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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, March 31, 2023 1:52 PM, CDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, March 31, 2023 6:00 PM, CDT.

Entry Registration

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:00 PM, CST through Friday, January 27, 2023 3:00 PM, CST.

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Entry Fees

$75.00 (USD) per entry. $0.00 for unlimited entries.

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BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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

35A M5A - Varietal Mead (Dry) (Custom Style) 36A M5B - Varietal Mead (Semi-Sweet) (Custom Style) 37A M5C - Varietal Mead (Sweet) (Custom Style)
38A M6A- Session Mead - Dry (Custom Style) 39A M6B - Session Mead - Semi-Sweet (Custom Style) 40A M6C- Session Mead - Sweet (Custom Style)
41A M7A - Dessert Mead - Semi- Sweet (Custom Style) 42A M7B - Dessert Mead - Sweet (Custom Style) 43A M8A - Dry Cyser (Custom Style)
44A M8B - Semi-sweet Cyser (Custom Style) 45A M8C - Sweet Cyser (Custom Style) 46A M9A - White Pyment (Custom Style)
47A M9B - Rose Pyment (Custom Style) 48A M9C - Red Pyment (Custom Style) 49A M10A - Berry Melomel - Dry (Custom Style)
50A M10B - Berry Melomel - Semi Sweet (Custom Style) 51A M10C - Berry Melomel - Sweet (Custom Style) 52A M11A - Other Fruit and Mixed Fruit Blend Melomel - Dry (Custom Style)
53A M11B - Other Fruit and Mixed Fruit Blend Melomel - Semi-sweet (Custom Style) 54A M11C - Other Fruit and Mixed Fruit Blend Melomel - Sweet (Custom Style) 55A M12A - Metheglin - Dry (Custom Style)
56A M12B - Metheglin - Semi-sweet (Custom Style) 57A M12C - Metheglin - Sweet (Custom Style) 58A M12D - Vegetable Mead - Dry (Custom Style)
59A M12E - Vegetable Mead - Semi-sweet (Custom Style) 60A M12F - Vegetable Mead - Sweet (Custom Style) 61A M13A -. Bracket/Braggot (Custom Style)
62A M14A - Fruit and Spiced Mead (Custom Style) 63A M14B - Vegetable and Spiced Mead (Custom Style) 64A M14C - Acerglyn (Custom Style)
65A M14D - Bochet (Custom Style) 66A M14E -Bochetomel (Custom Style) 67A M14F - Capsicumel (Custom Style)
68A M14G - Mead with other fermentables (Custom Style) 69A M14H - Historical Mead (Custom Style) 70A M15A - Wood Aged Mead (Custom Style)
71A M15B - Specialty Wood Aged Mead (Custom Style) 72A M16A - Experimental (Custom Style) M1A Dry Mead
M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead  

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 13 entries.

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.

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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.

3x 375 or 2x 750ml bottles are preferred; however, brown, green or clear beer bottles in sizes 3x 12 or 2x 22 oz will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted provided they are of the correct size.

There is no requirement to submit re-bottled meads or remove labelling from standard bottles. Stewards will pour for the judges ensuring total anonymity of the judging process

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.

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Drop-Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:00 PM, CST through Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:00 PM, CST.

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.

Rohan Meadery
6002 FM2981, La Grange, TX 78945
(979) 249-5652

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:00 PM, CST through Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:00 PM, CST.

Ship entries to:

Rohan Meadery, C/O Opferm - Texas Mead Cup
6002 FM2981, La Grange, TX 78945

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

Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.

Best of Show

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.

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Awards

The awards ceremony will take place at the Texas Mead Fest once judging is completed.

Purchase tickets to the Texas Meadfest

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

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

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

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Awards Ceremony

Texas Mead Fest
TBD
Saturday, February 25, 2023 5:00 PM, CST

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Circuit Qualification

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