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Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Arizona Mead & Cider Homebrew Competition organized by Mountain Top Mashers, Flagstaff, AZ.

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.

Rules

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. Up to a maximum of 5 total entries per person. Only one entry per sub-category is allowed. For example: one entry in M2B and one entry in M2C.

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,  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.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Each entry will consist of two 12 to 22 ounce, 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.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label. We will not accept entries that haven't been pre-registered and pre-paid on this website.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Competition Officials

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

  • Mountain Top Mashers — Event Host
  • Nick Perez — Club President

Sponsors

Mountain Top Mashers is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2024 Arizona Mead & Cider Homebrew Competition.

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
Drinking Horn Meadery
506 N Grant St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Drinking Horn Meadery
Six Byrd Cider Company
3619 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Six Byrd Cider Company