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Thank you for your interest in the Texas Mead Cup (Commercial Competition) organized by Texas Mead Association, Texas.

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.

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Rules

This competition is AMMA sanctioned and open to any Professional Mazer age 21 or older.

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 competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Mazers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All meads in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

This competition will have 13 medalling tables with 41 sub-categories as described below.

 

M1. Traditional Mead:

M1A – Traditional – Dry
M1B – Traditional – Semi-Sweet
M1C – Traditional – Sweet

 

M5. Varietal Mead:

M5A – Varietal – Dry
M5B – Varietal – Semi-Sweet
M5C – Varietal – Sweet

 

M6. Session Mead (Hydromel):

M6A – Session (Hydromel) - Dry
M6B – Session (Hydromel)– Semi-Sweet
M6C – Session (Hydromel)– Sweet

 

M7. Dessert Mead:

M7A – Dessert Mead – Semi-Sweet
M7B – Dessert Mead – Sweet

 

M8. Cyser:

M8A – Dry Cyser
M8B – Semi-sweet Cyser
M8C - Sweet Cyser

 

M9. Pyment:

M9A – White Pyment
M9B - Rose Pyment
M9C – Red Pyment

 

M10. Berry Melomel:

M10A – Berry Melomel – Dry
M10B – Berry Melomel – Semi-Sweet
M10C – Berry Melomel – Sweet

 

M11. Other Fruit and Mixed Fruit Blend Melomel:

M11A – Other Fruit and Mixed Fruit Blend Melomel – Dry
M11B – Other Fruit and Mixed Fruit Blend Melomel – Semi Sweet
M11C – Other Fruit and Mixed Fruit Blend Melomel – Sweet

 

M12. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead:

M12A – Metheglin – Dry
M12B – Metheglin – Semi Sweet
M12C – Metheglin – Sweet
M12D - Vegetable Mead - Dry
M12E - Vegetable Mead - Semi Sweet
M12F - Vegetable Mead - Sweet

 

M13. Bracket or Braggot:

M13A – Bracket/Braggot

 

M14. Specialty Mead:

M14A – Fruit and Spiced Mead
M14B - Vegetable and Spiced Mead
M14C – Acerglyn
M14D – Bochet
M14E - Bochetomel
M14F - Capsicumel
M14G – Mead with other Fermentables
M14H – Historical Mead

 

M15. Wood Aged Mead:

M15A – Wood Aged Mead
M15B – Specialty Wood Aged Mead

 

M16. Experimental Mead (open):

M16A – Experimental Mead

Every first place winner from every category will receive a custom goblet with the Texas Mead Cup and Operation Fermentation IX logo embossed and the description of the mead category.

Goblets

Competition Officials

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

  • Cane Island Alers — Administrator
  • Matthew Chrispen — Head Judge
  • Traci Kuhfuss — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Texas Mead Association is proud to have the following sponsors for the Texas Mead Cup (Commercial Competition).

Rohan Meadery
LaGrange, TX
Rohan Meadery