2024 Mead Crafters Competition

2022 Awards

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

Best of Show: Gold

Gin Barrel Metheglin
The Brimming Horn Meadery
Milton, DE

Best of Show: Silver

Gin Barrel Metheglin
The Brimming Horn Meadery
Milton, DE

Best of Show: Bronze

Gin Barrel Metheglin
The Brimming Horn Meadery
Milton, DE

Gold Medals

Dessert Mead

  • Set Adrift – Pye Road Meadworks

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Dry

  • Ironsides Reign – Four Brothers Mead
  • Bee 100 – 1634 Meadery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Semi-Sweet

  • Purple Reign – Blue Honey
  • Oaked Black Cherry – Wandering Bard Meadery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Sweet

  • Rhubarb/Raspberry Blossom – Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar
  • Raspberry – Wyldewood Cellars
  • Elderberry Mead – Wyldewood Cellars
  • Elderberry/Blackberry Mead – Wyldewood Cellars

Metheglin Sweet

  • Bumble – The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm

Pyment Semi-Sweet

  • Eir's Song – Atheling Meadworks
  • Black Rabbit of Bordeaux – Bluewood Brewing

Pyment Sweet

  • Somm Series Syrah – Bluewood Brewing

Specialty Dry

  • Nursery Crimes – House Bear Brewing, LLC
  • Raspberry Chamomile Hydromel – Whistle Hop Brewing Company

Specialty Semi-Sweet

  • Hibiscus Lime – Wild Blossom Meadery
  • Granny's Apple Pie – Etowah Meadery + The Dahlonega Brewery
  • Grand Admiral – Queen City Meadery

Specialty Sweet

  • Arrangement of Beliefs – Pye Road Meadworks
  • Gin Barrel Metheglin – The Brimming Horn Meadery
  • Grand Noir – Bluewood Brewing
  • Barrel Aged Stop Pecan Me – Unpossible Mead, Inc.

Traditional Dry

  • Dry Wildflower Mead – Martin Brothers Winery

Traditional Semi-Sweet

  • Orange Blossom Mead – Martin Brothers Winery

Varietal Dry

  • Hawaiian Lehua Blossom – Heidrun Meadery
  • Oregon Chicory Blossom – Heidrun Meadery

Varietal Semi-Sweet

  • Mamane – Garagiste Meadery
  • Orange Blossom Traditional – Wandering Bard Meadery
  • Mesquite Blossom – Feisty Brood Meadery, Inc.

Varietal Sweet

  • Orange Blossom – The Brimming Horn Meadery

Design

  • Tempest – Batch Mead

Silver Medals

Braggots

  • Tacos @ Noon (Jalapeno Cornbread) – Wild West Mead Company

Cyser

  • Apple 3.14 – Monks Meadery

Dessert Mead

  • Aelfwynn's Song – Atheling Meadworks
  • Beary Cherry Cheesecake – Unpossible Mead, Inc.
  • Bit of Cherry Chocolate – Honeybound Meadery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Dry

  • #notapineapple – Honey & Hops Brew Works
  • Bacchus Blushed – Monks Meadery
  • Blossom – Clear Skies Meadery
  • Midsummer Night's Mead – Oran Mor Artisan Mead, LLC
  • Shield Maiden – Atheling Meadworks
  • Wild Berry Mead – Five Sons Winery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Semi-Sweet

  • Linnunratta – Oran Mor Artisan Mead, LLC
  • That's My Jam – Blue Honey
  • Cranberry Limeade – KingView Mead, Wine and Hard Cider
  • Rubee – Queen's Reward
  • Chaucer's Pomegranate Mead – Chaucer's Cellars
  • Chaucer's Raspberry Mead – Chaucer's Cellars
  • RB&B – Etowah Meadery + The Dahlonega Brewery
  • Blueberry – Wandering Bard Meadery
  • Got the Blues – Etowah Meadery + The Dahlonega Brewery
  • The Overview Effect – Space Time Mead & Cider Works
  • Berry'd Gold – Contrivance
  • AMY – Queen City Meadery
  • AnnannTe – Keeper's Cult Meadery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Sweet

  • Livid – Fitzgibbon Meadery
  • Across the Volga – The Brimming Horn Meadery
  • Fafnir's Blood – Williamson Mead and Brewing
  • Valkyrie – Williamson Mead and Brewing
  • Strawberry Shortcake Mead – Batch Mead
  • Midnight Sun – Honey & Hops Brew Works
  • Cherry/Japanese Knotweed – Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar
  • Honey of a Plum – White Winter Mead, Cider & Spirits
  • Berry Nice – Fitzgibbon Meadery
  • Easier on the B's – Treehive Inc.
  • Puffs Sweet Heat – Saga Meadery

Metheglin Semi-Sweet

  • Friar Lukes – 1634 Meadery

Pyment Dry

  • Gemütlichkeit – Waldmet Cellars
  • Cherokee Street Connection – Bluewood Brewing
  • Honey Zin – Juniper Tree Meadery
  • Scarlet Noir – Queen's Reward

Pyment Semi-Sweet

  • Somm Series Riesling – Bluewood Brewing

Pyment Sweet

  • Cernunnos – Williamson Mead and Brewing

Specialty Dry

  • Guava Galaxy – Thorax Meadworks

Specialty Semi-Sweet

  • Beltane Blossom – Mcgee's Mead
  • Earl Grey's Kumquats – Mcgee's Mead
  • Barrel Aged Cyser – Dragon Meadery
  • Mango Chili – Flora de Mel

Specialty Sweet

  • House Honeybrew – Leaf & Hive Brew Lab
  • Make It So – Odd Elixer MeadWorks
  • Hibiscus Honeybrew – Leaf & Hive Brew Lab
  • Lavender Lemongrass Honeybrew – Leaf & Hive Brew Lab
  • Pear Lavender – Dragon Meadery
  • Bellerophon – Williamson Mead and Brewing
  • Lemon Blueberry Scone – Garagiste Meadery
  • Knotty Soda – Clear Skies Meadery
  • Memnto Mori – Odd Elixer MeadWorks
  • Chocolate Barrel Aged Strawberry Sunrise – Superstition Meadery
  • Wolves of the Iron Wood – The Brimming Horn Meadery
  • Smolder – Moonlight Meadery

Traditional Dry

  • Original Dry – Charm City Meadworks
  • High Oak Orange Blossom Mead – Martin Brothers Winery

Traditional Semi-Sweet

  • Sparkling Mead – Broken Brix
  • Chaucer's Mead – Chaucer's Cellars
  • Semi-Sweet – Bee-Town Mead & Cider, LCC
  • Wildflower Mead – Martin Brothers Winery

Traditional Sweet

  • Sweet Mead – White Winter Mead, Cider & Spirits
  • The Allfather's – Valhalla Meadery
  • Mead – Wyldewood Cellars
  • Stinger – Winehaven Winery

Varietal Dry

  • Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Blossom – Heidrun Meadery

Varietal Semi-Sweet

  • Show Me the Honey Angico – W A Meadworks, Inc.

Varietal Sweet

  • Snowberry – Garagiste Meadery

Bronze Medals

Braggot

  • Buzzworthy – Smog City Brewing Co. and Moonlight Meadery

Cyser

  • Honeybound Cyser – Honeybound Meadery

Dessert Mead 

  • Blackberry Mead – Contrivance
  • Cytherea – The Brimming Horn Meadery
  • Holiday Harbor – White Winter Mead, Cider & Spirits

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Dry

  • Make My Mead Mango – The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm
  • Apricot Mead Off-Dry – Starrlight Mead
  • Follow the Sun – Lilly Belle Meads
  • Strawberry Mead – Wassail Inc DBA Maine Mead Works
  • Blueberry Mead Off-Dry – Starrlight Mead

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Semi-Sweet

  • Fable Farms Fig Forbidden – Fable Farms Meadery
  • Magnificent Bird of Paradise – Artivem Mead Co.
  • Scarlet Flycatcher – Artivem Mead Co.
  • Embrace – Moonlight Meadery
  • Admiral – Queen City Meadery
  • Coffee Mead – Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery
  • Blackberry – Keeper's Cut Meadery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Sweet

  • Sunburst Citrus – Saga Meadery
  • Peach Mead – Wyldewood Cellars
  • Jason's Blunder – 1634 Meadery
  • Blueberry – Contrivance
  • Sigrid – Fitzgibbon Meadery
  • Red Totality – Garagiste Meadery

Metheglin Dry

  • Berserker Hop – Valhalla Meadery
  • Juniper's Choice – Juniper Tree Meadery

Metheglin Semi-Sweet

  • Aphrodite's Obsession – Oran Mor artisan Mead, LLC
  • Hibiscus Ginger – Clear Skies Meadery
  • Vanilla Cinnamon Mead – Prairie Rose Meadery

Metheglin Sweet

  • Cinnabunfun – Williamson Mead and Brewing
  • Sweet Chai – Valhalla Meadery
  • Spiced Mead – Wassail Inc DBA Maine Mead Works

Pyment Dry

  • Delta Dry – Queen's Reward

Pyment Semi-Sweet

  • Purple and Gold – KingView Mead – Wine – and Hard Cider
  • Nectar – Bears Bluff Meadery

Pyment Sweet

  • Delta Gold – Queen's Reward
  • Collaboration Pyment – Space Time Mead & Cider Works

Specialty Dry

  • Cherry Sour – Wehrloom Honey & Meadery
  • Werebear – House Bear Brewing, LLC

Specialty Semi-Sweet

  • Persephone – Mcgee's Mead
  • Viking Grog – KingView Mead, Wine & Hard Cider
  • Blackberry Mojito Hydromel – Whistle Hop Brewing Company
  • Mead with Fig & Creamsicle – Bee-Town Mead & Cider, LLC
  • Winter Berry – Sierra Foothills Meadery
  • Tranquila – Superstition Meadery
  • The Burnt Altar Bochet – Valhalla Meadery
  • Barrel Aged Bobby – Lilly Belle Meads
  • Happy Meadium After Dark – The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm
  • Strandurlaub "Beach Vacation" – Waldmet Cellars
  • Mutiny in Paradise – Superstition Meadery
  • Captain Magpie – Artivem Mead Co.
  • Barrel Aged Bochet – Honeygirl Meadery
  • From the Ashes – Batch Mead

Specialty Sweet

  • PB&J – Wild Blossom Meadery
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Cheer – Saga Meadery
  • Smoked Cherry – Dragon Meadery
  • Winter Spice – Queen's Reward
  • Chai Honeybrew – Leaf & Hive Brew Lab
  • Blood of the Knights – Pye Road Meadworks
  • Barrel Aged Mead – Feisty Brood Meadery, Inc.
  • Polypore "Stout-Sour" – Leaf & Hive Brew Lab
  • Knot Your Average Plum – Honeybound Meadery
  • To the Pain – Odd Elixer Meadworks
  • Creeper – Honey & Hops Brew Works

Traditional Dry

  • Sierra Gold – Sierra Foothills Meadery

Traditional Semi-Sweet

  • SuB – KingView Mead – Wine – and Hard Cider
  • Honeycomb Mead – Five Sons Winery
  • Vintage Mead – Lilly Belle Meads
  • Scenic Drive – Honey & Hops Brew Works
  • Traditional Mead – Prairie Rose Meadery
  • Sol – Oran Mor Artisan Mead, LLC
  • Sweet Blossom – Charm City Meadworks
  • Orange Blossom Traditional – Slaymaker Cellars
  • Mäusespeck "Marshmallow" – Waldmet Cellars

Traditional Sweet

  • Honeybound Red Bamboo – Honeybound Meadery
  • Resplendent Quetzal – Artivem Mead Co.

Varietal Dry

  • California Buckwheat Blossom – Heidrun Meadery
  • Oregon Radish Blossom – Heidrun Meadery
  • Mead from Cotton Blossom Honey – Bee-Town Mead & Cider, LLC

Varietal Semi-Sweet

  • Orange Blossom Semi-Sweet – Feisty Brood Meadery, Inc.
  • Orange Blossom – Sierra Foothills Meadery
  • Marshmallow Fields – Unpossible Mead, Inc.

Varietal Sweet

  • Honeybound Traditional – Honeybound Meadery
  • Sunny Bear Sweet Clover – Treehive Inc.
  • OB Traditional – Dragon Meadery

Best of Show: Gold

Warhammer
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Mogadore, OH

Best of Show: Siver

Berry Savage
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Mogadore, OH

Best of Show: Bronze

The Fuzz and The Flower
Unpossible Mead, Inc.
Dwight, IL

Session Dry Medals

Gold Medal: The Fuzz and The Flower – Unpossible Mead, Inc.

Silver Medal: Bee Lucky – Lilly Belle Meads

Bronze Medal: Monkacino – Monks Meadery

Session Semi-Dry Medals

Gold Medal Winner: Warhammer – Crafted Artisan Meadery

Silver Medal Winner: Key Lime Pie – Crafted Artisan Meadery

Bronze Medal Winner: Beelini – Superstition Meadery

Session Sweet Medals

Gold Medal Winner: Berry Savage – Crafted Artisan Meadery

Silver Medal Winner: Apple Crumble – Crafted Artisan Meadery

Bronze Medal Winner: Rococo – Zen Bee Meadery

2023 Winners
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