Mead Free or Die is now an international mead only competition for both amateurs and professional mead makers. Both competitions are registered with the BJCP and we will be judged using the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.
Here's the results from 2016 Professional, 2016 Home, 2015 Professional, 2015 Home, 2014 Professional, 2014 Home, 2011 Home, 2010 Home, and 2009 Home competition!
The home competition is structured to award medals for each of the BJCP Mead subcategories, and best of show, and a club of the year, a total of 38 awards. The professional competition is geared in a similar fashion, but will reward meadery of the year, to the meadery earning the most points.
The proceeds from this competition are going to help fund the Honey & Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute research efforts.
This years competition will be held at the: Moonlight Meadery, Londonderry NH
Our first year we had entrants from 18 states with a total of 168 entries, meaning that our goal to join the growing list of other Mead Only competitions has been reached! Having given away thousands of dollars in prizes. We strive to provide you a place where your mead will be evaluated by judges who can provide you with valuable information on how to improve your mead making skills.
As of today we have 208 entries currently registered for the amateur competition, and 42 in the professional competition.
This competition will be organized by Moonlight Meadery with support from Sap House Meadery, and Ancient Fire Mead & Cider, these organizations are doing this to help the mead industry, and will not have entries in the running.
Other mead only competitions