Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Mead Cup organized by Motor City Mashers, To Be Determined in SE Michigan.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:01 AM, EDT.

Rules

This competition is BJCP and AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur mead maker age 21 or older.

All shipped entries must be received at the shipping location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.  DO NOT attempt to ship your entries through the United States Postal Service.  Also, DO NOT reference the Michigan Mead Cup on the exterior label of your shipped entries. The label should be addressed to Adventures in Homebrewing with either ‘Attn: Jeff’ or ‘Attn: Mike’ on the shipping label.  It is also advised that the entry NOT be shipped as ‘perishable’ as that may prompt the shipper to destroy your entry if it cannot be delivered on attempts after business hours. The competition cannot be responsible for a shipping company destroying entries.  

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles and/or substyles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

There is an entry limit of FIVE entries per person.  Mead makers are not limited to one entry in each category (Traditional, Fruit, Spiced or Specialty) or subcategory (for example:  Dry Traditional, Semi-sweet Traditional, Sweet Traditional) as long as the meads entered in the same subcategory are clearly unique.  For example, a mead maker may enter two Sweet Traditional meads, one with clear Orange Blossom character and one with clear Star Thistle character.  Entering the same mead with different carbonation or sweetness levels in the same substyle is not allowed and does not qualify as "clearly unique". Michigan Only entries may ALSO be entered in another category.  Additional fee and bottles are required for Michigan Only entries.  See the description of Michigan Only for further information.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style or substyle categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All meads in combined categories will be judged according to the style and substyle in which they were originally entered.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.  Michigan Only medal winners will advance to the Best of Show round unless there is a duplicate entry in another category also advancing to BOS.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Ray Bilyk — Website Administrator
  • Gail Milburn — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Motor City Mashers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Michigan Mead Cup.

Motor City Mashers
Southeastern Michigan
Motor City Mashers
Competition Presenter and Titanium Level Sponsor
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
Platinum Level Sponsor
Dutch Gold Honey
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Dutch Gold Honey
Platinum Level Sponsor
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
36000 Groesbeck Hwy, Clinton Twp., MI 48035
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Gold Level Sponsor
Adventures In Homebrewing
Taylor, MI and Ann Arbor, MI
Adventures In Homebrewing
Gold Level Sponsor
Bee Seasonal Organic Honey
Phoenix, AR
Bee Seasonal Organic Honey
Gold Level Sponsor
Blichmann Engineering
Lafayette, Indiana
Blichmann Engineering
Gold Level Sponsor
Blom Meadworks
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Blom Meadworks
Gold Level Sponsor
Brewingworld Brewing Supplies
5951 Chicago Road, Warren, MI 48092
Brewingworld Brewing Supplies
Gold Level Sponsor
Kuhnhenn Guild Of Brewers (KGB)
Warren and Clinton Township, MI
Kuhnhenn Guild Of Brewers (KGB)
Gold Level Sponsor - Michigan Only Category and Other Fruit Melomel Category
American Homebrewers Association
Boulder, Colorado
American Homebrewers Association
Silver Level Sponsor
B Nektar Meadery
Ferndale, Michigan
B Nektar Meadery
Silver Level Sponsor
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Mogadore, OH
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Silver Level Sponsor
Drinkwel
California
Drinkwel
Silver Level Sponsor
Five Star Chemicals
Commerce City, Colorado
Five Star Chemicals
Silver Level Sponsor
GotMead
NC
GotMead
Silver Level Sponsor
Lallemand
Montreal, Quebec
Lallemand
Silver Level Sponsor
Manic Meadery
Crown Point, IN
Manic Meadery
Silver Level Sponsor
Meridian Hive Meadery
Austin, TX
Meridian Hive Meadery
Silver Level Sponsor
Omega Yeast
4739 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
Omega Yeast
Silver Level Sponsor
Recolte Meads
15308 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Recolte Meads
Silver Level Sponsor
Robert And Angie Colwell
Michigan
Robert And Angie Colwell
Bronze Level Sponsor - Experimental Mead Category
Windmill Hill Farm
1686 Sheridan Line Rd, Croswell, MI 48422
Windmill Hill Farm
Silver Level Sponsor
Anonymous Donor
 
Anonymous Donor
Bronze Level Sponsor
Bee Well Mead And Cider
Bellaire, MI
Bee Well Mead And Cider
Bronze Level Sponsor
 
 
 

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