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Thanks to all who participated in the Valkyries Horn Home Mead competition.

There were 197 entries judged and 218 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTom WeberYumm!40A: M2c Berry Awards Group 2Handgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club

Winning Entries

Table 2: Dry Traditional (6 entries)

1stBrandon PflipsenOrange Blossom TraditionalM1A: Dry MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndShawn BradyBlack Locust MeadM1A: Dry MeadMadison Homebrewers & Tasters
3rdTimothy LeberNot Kveik RightM1A: Dry MeadBeer Renegades of Everett Washington (BREW)

Table 4: Sweet Traditional (10 entries)

1stMatthew WeideIdaho SnowberryM1C: Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndMatthew WeideQuince Blossom MeadM1C: Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdKrzysztof PlizgaBuckwheat TrójniakM1C: Sweet MeadDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
HMDaniel CowanBucks In the Wildflower PatchM1C: Sweet MeadAnnapolis Homebrew Club

Table 5: Cyser (11 entries)

1stAllen MartinCyser2aM2A: CyserArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndAmanda Neisch
Co-Brewer: Guillermo Marques
Apple Supreme M2A: CyserSaint Paul Homebrewers Club
3rdSteve PatikColorado CyserM2A: Cyser
HMKrzysztof PlizgaApple DwójniakM2A: CyserDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]

Table 6: Pyment (13 entries)

1stGuillermo Marques
Co-Brewer: Amanda Neisch
Riesling Über AllesM2B: PymentSaint Paul Homebrewers Club
2ndPaul DienhartZinfandel PymentM2B: PymentMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Star Man M2B: PymentLincoln Lagers
HMKristopher Pruitt
Co-Brewer: Karen Pruitt
HeiðrúnM2B: Pyment

Table 8: Stone Fruit (9 entries)

1stJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
The Im-Peach-Ment of Mr. Anderson M2D: Stone Fruit Mead Lincoln Lagers
2ndShane Kammerer
Co-Brewer: Susan Kammerer
Plum SmugglersM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdAllen MartinPeachyM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Arizona Society of Homebrewers

Table 9: Melomels (20 entries)

1stErik HelgestadFamily HarvestM2E: Melomel
2ndSteve FlettyAll the PassionsM2E: Melomel Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
3rdScott MonroeTc Rr BcM2E: Melomel Modern Mead Makers FB Group

Table 11: Braggot and Historical (13 entries)

1stKrzysztof PlizgaPear & Pineapple PółtorakM4B: Historical Mead Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndJesse LottTenseigaM4A: BraggotBrew Tang Clan
3rdChristy HelpsElderberry RauchM4A: BraggotMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 12: Specialty (14 entries)

1stSteve Fletty
Co-Brewer: BJ Haun Curt Stock
Trio PortoM4C: Experimental Mead Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
2ndJosh AuneMaple FieldsM4C: Experimental Mead St. Louis Brews
3rdNathan SteigmanAdolebitque Super AltareM4C: Experimental Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
HMKristopher Pruitt
Co-Brewer: Karen Pruitt
GarmrM4C: Experimental Mead