dry

Gold

Embrace
Moonlight Meadery
Londonderry, NH

Silver

Brilliant Disguise
Melovino
Vauxhall, NJ

Bronze

Native Plum
Hunters Moon Meadery
Severance, CO

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel — Semi-Sweet

Gold

Red Dress
Moonlight Meadery
Londonderry, NH

Silver

Mid Life Crisis
7C’s Winery
Walnut Grove, MO

Bronze

Raspberry Passion
Silver Hand Meadery
Williamsburg, VA

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel — Sweet

Gold

Heavy Meadow
Lost Cause Meadery
San Diego, CA

Silver

End Game
Black Labs Craft Meadery
Olathe, KS

Bronze

Three’s Company
W A Meadwerks Inc
Lindenhurst, NY

Metheglin — Dry

Gold

Lipgloss & Gunpowder
Unpossible Mead
Dwight, IL

Silver

Scarborough Fair
Silver Hand Meadery
Williamsburg, VA

Bronze

Magdalena
Queen Bee Brews
Denver, CO

Metheglin — Semi-Sweet

Gold

Zydeco Buzz
Lost Cause Meadery
San Diego, CA

Silver

Root Beer Mead
Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery
Denmark, WI

Bronze

The Beerded One
Dancing Bee Winery
Rogers, TX

Metheglin — Sweet

Gold

Sweet Burn Dude!
Ancient Fire Mead & Cider
Manchester, NH

Silver

Sky River Hopped Honeywine
Sky River Mead
Redmond, WA

Bronze

Vanilla Cinnamon
Prairie Rose Meadery
Fargo, ND

Pyment — Dry

Gold

Melissa
Meridian Hive Meadery
Austin, TX

Silver

Scarlet Noir
Queen’s Reward Meadery
Tupelo, MS

Bronze

By Any Other Name
Melovino
Vauxhall, NJ

Pyment — Semi-Sweet

Gold

Zen Orange Blossom
Feisty Brood Meadery
Northfield, OH

Silver

In Yo’ Face Pyment
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Mogadore, OH

Bronze

Arsenal Pyment
Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar
Pittsburgh, PA

Pyment — Sweet

Gold

Sky River Pyment
Sky River Mead
Redmond, WA

Silver

Vonn-Yay
Queen Bee Brews
Denver, CO

Bronze

En Orama di Tamiami
Garagiste Meadery
Tampa, FL

Session Mead — Dry

Gold

Standard Ile
Philadelphia Mead Well
Philadelphia, PA

Silver

Sauvage Mead Blanc
Annapurna Mead
Colorado Springs, CO

Bronze

Folklore
Haymaker Meadery
Montgomeryville, PA

Session Mead — Semi-Sweet

Gold

Pollen-Nation
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Mogadore, OH

Silver

Oregon Marionberry Draft Mead
Author Mead Co.
Vancouver, WA

Bronze

Oregon Raspberry Draft Mead
Author Mead Co.
Vancouver, WA

Session Mead — Sweet

Gold

Apple Crumble
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Mogadore, OH

Silver

With Malus
Ancient Fire Mead & Cider
Manchester, NH

Bronze

Bananas Foster Forever
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Mogadore, OH

Specialty — Dry

Gold

Hawaiian Lehua Blossom Naturally Sparkling Dry Mead
Heidrun Meadery
Point Reyes Station, CA

Silver

Mule Street Blues
GoodRoad CiderWorks
Charlotte, NC

Bronze

Broken Crown
Meridian Hive Meadery
Austin, TX

Specialty — Semi-Sweet

Gold

Collaboration Peach Methomel
Space Time Mead & Cider Works in collab with Honey Hole Winery
Drums, PA

Silver

Hot For Teacher
Melovino
Vauxhall, NJ

Bronze

Nice As Pie
Melovino
Vauxhall, NJ

Specialty — Sweet

Gold

The S’mores the Merrier
Dragon’s Lair Meadery
Lakewood, WA

Silver

Imperial Stranger Bings
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Mogadore, OH

Bronze

Old Bourbon Barrel
Hive and Barrel Meadery
Crestwood, KY

Traditional — Dry

Gold

Brother Adam
The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm
Port Townsend, WA

Silver

Wildflower Dry Mead
Martin Brothers Winery
Hermann, MO

Bronze

Cheechako
Hunters Moon Meadery
Severance, CO

Traditional — Semi-Sweet

Gold

Orange Blossom Mead
Martin Brothers Winery
Hermann, MO

Silver

Happy Meadium
The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm
Port Townsend, WA

Bronze

Moonlight Nectar
Hunters Moon Meadery
Severance, CO

Traditional — Sweet

Gold

Boudica’s Uprising
Honey Grail
Leesburg, VA

Silver

Chaucer’s Mead
Chaucer’s Cellar
Soquel, CA

Bronze

Stinger
Winehaven Winery
Chisago City, MN

Varietal — Dry

Gold

2018 All-Wise Rhodomel
All-Wise Meadery
Brooklyn, NY

Varietal — Semi-Sweet

Gold

Buckwheat Mead
Feisty Brood Meadery
Northfield, OH

Silver

Alfalfa Mead
7C’s Winery
Walnut Grove, MO

Bronze

Liquid Sunshine
7C’s Winery
Walnut Grove, MO

Varietal — Sweet

Gold

Oak Meadowfoam
Garagiste Meadery
Tampa, FL

Silver

Honey River Basswood Mead
Healthberry Farm
Dry Fork, WV

Design / Packaging

Gold

Meloluna
Blacksnake Meadery
Dugspur, VA

Silver

The Beerded One
Dancing Bee Winery
Rogers, TX

Bronze

Buckwheat Blossom Orange Peel
Western Reserve Meadery
Cleveland, OH