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Thanks to all who participated in the Michigan Mead Cup.

There were 158 entries judged and 96 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew MeadMichigan U-Pick: Montmorency Vs. BalatonM2D: Stone Fruit MeadMichigan Mead Coalition

Winning Entries

Category 35A: Michigan Only (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew MeadMichigan U-Pick: Montmorency Vs. Balaton35A: Michigan Only (Custom Style) Michigan Mead Coalition
2ndAnn ApichartSassy Mi-Er35A: Michigan Only (Custom Style)
3rdRobert BarnhardtInconceivable 35A: Michigan Only (Custom Style) Michigan Mead Coalition

Category M1A: Dry Mead (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNathan SteigmanRecentibusM1A: Dry MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndRyan RichardBlueberry M1A: Dry Mead
3rdBill BoyerSir Galahad The PureM1A: Dry MeadNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys

Category M1B: Semi-Sweet Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinSweet CloverM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndAdam BystromFireweed Is A Pretty Cool Honey NameM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdJosh HolbrookHomegrown 2020M1B: Semi-Sweet MeadBlue Ox Brewers Society

Category M1C: Sweet Mead (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNathan SteigmanInsulaM1C: Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndMatthew WilliamsonSurtr's MeadM1C: Sweet Mead
3rdRyan RichardMaine BlueberryM1C: Sweet Mead

Category M2A: Cyser (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDaryl BeckFireweed CyserM2A: Cyser
2ndAdam BystromGateway MeadM2A: CyserMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdJosh MahoneyNot As Good As Paul Johnson’sM2A: CyserMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Category M2B: Pyment (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBill BoyerSir Lancelot The BraveM2B: PymentNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndSteve FlettyChateau FlettyM2B: PymentSaint Paul Homebrewers Club
3rdMatthew WilliamsonCernnunos M2B: Pyment

Category M2C: Berry Mead (27 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian StephensMarionberryM2C: Berry Mead Michigan Mead Coalition
2ndAnn ApichartSassy Mi-ErM2C: Berry Mead
3rdDaryl BeckBlueberry M2C: Berry Mead

Category M2D: Stone Fruit Mead (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew MeadMichigan U-Pick: Montmorency Vs. BalatonM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Michigan Mead Coalition
2ndJohn AllisonThe Algebra Of NeedM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Foam Blowers of Indiana (FBI)
3rdMark KanczuzewskiCherryM2D: Stone Fruit Mead

Category M2E: Melomel (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinBlueberry CabM2E: Melomel Arizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndAnn ApichartPi PiM2E: Melomel
3rdJosh MahoneyDarkness CloneM2E: Melomel Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Category M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPatrick SheehanStorytellerM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
2ndMatthew WeideVikings Blood - Habanero M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdRyan RichardIt Cures Everything M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead

Category M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNick FerndinoOrange JuliusM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
2ndSteve FlettyMorning JoeM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
3rdJosh HolbrookThe Salty ShroomM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Blue Ox Brewers Society

Category M4B: Historical Mead (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJosh HolbrookEver Date A Girl From Poland?M4B: Historical Mead Blue Ox Brewers Society
2ndNathan SteigmanNajsłodszy GrzechM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdNathan SteigmanSłodki Lis M4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Category M4C: Experimental Mead (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAmy OlsenBarrel Aged Rum RaisinM4C: Experimental Mead Michigan Mead Coalition
2ndNick FerndinoBobby BochetM4C: Experimental Mead
3rdGary SchultzBy the Light of the Maple Leaf MoonM4C: Experimental Mead