Texas Mead Cup (Commercial Competition) Info
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.
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.
$75.00 (USD) per entry. $0.00 for unlimited entries.
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.
Per Entrant Limits
Each entrant is limited to 13 entries.
Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.
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
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.
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.
6002 FM2981, La Grange, TX 78945
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.
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.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Texas Mead Fest once judging is completed.
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.
Texas Mead Fest
Saturday, February 25, 2023 5:00 PM, CST