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Mazer Cup International

Updated on October 21, 2014
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Jeff Johnston is a medieval reenactor and avid history fan. He is also the publisher at Living History Publications.

The logo for the Mazer Cup International
The logo for the Mazer Cup International | Source

May the Mead Flow

Welcome to the world of competitive mead making, and in this world The Mazer Cup International is THE event of the year. Mead makers, both professional and homebrewers alike, submit their brews to the MCI every year to be judged.

There are wine competitions all over, and many accept mead, but there are not many mead competitions, and few who accept amateur mead entries. If you have any interest in brewing the Mazers Cup is a great contest to wet your whistle on.

What is The Mazer Cup

The Mazer Cup is an international mead making competition. You can enter if you are a professional meadery or if you are just a home brewer (they have separate entries so homebrewers aren't facing off against meaderies).

How to Enter

Simply go to http://www.mazercup.com/, fill out the entry form and mail in your entry.

Make sure you specify if you are entering the professional or the amateur contest and that you enter your mead in the right category.

2014 Meadery Gold Medal Winners

Category
Mead Name
Company
BRAGGOT
ESB Braggot
Dragonmead
CYSER
Stonewall's Cyser
Celestial Meads/Alaska Meadery
DESSERT MEAD, SWEET
Berry White
Superstition Meadery
OTHER FRUIT/VEGETABLE MELOMEL, DRY
Cherry Mead
Dragonmead
OTHER FRUIT/VEGETABLE MELOMEL, SEMI-SWEET
The Statement
Schramm's Mead
OTHER FRUIT/VEGETABLE MELOMEL, SWEET
Sunset Blues Cyser
Sunset Heights Meadery
METHEGLIN
Wicked
Moonlight Meadery LLC
PYMENT
Que Syrah - Syrah
Celestial Meads/Alaska Meadery
SESSION MEAD
Pollinator
Crafted Artisan Meadery
SPECIALTY OPEN CATEGORY, DRY
HoneyMaker Mead Maker's Blend Reser
Maine Mead Works
SPECIALTY OPEN CATEGORY, SEMI-SWEET
Kurt's Apple Pie
Moonlight Meadery LLC
SPECIAL OPEN CATEGORY, SWEET
Sambuccus
Campbell's Gold Honey Farm & M
TRADITIONAL DRY
Oak Barrel Reserve
St. Ambrose Cellars
TRADITIONAL SEMI-SWEET
Sokoli
Corpo Sp. z.o.o S.K.A
TRADITIONAL SWEET
AM
Pasieka Jaros Maciej
VARIETAL DRY
Orange Blossom Mead
Meniru Meadery & Brewery LLC
VARIETAL SWEET
Staroslovanska medovina svetla
Apimed

Mazer Cup Awards Ceremony for 2014

2015 Mazer Cup

Currently the date for the 2015 Mazer cup is set for March 20th and 21st 2015, although no venue has been chosen for the competition this year as of yet. MCI is currently looking into venues for the event, hopefully soon they have a deal with a hotel so the competition can go ahead as it has in the past.

© 2013 Jeff Johnston

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      Doubt 2 years ago

      What a lovely gal! She shluod become a member of Slow Food! She is so well spoken and I completely enjoyed listening to her this morning. Who would initially think about the seeds of various fruits being a problem for the equipment but that is so in-you-face logical! Thank goodness you introduced me to their mead which I totally enjoy! I wished I could say the same for their other wines. I so want to support this woman and all she does not only because she is local, but because it is clear she works very hard, is so knowledgeable, and we are like minded. I have tasted every one they had up until the end of last year and love to use the Saskatoon in cooking but I could not palate one of them. Not one. I know I am not alone, either. But clearly, people are buying them like crazy and I am happy the company is doing well. I would just like to enjoy their produce. I was excited to see the other fruit and plants they have . like the Buckthorn. I grew one a few years ago before Vanja pulled it out. :) :( ANd just yesterday I found a bag of frozen Buckthorn berries in the Italian Centre Shop South Side (they had the Blue Bottled Sparkling Water, too) and bought them to see what I can do with them. (They were 8 dollars for a kilo. which I considered a fair price for a new learning experience.):)Valerie

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      Prue 2 years ago

      I could watch Scneldhir's List and still be happy after reading this.