2nd Annual Arizona Mead and Cider Festival Homebrew Competition Info
You can create your account today through Sunday, July 21, 2019 6:00 PM, MDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Sunday, July 21, 2019 6:00 PM, MDT.
You can add your entries to the system today through Sunday, July 21, 2019 6:00 PM, MDT.
$10.00 (USD) per entry. $5.00 per entry after the 1st entry.
BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|C1A New World Cider||C1B English Cider||C1C French Cider|
|C1D New World Perry||C1E Traditional Perry||C2A New England Cider|
|C2B Cider with Other Fruit||C2C Applewine||C2D Ice Cider|
|C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices||C2F Specialty Cider/Perry||M1A Dry Mead|
|M1B Semi-Sweet Mead||M1C Sweet Mead||M2A Cyser|
|M2B Pyment||M2C Berry Mead||M2D Stone Fruit Mead|
|M2E Melomel||M3A Fruit and Spice Mead||M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead|
|M4A Braggot||M4B Historical Mead||M4C Experimental Mead|
Per Entrant Limits
Each entrant is limited to 4 entries.
Pay Entry Fees
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
- Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal
Entry Acceptance Rules
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry:
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.
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.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday, June 24, 2019 9:00 AM, MDT through Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:00 PM, MDT.
Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Winners will be announced at the festival, you need not be present to win.
Prizes will be awarded to the top entrant in each of the following categories: Traditional Mead, Other Mead, and Cider
Prizes will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Score sheets will be scanned and available for download on the competition website. If you are not present to accept your award you will need to make arrangements to pick it up from Drinking Horn Meadery. Results will be posted to the competition website after the ceremony concludes.
Arizona Mead and Cider Festival
Pioneer Museum, 2340 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Saturday, August 3, 2019 4:00 PM, MDT