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Thanks to all who participated in the Valkyries Horn.

There were 297 entries judged and 291 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinSweet CloverM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers

Winning Entries

Table 1: 43A - Healthy Hydromels (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul FowlerGinger 43A: Healthy Hydromels Chop & Brew
2ndJosh LandyBatch 30443A: Healthy Hydromels Primary Fermenters Brewers & Vintners
3rdShawn BradyIllicium Verum Elixir43A: Healthy Hydromels Madison Homebrewers & Tasters

Table 2: M1a - Dry Traditional (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNathan Zangmeister
Co-Brewer: Karysa Kent
The InauguralM1A: Dry Mead
2ndTimothy LeberRoll Me Over In the Sweet CloverM1A: Dry MeadBeer Renegades of Everett Washington (BREW)
3rdAllen MartinFireweed2M1A: Dry MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers

Table 3: M1b - Semi-Sweet Traditionals (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinSweet CloverM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndAdam BystromFireweed Is A Pretty Cool Honey NameM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdBrian StephensLehua Blossom TraditionalM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadKeepers Of Craft

Table 4: M1c - Sweet Traditionals (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew WilliamsonLagertha's MeadM1C: Sweet MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
2ndMatthew WilliamsonThe WandererM1C: Sweet MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdShane Kammerer
Co-Brewer: Susan Kammerer
I Left My Heart In TupeloM1C: Sweet MeadKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 5: M2a - Cyser (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul JohnsonJosh Mahoney TacticM2A: CyserRiver City Brewers [MN]
2ndAdam BystromGateway MeadM2A: CyserMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdAllen MartinCyserM2A: CyserArizona Society of Homebrewers

Table 6: M2b - Pyment (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteve FlettyChateau FlettyM2B: PymentSaint Paul Homebrewers Club
2ndAdam BystromDon't Think TwiceM2B: PymentMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdDan McNevinJelly Sandwich M2B: PymentSouth Shore Brew Club

Table 7: M2c - Berry (35 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian StephensBoysenberryM2C: Berry Mead Keepers Of Craft
2ndBrian StephensMarionberryM2C: Berry Mead Keepers Of Craft
3rdAllen MartinBlueberryM2C: Berry Mead Arizona Society of Homebrewers

Table 8: M2d - Stone Fruit (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew MeadMichigan U-Pick: Montmorency Vs. BalatonM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Michigan Mead Coalition
2ndSarah Pierce-RuhlandHi-Ho Cherry-O!M2D: Stone Fruit Mead
3rdJeremy OlsenCherries JubileeM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Saint Paul Homebrewers Club

Table 9: M2e - Melomel (37 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteve FlettyPassionistaM2E: Melomel Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
2ndMatthew WilliamsonBraggi's MeadM2E: Melomel Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdMatthew WilliamsonHilde's MeadM2E: Melomel Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers

Table 10: M3a - Fruit and Spice (39 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRick HelpsChocolate RaspberryM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead St. Croix River Vally Home Brewers Assn
2ndChristy HelpsBlueberry With SpiceM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Deer Creek Brewers
3rdAnthony DavisKümmel Spiced CyserM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
HMAdam BystromEpiphanyM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 11: M3b - Spice, Herb, Vegetable (24 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteve FlettyMorning JoeM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
2ndNick FerndinoPlanetary IntergalacticM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
3rdAdam BystromThe Dynamic DuoM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 12: M4a - Braggot (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stChristy HelpsBlueberry Rauch BraggotM4A: BraggotDeer Creek Brewers
2ndAdam BystromDown Town Braggot BrownM4A: BraggotMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdNathan SteigmanAlio ModoM4A: BraggotMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 13: M4b - Historical (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNathan SteigmanNajsłodszy GrzechM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndAdam BystromBill & T'ej Excellent AdventureM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdNathan SteigmanSłodki LisM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 14: M4c - Experimental (34 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteve FlettyCaptain SmokerM4C: Experimental Mead Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
2ndWilliam Otte14 - No Water Estate AcerglynM4C: Experimental Mead R/MeadMaking
3rdMarc Burris
Co-Brewer: Pamela Brenot
Blueberry SourM4C: Experimental Mead