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Thank you for your interest in the Arizona Mead and Cider Festival 2022 Homebrew Competition organized by Arizona Mead and Cider Festival.

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.

Entry Registration is Open

14 entries have been added to the system as of 7:49 AM, MST, Monday, July 4, 2022.

14 paid entries are in the system as of 7:49 AM, MST, Monday, July 4, 2022.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

Only meads and ciders will be allowed into the competition.

The entry fee is $10 and includes a discount code for tickets to the Arizona Mead and Cider Festival held on August 3th. The discounted ticket rate will be $35, the standard ticket price is $50 each. For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, click here:

Additional entries are $5 each up to a maximum of 4 total entries per person. You will only be able to purchase 1 discounted ticket to the festival, regardless of how many entries you submit to the competition.

All entries must be received at a drop-off location by the drop-off deadline. 

Each entry will consist of two 12 to 22 ounce, or one 750ml, capped or corked bottle(s) that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

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, entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles 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.

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

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

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

  • Kelly Czarnecki — Host
  • Darrin Lemmer — Competition Coordinator
  • Eva Rupert — Festival Coordinator


Arizona Mead and Cider Festival is proud to have the following sponsors for the Arizona Mead and Cider Festival 2022 Homebrew Competition.

Drinking Horn Meadery
506 N Grant St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Drinking Horn Meadery
High Altitude Homebrew Supply
2711 E Lakin Dr Unit 2, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
High Altitude Homebrew Supply
Mountaintop Mashers Homebrew Club
Flagstaff, AZ
Mountaintop Mashers Homebrew Club