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

There were 171 entries judged and 81 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew WilliamsonFloki's LaughterM2C: Berry MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
1stMatthew WilliamsonFloki's LaughterM2C: Berry MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
2ndJeremy KlausingOut Of TouchM2E: Melomel
2ndJeremy KlausingOut Of TouchM2E: Melomel
3rdMatthew WilliamsonCinnabun Milkshake Mead M4C: Experimental MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdMatthew WilliamsonCinnabun Milkshake Mead M4C: Experimental MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
HMJosh HolbrookEver Date A Girl From Poland?M4B: Historical MeadBlue Ox Brewers Society

Winning Entries

Table 1: M1A Dry Mead (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRyan RichardMaine BlueberryM1A: Dry Mead
2ndAllen MartinFireweed Trad 2M1A: Dry MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdMatthew NeilsonIlex ElixerM1A: Dry MeadHogtown Brewers

Table 2: M1B Semi-Sweet Mead (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinSweet CloverM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndJeremy KlausingLost In My MindM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
3rdAdam BystromFireweed Is A Pretty Cool Honey NameM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
HMJosh HolbrookReturn Of The KingM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadBlue Ox Brewers Society

Table 3: M1C Sweet Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinDankM1C: Sweet MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndMatthew WilliamsonSurtr's MeadM1C: Sweet MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdKen RyghAlomond Blossom MeadM1C: Sweet Mead
HMJeremy KlausingStuck In My HeadM1C: Sweet Mead

Table 4: M2A Cyser (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJosh Mahoney2018 Wild CyserM2A: CyserMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndNicholas LaurJohnnyM2A: Cyser
3rdAdam BystromAloha Wisconsin!M2A: CyserMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 5: M2B Pyment (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinCab PymentM2B: PymentArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndAdam BystromDon't Think TwiceM2B: PymentMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdAl BoyceOld Vine Zin PymentM2B: PymentMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 6: M2C Berry Mead (23 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew WilliamsonFloki's LaughterM2C: Berry Mead Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers
2ndMatthew AllenBoys Don’t CryM2C: Berry Mead
3rdNicholas LaurThree NornsM2C: Berry Mead

Table 7: M2D Stone Fruit Mead (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinPeachesM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Arizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndMatthew WilliamsonSkald's MeadM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdTraci KuhfussPlumM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Cane Island Alers (CIA)

Table 8: M2E Melomel (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeremy KlausingOut Of TouchM2E: Melomel
2ndShane Kammerer
Co-Brewer: Susan Kammerer
TupeareloM2E: Melomel Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdAllen MartinBlueberry CabM2E: Melomel Arizona Society of Homebrewers

Table 9: M3A Fruit and Spice Mead (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael JenkinsBlueberry With VanillaM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Tampa Bay Mead Makers
2ndAmy OlsenTough CookiesM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers (KGB)
3rdAdam BystromHawaiian Shaved Ice Deconstructed M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
HMKevin MeintsmaRoyal Farce #44.0M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 10: M3B Spiced Mead (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNick FerndinoPlanetary IntergalacticM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
2ndJosh MahoneyRhubarb M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdMatthew WilliamsonGelos MeadM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers

Table 11: M4A Braggot (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAdam BystromDown Town Braggot BrownM4A: BraggotMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndKevin MeintsmaFragile EgoM4A: BraggotMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdNathan SteigmanPatriae Fumus Igni DulceM4A: BraggotMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 12: M4B Historical Mead (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJosh HolbrookEver Date A Girl From Poland?M4B: Historical Mead Blue Ox Brewers Society
2ndAdam BystromBill & T'ej Excellent AdventureM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdAmy OlsenBuck CherryM4B: Historical Mead Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers (KGB)

Table 13: M4C Experimental Mead (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew WilliamsonCinnabun Milkshake Mead M4C: Experimental Mead Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers
2ndAmy OlsenBarrel Aged Rum RaisinM4C: Experimental Mead Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers (KGB)
3rdNick FerndinoBobby BochetM4C: Experimental Mead