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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday 20 August, 2021 3:00 PM, CDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday 20 August, 2021 3:00 PM, CDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday 20 August, 2021 5:00 PM, CDT.

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Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.

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BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

43A Healthy Hydromels (Custom Style) M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet Mead M2A Cyser M2B Pyment
M2C Berry Mead M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice Mead M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot
M4B Historical Mead M4C Experimental Mead  

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 10 entries.

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Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

THREE bottles are required. Each bottle must be a minimum of 10 ounces. 12oz glass beer bottles are preferred. We will accept whatever bottles you send as long as they meet the minimum requirements. PLEASE do not send distinctive or unusual bottles. Integrity of the competition is important to us, and this could interfere with the blind nature of the competition.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Entries may be disqualified if they contain illicit or unsafe ingredients.

Do not try to lead the judges. Location specific information may be construed as an attempt to lead the judges and may be cause for disqualification. Varietal ingredient information is acceptable.

 

NOTE: IF YOU ARE SHIPPING YOUR ENTRIES, THEY *** MUST *** ARRIVE BY 3:00PM ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE SHIPPING WINDOW.

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Drop-Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday 9 July, 2021 12:00 PM, CDT through Friday 20 August, 2021 5:00 PM, CDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
651 223 6114

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday 9 July, 2021 12:00 PM, CDT through Friday 20 August, 2021 3:00 PM, CDT.

Ship entries to:

NB Warehouse
2221 Highway 36 West, Saint Paul, MN 55113, United States

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

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Judging Sessions and Dates

Virtual/Distributed Judging 1st Flight
Sunday 29 August, 2021 9:00 AM, CDT through Sunday 12 September, 2021 10:00 PM, CDT
Pick up entries at NB Warehouse in Roseville (2221 Highway 36 West, Saint Paul, 55113), on August 28th between 10am and 2pm. NOTE: You have TWO weeks to complete judging. You may sign up to judge a maximum of 5 rounds during the two week judging window.

Virtual/Distributed Judging 2nd Flight
Sunday 29 August, 2021 9:00 AM, CDT through Sunday 12 September, 2021 10:00 PM, CDT
Pick up entries at the Northern Brewer Warehouse in Roseville, on August 28th between 10am and 2pm.

Virtual/Distributed Judging 3rd Flight
Sunday 29 August, 2021 9:00 AM, CDT through Sunday 12 September, 2021 10:00 PM, CDT
Pick up entries at the Northern Brewer Warehouse in Roseville, on August 28th between 10am and 2pm.

Virtual/Distributed Judging 4th Flight
Sunday 29 August, 2021 9:00 AM, CDT through Sunday 12 September, 2021 10:00 PM, CDT
Pick up entries at the Northern Brewer Warehouse in Roseville, on August 28th between 10am and 2pm.

Virtual/Distributed Judging 5th Flight
Sunday 29 August, 2021 9:00 AM, CDT through Sunday 12 September, 2021 10:00 PM, CDT
Pick up entries at the Northern Brewer Warehouse in Roseville, on August 28th between 10am and 2pm.

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Best of Show

Best of Show will receive the Valkyries Horn!

This is a drinking horn with the competition logo, Best Of Show, and year engraved into the surface, along with a horn stand for display.

The Best Of Show winner will be decided by a single Celebrity judge.

Good Luck!

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Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table, metal medallions and ribbons will be awarded to all placements.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show mead selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Score sheets will be available for download after the Best of Show and awards announcements. Awards be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.


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Awards Ceremony

Northern Brewer Warehouse
2221 Highway 36 West, Saint Paul, MN 55113, United States
Saturday 18 September, 2021 7:00 PM, CDT

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Circuit Qualification

This competition is part of the American Mead Makers Association - Mead Maker Of The Year.

The MMOTY competition will take the top 5 medals based on their point system as part of their ranking.

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