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

There were 94 entries judged and 66 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
N/AMatthew McDonoughDamn Good Apple PIeM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
1stCarvin WilsonSourwoodM1C: Sweet MeadFacebook Mead Makers Group
2ndCarvin WilsonBrokenM2E: MelomelFacebook Mead Makers Group
3rdJared Ayo
Co-Brewer: Sean Callahan
CranberryM2C: Berry MeadQUAFF

Winning Entries

Table 1: Dry & Sweet Traditional (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stCarvin WilsonSourwoodM1C: Sweet Mead
2ndSeth ClearwaterStraight ShotM1A: Dry Mead
3rdCarolyn PeepallTumblemeadM1A: Dry Mead

Table 2: Semi-Sweet Traditional (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stNathan MyersEve Of Tradition (2016)M1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
2ndH JohnsGressmjodM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
3rdJoe VinciguerraOaked MesquiteM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead

Table 3: Cysers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stThomas HouricanCyserM2A: Cyser
2ndSeth ClearwaterOf Branch, Vine, Cane, And CombM2A: Cyser
3rdChris Clair2017 Not Al’s CyserM2A: Cyser

Table 4: Pyment & Stone Fruit (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stWarren EarleMy Currant NightmareM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
2ndDavid TheibaultMars ’The Bringer Of War’M2B: Pyment
3rdMark MattinglyKidsM2B: Pyment

Table 5: Berry Mead (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJared Ayo
Co-Brewer: Sean Callahan
CranberryM2C: Berry Mead
2ndCarvin WilsonBlue BirdM2C: Berry Mead
3rdCarvin WilsonBrimming HornM2C: Berry Mead

Table 6: Other Melomels (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stCarvin WilsonBrokenM2E: Melomel
2ndNathan MyersCherry On My Limeade SonM2E: Melomel
3rdNeil AldredgeEasy Peazy Lemon MeadyM2E: Melomel

Table 7: Fruit & Spice (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stMatthew McDonoughDamn Good Apple PIeM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
2ndCarvin WilsonRose BerryM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
3rdJulia Humphreys-NelsonValkyrie’s Tears M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead

Table 8: Spice, Herb, Veg (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stCarvin WilsonRose BudM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
2ndJoe VinciguerraEarl GreyM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
3rdCarvin WilsonNutmegM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
HMDonald LarsenGinger MeadM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead

Table 9: Speciality Mead (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stDavid TheibaultFreya’s HarvestM4C: Experimental Mead
2ndHoward Eland
Co-Brewer: Suzy Eland
Groat’s BreadthM4B: Historical Mead
3rdCarvin WilsonFrench Oaked CyserM4C: Experimental Mead