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

There were 176 entries judged and 86 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stScott Behrens Satan's Thrift ShopM2C: Berry Mead
2ndScott Behrens Purple MartiniM2B: Pyment
3rdSteve PatikCream Ale BraggotM4A: Braggot

Winning Entries

Table 1: Dry Traditionals (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott Behrens Skunk ApeM1A: Dry Mead
2ndTimothy StruveCommoners' SwillM1A: Dry MeadCarolina Brewmasters
3rdAdam BystromO.B. The O.G.M1A: Dry MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 2: Semi-Sweet Traditionals (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAdam BystromMadame George (Tupelo)M1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndJohn PutnamRaspberryM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadStoney Creek Homebrewers
3rdFrancis Hiller
Co-Brewer: Francis Hiller Jr
Made In The BeanfieldsM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadBarley Legal Homebrewers [NJ]

Table 3: Sweet Traditionals (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stWarren EarleSweet Clover Of MineM1C: Sweet MeadModern Mead Makers FB Group
2ndMaggie WachterWild BuckwheatM1C: Sweet MeadBoneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots (B.U.Z.Z.)
3rdCarvin WilsonOrange BlossomM1C: Sweet MeadKansas City Bier Meisters
HMBrent BeckerOrange Blossom And Mesquite TraditionalM1C: Sweet Mead

Table 4: Cysers (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrent BeckerTupelo CyserM2A: Cyser
2ndAllen MartinCyser1M2A: CyserArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdNeil AldredgeHarvest MoonM2A: CyserPlymouth Pride Brew Club [PA]

Table 5: Pyment (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott Behrens Purple MartiniM2B: Pyment
2ndCarvin WilsonMourvedre MeM2B: PymentKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdMaggie WachterDeep PurpleM2B: PymentBoneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots (B.U.Z.Z.)
HMSeth ClearwaterBlossom and Vine - Variant ZM2B: PymentStoney Creek Homebrewers

Table 6: Berry Melomels (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott Behrens Satan's Thrift ShopM2C: Berry Mead
2ndAmy OlsenRaspberry TarteM2C: Berry Mead Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers (KGB)
3rdNathan SteigmanDulce PericulumM2C: Berry Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 7: Stone Fruit Melomels (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrent BeckerPa Tart / Lutowka CherryM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
2ndDustin Deisher
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Ode To MarekM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Lincoln Lagers
3rdCarvin WilsonBuck CherryM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Kansas City Bier Meisters
HMCindy BankCherry MelomelM2D: Stone Fruit Mead

Table 8: Other Melomels (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJoe LeighTransfigured NightM2E: Melomel
2ndJohn McDonnell
Co-Brewer: Richard Merschen
Plum ParadiseM2E: Melomel Mead Club
3rdLara AugustineChip-On-The-Shoulder CherryM2E: Melomel Meadmakers Association Of Kentuckiana (MAKERS)

Table 9: Fruit & Spice Mead (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stCarvin WilsonSergioM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Kansas City Bier Meisters
2ndSteve PatikChocoliciousM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
3rdLara AugustinePitiless PeachM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Meadmakers Association Of Kentuckiana (MAKERS)
HMJohn McDonnell
Co-Brewer: Richard Merschen
Blackberry Bliss IIM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Mead Club

Table 10: SHV Mead (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinFluff N NutterM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Arizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndJosh Mahoney SumacM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdLee LindSoulless Sweet Tooth M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers (KGB)

Table 11: Braggot (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteve PatikCream Ale BraggotM4A: Braggot
2ndJosh Mahoney DubbelM4A: BraggotMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 12: Historical Mead (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJosh Mahoney TrojniakM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndKrzysztof PlizgaStrawberry TrójniakM4B: Historical Mead
3rdMaggie WachterPolish CherryM4B: Historical Mead Boneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots (B.U.Z.Z.)

Table 13: Experimental Mead (23 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinCarab-Ean CruiseM4C: Experimental Mead Arizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndJosh Mahoney Aji PancaM4C: Experimental Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdDaryl BeckBlood of the OrangeM4C: Experimental Mead