2024 Mead Crafters Competition

2023 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

Transcendent
Blue Honey
Ramona, CA

Best of Show: Silver

Barrel-Aged Arrangement of Beliefs
Pye Road Meadworks
Odessa, FL

Best of Show: Bronze

Oasis
Bears Bluff Meadery + Deep Water Vineyard
Wadmalaw Island, SC

Gold Medals

Cyser

  • Cyser – Rushford Meadery and Winery
  • Transcendent – Blue Honey

Design

  • Buzzworthy – Smog City Brewing Co./Moonlight Meadery

Dessert Mead

  • Final Act – Garagiste Meadery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Dry

  • BRB – Three Hands Mead Company

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Semi-Sweet

  • Got the Blues – Etowah Meadery
  • Oasis – Bears Bluff Meadery/Deep Water Vineyard
  • Shield Maiden – Atheling Meadworks
  • Very Berry Jerry (VBJ) – Bluewood Brewing

Metheglin Sweet

  • All About The B.U.Z.Z. – Treehive

Pyment Dry

  • Purple and Gold – KingView Mead, Wine, and Cider

Pyment Semi-Sweet

  • Eir’s Song – Atheling Meadworks

Specialty Semi-Sweet

  • Salt Box Sunrise – Charm City Meadworks
  • Strong Currant – Beach Bee Meadery

Specialty Sweet

  • Barrel-Aged Arrangement of Beliefs – Pye Road Meadworks
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Mead – Valley Vineyards
  • Crisp Apple Bourbon Barrel – Saga Meadery
  • Winter Cranberry – Antelope Ridge Mead

Traditional Semi-Sweet

  • Knights Tale – Honeypot Farms Meadery

Varietal Dry

  • Ethiopian Geteme Blossom – Heidrun Meadery
  • High Oak Orange Blossom Mead – Martin Brothers Winery
  • California Sage Blossom – Heidrun Meadery

Varietal Sweet

  • Mead – Wyldewood Cellars Illinois
  • Soliloquy of Nectar: Old Florida Tupelo – Zymarium Meadery

Silver Medals

Braggot

  • Buzzworthy – Smog City Brewing Co./Moonlight Meadery

Cyser

  • Eden's Temptation – Bears Bluff Meadery/Deep Water Vineyard
  • Honey River Cyser – Healthberry Farm

Dessert Mead

  • Blue Beary Cheesecake – Unpossible Mead
  • Chocolate Cherry – Contrivance Wine & Mead Co.
  • Erebus – Zen Bee Meadery
  • Peach Brandy BA Vestalia – Superstition Meadery
  • Pirate Daze – Beach Bee Meadery
  • Rise of the Dragon – Batch Mead
  • Slee. Ping Potion – Manoa Honey & Mead

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Dry

  • Honey River Elderberry Melomel – Healthberry Farm
  • Root of Evil – Clear Skies Meadery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Semi-Sweet

  • Blackberry ! – Feisty Brood Meadery, Inc.
  • Blueberry Honeywine – Prairie Berry, LLC
  • Cranberry – Rohan Meadery
  • Dragon's Blood – Oppegaard meadery
  • Lemon Drop – Sierra Foothills Meadery
  • Meadery of the Rockies Blackberry Honey – Meadery of the Rockies
  • Plum Mead – Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery
  • Plum Mead – Prairie Rose Meadery
  • Unsolicited Advice – WildFlyer Mead Co.

Metheglin Dry

  • Knotty Soda – Clear Skies Meadery
  • Red Wedding – Lilly Belle Meads

Metheglin Semi-Sweet

  • Fable Farms 2022 Flower Floozies – Fable Farms Meadery
  • Ginger Voodoo – Superstition Meadery
  • Liberty – 1634 Meadery
  • Mead with Vanilla & Cinnamon – Bee-Town Mead & Cider

Metheglin Sweet

  • A Force Of Time – The Brimming Horn Meadery
  • Autumnal – The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm
  • Flora Luna – Artesia Brewing
  • Hekate – The Brimming Horn Meadery
  • Hot for Teacher – Artesia Brewing
  • Mimir – Garagiste Meadery
  • Replicator Malfunction – Space Time Mead & Cider Works
  • Rheda’s Longing – Atheling Meadworks

Pyment Semi-Sweet

  • Somm Series Volume 6 – Bluewood Brewing

Specialty Dry

  • Asgard's Going Bananas – Mad Horn Meadery

Specialty Semi-Sweet

  • Carolina Peach Reaper – Wandering Bard Meadery
  • Rootbeer Mead – Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery
  • Strawberry Elderflower – Honeygirl Meadery

Specialty Sweet

  • Barrel Aged Mead – Feisty Brood Meadery, Inc.
  • Dragons Breath – Frascone winery
  • PB&J XL – Antelope Ridge Mead
  • Rumpleplumskin – Superstition Meadery

Traditional Dry

  • Dry Wildflower Mead – Martin Brothers Winery
  • Monks Mead – Monks Meadery
  • Wildflower Traditional – Slaymaker Cellars

Traditional Semi-Sweet

  • Sweet Mead – White Winter Mead, Cider & Spirits

Traditional Sweet

  • Honey Mead – Valley Vineyards

Varietal Dry

  • Oregon Blackberry Blossom – Heidrun Meadery
  • PŌ – Manoa Honey & Mead
  • Pomegranate Blossom – Sierra Foothills Meadery

Varietal Semi-Sweet

  • Avocado Blossom Mead – Honeygirl Meadery
  • Brazillian Aroeira Nectar – Hunters Moon Meadery
  • Lehua – Garagiste Meadery
  • Orange Blossom Mead – Martin Brothers Winery
  • Tangerine Blossom – Unpossible Mead

Varietal Sweet

  • Chaucer's Mead – Chaucer's Cellars
  • Surtr – Williamson Mead and Brewing
  • Viking Mjod Mead – Batch Mead

Bronze Medals

Braggot

  • Firelight – Artesia Brewing

Cyser

  • Happy Apple Pie – KingView Mead, Wine, and Cider
  • Okaw Valley Cyser – Treehive

Dessert Mead 

  • Bochet – Philadelphia Mead Company
  • Strawberry Shortcake – Silver Hand Meadery

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Dry

  • ImMEADiate Gratification – Run Amok Mead

Fruit / Vegetable Melomel Semi-Sweet

  • Apple Pie Delight – Feisty Brood Meadery, Inc.
  • Blackberry Mead – Ozark Viking Meadery, LLC
  • Dammerung – W A Meadwerks
  • Honeyberry Mead – Prairie Rose Meadery
  • Not For The Faint of Tart – Three Hands Mead Company
  • Rubee – Queen's Reward Meadery

Metheglin Dry

  • Drylands Juniper / Pine Mead – Melchemy Craft Mead
  • Lady Grey – Contrivance Wine & Mead Co.
  • Lavender – Stardust Cellars

Metheglin Semi-Sweet

  • Eight O'clock – W A Meadwerks
  • ToffeeScotch – Blue Honey

Metheglin Sweet

  • Benedict – Fitzgibbon Meadery
  • Cinnamead – Winehaven Winery and Vineyard
  • DV Pear'd – Pye Road Meadworks
  • Existential Magnetism – Zymarium Meadery
  • High Kings Metheglin – The Brimming Horn Meadery
  • Kazimiera – Two Seasons Meadery
  • Summer Solstice – Frascone Winery

Pyment Semi-Sweet

  • Black Currant Honey Grape Wine – Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery
  • Mielleux Blanc – WildFlyer Mead Co.

Specialty Sweet

  • Butter Bee Mead – Batch Mead
  • High Maintenance – Queen City Meadery
  • Honey Habanero – Queen's Reward Meadery
  • Hop in the Sack – The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm
  • Nectarious After Dark Bourbon Reserve – The Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm

Varietal Dry

  • Traditional – Philadelphia Mead Company

Varietal Semi-Sweet

  • Cranberry Nectar – Hunters Moon Meadery
  • Heart Of Gold Coriander Blossom – Silver Hand Meadery
  • Meadery of the Rockies Medium Sweet Honey Wine – Meadery of the Rockies
  • Orange Blossom – Antelope Ridge Mead
  • Orchard in Bloom – Sierra Foothills Meadery
  • Traditional Mead Gallberrry Blossom – Starrlight Mead

Varietal Sweet

  • Forgotten Bucket – 1634 Meadery
  • Stinger – Winehaven Winery and Vineyard

Best of Show: Gold

Dark Waves
Charm City Meadworks
Baltimore, MD

Best of Show: Siver

Crystal Blu Meth(eglin)
Lilly Belle Meads
Lancaster, NY

Best of Show: Bronze

Hibiscus Ginger
Three Leg Run
Chester, VA

Session Dry Medals

Gold Medal Winner: Hibiscus Ginger Three Leg Run

Silver Medal Winner: Knees on Bees 10 Barrel Brewing Company

Bronze Medal Winner: Pink by Bacchus Monks Meadery

Session Semi-Sweet Medals

Gold Medal Winner: Dark Waves Charm City Meadworks

Silver Medal Winner: Blu on Black Zen Bee Meadery

Bronze Medal Winner: Pink Guava – Alaska Meadery

Session Sweet Medals

Gold Medal Winner: Crystal Blu Meth(eglin) Lilly Belle Meads

Silver Medal Winner: Red Potion Queen City Meadery

Bronze Medal Winner: White Lychee – Zen Bee Meadery

2022 Winners
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