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Thank you for your interest in the Valkyries Horn organized by Valkyries Horn Cup International Mead Competition, St Paul.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

262 entries have been added to the system as of 7:07 PM, Friday, August 7, 2020.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Anyone may enter as long as the entrant makes their mead outside of a commercial setting. 

An entrant is one or more people submitting an entry. Entrant(s) of a mead must have actively contributed to mixing, fermenting, and bottling of an entry.

Every entrant must be at least 21 years of age.

THREE bottles are required. Please see Entry page for further details.

There is a limit of 5 entries an entrant may submit. The software will NOT control this so please only enter 5 to avoid back and forth communication to clarify intentions.

Entrants, either as primary or as a co-entrant, may submit multiple entries per category, no limit as long as each entry is distinctly different.

All entries become the property of the Valkyries Horn Mead Competition and will not be returned. Any questions or disputes will be settled by the competition organizers, and all decisions are final.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

The official style guidelines for this competition are the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Style Guidelines for Mead, Revision 2015. 

Every entry must be assigned a particular category and sub-category by the entrant, and according to these guidelines.

Competition staff is not permitted to categorize entries that arrive unlabeled, illegible or otherwise indiscernible as to the entry category.

Competition staff (including judges) are not permitted to re-classify or re-categorize incorrectly entered mead.

Please use a rubber band (no tape) to attach the identification label to each bottle.

Entries in category M1 (Traditional Mead), M2 (Fruit Mead), M3 (Spiced Mead), and M4 (Specialty Mead), must specify carbonation level.

Entries in sub-category M2 (Other Fruit Melomel), must specify the varieties of fruit used.

Entries in sub-category M3 (Spiced Mead), must specify the types of spices used.

Entries in sub-category M4B (Specialty Mead – Historical) and M4C (Specialty Mead – Experimental), must describe the special nature of the mead, whether it is a combination of existing styles, an experimental mead, a historical mead, etc.

 

Online registration eliminates the need to submit a paper entry form and will automatically generate bottle identification labels. Paper entries will not be accepted. All entries must be entered via the online entry system, and entries are not guaranteed until they are paid for.

The Competition Entry fee is $10.00 per entry. Payment by PayPal is REQUIRED when entering online.

Your entries are not guaranteed until payment is made.

Any entries not paid when the entry cap of 250 is reached will be disqualified.

Mead produced on commercial equipment is not permitted, and any such entries will be disqualified. If you have questions please email us at [email protected]

If you are entering as a home mead maker, you must produce the mead you enter on home mead making equipment in your home, and you are not deriving any income from the mead you are making at home.

 

Winners will be announced at 7pm on Saturday, September 19th through the internet (more to come on this topic in the near future). Please see the info page for additional information.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Kevin Meintsma — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Valkyries Horn Cup International Mead Competition is proud to have the following sponsors for the Valkyries Horn.

Ale Horn
 
Ale Horn
BOS Trophy Sponsor
Crooked Brook
 
Crooked Brook
Mohawk Valley Honey
 
Mohawk Valley Honey
Moonlight Meadery
 
Moonlight Meadery
Diamond Sponsor
Northern Brewer
 
Northern Brewer
Diamond Sponsor
Prairie Rose Meadery
 
Prairie Rose Meadery
Diamond Sponsor
Summit Brewing
 
Summit Brewing
Location Sponsor
U4ic Brewing
 
U4ic Brewing
Hospitality Sponsor
Amoretti
 
Amoretti
Platinum Sponsor
Champlain Valley Apiaries
 
Champlain Valley Apiaries
Platinum Sponsor
CraftMeister
 
CraftMeister
Platinum Sponsor
Dutch Gold
 
Dutch Gold
Platinum Sponsor
Fort Schuyler Trading
 
Fort Schuyler Trading
Gardner Bees
 
Gardner Bees
Platinum Sponsor
River Drive Cooperage
 
River Drive Cooperage
Platinum Sponsor
Spike Brewing
 
Spike Brewing
Platinum Sponsor
American Homebrewers Association
 
American Homebrewers Association
Blichmann Engineering
 
Blichmann Engineering
Brew Demon
 
Brew Demon
Brewing America
 
Brewing America
Cascade Beer Candi Company
 
Cascade Beer Candi Company
Clear Beer Draught System
 
Clear Beer Draught System
Colony Meadery
 
Colony Meadery
Country Malt Group
 
Country Malt Group
Drop It Hangover Vitamins
 
Drop It Hangover Vitamins
Fermtech
 
Fermtech
Five Star Chemicals
 
Five Star Chemicals
Gipson's Golden
 
Gipson's Golden
Groennfell Meadery
 
Groennfell Meadery
Growler Werks
 
Growler Werks
Happy Hour Vitamins
 
Happy Hour Vitamins
Imperial Yeast
 
Imperial Yeast
Laney Honey
 
Laney Honey
Lost Cause Meadery
 
Lost Cause Meadery
Minibrew
 
Minibrew
MoreBeer
 
MoreBeer
O'Connors Home Brew Supply
 
O'Connors Home Brew Supply
Omega Yeast
 
Omega Yeast
Rushford Meadery
 
Rushford Meadery
San Francisco Herb Co
 
San Francisco Herb Co
Sap House MEadery
 
Sap House MEadery
Schafer Design
 
Schafer Design
The Brew Bag
 
The Brew Bag
Under Pressure Brewing
 
Under Pressure Brewing
Viking Shield
 
Viking Shield
White Bear Meadery
 
White Bear Meadery
White Winter Winery
 
White Winter Winery
Wyeast Laboratories
 
Wyeast Laboratories