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Thanks to all who participated in the Valhalla: The Mead-ing Of Life.

There were 141 entries judged and 82 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJosh Holbrook
Co-Brewer:
HomegrownM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadBlue Ox Brewers Society

Winning Entries

Table 1: Dry Traditionals (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen Martin
Co-Brewer:
Fireweed TradM1A: Dry MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndNathan Steigman
Co-Brewer:
SpinamM1A: Dry MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer:
So Long, And Thanks For All The FishM1A: Dry MeadLincoln Lagers

Table 2: Semi-Sweet Traditionals (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJosh Holbrook
Co-Brewer:
HomegrownM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadBlue Ox Brewers Society
2ndNathan Steigman
Co-Brewer:
Et Apes AbieteM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdAdam Bystrom
Co-Brewer:
The Artist Formerly Known As QuinceM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 3: Sweet Traditionals (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer:
Jiggly Puff And StuffM1C: Sweet MeadLincoln Lagers
2ndScott Monroe
Co-Brewer:
Fields Of GoldM1C: Sweet Mead
3rdBrent Becker
Co-Brewer:
Mixed Berry TraditionalM1C: Sweet Mead

Table 4: Cyser (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAdam Bystrom
Co-Brewer:
Aloha Wisconsin!M2A: CyserMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndAllen Martin
Co-Brewer:
Cyser BM2A: CyserArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdAdam Bystrom
Co-Brewer:
Mind FlayerM2A: CyserMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 5: Pyment (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeremy Klausing
Co-Brewer:
Penrose TilingM2B: PymentModern Mead Makers
2ndAllen Martin
Co-Brewer:
Cab PymentM2B: PymentArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdBrent Becker
Co-Brewer:
Cabernet PymentM2B: Pyment
HMNick Ferndino
Co-Brewer:
Cotton Candy SkiesM2B: Pyment

Table 6: Berry Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen Martin
Co-Brewer:
Blue Meadow 2M2C: Berry Mead Arizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndSteve Fletty
Co-Brewer:
FramboiseM2C: Berry Mead Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
3rdMichael Capurso
Co-Brewer:
Lagoon Nebula (blackberry Mead)M2C: Berry Mead Bergen County Brew Crew
HMJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer:
Medowfoam Is CheatingM2C: Berry Mead Lincoln Lagers

Table 7: Stone Fruit Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer:
The Im-Peach-Ment Of Mr. Anderson M2D: Stone Fruit Mead Lincoln Lagers
2ndRyan Richard
Co-Brewer:
Tart CherryM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
3rdJeremy Klausing
Co-Brewer:
Morty's MindblowersM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Modern Mead Makers

Table 8: Other Melomels (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAdam Bystrom
Co-Brewer:
Hala Kahiki (Pineapple)M2E: Melomel Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndAdam Bystrom
Co-Brewer:
Don't Think Twice (Muscat & Peach)M2E: Melomel Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdScott Monroe
Co-Brewer:
Tc Rr BcM2E: Melomel

Table 9: Fruit & Spice Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJosh Holbrook
Co-Brewer:
Kung Pao BerryM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Blue Ox Brewers Society
2ndScott Monroe
Co-Brewer:
Pg&crM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
3rdMichael Jenkins
Co-Brewer:
Blueberry and VanillaM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Tampa Bay Mead Makers

Table 10: SHV Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRon Sheetz
Co-Brewer:
Bifrost BouquetM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
2ndRobert Choate
Co-Brewer:
FisherkingM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
3rdJosh Holbrook
Co-Brewer:
Kung Pao CousinM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Blue Ox Brewers Society

Table 11: Braggots (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew Mead
Co-Brewer: Chad KennamerChad Kennamer
Belgian SunsetM4A: BraggotModern Mead Makers
2ndAllen Martin
Co-Brewer:
BasswitM4A: BraggotArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdJosh Holbrook
Co-Brewer:
Sour ManM4A: BraggotBlue Ox Brewers Society

Table 12: Historical Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKrzysztof Plizga
Co-Brewer:
Raspberry PółtorakM4B: Historical Mead Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndKristopher Pruitt
Co-Brewer: Karen PruittKaren Pruitt
EinherjarM4B: Historical Mead
3rdAdam Bystrom
Co-Brewer:
Bill And T'ej Excellent AdventureM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 13: Experimental Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNathan Steigman
Co-Brewer:
Dulce LignumM4C: Experimental Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndJosh Holbrook
Co-Brewer:
Da Sweet SapM4C: Experimental Mead Blue Ox Brewers Society
3rdKristopher Pruitt
Co-Brewer: Karen PruittKaren PruittKaren PruittKaren Pruitt
GarmrM4C: Experimental Mead