Thanks to all who participated in the Arizona Mead and Cider Festival Homebrew Competition.

There were 32 entries judged and 21 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Traditional Mead

Mead of any strength, sweetness, and carbonation level, containing only honey, water, and yeast.

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeff FordWildflower MeadM1A: Dry MeadMountain Top Mashers [AZ]
2ndDerick Monroy
Co-Brewer: Sergey Pitman
The Ben MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMountain Top Mashers [AZ]

Other Mead

Any mead with added fruit, vegetables, herbs, and/or spices, or specialty meads such as braggots

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTim WildenhainSyrah PymentM2B: PymentArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndTim WildenhainPineapple-Mango MelomelM2E: MelomelArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdMark HovanecApple Pie CyserM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead 

Cider

Any standard or specialty cider (made from apple juice) or perry (made from pear juice)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stElena PutmanSaison De PommeC1A: New World Cider 

Winning Entries

Category C1: Standard Cider and Perry (3 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stElena PutmanSaison De PommeC1A: New World Cider
HMChris Repka
Co-Brewer: Amanda Repka
Blood Sacrifice CiderC1B: English Cider

Category M1: Traditional Mead (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeff FordWildflower MeadM1A: Dry Mead
HMRichard SchulmanSweet ToothM1C: Sweet Mead
HMDerick Monroy
Co-Brewer: Sergey Pitman
The Ben MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead

Category M2: Fruit Mead (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTim WildenhainSyrah PymentM2B: Pyment
HMTim WildenhainPineapple-Mango MelomelM2E: Melomel

Category M3: Spiced Mead (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
HMMark HovanecApple Pie CyserM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead